You love your daily meditation practice but wonder if there’s a way to spruce things up to feel a little more meditation-y. We’ve all seen the Instagram photos of those beautiful spaces with little pillows and candles that look so dreamy. If you’d like to create an Insta-worthy meditation nook for yourself, here are three features you can’t ignore.
Okay, okay. This isn’t part of a picture, but it is part of your sensual experience while meditating. Look for a quiet place in your home to set up your nook. You don’t want a lot of foot traffic or distractions interrupting your meditation. A corner in your bedroom or home office work well, as those are more personal spaces that the whole family doesn’t travel. Hook up some speakers or pop in your headphones with relaxing nature sounds for background music while you drift off into your mind palace. You can also integrate sound bowls, chimes, or other gentle instruments into your practice.
An essential oil diffuser is a must-have for any meditation nook. Not only are they pretty, but some essential oils are extra good for the brain and can help you relax deeper into your meditation. Popular choices include lavender, orange, and rose essential oils. You can also tune this to the time of day of your meditation. A bright scent for morning wake up, an energetic pick-me-up for the afternoon, or a soothing, sleepy oil for night.
Even though your eyes are probably closed during your meditation, your brain knows what the space around you looks like. And those vibes can influence how you feel in your meditation. Making your nook cozy and adding pretty touches can go a long way for making the space more inviting when you feel resistance to meditating or raising your vibration while you tune in. Hang a tapestry, choose a comfy floor cushion, and fill a small table or shelf with crystals, candles, and plants. Work with what you already have or pick up a few pieces of decor from your local craft store. It doesn’t take much to change the entire feel of the space.