To stick with a yoga or meditation practice, it is important to designate space for it. By carving out a space in your home, you will start to carve out time in your day for your practice.
Designating this space will also allow you to go inward quicker. The space will carry the same energy which builds and builds over time allowing you to go deeper each time. It is no wonder that it is much easier to meditate in an ashram… the energy of meditators over years has built up to the point you can step in and immediately feel peaceful.
Here are you few tips to create your own sacred space.
Size doesn’t matter, but privacy does. Choose a place in your home where you will not be disturbed by people or pets. If it is a shared space with another person or activity, then use a partition rug or screen to designate a boundary.
2. Clean and De-clutter
Once you have chosen your location, clear everything out of it and clean the area of any dust, dirt, or residue. Also clear it energetically with sage, or any other herbal cleanser of your choice, such as cedar or sweetgrass. A clear space is a clear mind.
Next determine what you want in your space. Perhaps a yoga mat, meditation cushion or chair, blankets. Make it comfortable so that you will want to spend time there. An altar table, whether it is a cardboard box or an heirloom piece from India, is highly recommended. In other words, you want to have a centering piece. Make it an altar where only inspiring and precious objects are placed.
From here, add any items that reflect you and appeal to the five senses…
candles, incense, bells, gemstones, crystals, images, essential oils, affirmation cards, books, music.
Once you have created your personal sanctuary, sit, relax, stretch, breathe, read, enjoy tea, meditate, or do anything that so inspires you.
Tisha Morris is a feng shui consultant, trainer, speaker, and author of Mind Body Home: Transform Your Life One Room at a Time (Llewellyn Worldwide) and Feng Shui Your Life: The Quick Guide to Decluttering Your Home and Renewing Your Life (Turner Publishing).
As an intuitive healer, Tisha combines healing energy, feng shui techniques, and design aesthetics to turn challenging spaces into supportive environments that transform all those who live and encounter the space. Tisha incorporates inspirations from Chinese Medicine, Yoga, Buddhism, Shamanism, Sacred Geometry, Reconnective Healing, and Numerology into her feng shui practice with formal studies in Black Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism Feng Shui. She is also a Red Ribbon Member of the International Feng Shui Guild (IFSG).
Website Link: www.tishamorris.com