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Which Plants are Good for Meditation?

Did you know that having indoor plants can help you better immerse yourself in meditation? It’s time to bring home some green plants that won’t only look beautiful in your meditation space, but also improve air quality!

“Plants create a small connection to nature and remind us that we are only a part of it after all.”

Meditation spaces are often minimalist in design so as not to remind us of the sometimes toxic materialistic world in which we live.

Plants create a small connection to nature and remind us that we are only a part of it after all.

So what are the best houseplants for meditation? And how can they contribute to inner peace and concentration?

In this guide, we’ll introduce you to some of our 10 favourite plants for meditation that can help you better immerse yourself in meditation.

1. Basil

Basil is a spiritually significant plant that also has antioxidant properties. It dispels any negativity and spreads optimism. When you meditate, it will be easier for you to focus on positive things as you receive positive vibrations from basil.

2. Lavender

Lavender is a wonderful plant that not only eliminates toxins, but also lowers stress levels, contributes to relaxation and is effective in treating depression. It is one of the most commonly used plants for anxiety relief. Therefore, it is an excellent choice for your chosen meditation spot.

3. Jade Plant

The jade plant is a sign of good luck, it gives happiness and attracts positive energy. It not only purifies the air, but also helps you attract happiness and a positive attitude while you meditate.

4. Rosemary

Negative energy cannot persist if you have rosemary plants around you! If you place it in front of the door of your meditation room, it will keep away any unfavourable energy.

5. Bamboo

The growth rate of bamboo is extremely fast. Therefore, it is believed to be a symbol of growth and the ease with which you can overcome your problems. The presence of bamboo in your meditation space has the potential to help you overcome all your challenges.

6. Mint

Mint is not only invigorating, but also a symbol of new beginnings and revitalization. You can rid your meditation space of negative energy and replace it with a more positive atmosphere simply by incorporating it.

7. Oregano

Oregano is more than just a seasoning that can be used to enhance the flavour of your meal. It can also help to foster harmony by bringing people together.

Some people believe that just inhaling its scent will make people more loving and peaceful towards one another.

And can play a part in assisting a person in finding inner peace and harmony with themselves.

Put it where it can get plenty of sunlight by positioning it near a window.

8. Aloe Vera

One of the wonderful plants that Mother Nature has given us is the Aloe Vera plant.

Its extract has a variety of healing properties, many of which are contained in the body care products we use regularly.

Although aloe vera plants should generally be avoided in home interiors, it is perfectly acceptable to have them in a meditation room.

They are able to not only survive but thrive in the harshest of environments.

Thus, it is not surprising that the desert is their natural habitat.

They are also considered one of the plants that are able to effectively purify the air around them.

It is said that aloe vera plants provide more security in a room. You need them to protect your sacred space from harmful energies.

9. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is said to have the power to eliminate distractions from the mind, making it easier for a person to develop a greater sense of self-awareness while they are engaged in the practise of meditation, which is why those who take their practise of meditation more seriously swear by its effectiveness.

It has a very high vibration, which makes it possible to correctly align one’s chakras in order to achieve the highest level of spiritual awareness.

10. Vetiver

Since most gardeners react negatively to it, vetiver is usually used only in the form of essential oils.

However, the vetiver plant is associated with the psychological healing of people who have been through traumatic experiences. This is achieved through vetiver’s ability to ground and strengthen the flow of vital energy in the body.

Someone could claim that they have not had any traumatic experiences.

However, this is only an assertion of consciousness. Also, there may be traumatic memories buried deep in the subconscious.

Also, the scent is known to repel insects. So you do not have to worry about insects settling on it.

We hope you find this guide interesting. Be sure to lovingly care for these plants so that they do well. In addition, you can also have meditation tools to assist you in your meditation, such as our handmade and uniquely curated meditation kit consisting of crystal, diffuser, soy wax candle and affirmation cards. Check out our own meditation kit here.

Each item represents the five elements of nature, which represent the physical and energetic qualities of our human body and the physical world.

So, are you ready to bring powerful healing and transformation to your life?

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Part of this article is credited to and

Michael Teh, 11th March 2023.

Michael Teh is a meditation coach devoted to a personal mission of awakening more people to higher consciousness. He teaches self-realization through meditation, qigong, yoga and philosophy.

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