Experienced practitioners and amateurs alike will assure you that meditation is not as easy as it is sometimes believed. Sitting cross-legged on the floor and concentrating on your breath requires intense focus and willpower. but surrounding yourself with positive vibes will help you feel more relaxed and balanced on a regular basis. add a touch of zen decor and feng shui principles to any space in your home. feng shui helps attract positive energy and thus creates a favorable environment for mindful breathing, contemplation or introspection. There are many easy ways to bring positive energy into your home.
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According to feng shui principles, clutter traps positive energy (chi) and prevents it from flowing freely and steadily throughout a living space. clutter begets more clutter and soon a cluttered space begins to harbor so much stagnant energy that it becomes impossible to focus and be productive here. a meditation space should be free of clutter.
paint to attract spiritual vibrations
colors can have a powerful effect on mood. So, paint your meditation room in a color that radiates peace and tranquility and attracts spiritual vibrations. blue is a color of peace; green represents healing, rejuvenation, and relaxation; white evokes feelings of serenity and spirituality; and purple is associated with higher spiritual awareness.
balance the elements
According to feng shui tradition, there are five elements in the world: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. A basic feng shui principle is to achieve the perfect balance between these five elements. your meditation room should have a mixture of wood that symbolizes growth, strength and intuition; fire that provides inspiration; the ground that is stable and helps you feel grounded; metal that sharpens focus and encourages righteous actions; and water that brings wisdom, clarity of thought, and deep insight.
You can place fresh flowers, plants and wooden furniture in your meditation room to incorporate the wood element. candles, himalayan salt lamps and abundant natural light symbolize fire while earth tone objects, low furniture and landscape photographs and/or paintings represent the earth element. rocks, pebbles, and objects made of metals such as gold, silver, aluminum, and iron all contribute the metal element, while mirrors, observation balls, and water features such as fountains and aquariums can be incorporated into your meditation space to symbolize water.
create an altar
an altar placed in your meditation room serves as a spiritual focal point. you can place in it figurines of your guardian deities, candles, incense sticks, crystals, inspirational reading material such as a quote book, a favorite photograph, or any other object that has a spiritual connotation for you. You can also place objects on the altar to represent one or more of the five elements.
Your altar is a sacred space that will attract a lot of chi. make sure not to place it right in front of the entrance to your meditation room. preferably place it on one side of the room and in front of a wall so that you can regulate the flow of energy. If your room is arranged in such a way that you can’t help but place the altar directly in line with the door, then place a small plant or table to act as a barrier.
The guiding principles of feng shui seek to harmonize the energy that flows in your living space. Use smudge kits that include clary sage, palo santo, and an abalone shell to cleanse your space of negative energy. When you tidy up your meditation space, paint it with colors that evoke feelings of peace, place objects that represent the five elements, and create an altar, you pave the way for positive life energy and meditative vibrations to flow into the room.
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