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How to Create a Meditation Table (A Complete Guide)

Are you looking to create a sacred space of your own that promotes feelings of tranquility and supports your total wellbeing? Discover everything you need to create your own meditation table, with over 50 links to tables and decor so you can start creating your perfect meditation table today.

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How to Create a Meditation Table

A meditation table is a dedicated sacred space that promotes feelings of peace, calm, and tranquility within. It usually consists of a table as the foundation; on top of the table are chosen objects that possess significant meaning to you. The space you create should serve and support your total mind, body, and spirit. This is a place that nourishes your soul, feeds your spirit, and helps you to connect with your highest, most authentic self.

So why a meditation table? And how exactly do you use it?

It’s likely that you have moments in your life when you feel disconnected with yourself. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, external influences cause us to feel stressed, worried, anxious, and unsteady. When this happens, you may lose your place of groundedness and ease.

That’s why it’s important to have a place that feels completely safe to you: where you can come home to yourself.

You might call your meditation table your altar, sacred space, shrine, or another term that feels right to you. And despite its name, you don’t have to solely use your meditation table for the practice of meditating. You might choose to sit at your meditation table in the morning to set daily intentions, pull affirmation cards, or write in your gratitude journal. You might also choose to come to this space anytime you seek serenity and solitude.

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Below are some questions and answers on how to get started with creating your perfect meditation table.

Does my meditation table have to be a certain size or shape?

Absolutely not. Your meditation table can be as big or as small as you choose. Remember, bigger doesn’t always mean better. If you have only a small corner to dedicate to your sacred space, that’s more than enough. Choose a meditation table that fits your needs; dimensions and aesthetics are completely up to you.

What do I put on my meditation table?

You’re probably going to get sick of me saying this by the end of this blog post, but I don’t think I can emphasize this enough: choose items that resonate with you. This meditation table belongs solely to you, and all that matters is the feelings the items bring when you look at and/or touch them. You can put as much or as little on your table as you’d like; in fact, you don’t have to put anything on it at all if your soul desires a clean, empty space. Below, I’ve linked to suggestions for items you can place on your meditation table, including candles, crystals, books, affirmation cards, decor, and more. Some of these items might resonate with you, or you might choose to go in a different direction. The most important thing is to choose items that help you to connect with your inner self and that bring a sense of peace, calm, security, groundedness, love, and connection with yourself and the world around you.

How do I set up my meditation table?

Set up your table in a way that feels calming to you. If you like everything neat and organized, then you might set it up so it looks balanced and orderly. If you think a little messiness is kind of beautiful, then you might let your inner creative take the reigns and place items wherever your heart wants them to go. There’s nothing wrong with googling how other people set up their tables, but remember that this is your sacred space. The most important thing is how it makes you feel.

How do I use my meditation table?

When you create your meditation table, take some time to set a purpose and intention for how you want to use this space. You can, of course, meditate in front of your table. As I mentioned above, you might also choose to come here in the morning to set intentions, recite affirmations, and express gratitude. When you’re seeking answers, this might be a place to look for them within. You might also like to sit at your meditation table after work to release the day and invite a sense of calm and peace into your evening.

Below, I’ve linked to items you can use to create your sacred space. Know that this is just the beginning of what’s possible for your meditation table, and your options are limitless. As you scroll through the items, see if anything resonates with you. If you see an item that inspires something in you, but you’re not 100% sure, you can click on it and check out other similar recommended items to see if there’s something else that calls to you.

While your meditation table is sacred and important, I encourage you to remain lighthearted as you start the process of creation. Remember your infinite power as a creator. Embrace the joy, fun, love, and light you hold inside.

When you create your space from a place of love, it will forever be a safe and loving place for you to come back to.

Meditation Tables

To create your serene meditation table, you first want to start with the foundation on which you’ll be building upon: the table itself. You may already have a piece of furniture in your home that would work perfectly for this function. If you’re a DIYer, this is a great opportunity to get creative as you check out local yard sales and thrift stores for the inspiring piece that speaks to you. Sand, stain, paint, or leave it perfectly imperfect: whatever feels right to you. (If you’re worried about the table holding onto past energy from previous experiences and owners, I’d recommend using sage on the table first.) If you’re looking for something beautiful and new, the links below offer an array of styles to fit every price range. Just make sure to double check the dimensions to ensure the table fits your space!

EarthBench Pedestal Stand

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Deluxe Personal Altar with Shelf

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PJ Wood Folding Desk and Tray Table

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Ameriwood Home Modern Coffee Table

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Henn&Hart Modern Chic 2-Tier Table

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Books

There’s something special about being surrounded by books filled with beautiful words that delight your imagination. Even just setting a few books on your meditation table can fill you with serenity, inspiration, and creativity. Choose books that reach deep into your soul and speak to you. Below are a few options to get you started. For more inspiration, check out my post on the ten best manifestation books to support your journey.

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson

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Inward by Yung Pueblo

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

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Sacred Woman by Queen Afua

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Dear Universe by Sarah Prout

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Candles

If you’re a candle lover like me, then the concept of “too many candles” doesn’t exist. Candles bring a deep sense of calm, tranquility, and peace within. It’s also a powerful meditation practice to stare into the dancing flame of a candle and let it wash over your being. Here are some beautiful candles you can include on your meditation table.

Scented Candle Gift Set

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Crystals and Stones

Another thing I’m pretty sure you can never have too many of? Beautiful crystals and healing stones. My collection has grown by a couple dozen over the past year and continues to grow. While different crystals and stones have their own meanings, if you’re new to choosing crystals for your collection, I think it’s always a powerful practice to choose what speaks to you before worrying about the crystal’s individual meaning. If you see a crystal and feel pulled to it, trust your gut. For more info on crystals, I’ve included links to some of my blog posts below! For more details on how to use crystals to protect your energy, manifest your dreams, and help you heal from within, check out my post, How to Use Crystals: Grids, Pendulums & More.

Luckeeper Healing Crystal Wands

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Chakra Therapy Plus Collection

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Affirmation Cards

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I’m all about positive affirmations. Incorporating positive affirmations into my daily routine has completely improved my mindset, helping me to embrace the worthy, powerful, limitless being that I am. Affirmation cards are a truly powerful addition to your meditation table or sacred space. One profound practice is to sit at your table every morning, surrounded by quiet and stillness, and pick one card from your affirmation card deck. Read the affirmation, and feel the positive words in every cell of your body. You can also spend a few minutes reflecting on what the words mean to you. I love that this is a practice you can do in five minutes or less that will have a meaningful impact on your entire day.

Below are a few of my favorite affirmation card decks to help you get started!

Lamare Affirmation Cards

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Affirmation Cards for Women

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Less Anxiety Affirmation Cards

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The Universe Has Your Back Card Deck

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Moon Decor

This is for all those who feel a deep connection with the moon, or who want to strengthen their connection as you continue to learn. If you feel called to, you can also print out or purchase a moon calendar for the year and incorporate rituals that correlate with the moon’s phases. (For instance, setting new intentions during the New Moon.)

Moon Lamp

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Moon Shelf

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Glowing Aura Mountain Moon Shelf

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Moon Table Lamp

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Triple Moon Copper Offering Bowl

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Meditation Materials & Decor

Everyone’s meditation and spirituality practice looks different, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all product here that will suit everyone. Once again, choose what calls to you. Is there a statue or figurine that represents peace and serenity to you? Have you been curious about trying Tibetan singing bowls but haven’t yet made the leap? The possibilities here are endless. Choose items that you feel will enhance your practice, even if that means they seemingly have no functional purpose to an outsider. If it brings you inner tranquility, that’s more than enough of a reason to incorporate it on your meditation table.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

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OwMell Meditation Figurines

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BAIESHIJI Essential Oil Diffuser

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Spiritual Decor

Everything I wrote under the Meditation Materials & Decor section? It all applies here as well. Everyone’s spiritual practice looks different. So once again, choose items that feel right to you. Whether that’s a Buddha figurine or Mother Gaia statue, or something else completely, open your heart to what resonates most to you. What feels most like love?

Tangie Marie Premium Seven Chakra Tree

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Japanese Zen Garden

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Cushions, Rugs, and Textiles

Finally, this last category is all about what’s surrounding your meditation table: meditation cushions and benches, rugs, tapestries, canopies, and anything else you fill your space with. You can turn your meditation table into a loving sacred space where you nurture your mind, body, and spirit. And for anyone who might be skeptical of meditation cushions: So. Was. I. And then I tried one, and within five seconds of sitting on it, I was a believer. (I own the Florensi cushion below and absolutely love it.)

Florensi Meditation Cushion

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Boho Mandala Rug

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Dix-Rainbow Canopy

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Moonlit Garden Tapestry

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Have you created your own meditation table? Be sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!

For uplifting affirmations, chakra resources, meditation tools, self-love encouragement, and more, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Instagram!

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