Creating your own sanctuary area will give your home a peaceful area where you can focus on calm energies and clear your mind through meditation. You can do this in any home, big or as small. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. By using a few of these mediation room supplies can help you bring the space together and help create a peaceful place where you enjoy simply, being. These mediation room supplies will help!
That’s what this is all about! Learning to enjoy the right here, right now. Changing our mindset, de-stressing our brains and bodies. With constant practice, yoga and meditation can add an unbelievable amount of value to your life.
- 1 How to set up your sanctuary
Benefits of a personal sanctuary
- Place to destress
- Creating daily healthy habits
- Reflect on what’s important to you
- Reflect on your goals and affirmations
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How to set up your sanctuary
1. Clear out the space
To create your sanctuary first pick a quiet area of your house that won’t be disturbed much. (Especially if you have kids.) This can be a corner or a wall. When choosing your space take lighting into consideration, and if you’ll have enough room to stretch and move comfortably.
Move all the furniture out, and clean the area well. Vacuum, mop clear all the dust. Put intention into the work you are doing to make this place special.
2. Put back only the basics.
Put back only basic pieces of furniture that will enhance the area. My favorite personal sanctuary was when I was younger and living in my mother’s house. I had a shelving unit like this with a few of these boxes on the shelves. The boxes were great for holding my candles, essential oils and smaller workout equipment items. It kept everything neat and pretty.
3. Add items to appeal to your senses
Add in items that create a sense of peace and well being through all of your senses. I like adding a couple of small plants. It adds life to the atmosphere, plus they are natural environment detoxers. They can help clean and purify the air. (With all the deep breathing during yoga, this is a good thing!)
These are some of my favorite items for this:
Play relaxing music on your phone can to the calming experience. There is also scientific evidence that listening to nature sounds daily can improve your brain function.
This article from Health states
Specifically, listening to artificial sounds was associated with patterns of inward-focused attention, while nature sounds prompted more external-focused attention.
Inward-focused attention can include worrying and rumination about things specific to one’s self—patterns that have been linked to conditions involving psychological stress (including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Participants’ reaction times were slower when they listened to artificial sounds compared to natural ones, as well.
You can find a ton of nature sounds and music for free on youtube. Or you can find a white noise app that usually has sounds like ocean waves, forest sounds or rain.
A singing bowl is an amazing meditation device as well. These are also referred to as Tibetan meditation bowls. The video below is the exact one I have, and it’s one of my personal favorite items in my sanctuary.
Singing bowls are supposed to help reduce stress and anxiety. In my personal experience, I will say there is something very soothing about the sounds. Just listen for yourself!
Adding calming scents to your sanctuary will add that extra level of de-stressing and calm. I like to keep it natural and not use “fragrance.” I prefer to use essential oils in a diffuser. Many essential oils are supposed to help reduce anxiety and elevate your mood.
I love the blues buster blend from plant therapy. It smells amazingly like oranges. Whenever I realize a bad mood is creeping up, I put it in my diffuser and it adds such a cheery aroma to the whole room. There are other great aromas for different uses too! They have a tranquil synergy blend, an energy blend, a let it go blend, you can check them all out here. To use them, you’ll also need a diffuser too.
I like plant therapy essential oils because they are great quality (again, made from real plants, not from chemical “fragrance.”) But way more affordable than those other brands. Plus you can get all of them on Amazon!
Other Items we recommend incorporating:
- Favorite meditation or yoga books: This is a great book to start with. It may not look like much from the outside, but its filled with great illustrations and quotes to put you in the right mindset.
- A great comfy rug: I would splurge on a thick ply for a great place to neal and get cozy for extended amounts of time (in case you really end up in the zone.) This one is cute, rated really well and affordable.
- An area to plug in your laptop or phone: Usually I say to avoid these distractions during a peaceful time like this, but when you are just starting out it’s a good idea to have a place that you can watch and follow along with new yoga routines, or put on a guided meditation video.
Include items that you find beautiful and special. These are some of the more fun and interesting finds we have found:
Add in your own personality too!
This space is yours! Make sure to treat it as such. I just want to throw this out there. Don’t be afraid to let your quirks enter your sanctuary too. This area is all about bringing in what makes you happy, calm and at peace with yourself!
Use a few of these yoga and meditation room supplies to create your very own sanctuary.