Let’s face it. The world today is more hectic than ever, and the everyday stresses we face take a toll on our health, both physical and mental. Meditation is a great way to calm your mind, slow down your thoughts, focus better and find inner peace. Studies have shown that meditation can even ease physical pain! That said, while meditation has countless benefits, it isn’t exactly easy. But with a little effort and planning, it can be. A great way to start your journey to inner peace with meditation is to create the right atmosphere within your home. Think calm and serene, away from the clutter and chaos of the outside world. We list down 6 essential items you can buy to boost your meditation efforts.
Harsh artificial lighting increases your heart rate and also distracts you while meditating. Dimming the lights, and lighting candles creates the right ambiance to calm your nerves and focus your thoughts while meditating.
The smell of sage or incense has been scientifically proven to calm your mind. The more frequently you use them, the more easily these cleansing scents will help ease you into a meditative state over time.
Beads or mala have been part of worship and meditation across many religions for centuries. They come in handy when you’re trying to count repetitions of mantras during meditation.
Key to mediation is being comfortable. The quickest and easiest way to improve your practice is to invest in a meditation pillow or bolster. It not only keeps you comfy but also helps you sit upright while meditating.
5. Singing Bowl
For centuries now, singing bowls have been used by Buddhist monks to promote relaxation and invoke a sense of calm. They give off two separate but complementary sounds which are perfect for clearing your mind and help you connect to your inner self.
For times immemorial, crystals have been known to hold unique vibrations and energies. Investing in crystals will certainly help ground you and focus your attention while meditating. Different crystals have different properties. Rose Quartz is great for self-love, Pyrite promotes motivation and Labradorite helps you in discovering your sacred path.
Hope you find these items useful while you meditate. We wish you well on your path to finding inner peace and discovering a calmer you.