5 IDEAS TO INSPIRE SACRED SPACE FOR YOUR DAILY PRACTICE
Your daily practice is a coming home to yourself each day.
With that, we want to create a space for ourselves to practice that inspires beauty, relaxation and intention.
Here are 5 ideas for creating sacred space for your daily spiritual practice:
☀️ Purity: Keep your area clean and free from dust and clutter. This will help your mind relax and connect you with your highest intentions. You may wish to crack a window to let in some fresh air.
☀️ Grounding: When you practice in the same place each day, at the same time and using the same objects, those objects will become charged with your energy and intentions. This could look like using the same blanket, yoga mat, shawl, mala or essential oils. Practicing on a layer of silk or wool also helps to protect your energetic field. When you travel, you can bring some of these objects with you to help you ground and create sacred space wherever you go.
☀️ Orientation: In Ayurveda, East or North-East are considered to be the optimal directions to face for meditation and breathwork, as this aligns your bioenergetic field with the energy of the Sun and the magnetic energy of Earth. This supports a deeper alignment with your true nature and inner potential.
☀️ Honouring the 5 senses: You may also enjoy enriching your space by honouring the 5 senses, which in Ayurveda, also relate to the 5 elements. This can include using light (such as a candle), scent (smoke, essential oils or natural incense), sound (a bell or pure silence), and touch (your favourite shawl). The olfactory sense (smell) is generally the most powerful for awakening ancestral and cosmic memory, and the experience of transcendence. Lighting a candle for practice and burning sacred herbs calls spiritual protection to your home, and can help balance the mind and emotions.
☀️ Beauty + meaning: You may wish to also add objects of beauty + meaning for you -- such as crystals, fresh flowers, poetry, words of inspiration, sacred objects from cultures that you feel connected to, or pictures of teachers or sages -- to remind you of your intention and what inspires you.
What are your ideas for creating sacred space?
Share in the comments below ... ☀️
About the Author
Briya Freeman has been creating spaces for healing and spiritual awakening since 2011. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that unites and transcends global culture. Her background includes 20+ years of study and practice in hatha yoga, Ayurveda, Breathontology, meditation, bioenergetics and shamanism.
As a teacher, she is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply seated. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org,
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