[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the modern world of 2021, it has become increasingly hard to find time to practice self-care and reconnect with our spirituality. With winter just around the corner, now is the time to prepare your home and, more pertinently, your spare or second bedroom into an oasis of calm. With that being said, continue reading to discover six ways to transform your second bedroom into a relaxing and spiritual sanctuary.
1. Invest in Comfy Seating
You will already be all too aware of how impossible it is to truly relax and center yourself if you are trying to relax on a hard stool or chair, so why not treat yourself to an aesthetically gorgeous and incredibly comfortable Ultimate Sack bean bag chair.
2. Ensure There Is a Window
Not only will an open window allow the room to be brightened by natural light, but it will allow plenty of fresh air into the room.
There are a wide plethora of scientifically proven benefits of regular fresh air for the mind, body, and soul, which include, but are in no way limited to:
- Fresh air lowers the heart rate and can also lower blood pressure
- Fresh air can improve the efficiency of your digestive system
- Fresh air helps to clear and purify your lungs
- Fresh air strengthens your immune system
- Fresh air can significantly lift your mood
3. Use Earthy & Natural Fabrics & Materials
Spirituality is wholly connected to the natural world and the environment around you, and as a result, when re-designing your room, choose only earthy tones and natural fabrics to strengthen your meditative and spiritual connections with the outside world.
Bamboo décor is also a fabulous idea, with the added benefit that such material is entirely environmentally friendly.
4. Indoor Plants
As nature is so intrinsically connected to spirituality, essentially, there is no upper limit to the number of indoor plants, shrubs, and flowers you can invest in for your new meditation room.
Plants that thrive successfully indoors and require minimum maintenance levels include:
- Spider plants
- Peace lilies
Additionally, the ultimate plant to include in your spiritual room is a bonsai tree. However, it would be prudent to point out that they are notoriously hard to keep healthy. You don’t want the energy of a frustration to get attached to your spiritual sanctuary.
5. Ban Electronic Gadgets
The only way to seriously and deeply reconnect with your inner self is to wholly exist in the moment, and the use of smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices is in direct contradiction to this. As a result, implement a ‘no electronics’ ban in your new meditation room and always apply this rule not just to yourself but to friends or family members who also use the room.
Essentially, it is important for a peaceful and relaxing space to keep clutter, ornaments, and items of furniture to a minimum, however aesthetically attractive and in keeping with the style they may be.