Friday, 1 September 2017

How to Set Up a Meditation Area Outside

No matter where you decide to meditate, you are calling on an energy to help you clear your mind and just be. Sometimes that energy is yourself, sometimes it's your crystals, sometimes it's a deity and sometimes it's just Mother Nature herself.

Meditating outside can be very rewarding. Depending on the time of day or night you can use the energy of the sun or moon to amplify the energy of your meditation. It is also very simple to do as well, without gaining the attention of neighbours, or random strangers walking by. It can be as simple as just laying a blanket outside and either sitting or laying down on it. All you need to do is quiet your mind and to tune out the world around you. If you're looking to add more to your outside meditation follow these tips:

  • Utilize the elements. Since each element is associated with a direction, place something that represents each element in each direction. In the north place a feather to represent air. East represents earth, so some leaves would be a good start. South is fire, so lighting a candle is perfect (remember your fire safety). Finally west is water so a simple bowl of water will suffice. If you want to find out more about connecting with the elements check it out here! 
  • Be in direct sunlight or moonlight. Don't look up at the sun, just be in its presence. Let it wash over you. Both of these will bring you a lot of positive energy. Depending on what time of day you decide to meditate, you can take advantage of the different energy the sun gives off. Meditate in the morning and you will feel refreshed, and ready to start the day. In the afternoon, if you meditate, you will get a burst of energy to continue your tasks for the day. In the evening at dusk, meditation will help you to relax and just unwind for a good night sleep.
  • Add yoga to your meditation. It's not uncommon to see people working out or doing yoga in their backyards, or in a park or by the lake. Without all the distractions near by, it is easy to just relax and focus on your meditation. 
  • Utilize your crystals. Some crystals are fantastic to use outside during a meditation. Sunstone, carnelian, quartz are just to name a few. Bring them outside the next time you feel like meditating. Some stones fade while in the sun. These stones are: aventurine, amethyst, aquamarine, beryl, citrine, kunzite, sapphires, fluorite, rose quartz, smokey quartz. It's best to keep these ones indoors.


Do you enjoy meditating outside? How do you do it? Share your tips in the comment section  below. We would love to find out!



Amanda



6 comments:

  1. I dont meditate much, but being in direct sunlight in general is so relaxing and makes me feel so positive! I can see why it would be an important part of meditating outside

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    1. The sun gives us energy like it gives the plants. Soak up as much as you can, but remember sunscreen! Lol

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  2. Love this post - I've been meaning to set up a little quiet space for myself outside for ages! Nothing more relaxing than grabbing a few moments outside :)

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    1. Once you do, we would love to see pictures!

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  3. I have always loved the idea of Persian rugs outdoors and crystals all around. Nice tips!

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