Are you looking to create a sacred space of your own that promotes feelings of tranquility and supports your total well-being? 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. The table itself is usually a small flat surface (i.e. a table, desk, or bench) with space around it for you to sit, meditate, and connect to your innermost self.
But the physical surface you choose is only half of what makes a meditation table such a profound tool for your spiritual growth.
Just as important are the objects you choose to set on and around the table.
I keep my meditation space pretty simple with just a meditation cushion to sit on and some of my favorite crystals and stones (Amethyst, Blue Lace Agate, Celestite, and Clear Quartz) on a small table nearby.
However, you can add as much or as little as you want here; crystals, candles, dried flowers, books, affirmation cards, and objects that hold significant personal meaning to you are just a start.
You can also add rugs, cushions, and other textiles to create the feeling of a complete, dedicated sacred space designed to serve and support your total well-being: mind, body, and soul.
So really, it doesn’t matter what you choose as long as it feels good to you.
What nourishes your soul? What feeds your spirit? What helps you connect with your truest, most authentic self?
Think about it this way:
You spend hours every day living externally–running errands and answering emails and completing to-do lists. Imagine that at the end of the day, you have a safe place where you can pause, breathe, and come home to yourself.
What does this look like?
Because that’s what this is really about. Yes, of course, this is a place to meditate. But it’s also so much more.
You can set your daily intentions here. You can pull affirmation cards. You can write in your gratitude journal.
Or you can just come here to take a deep breath and place your hand on your heart and breathe.
The important thing, really, is that it’s yours. Your space to feel safe. Your space to laugh or cry or whatever you need in the moment. Your space to continually come back to yourself, over and over again.
To help you get started, I’ve linked to items you can use to create your sacred space. I’ve also included answers to frequently asked questions regarding setting up and using meditation tables. You can use the links below to jump to the section you want to learn more about.
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Meditation Table FAQ
Does my meditation table have to be a certain size or shape?
Definitely 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?
Choose items that resonate with you. This meditation table belongs solely to you, and all that matters is the feeling 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.
The most important thing is to choose items that help you to connect with your innermost self and that bring a sense of peace, calm, security, 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 reins and place items wherever your heart wants them to go. You might also test out a few different setups and pay attention to how each setup makes you feel.
Ultimately, do what makes you feel good. That’s it. Nothing else matters here.
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. 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.
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 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!
Items For Your Meditation Table
There’s something special about being surrounded by books filled with beautiful words that soothe your spirit or 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 article on the 11 best mindfulness books and journals to support your journey.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Daily Rituals: Positive Affirmations to Attract Love, Happiness, and Peace by Phoebe Garnsworthy
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.
Crystals and Stones
Another thing I’m pretty sure you can never have too many of? Beautiful crystals and healing stones. When choosing crystals and gemstones, you can either pick ones that have specific meanings, or you can simply choose ones that speak to you. If you see a crystal and feel pulled to it, trust your gut. To help you get started, check out these guides on crystals for new beginnings and crystals for manifestation.
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. And for more ideas on what you can do with your deck, check out my guide on how to use affirmation cards.
This is for anyone who feels a deep connection with the moon. If you’d like, you can print out or purchase a moon calendar for the year and incorporate rituals into your routine that correlate with the moon’s phases. (For instance, setting new intentions during the New Moon.) To help you get started, you can check out this moon phase calendar from moonconnection.com.
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.
Again, everyone’s spiritual practice looks different. So once again, choose items that feel right to you. Whether that’s a Buddha figurine or a Mother Gaia statue, or something else completely, open your heart to what resonates most to you.
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 exact Florensi meditation cushion I link to below and use it every single day.)
Have you created your own meditation table? What items do you like to place on and around it? Share your tips for how to use a meditation table to support your mind, body, and soul in the comment box below!
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