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Mindful : April 2018
ESSENTIALS You, and something to sit on: Whether you use a cushion or a chair, your seat should provide proper support. And don’t shy away from extra support cushions and bolsters—when it comes to meditation, your body is priority number one. What Do You Need? ADD-ONS Some things you don’t exactly need, but are mighty useful to have on hand: a timer, a glass of water, a cover-up (e.g ., a sweater, shawl, or blanket) and socks. ENVIRONMENT Even if you don’t dress up your space at all, you’ll want to consider noise level, comfort, and temperature. Wherever you go, there you are. And wherever you are, there you can meditate. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your living room or sitting on a park bench or standing on a bus— the moment you settle your mind into meditation, your environment becomes your meditation space. So why all this talk of designating a spe- cial place in your home? In order to cultivate mindfulness in our lives, we first have to set an intention and build a habit. Commit- ting to meditate reg ularly isn’t easy. Life can feel overwhelmingly busy and distracting, and demands on our time and attention tend to spiral out of control fairly often. When it comes to sitting down with your mind, the only thing keeping you going is you. A Place to Start Carving out a space in your home, even if it’s only a few square feet, means literally making space in your life for a regular meditation habit to thrive. You’re essentially giving your intention to meditate a home in the physical world. By setting an atmo- sphere that reflects your personality and welcomes you in, you’re simply giving yourself an encouraging nudge to keep it up. But the space itself is only a start- ing point. Those moments spent med- itating in your designated space lay the ground for your meditation habit to flourish, and with time that habit will help you to notice opportunities to extend your practice of mindful- ness further. After all, the whole world is your meditation space. April 2018 mindful 43 home