How to Meditate at home to relax your racing mind?
How does meditation sound to you?
I mean, how have you pictured meditation to be?
Well, during my initial days, my picture of meditation was a lady wearing her tracks and sitting on the cliff of the mountain or a man sitting on the top of something and closing their eyes with their back straight and eyes closed and a smiling face. This has always been the case for me whenever I think of someone meditating. However, once I started my meditating practice, I discovered that it was a glamour way of presentation to the readers so as to lure them and get them to start with their meditation practice.
Whilst those pictures are surreal, it is very rarely seen for the real eyes. The Mountaineers, trekkers, people who visit the forests often get the chance to really do that. So, that is with the minimum count. What is it for the maximum count of people who are in the cities that hardly travel or cannot travel because of work, family, dislike towards visiting such places? For them, meditation can still happen effectively at home.
Yes, blessed are the ones who get an opportunity to meditate along with nature. But for the other end of the crowd, they can create a meditation space in their home that befriends nature and still have the best experience.
So how to meditate?
Well, meditation is for anyone and everyone at any times. You needn’t have a designated spot or time for meditation. Wondering, why am I contradicting now from what I told above? I meant it for those cases that do not follow a routine, however, with meditation, you will see that you will become an organized person and will start following the routine daily that you may have set.
If you are entreating to corral your galloping thoughts and alleviate a sense of uneasiness, awkwardness, or uncertainty, then resort to your home meditation to develop a laid-back, confident, creative, and an organized frame of mind.
As stated by an exhaustive scientific research, meditation alleviates stress, depression, anxiety, mitigates blood pressure, enhances sleep, and ameliorates your ability to pay pinpoint attention.
From the start to its finish, this article will walk you through quick and easy steps to put into practice so that you can enjoy the pleasure to meditate at home methodically. You will commence by gauging, identifying and altering things that need a change in your home environment. You will finally coagulate by comprehending and realizing the basics of meditation so that you can let yourself do what you already know – how to go deep down of your mind which will no more be an enigma.
If you are all set to let your mind just be the way it is, and also just be, in your own home — then scroll down.
1. Locate the right space in your home
Where is the perfect space in your home to meditate actually? Is it your bedroom, living room, study room, basement? It is time you decide on the right space and fix the spot for meditation.
It can be any space that is extremely quiet and allows you to sit in complete silence. The space that you devote for meditation should be far from reach within the smallest of sounds because when you are deliberately going to shun your eyes for a while, you do not want to be focussing on the minuscule of the sounds that will be coming from the door scratching, pin drops, clock ticks, etc. If you cannot find one such place, then without any further thought, create one.
Your bedroom must give you all the freedom to do that if not in the living room.
2. Treat your Feng-Shui right
Feng-Shui means wind and water. It is an ancient Chinese art of placement.
It is highly mandatory to set your home to the right Feng-Shui. If you don’t have it right, then now is the time to correct it. Why? It is because the Feng-Shui is the driver of the negative and attractor of the positives. It actually helps in decluttering all the negative effects inside your living space and attracts only positive vibrations that are responsible for your well-being and happiness.
Some tips for how you can have a proper Feng-Shui.
- Living things – like the indoor plants and climbers with appropriate sunlight, if required.
- Beautiful objects – such as sculptures, statues, or even a nicely polished piece of wood
- Mirrors in congruous placement with the lines in the room
- Harmonious sounds – like the wind chimes, trickling water
- Furniture away from the walls
- A centerpiece – like a fine table with books or colorful candles or an embellished lamp on it
- Incense, scented candles or something that spreads beautiful aroma around
- The absence of clutter and notice to a perfect organization that draws attention to the usefulness, purpose, and vital being of each item in your home
I’m certain there are a lot of easy DIYs that you can adopt to arrange your home beautifully. This way you can also incite your creative nerves.
3. Get rid of Pervasive Distractions that will disturb your Wellbeing
You must realize that Meditation is all about accepting the esse of distractions. During meditation, you do not magistrate and earmark a positive or a negative value to the distractions — the ticking of a clock, the buzzing of an insect, skin itching, and irritation, the barking of a dog — you let them just occur and let them melt like waves.
In the same way, Feng-Shui also eradicates objects that attract the negatives. There are indeed, different types of distractions that don’t belong in your meditative space and you must remove them.
Allow your social media notifications to settle for a while or put your phones on Do not Disturb or Airplane modes and this is also a Pervasive Disturbance. Setting an alarm to time your meditation should become the only thing that you can allow in your phone.
4. Get your flow into Meditation through Time
Now that you are very particular that you need to meditate, designate a time for meditation every day. It is indeed suggested to be structured and organized about your meditation time. However, if you are not that kind of a person, at least in the beginning, having all the above ways in place, just start meditation and eventually pick up on the designating a time.
This time structure will provide the balance your life needs. Once you are meditating, your mind has no need for the time. Outside of your allocated meditation time, you will be seeing yourselves completing all your tasks essential to the wellbeing of your home and yourself.
A tip: Consider meditating as the sun rises. This is the most contemplative and a quiet time of the day.
5. Realize the Right in Doing Nothing
While you are at home, you are probably always doing something or the other. When you are meditating at home, you are presently being, which is doing something and doing nothing concurrently.
You have got to realize that most successful people unplug by actually doing nothing. Not just this, they are also into setting the realistic expectations for the time during which they will literally do nothing.
We repeatedly anticipate anxiously to the future by envisaging something to happen and expect something of ourselves. To meditate from home means to look to that time and that space by awaiting for nothing. You will not think of or do any chores. You will not catch up on your work. You will do nothing but just meditate for a fixed amount of time every day.
This might sound insane, but in clutching on meditation from home, you are not anticipating yourself to improve and become a better person, rather, you let the process happen and just be you, which you will eventually realize that the process of bettering yourself is happening with meditation over days.
6. Choose from the different variety of Meditative Practices
As I have outlined a couple of times in my post on different types of meditation, there are many different and not-so-different types of meditation from which you can make your choice.
For beginners, guided meditation will always be the best pick, for which there are a lot of apps, videos, and podcasts.
If you are not a beginner necessarily but are moving your meditative practice into your home, you can advance a practice such as Nada Yoga — sound meditation — by having a fountain in your space or listening to an ambient alpha wave music.
If you are a pro to meditating outside of your home — may be you are attracted to the outdoors because of the sounds of nature — an adoption like Nada Yoga can help you transition into your home space.
7. Mindfulness Meditation – anytime, anywhere
Here’s me substantiating to my previously quotes sentences of meditation anywhere, anytime.
Mindfulness Meditation is the answer to it. This is simply being in the present and acknowledging the present moment. It involves either focussing on your breath – every inhale and exhale, following the movement of your belly, etc and just being in the moment.
Decluttering is sure to happen as mindfulness helps you to dispose of unnecessary things.