As the whirlwind of responsibilities and commitments consumes your energy, a meditation space outdoors can ground you, rejuvenate your spirit, and empower your consciousness. The good news is you don’t need a membership at a yoga studio to practice this meditation if you have a backyard. In this guide, we’ll walk you through creating an outdoor sanctuary for meditation just outside your home.

 

Set Up in a Relatively Secluded Spot

Your first step should be to identify a spot in your backyard that is relatively secluded. It should be distanced from your back porch and ideally next to some trees or a garden. The area should be shielded from excessive noise and distractions, but if you can’t find such a spot, then you can work to reduce those distractions later. Ultimately, the space should evoke a sense of peace and offer an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and reflection.

 

Infuse the Area With Nature

Meditation is best done in the cradle of fresh flora, and your backyard is the perfect place to make that happen. Plant generously around and even in your chosen meditation space, choosing growth that you find beautiful and calming. Bamboo, lavender, and jasmine are all wonderful options if you can grow them in your climate.

Next, see about adding other natural elements, such as stones, water features, and wooden sculptures. A small fountain or pond, for example, adds the calming sound of flowing water, and stones and pebbles can provide grounding energy. Use these elements thoughtfully to enhance the sensory experience of your meditation space.

 

Add Some Sort of Structure for Shade

Sunlight can be distracting and dangerous for long periods spent meditating. To limit the distraction of heat and glare, add some sort of open-air shade structure.

A pergola, for instance, can be a very effective yet minimally invasive shade option. You can decide whether to build or buy a pergola, or you can go a different route entirely with a gazebo or permanent tent.

 

Make the Space Yours

Finally, personalize your meditation space with items that resonate with you. Maybe it’s your weathered yoga mat, comfortable cushions with intricate designs, your favorite incense, or windchimes you can’t get enough of. When all is said and done, the space should reflect your taste and spiritual needs, making it a more inviting and sacred place for your meditation practice.

Creating an outdoor sanctuary for meditation will ensure you don’t have to travel far to reconnect with nature and your inner self. Follow these steps to curate a space that grounds you and your practice.

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her outdoors and performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.