When you’re a busy, working woman, you deserve to come home to a shrine of self-care—especially after a long and demanding day
We know that you spend most of your energy taking care of everyone around you, including your clients, your team, and not to mention your friends and family. Creating a relaxing outdoor space at home where you can unwind and destress is the perfect way to turn that attention back onto yourself.
Whether you plan on using that space to journal, drink a hot cup of tea, or do some gentle stretching, we have some tips to help you make a beautiful meditation garden at home to help you restore balance in your days.
But first, let’s take a moment to understand the relationship between your physical environment and your stress levels
Your everyday environment can have a huge impact on your mood and overall well-being. Being in a clean, tidy space with plenty of natural elements, sweet-smelling aromatherapy, and natural light creates a feeling of calm and welcome, which can improve your mood and help you show up as your best self.
On the other hand, being surrounded by overflowing piles of laundry, dishes in the sink, old paperwork, and clothes spilling out from your closet contributes to a sense of chaos and confusion.
This leads to stress, anxiety, and even feelings of guilt, which makes it difficult to unwind and maintain a feeling of centeredness. In fact, a recent Huffington Post survey of 1000 adults in the United States found that 87% of women and 81% of men expressed worry about their home not being clean or organized enough.
Clutter and disorganization creates a vicious cycle of stress. But luckily, with some organization and creativity there are ways to take back control of your space.
Creating a meditation garden is a beautiful way to bring a sense of calm and tranquility into your home
A meditation garden is an outdoor space where you can go to disconnect from the pressures of the world and reconnect with yourself. In modern society, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of constantly rushing or running on the hamster wheel, which inevitably leads to burnout and a whole host of health issues.
A meditation garden counteracts that by inviting you to slow down, take a break from your to-do list, and practice some reflection. By creating a space just for you, you can cultivate feelings of calm and serenity so you can be your best. Here are some meditation garden ideas to help you get started.
Find the perfect spot
Look for a quiet, peaceful, and private spot in your garden that will provide a sense of calm and relaxation. If your garden is in an open area, create a sense of privacy and intimacy with a fence or natural barrier, such as a hedge.
As you’re designing your garden, choose plants that evoke a sense of peace and tranquility. Some great options include Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile, and Rose, all of which provide aromatherapy, natural beauty, and a sense of calm. You can also incorporate herbs such as mint and rosemary, which can be used for teas.
Add a water feature
Adding a fountain or small pond to your meditation garden can replace distracting noise with the sound of running water, which can be incredibly calming when your stress levels are high. In fact, the sound of flowing water can trigger the body’s parasympathetic nervous system—which is responsible for the body’s rest response. This can help to lower your blood pressure and heart rate so that you can truly relax.
Need some inspiration? Check out this beautiful garden.
Choose comfortable seating
Since you’ll be meditating, it’s important to find a comfortable seat for your garden that supports your posture. A meditation cushion or a bench could do the trick, but you might also consider a comfortable chair or even a porch swing.
Look for a yoga meditation chair that’s both comfortable and supportive.
Create a focal point
Finding a beautiful statue, a tree, or rock formation to build your garden around will create a sense of harmony and balance in your space. It will also give you a place to focus your gaze during your meditation.
Use natural elements
Bringing natural elements like stones, wood, and pebbles into your meditation garden will create a grounding, calming atmosphere. Consider using them to form a mini patio or pathway for a walking meditation.
Aromatherapy can be a wonderful addition to your outdoor relaxation space, providing a natural and pleasant way to enhance your experience. Using essential oils with a soothing aroma, such as Lavender and Chamomile, can deepen your experience and help you achieve a state of serenity, tranquility, and centeredness.
One way to bring the aroma and ambiance of aromatherapy into your space is with our Evening Aromatherapy Candle. Made from natural soy wax and essential oils like Ylang ylang and Jasmine, our luxury candle is crafted to ease your mind, uplift your spirit, and help you come back to yourself.
Life can be demanding, especially when you’re an ambitious woman who’s ready to take on the world
However, to be the best version of yourself, sometimes, you need a space where you can take a time out, disconnect, and have a chance to relax. A meditation garden is a great place for you to relax and destress while enjoying the beauty of nature. We hope you can use these tips to create an outdoor space where you can unwind.
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