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Creating a Cosy Meditation Space for Hygge Vibes


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As autumn and winter roll in, bringing cooler temperatures and shorter days, it’s the perfect time to embrace the concept of “hygge.” Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish term embodies the cosy, warm, and comforting feelings that bring delight during the colder months. One way to invite hygge into your life is by creating a cosy meditation space that will enhance your mindfulness practice and keep you snug and content throughout the season.

The Essentials of a Cosy Meditation Space

1. Soft textures 

Hygge is all about comfort, so incorporate soft textures into your meditation space. Plush blankets, fluffy pillows, and a luxurious rug underfoot create an inviting atmosphere. Opt for warm, earthy colours like deep browns, soft greys, and muted blues to evoke a sense of calm.

2. Warm lighting

Soft, warm lighting is key to creating a cosy ambience. Use fairy lights, candles, or a Himalayan salt lamp to cast a gentle, soothing glow in your space. These lighting choices not only enhance the hygge atmosphere but also promote relaxation.

3. Natural elements

Bring a touch of nature indoors with potted plants or a small indoor fountain. Natural elements not only purify the air but also connect you with the serenity of the outdoors. Place a few pebbles or stones from your garden in your space for added grounding energy.

4. Comfy seating

Choose a comfortable seat for your meditation practice. A plush cushion, a cosy armchair, or even a hammock chair can provide the perfect spot for relaxation. Make sure it’s ergonomically comfortable for extended periods of sitting.

5. Aromatherapy

Scent plays a significant role in creating a cosy atmosphere. Use essential oils or incense with soothing scents like lavender, vanilla, or cedarwood. These aromas can help you relax and set the mood for meditation.

Incorporating Crystals into Your Space

Crystals can enhance the energy of your meditation space and elevate your mindfulness practice. Here are a few crystals that complement the hygge vibes of your cosy space:

Amethyst: The stone of tranquility

Amethyst is known for its calming and soothing properties. Place an amethyst cluster or a polished amethyst stone in your meditation space to promote tranquillity and peace during your practice.

Rose quartz: The stone of love and comfort

Rose quartz embodies the gentle, loving energy of hygge. Its soft pink hue promotes self-love and emotional healing. Keep a piece of rose quartz nearby to infuse your meditation with feelings of comfort and love.

Clear quartz: The master healer

Clear quartz is a versatile crystal that amplifies energy and intention. Use a clear quartz point to enhance the power of your meditation practice, helping you connect with your inner self on a deeper level.

Setting the Mood for Meditation

Once your cosy meditation space is all set up, it’s time to make the most of it. Here’s how to set the mood for meditation:

  1. Unplug and disconnect: Turn off your devices and disconnect from the outside world; this is your sacred time for inner peace.
  2. Comfortable attire: Wear comfortable clothing that keeps you warm and relaxed. Consider a cosy sweater or a soft shawl.
  3. Guided meditation or silence: Choose whether to practice guided meditation or sit in silence. Both have benefits, so go with what feels suitable for you.
  4. Breath awareness: Begin your meditation by focusing on your breath. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly. Let the breath anchor you in the present moment.
  5. Crystal energy: Hold your chosen crystal in your hand or place it nearby as you meditate. Visualise its energy enveloping you and enhancing your practice.
  6. Gratitude and mindfulness: As you meditate, cultivate a sense of appreciation for the cosy space you’ve created and the opportunity to connect with your inner self.
  7. Stay hygge: Take a moment to savour the cosy atmosphere after meditation. Enjoy a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa as you bask in the comfort of your space.

Embrace the Hygge Vibes

Creating a cosy meditation space for hygge vibes can be a transformative experience. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the season of gratitude, mindfulness, and self-care. By incorporating soft textures, warm lighting, natural elements, and the energy of crystals, you’ll enhance your meditation practice and infuse your life with the essence of hygge. So, cosy up, meditate, and savour the simple pleasures of this enchanting season.

Remember to tag us in any of your hygge photos at @surrender_to_happiness. For information on how to create a homemade meditation retreat, click here. If you want to read about which scents can enhance your space, click here and click here, to learn about how meditating with crystals can aid your subconscious mind. To cultivate gratitude with crystals in November, click here and click here for meditation for couples. Finally, if you are looking for the ultimate relaxation, click here to read our blog on sound baths.

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