Escaping to a spa weekend or a meditation center is an ideal way to relax and shed the stress of our everyday lives. Unfortunately it is not always a reality for us that we can leave our real lives behind and follow our bliss to a spa or ashram. Creating a place of calm in our homes can be the next best thing to a weekend away.
Finding a space in the home for meditation and quiet can be a little tricky for a house that holds a busy family. A corner of a home office or spare bedroom, a space in the master bedroom or even outside could be used as a place of quiet and reflection. It is all about cultivating calm energy no matter where you find the space.
Designating a space in the home as a meditation or quiet place can be done with simple decorations and a soft place on the floor to sit. A soft area rug or floor cushion can create a comfortable place to sit and meditate or have quiet time. Placing a small table with a candle or incense or even a beautifully scented fresh flower can designate the space as special. Silence may be preferred but you can also have music playing that calms your heartbeat and your breathing.
Having quiet and calm for five, ten, or twenty minutes can restore your focus and energy so that you can face the rest of your busy life.