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Tips on Designing a Perfect Meditation Garden

Creating spaces outdoors for sitting and meditating in the evenings or mornings gives a very soothing effect. Though, such areas can be designed in any other part of the house too. Backyards, patios, and corners of the outer areas are also utilized for the same purpose – meditation. Here a question arises; what are the […]

Creating spaces outdoors for sitting and meditating in the evenings or mornings gives a very soothing effect. Though, such areas can be designed in any other part of the house too. Backyards, patios, and corners of the outer areas are also utilized for the same purpose – meditation. Here a question arises; what are the core elements of designing or decorating meditation places?

Well, first thing first, it is all about conquering the dividing notion. It means that whatever space you are decorating is divided from the larger lot. Also, it denotes the fact that for meditations, you have to have a certain and specific division of place. For example; in gardens, adjusting 4-piece outdoor patio set comes as a rescue.

Furthermore, division or determination of specified space for meditation is the main complication while designing area for meditation.

Elements to give attention while designing meditation garden:

Since there are many areas that could be taken as meditation spots, we are only going to focus on one – meditation gardens. Constructing places for meditation outside the house in the garden is considered best for several reasons. One is based on the level of peace, tranquility, and sootiness it may generate in a human body. One feels more relaxed as compared to indoors because of slow breeze, the freshness of plants and greenery, and most importantly being near nature. Therefore, if we compare indoor meditation with outside, mostly it is outdoor garden meditation that is much appreciated.

Landscapes are developed in gardens in a number of ways. Among many, one of them includes to buy outdoor furniture and place it in such a way that it doesn’t look odd. Instead, making a proper alignment and gelling in with other garden accessories becomes the need.

Let’s take an example here. Thinking about a garden with a lot of garden items and not having a defined area for meditation will not give an impact. It will look very vague and meditation might not go as per plan. Never the less, it is all good to set a garden with sitting arrangements and hammock to facilitate goodness in a richer sense.

There is another instance. Let’s suppose we have a garden and beside that a large pool too. What and how it can be utilized? Build a hedge around the pool, limit yourself and then meditate. To many, this may not sound good, but we are sure others would love the idea. The answer to why they might love the idea is again relied on experiencing both, with defined room or boundaries and then its opposite.

Tips on designing a meditation garden:

Following are some tips and tricks that will lead your garden to be the best place for meditation. Considering them to maintain and look after the garden will surely do wonders.

Let’s delve and check them out…

Fountain for bigger gardens:

What happens when water creates sounds? It generates not just relaxing but the very rhythmic effect in the brain that stimulates good hormones. Besides that, the flow of water removes negativity and ignites positive approach.

So, installing a small or big fountain in the garden (according to the size of the garden itself) will bounce effect and make meditation process even smoother.

Building a path with stones:

Including walkway around the garden that leads to the sitting arrangement, pool if any and other areas in the garden, surely adds value. It not only makes movement easy but also brings a spark in exploration. If you are thinking whether bricks, stones, and gravels can be used in pathways or not, then you should know anything works in regard. Even sand morals work at times and serve purpose diligently.

Choosing fresh and lush plants:

Garden is nothing without plants and greenery. They change moods easily. For aggravating scent flowers and herbs could be planted near the area where meditation is supposed to be done. However, bamboo and ornamental grass are considered good for warm gardens.

Sitting arrangement – cozy and relaxing:

Buy outdoor furniture to enhance creativity and utility of meditation. You can do a sitting arrangement as per need and want perhaps. For instance, you can throw some floor cushions and add a few chairs of different types. Hammocks can be added too. Foldable chairs are also good for situations where you don’t want anything permanent.

Last verdict – conclusion:

All in all, we can say that meditation gardens can be decorated and designed in a number of ways. You don’t need to fixate to what is mentioned here. Creativity needs exploration and inspiration. That is gathered, rather observed from anyone. So, if you feel there is something that could add more worth to garden then add, check its result, and keep if you like. Obviously, if you don’t then it’s not important to let it sit there for ages. Instead, remove and bring something else that fascinates the entire idea. One last tip before wrapping this article: always ensure about likes and dislikes, what goes well in the garden and what doesn’t, and be happy while meditating. Keep a budget to maintain the garden and play around so that everything remains in its place for the sake of goodness and virtue.  

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