More and more people decide to carve out a fragment to dedicate to meditation and to their own interiority. To facilitate this practice, place and space are important. It is fundamental to create a space all for oneself, in which to concentrate, also because, to quote the Italian poetess Chandra Livia Candiani, “Having a place for meditation at home turns on awareness more often; there is a full, vital, happy silence that spreads from there and remembers that the right time is now. It wakes you up to practice, right now, knowing that you are alive and open yourself to its mystery. ”
Emptying the mind by focusing one’s attention on the breath is not a simple exercise and a space that encourages relaxation is certainly an ally in the search for concentration. Gianluca Ostuni, psychologist and MBSR instructor of the Sardinia Mindfulness Center, explains that a room or a corner reserved for awareness is an invitation to sit down and take care of yourself and is a help both for beginners, “By supporting them in acquiring the habit », And for the more experienced,« Creating an atmosphere of support ».
If it is true that square meters count, the meditation space can also be a corner, if the house does not allow for more. The key word for setting up this area is hospitality: the space must be inviting and inspiring and put those who use it at ease; in short, it must be pleasant. There are guidelines for achieving the goal,
1. The choice of location
Starting from the maximum ambition, having an entire pavilion dedicated exclusively to yoga would be the dream of every practitioner, but a structure where indulging in self-care is an uncommon luxury. Yet it takes very little to meditate and it is possible to use a room in the house for this function or even just a corner obtained in another room.
First of all, remember that the traffic of a state highway does not help to concentrate! It is therefore essential to choose a space that is as quiet as possible, avoiding passageways or with strong interference from other people or animals. “It is true that the practice usually takes place with closed eyes”, confirms Gianluca Ostuni, “But we are in a context that the mind already knows to be present around itself and which it takes into account in its intimacy”, therefore the senses must not being overly stimulated.