Where is the best place to meditate? — Calm Blog
The beauty of meditation is that you can meditate anywhere and everywhere — provided it’s safe to do so.
The practice of mindfulness doesn’t require a peaceful setting. And while it may be easier to connect to stillness in an idyllic location or in a spot that’s devoid of sound, it’s not necessary. The truth is, you can meditate anywhere that’s safe and comfortable — from your bed, on your porch, even during your afternoon stroll.
The setting of your meditation practice is less important than your commitment to the practice itself. So if you can’t find a perfectly quiet spot to meditate, don’t let that limit your practice.
Here are some tips on setting up a meditation spot:
Avoid the busiest areas of your home where conversation, the tv, or radio could distract you. Instead, pick somewhere you’re less likely to be disturbed (even a locked bathroom could work).
Consider the timing of your meditation practice. If your home is quieter at certain times of day, your favorite nook could work by simply shifting the time of your practice.
Let your family or housemates in on your meditation schedule and get them on your side. That way, they’ll know not to disturb you when you’re meditating.
Whichever setting you choose, limit further distractions by turning your phone onto do not disturb mode.
Once you’ve picked your meditation spot, try returning to it consistently. Over time, you’ll begin to associate that location with meditation, making it easier to sustain your practice.
Remember, the aim of meditation is not to eliminate all trace of noise. If your external environment is particularly loud, try integrating the sounds into your practice: instead of using the breath as your point of focus, return to the sounds around you.
Our Soundscape meditations are a great example of how to use sound as a focal point in meditation.