Everyone can benefit from a bit of meditation. It’s a great way to reduce stress levels, help with mental health, increase self-awareness and lengthen your attention span.
If you don’t have space in your home to make a dedicated meditation zone, why not convert your garage into the ultimate relaxation station?
If you still need your garage to be a functional space for storage or the car, the meditation room doesn’t have to take up the whole space, it could simply be an allocated corner, sectioned off with a screen.
The best thing about meditation is that very minimal set-up is required! You don’t need a lot of furniture to convert your garage in a meditation room, just some space for a yoga mat! You can also soften your space with rugs and cushions. Stretch Now has a variety of meditation cushions, stools and benches to choose from. To make sure you have space for your new meditation zone, a declutter or reorganization can not only help with the conversion of the garage into a meditation space but also your overall stress levels.
Lighting is not just important when your child wants to get the perfect selfie, it can also affect your mood. Warm lights make the environment feel more welcoming and relaxing. By installing warm lighting fixtures you’ll be able to unwind before, during or after the workday. Bunnings has some great options including lamps, strip lights or fairy lights that will instantly transform the mood of your garage from DIY to ZEN. Candles also produce a soothing low light and soft illumination, which can reduce stress and increases self-awareness (just keep them well away from any flammables in your garage!).
In order to get in the meditation zone, you could also add some aromatherapy. Your sense of smell is one of your strongest senses and can even influence your brain activity, so think scented candles or diffusers.
Dusk has a great range of candles and diffusers. If you are anxious or stressed try lemon, jasmine or lavender as they are all known to calm, soothe and reduce stress.
To calm your mind, step into the ambient world of rivers flowing, waves crashing and birds chirping. Block noise pollution and calm your mind and nervous system with subtle and soothing tunes. You can easily connect your smart device to a portable Bluetooth speaker.
JBL have several Bluetooth speakers at a range of prices which will send your mind to a quieter place. Need a song recommendation? Try Weightless, by Marconi Union and the British Academy of Sound Therapy. A study by Dr David Lewis-Hodgson has crowned ‘Weightless’ as the most relaxing song in the world. Give it a listen!
If you’ve made the decision to set up a meditation area and carved out time to spend focus on you, the last thing you need is someone disturbing your newfound sense of zen. Merlin’s myQ Connectivity Bundle will provide peace of mind by allowing you to monitor and control your home and garage using the myQ App. It allows you to monitor and control your garage door away from home and you can select specific close times for your garage door.
With these simple changes, you can transform a space in your garage into your own oasis for meditation, yoga or just some alone time. Namaste!
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