Creating a positive and healthy environment at home is a practical and resourceful way to help calm our internal thought and preoccupations. Any home, of any size, has the potential to become a soothing space for the pursuit of meditative focus. Meditation can be done in any space. As long as you have a comfortable straight backed chair or a seat (or failing that the floor to sit on), and a few minutes away from potential distractions, you are good to have a go.
As with so many things these days, there are many meditation resources to investigate online. But the bare essentials of meditative practice remain the same; maintain a focus on breathing, and get as comfortable and relaxed as possible in one place.
These essentials can be reflected in the features and products that furnish the home. Here are a few different ways designs found at Homecolours can help to create a meditative atmosphere at home.
Getting as comfortable as you can is always helped with a good supply of cushions. Sitting on a cushion on the floor could be the right position for you to help bring mind and body together in healthy focus and calm contemplation. Straight backed is generally agreed to be the correct position so, cushion working in tandem with a straight backed chair or wall is ideal.
The above Bluebellgray Impressionist Cushion, Teal features a soothing mix of Viscose and Linen to bring a relaxed feeling to any room. Printed with a beautiful and delicate watercolour design in turquoise, the cushion is perfect for providing a tranquil appearance to the home.
Framing the Picture
Concentrating and focusing on a work of art is excellent training in the kind of quiet contemplation associated with meditative practice. Drawing your attention to various aspects of a painting or a photograph can help to establish the sort of mental centring ideal for bringing focus together. When pictures and images are attractively framed it is easier to view the various attributes of the work. Try to direct your attention to the colours, the light, the shadows and all the various shapes to see the whole work.
The above XL Boom Prado 5 Piece Photo Frame 23x101cm, white is a wonderfully cool way to display photos and postcards. Capable of providing a wealth of quiet reflection as your eyes move from one image to another, the wonderfully crafted frame is made from rubber wood and coated in a crisp white.
Scented candles are a superb way of bringing another aspect of relaxing atmosphere to a room. Try simply sitting in a room where a fragrant scented candle is burning and try to discern the various notes of essential aroma that it contains. This is another excellent training practice for mediation.
The above Blomus Fraga Medium Scented Candle is available in a variety of different scents, including Fig, Verbena Lime and Sea Salt and Sage. Presenting another opportunity to focus the mind on the different senses of life, the candles could become a part of a healthy meditative routine.