Home Practice: Creating Your Own Sacred Space
TIPS ON CREATING A your own SPACE to practice AT HOME:
One of the great things about coming to the studio is that there is little outside distraction which provides more opportunity for inward attunement. But in the times when you can't get to the studio, you might be able to create a safe space in your home to practice. Here are a few tips as you think about creating your own sacred space:
-find a quiet spot
It could be a corner of a room, a big closet, or a place in your yard that you feel you have some privacy. You might need to ask the people in your home to give you a little time alone ;)
-Surround yourself with something beautiful
"In the presence of beauty, our own beauty shines." Maybe you have some candles or beautiful flowers that bring you joy. Maybe you have a pretty blanket or a favorite picture you could place in this area. This can create a sense of the sacred when you intentionally bring beauty into your space.
-Engage the senses
Incorporating essential oils or santo palo or sage can awaken the senses and also help bring your body and mind into a refreshed perspective. Scents like lavender, ylang ylang, and frankincense can bring a sense of calm, peace, and relaxation. Scents like cedarwood, orange, and lemon are great for uplifting, energizing, and rejuvenating. You could light some candles, and bring a mug of your favorite drink to savor as you spend some quiet time here! If you have questions about oils, feel free to contact me!
-Have some of your favorite books nearby
For me, reading poetry and other inspiring words can help me learn, question, seek, and grow. I'll be sharing some of my favorite books on the blog very soon to keep on the look-out if you need some ideas!
-Make the time
One of the hardest things is to actually make the time to spend in your space. Put it in your calendar and guard it like you would your job or family time or anything else of top importance! This is your body. Your only home on earth. It's worth taking the time to tune in and give your body, mind, and soul a chance to start the day from a grounded place.