When it comes to meditation in garden surroundings, it’s not always easy to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.
While it’s easy to simply grab a towel and head into the back garden to zone out, the open-air doesn’t always lend itself well to serenity. Distractions come in many forms, from noisy kids and neighbourhood barbeques to barking dogs and police sirens.
The primary purpose of a meditation garden is off-loading stress, finding inner peace and generally unwinding in an environment that promotes relaxation. This blog aims to help you do just that.
Leave the demands of the day at the backdoor and enter your very own zen den by creating your own purpose-built meditation garden, right there in the comfort of your own home.
Meditation in Garden Room Settings
Throughout history, people all over the world have long sought their own space or sanctuary in order to zone out and de-stress through meditation.
With all the stresses of 21st-century life, a lot can be learned from this ancient art but it can be difficult to know where to start. If this sounds like a familiar predicament, why not take a tip from the past by creating a dedicated space for your own peace of mind, body and soul?
A detached garden room or free-standing veranda can make for the perfect place for garden meditation, providing a natural environment within an outdoor setting that still protects from the elements and provides a barrier to the outside world.
Meditation Garden Ideas
Open space, minimalist design and natural light are three key features of Asian design, as are deep browns of natural wood colours. As the art of meditation does have deep roots in Asian culture, this could be an avenue of design you may want to explore for your meditation garden design.
While the layout can depend on your needs, tastes and personality, the Prestige model does make for a particularly good setting for the purpose of a meditation garden. Providing ample light and minimalist design, it also features an understated flat roof, while also providing seclusion to avoid external distractions.
Meanwhile, the Vogue model features an optional sliding roof, should you want to bring natural sounds, light and airflow into your private meditation area. Similarly, the Dynamic design offers the same benefits, with the added bonus of a louvred roof system that’s remotely adjustable depending on the weather.
Features of a Meditation Garden
Like any space dedicated to a sole purpose or activity, you may wish to accessorise your garden room in order to make it fit for purpose and personal to you.
Admittedly, while the very essence of a garden meditation room lends itself well towards a minimalistic approach, there are a few additions you can still add to your sanctuary setting to enhance the spiritual ambience.
For example, burning incense, candles and plants are common features of many meditation rooms, as are ornamental items, such as Buddha statues. Meanwhile, if there are certain sounds that help you switch off and relax, you may want to equip your space with an appropriate sound system for that exact purpose.
SunSpaces has a heating/sound system combo that’s equipped with built-in Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to incorporate the soothing sounds of your choice directly into your outdoor space. Whether you want the sounds of the sea or the wind whistling through the trees, this feature can accommodate just that.
Meanwhile, you may want to use your meditation garden room as multi-purpose setting, e.g. doubling up as a yoga pad for similar purposes of holistic mindfulness. If so, be sure to keep your supplies to hand; however, clutter can be a stress-inducer so try to keep any accessories out of sight when not in use.
If you would like to create your own garden meditation room or a simply looking for a few meditation garden ideas, why not get in touch today? Call now on 0800 085 8110 or drop us an email using the link below.