Meditation gardens offer sanctuary for people needing to escape the stresses of everyday life. By surrounding yourself with flowers and other plants, beautifully landscaped and sorted, you can enjoy a moment of peace. Connecting with nature during these moments is also essential for grounding yourself so that you can find your base and your focus again.
That’s why you should consider building your own meditation garden. This could be your space for finding inner peace and coping with anxiety or stress. In your meditation garden, you can harmonize with the nature around you, which has mental and physical health benefits. Fortunately, whether you live in a city, or share a garden, or live in the country with endless fields of land, you have options for building your meditation garden.
Find Your Spot
First, you need to find a designated area in your garden setting where you can take a quiet pause and embrace your natural surroundings. If you share a community garden, pick a corner in the space. If you have your own backyard space or large garden area, create a separate garden section that’s just for you. You can divide the space with a screen or shrubs for some privacy.
Create a Trail
Design a path that will lead you to your meditation garden whenever you need a moment of peace. Otherwise, use an item to indicate the spot, like a bench, meditation pillow or mat, small sheltered area like a gazebo, and so on.
Include Personal Accessories
Often, meditation spaces include an altar or shelf with spiritual items like sculptures, crystals, gems, photos, and more. Depending on your available space, include these accessories (ensure they’re durable for outdoor weather conditions.) You could also have a small garden statue that spiritually inspires you.
Include Other Natural Elements
While your garden will include soils, plants, and maybe flowers, you could also include natural elements like rocks, boulders, and water. Depending on your spacing, consider including a fountain with a gentle, trickling stream that will soothe the senses and immediately calm you in the space. Bounders are popular in meditation or zen gardens because they symbolize grounding in nature.
Make Your Garden Yours!
A meditation garden is a personal space that should include personal touches and designs that appeal to your taste. This is your space, so make it right for you by adding your favorite plants, trees that inspire growth, comfortable seating, music players, and more. Be at peace in your unique meditation garden.