An immense sense of calmness takes over you as you enter your meditation room. Maybe it’s the smiling Buddha statue or the carved wall sculptures of Ganesha and Krishna leading you to your space of spiritual awakening. Sustainable design is focused on utilizing materials like reclaimed woods that have been repurposed into cabinets and chests that are used as altars or for storage. Bringing with them the energies of the ancient times the carvings of chakra and lotus that are associated with the elements of nature.
Altars are places of worship, vortexes of energy that infuse the space around them with your aura. An altar is a physical manifestation of your inner spirituality. Beautifully decorated antique arches that are house Ganesha, Lakshmi sculptures and idols, malas and pyramids, elements that connect you with divinity as you see it within yourself, a space where you consciously reflect on relationships in the present and past. Your altar vibrates with your spiritual energy and when you meditate before it, the energy is reflected back growing exponentially.
The stack of cushions made from recycled saris and the canopy with the colorful sheers cascading to the floor makes this cozy small space bohemian and free spirited. The vintage wood arched frames on the walls ties the meditation space with the zen of the room.
Practising yoga before your altar, or doing your meditation, it reconnects you with your innermost purpose of your life. The antique door leading to your meditation room has carvings of lotus and chakra, an ancient Indian door with hues of pink, so rich in its history of love for the divine spirit.A beautiful tribal damchiya sits in the corner with a plethora of herbs and potted plants giving their scent to your beautiful space.
The triple arch opens up into your lush green gorgeous backyard, and you feel one with nature. I have altars all over the garden, the hanuman statue in natural stone is surrounded with potted plants and sits under the huge banyan tree, my evening stroll is self reflective and energizing as I offer flowers to him, absorbing his strength and resilience, calming all turbulent thoughts and letting my guard down.
Malas in rudraksha,crystal quartz, lapiz lazuli and pictures of loved ones surround my altar as I seek reassurance in connecting with my mom and dad during meditation. I chant to Ganesha as he opens up new portals and new chapters in my life,teaching me his ways of wisdom. The beautiful Saraswati teaches me to be conscious in my choice of words and always be kind in thought and verb.
The tree of life carving teaches me to believe in the blooming of the love and life as we go through hardships and strained realtionships.My meditation room guides me with all its energies and helps my consciousness expand and merge with cosmic divinity. Hanuman and Shiva, both the same or different? The manifest and the unmanifest. Get a step closer to understanding the mystery of life with beautiful carvings of Krishna and Shiva lining the walls reminiscent of the Ajanta Ellora caves in India. Your altar holds the love that you offer and magnifies it manifold.