Article by Bertil Hjert
Meditation is a word that stands for self realization or complete focus and contemplation. The process of meditation involves thinking and breathing exercises that helps in removing all sorts of turbulence available in the mind. It further helps in providing the best of positive energy and new direction to the mind.
Initially, a ‘guru’ or teacher was supposed to perform meditation with his students and provide tips. However, these days, with the advent of a lot of modern techniques and equipments, people prefer learning these techniques from TV, CDs or the World Wide Web sans the instructor. This saves a lot of time and money on the part of the practitioner.
The main condition one requires to fulfill is to find an environment that’s peaceful, isolated and natural. You can even locate a meditation retreat near your house. A meditation retreat is usually located near rivers, side of lakes, on the mountains etc. This makes an ideal environment for meditation retreat.
A meditation retreat can be referred to as a location where an individual retires for relaxation, rest and meditation. You can enjoy meditation only if the environment is calm and relaxing.
This retreat is a place that works towards providing you a sense of happiness to your squeezed out body and senses. The place works towards recharging you and reinvigorating your mind, body and spirit.
It simply rejuvenates you into a whole new self. Here, many lectures, demonstrations, seminars and discussions are held on important issues related to life. This allows your mind to forget all about the worries and other major concerns of life.
You would be highly benefited by this short stay at place that’s so relaxing and calm. You will emerge out as a new individual without any problems, worries or ailments disturbing you. If you don’t want to visit a meditation retreat far away, here are some tips on creating one at your home.
Make sure that you have learnt about meditation prior to actually starting of f with y our project of making a meditation retreat at your home.
Follow the steps provided below and you will be able to create a retreat at home easily:
a) Allot a special place:
In case, you have a room with a door, you can use it for meditation. You may also go for a corner of a room with a screen or other furniture.
b) Decorate the space:
Embellish the space with soothing colors, plants, art and music. You may even try to repaint the place with a soothing color. Add some plants and place a CD player or iPod. Play a soothing music to cover up any distracting noise that keeps coming into the rooms.
c) Add tools:
Buy a meditation cushion.
d) Take media assistance:
Use a DVD to relax yourself.
Following the steps mentioned above will let you create a meditation retreat at your home.
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