You’ve just wrapped up a stressful day at work, and now you’re ready to unwind, relax, and spend some time alone with your thoughts. You find that safe, quiet place in your home, sit down, and prepare for a soothing meditation session – yet something is missing. The light in your room might be too harsh, or maybe you’re having trouble concentrating because your seat isn’t comfortable. Meditation accessories can help you craft the best environment for this important practice – below are some examples.
11 meditation accessories
Whether you already have an established meditation space at home or you’re looking to create one, adding meditation accessories can help you focus on deep breathing and connecting to your thoughts. Check out these meditation accessories for some inspiration to elevate your cozy relaxation area:
1. Meditation cushion
There’s no right or wrong way to mediate – everyone has different preferences when it comes to self-awareness and relaxation practices. That said, one of the most trusted ways to meditate is to get comfortable so you can focus on only your thoughts and breathing. To make this space an inviting one to ease into, try sitting on a meditation cushion.
These cushions offer unique benefits such as balancing your posture, alleviating tension in your lower back, and helping establish a good breathing rhythm. Meditation cushions also come in many colors, shapes, fabrics, and stuffing types, so you should have no problem finding the perfect cushion for your space.
2. Meditation chair
When you’ve had a particularly tough day and just want to decompress with an extended guided meditation, the last thing you want to think about is back pain, leg discomfort, and tense muscles. A meditation chair is a great option to add more support to those sessions and thus make them more enjoyable. Meditation chairs offer proper support and alignment for sitting in an upright position, alleviating pressure on your back, neck, and spine.
Both meditation chairs and cushions are typically lightweight and portable. With these meditation accessories, you can bring a comfortable meditation experience with you no matter where you go.
3. Meditation guide
Practicing mindfulness meditation can lower your stress and anxiety, ultimately making you less overwhelmed. One way to achieve this is by using the help of a meditation guide to ensure you’re doing the best you can to improve your mood and self. Guided meditation apps, meditation videos, and meditation books all promote a healthy lifestyle by leading you through a relaxing journey.
4. Noise-canceling headphones
Distractions are everywhere – kids playing in the other room, your neighbor mowing the lawn, the dog barking at every car that passes by. Hearing these sounds can make getting in the right mindset to meditate pretty tough, so to truly dive deep into your meditation, wear noise-canceling headphones or earbuds. Just get comfy, put on your headphones, and turn on your guided meditation or music that helps you achieve positive energy.
If headphones don’t quite feel right, you can always put on your meditation playlist with speakers instead. If your speakers have Bluetooth, you can change the song without getting up, thus keeping you more in the zone. Plus, speakers fill your entire room (instead of just space right next to your ears) with a stress-free vibe. Use a pre-existing meditation playlist or create your own using your favorite chill music that encourages deep relaxation.
6. White noise machine
While sitting in absolute silence may seem good for meditation, silence can actually lead to distractions. That’s because there are always going to be sounds around you that you can’t control – cars driving by, kids playing basketball in the street. To drown these sounds out, turn on a white noise machine to help mask them. White noise machines can also improve your concentration and train your attention, making them especially great for meditation.
7. Incense or essential oils
Establishing a calm atmosphere is key to creating a zen environment for your meditation, and believe it or not, what you smell can make or break this tranquility. Imagine trying to relax while smelling garlic cooking or your cat’s litter odors wafting in from the other room – not so relaxing, right?
Essential oils and incense can help mask these odors. Not only do they promote positive energy through lovely aromas, but they also have different properties that can help you feel calm. Try incorporating scents such as frankincense, lavender, and sage to help relieve your stress, boost your confidence, and promote concentration and relaxation.
8. Meditation journal
Building healthy habits such as practicing meditation can be easier when you have the ability to track your progress, keep yourself accountable, and stay motivated. On this front, starting a meditation journal is often helpful.
Your meditation journal can give you a greater insight into your own mind while also helping you break bad habits and focus on forming new ones. While journaling, you can take note of how you’re feeling before and after your mediation session, what you’re struggling with, and what patterns you notice. Don’t neglect this need – self-reflection is a huge part of practicing mindfulness.
9. Eye pillow
For some, connecting with one’s self is best done with the lights off. Closing your eyes gets you partway there, but light can still creep in, thus causing disruptions to your meditation session. Using a soft or weighted eye pillow is a wonderful solution to minimizing distractions.
Along with blocking out unwanted light, eye pillows stimulate the vagus nerve by applying a small amount of pressure to the eyes. This pressure tells the eyes to send calming signals throughout your entire body. These signals can decrease your blood pressure, lower your heart rate, and deepen your relaxation.
10. Lava lamp
When your thoughts are racing and you’re having trouble sitting still long enough to focus on deep breathing, having a focal point on which to concentrate will help grab your attention. Lava lamps are great for this purpose, as gazing at their unique liquid patterns can be quite calming. As you stare at your lava lamp and watch its colorful blobs bounce around, you might become mesmerized enough that your worries slowly slip away.
11. Lights to set the mood
As previously mentioned, meditation is different for everyone. While some people prefer the dark, others prefer an array of soothing colored lights and projected images floating and glistening around their meditation space.
Certain light colors such as red, blue, yellow, white, and green have calming effects that can help improve your mood and promote a sense of tranquility. Blue light in particular is associated with lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, and alleviating anxiety. To harness its power during your meditation sessions, you can incorporate the BlissLights BlissBulb in green to fill the room with twinkling stars and gentle green hues.
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