By Matt Caron
Meditation tools can become truly treasured items. We come to care about them far more than any average household object.
Meditation tools are much more than material objects. They are assets and allies in our quest for inner peace and help us to find our deeper nature. Having the right meditation tools in your home can make all the difference to your health, happiness, and spiritual development.
These meditation tools are truly helpful to have in your home.
A Good Meditation Spot
This is the MOST important thing on this list!
You need some sort of dedicated spot to meditate. Something that will beckon you when you don’t feel like it. Somewhere you can put things like Buddha statues, incense, meditation cushions, things like that.
A Tibetan Singing Bowl
Many people assume that Singing Bowls are simply musical instruments. But they’re so much more than that! They’ve been scientifically proven to change brain waves. These are truly powerful meditation tools, and help you get into the mood of meditation. They’re fantastic to use when you need to center yourself or create an intention.
Malas are one of the most useful things you can have when you regularly meditate. As we meditate, we count how many times we have recited a mantra. Malas come in varying sizes and there is a wide variety of materials to choose from. Many people prefer gemstone malas while still others use more traditional materials, like sandalwood.
So, why is a mala such an important meditation tool?
First off, it reminds you to meditate. But more importantly, it’s just a great way to deepen your meditations. By tracking the mantras you’ve repeated with your hand, you can free your mind to concentrate.
And last but not least, if you get a gemstone mala, it brings healing vibrations.
A Good Book
This list will help you get started.
Nowadays there are so many great meditation apps out there, covering all kinds of different aspects of your practice. Some are timers, guided meditation sessions, and others are meditation teachers. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to see why people love them so much!
What’s your favorite app?
Music can go a long way to calming the mind and helping us to focus. You can find some great stuff on YouTube to get started, or Spotify if you have a membership.
Guided meditations are an easy way to dive deep, and are especially good for beginners. If you like Zen with zero effort, you will definitely like guided meditations. These days there are millions of guided meditations on Youtube, and some of them are truly exceptional.