If you’re spending too much time indoors, you’re missing out on all the physical and mental health benefits that being in nature can give you. According to research, being outdoors not only helps to lower stress levels, but it can also reduce inflammation, eliminate fatigue, and fight depression and anxiety. If you need a break from the demands of work without spending too much money, you can make a haven of peace in your home by creating a meditation space in your garden. Meditation has lost its hippie connotation and is practiced by many individuals all over the world as it has been proven to improve quality of life in different ways. Not only can the practice put your mind at ease, but it can also increase happiness and may even slow the aging process. To enjoy the sunshine and fresh air in your outdoor space, try these simple tips to create a meditation space in your garden.
Separate your meditation space from other areas of the garden
For your meditation space, you may want to pick a shady spot that’s a few meters away from foot or street traffic. Observe the sound levels and see if you might need to create some buffers to block sound and keep you away from the hustle and bustle of daily garden activity. To separate your meditation space from other areas of the garden and to give you a semblance of privacy while you’re in there, consider using potted plants or large palms. You can also use a natural privacy screen for a subtle and stylish way to get some privacy while you’re meditating.
Install a water fountain
To give your serenity space a Zen feel, try installing a bubbling outdoor water fountain in your garden. The sound of running water can be incredibly soothing to a frazzled mind and it can help you relax after a long day at work. An Asian-inspired or spherical water fountain can give your garden a spa-like feel. If you want a more traditional fountain, choose a wall or a tiered water fountain.
Think about varying your surfaces
Varying the surfaces in your meditation space can make it more relaxing and inviting. Avoid anything too hard or cold, such as concrete, as it won’t contribute to the soothing environment that you’re trying to create. Pick natural bricks, sand, fine gravel, or soft green grass to add interest and texture to your meditation space surface. Add a soft meditation cushion for added comfort and to help you sit in proper alignment while you’re meditating.
Follow these tips to build a meditation space in your garden. Creating a peaceful space in your home can be the key to your health, wellness, and happiness.