16 Oct How to Create A Cozy Meditation Corner
Meditation is a big part of my spiritual life. It’s a practice I perform daily if not twice daily for about 10-20 minutes each session. If you’re anything like me and enjoy a cozy, calming, and relaxing space to practice your spirituality, you are going to L-O-V-E this post! I got the idea to create a fun eclectic meditation space on my visit to Ecuador this past May.
With the help of my friend and designer Bret Malish, we created a cozy nook in a corner of my apartment to show how easy it is to create a divine space of your own.
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Bret is an up and coming fashion designer (her line is Fox in Gown you can check it out here), and she also imports and sells fabulous handmade goods from India. So, if you see anything in this post that you LOVE, please contact her on her website for purchase details. Otherwise, I’ve linked some similar styles that can be purchased online.
These are colorful, vegetable dyed quilts made from old saris. The artisans hand-stitch these (the stitch is called a Kantha stitch) together and they are a fun eclectic piece. They can be laid on the floor in the style of a rug or on the wall like a tapestry.
The tapestries that my friend sells are so intricate and absolutely stunning. Though some styles are heavily beaded, the quilted varieties can be used as a rug or floor mat, creating a unique collage of fabric and sequins on your floor. I have not seen any tapestries of this kind other than the ones sold by my friend. Of course, you could use a Kantha Quilt instead.
Poufs and Floor Pillows
Poufs and floor pillows are a fun way to add color and texture to your space. Stacked up along the walls they provide nice back support for your meditation space. I’d encourage you to shop your local thrift store to see if you can find any used ones. If they are authentic and made in India, they are sure to be high quality, durable, and stunning.
Candles and Incense
I’m Muslim so growing up our household was always lit with fragrant incense. As I got older I realized how uncommon this was in America. Today, I still use incense, but I like to incorporate some natural candles as well. Before I meditate, I usually dance. This is my pre-meditation ritual that helps me get out of my head and into my body. During this time, I light my incense, candles, and turn on my salt lamp to help clear the energy in my space.
The best thing about creating a meditation space is that you can’t go wrong. I would have never thought of mixing and matching so many prints. My friend and I have very different tastes, but I trusted her opinion and loved the outcome. If you live in a small apartment or studio as I do, you can store these in your closet until it’s time for you to meditate, or you can leave it as is! I’ve linked some similar styles below or you can reach out to Bret on her website for purchasing details for the pieces pictured!
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