Set up a meditation corner at home: your place for mindfulness

Set up a meditation corner
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A meditation corner helps you delve even deeper into your mindfulness practice. Here are a few simple steps you can take to create a special place to meditate in your home.

A beautifully designed meditation corner that you use only for your mindfulness practice can support you in meditating regularly. It can also become a place for other contemplative practices, such as breathing exercises, yoga, or journaling.

In this article you will find out how you can create your own meditation corner in your home in just a few steps and thus an oasis of peace, time out and relaxation.

Setting up a meditation corner: the basics

Your meditation corner doesn't have to take up a lot of space.
Your meditation corner doesn’t have to take up a lot of space.
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Before you think about decorating your meditation corner, you should establish the basic structure:

1. Find a suitable place

Take a conscious tour of your home. Maybe a suitable place catches your eye? A meditation corner does not have to take up much space. Depending on the size of your living space, you can turn an entire room or just a chair into a meditation corner. If you live with other people, popular common areas such as the kitchen or hallway are of course not suitable for meditation.

2. Choose a seat

Decide whether you want to meditate on the floor or in a chair or armchair. Seating that makes it easy for you to maintain the right meditation position works well. If necessary, invest in a meditation seat cushion or a meditation stool.

Meditation corner: Your personal touch

An altar makes your meditation corner special.
An altar makes your meditation corner special.
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Now you can start decorating your meditation corner. You can follow your personal taste. In general, however, less is more. A meditation corner should support you in staying clear and focused – and not distract you with too many clutter.

3. Make yourself comfortable

Even a minimalistically decorated meditation corner can be cozy. Have a cozy blanket and soft pillows ready. Provide indirect lighting, for example with a salt lamp. Lighting a candle can also be the ritualized beginning of your meditation practice.

4. Choose the right colors

Of course, there is nothing wrong with decorating your meditation corner in your favorite colors. However, different wall colors have different effects on the human psyche. A color palette of soft pastel tones and natural earth tones is therefore particularly suitable for a meditation corner that radiates calm.

5. Create an altar

Detached from a particular religion, an altar is a place where you display objects that are important to you. They can trigger positive associations in you and thus strengthen your well-being. A small table is suitable as an altar, on which you place objects that have a special meaning for you, such as a nice photo, a found object from your vacation and/or your diary. The altar also offers space for setting up a candle and a fresh bouquet of flowers.

6. Place plants

Plants bring life to your meditation corner. Not only do they ensure fresh greenery, they can also improve the air quality in the room. This is especially helpful for breathing meditations.

This is how you maintain your meditation corner

Incense only with local herbs in your meditation corner.
Incense only with local herbs in your meditation corner.
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You should treat a meditation corner as an intentional space with room for calm, clarity and reflection. The most important thing is that you really only use the meditation corner for your mindfulness exercises and don’t start watching Netflix there or scrolling on your smartphone, for example.

Also, make sure to keep the meditation corner clean and tidy. Dust regularly, tend the houseplants and replace the flowers in the vase with a fresh bouquet as soon as they are wilted.

In addition, you can regularly smoke incense in your meditation corner. However, only use local herbs such as rosemary and sage. Exotic incense such as palo santo or white sage not only have CO2-intensive import routes behind them, but were also mostly taken from nature under ecologically unsustainable conditions. The commercialization of these plants also makes them increasingly difficult to obtain for the indigenous population, in whose rituals they play an important role.


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