One of the best ways to get started with meditation is to carve out space in your life for it – not just time in your schedule, but physical space too. If you create a Meditation Zone then you’ll be putting a metaphorical stake in the ground, pronouncing to the world – and to yourself! – that meditation is important and it’s something you’re going to try.
A great technique for helping you build your practice is to create the space where you meditate. It doesn’t have to be big, or fancy. It can just be a corner of your bedroom. You want to choose a place that’s private just to you, that’s away from the normal traffic flows in your home – you don’t want people wandering into your meditation spot. Set up a cushion on the floor, or choose a chair that you can dedicate to meditation. Maybe you have a small table you can use for a flower or a candle or a few objects of power that are special to you. Your meditation zone should be private and safe, a little spot of the world where you can build your power and focus your practice.
It’s best if other people don’t sit in your meditation space, which is why you wouldn’t want to meditate on the couch. If you can set aside a specific chair that’s just for your meditation, it’s best. (Also, don’t meditate on the bed; too much sleep vibe there, your meditations will be muddy or you’ll just conk out!)
Designating a space in your home that’s just for your practice of meditation is a way to solidify your practice. It sends a message to the Universe that this is important to you and that you’re taking it seriously. It sends a message to yourself, too; when you have a Meditation Zone all primed and ready, then it’s inviting you to Come meditate! when you get out of bed in the morning, and that’s a very happy way to start your day.