Free Printable Mindfulness Activities + Tips to Create a Zen Space
Meditation has grown in popularity all over the world, with a global increase in meditation by 2,900% from March to September 2020. Given the pandemic, many people have opted for meditation in their own homes.
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, meditation can be extremely beneficial. Especially when it comes to reducing stress, depression and anxiety. You can even meditate as a family to facilitate healthy, long-lasting habits. Creating a calming meditation area in your home where everyone can practice doesn’t have to be a big task. we’ve compiled a list of tips for a zen yet cost-effective meditation space. For more information on how to create a serene meditation room, check out our visual and fun printable resources below.
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Declutter Your Space
For a soothing meditation, decluttering your space will result in a minimalist room to work with. Try purging as many nonessential items as possible so that you can utilize organized storage. It’s also a good idea to clear any electronic devices so that you can hone in on your meditation practice. This will allow you to mentally unplug and focus on what you’re there to do.
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Invest in Proper Lighting
Lighting is incredibly important when it comes to meditation because it can energize or relax you, depending on the type of meditation you choose on a particular day. For the best of both worlds, consider hiring an electrician to install dimmable light switches so that you have the flexibility to meditate in dark or light environments. Conversely, if you prefer an energizing meditation practice, take advantage of natural light through windows and sunlight for lots of brightness.
Invigorate Your Sense of Smell
Meditation can involve all the five senses, one of which is your sense of smell. Aromatherapy has become an increasingly popular method of soothing relaxation through the use of essential oils. It’s important to note that different essential oils can have different effects on the body; for example, peppermint oil is an invigorating scent while lavender is a calming one. Try your hand at burning incense or using an essential oil diffuser for an aromatic meditation practice.
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Why Breathing Exercises Are Key to Meditation
One popular meditation technique is mindful breathing, where you focus on your breath as the epicenter of your practice. As a parent, juggling childcare with your personal life can be stressful; this is where mindful breathing can be extremely helpful. Some of the benefits of mindful breathing include lowering blood pressure and improved regulation of your body’s physiological stress response. Check out this resource for mindfulness activities.
Parents have the unique responsibility of caretaking while also facilitating their own well-being. By utilizing meditation, you can improve your physical and mental health as well as setting a good example for your children on how to manage stress and hardship in their lives. For more information on how to create a serene meditation room, check out our visual and fun printable resources below.
Free Printable Mindfulness Activities
Breathing Activities & Mindfulness Worksheets
Free Printable Wall Art
3 calming designs to choose from
How to Create a Serene Space at Home
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