Finding your zen: must haves for your at-home meditation space

Now that we're at home a lot, sometimes we just need to get away. Here are a few things to help you get your "om" on.

by Keisha Lee
June 1, 2020

Now that we’re at home a lot, sometimes we just need to get away. Here are a few things to help you get your “om” on.

Floor too hard?

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The Om Zafu Yoga Pillow offers comfort & support during long meditation sessions. It gives your sit bones lift & support, alleviating lower back strain. This cushion works with lotus, cross-legged, and kneeling positions.

Close your eyes and focus…

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When it’s time to relax and reflect, you’ll love this Meditation Tabletop Fountain from Ore International. The soft LED light provides a gentle glow, while the earth-tone fountain lets your worries float away. Place it in any room indoors for a refreshing way to relax and still your mind.

Breathe in…

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This compact diffuser offers continuous aromatherapy for four hours while you get your thoughts together.

Set the ambiance…

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Made from real Himalayan salt crystals, this hand-carved Salt Crystal Lamp will freshen and beautify your home. The heated salt emits negative ions that help clear the air, naturally dilute odors, and provide an ambiance of relaxation.

Small but powerful…

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This singing bowl is perfectly sized to fit in your hand, but that doesn’t mean it compromises on sound. Ideal for meditation, sound therapy, spiritual gatherings, or any moment when you wish to create space and generate positive energy. When your brain waves synchronize with the otherworldly sounds, you’ll experience the enhanced creativity and mental clarity that have made Singing Bowls a valued tradition for thousands of years.

Clear your chakras…

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The Four Elements are brought together with the wood from the Palo Santo tree,  an abalone shell from the sea, fire when burning the wood and air as it drifts around your space. These are great as gifts or if you have not used smoke before as a clearing element.

Set your intentions…

Mala beads can be made from gemstones that match the intention of your practice, and often Mala beads are placed in shrines as a reminder of affirmations. Mala beads are also referred to as Buddhist beads.

Keisha embarked on her event planning career In New Orleans in 2015 as a sponsorship activation lead for ESSENCE Festival, and since then, she has managed and helped plan political fundraisers, conferences and Tulane University’s convocation ceremonies. She is always ready to face the next challenge and is ready to bring the events and experiences that are truly unique and absolutely embody the spirit of New Orleans.

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