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Ravaged by the workaday world, it’s essential to create an area that can lure you away from the office with a
gentle whisper of Zen. Below are some simple tips to add chakric calm to your sanctum sanctorums.
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1. Light incense: The scent most
common in Indian Ashrams is Nag
Champa, made with sandalwood and
plumeria. Such aromas can help transport you far
away from the city lights and associated stresses.
2. Sound check: Drown out the
constant chirp of your cellphone by
listening to your favorite soundscapes.
Chants and nature sounds can provide a
calming background stimulus.
3. Bright idea: Turn the lights down
low and give your eyes a rest from
the glare of office computer screens,
or sit by a sunlit window to recharge and
revitalize your thoughts.
So soft: Add fluffy pillows, cozy
blankets or plush rugs under your feet
to create a warm and inviting vibe.
Outdoors in: Natural plants such
as lavender or bamboo, will allow you
to connect to nature, and fresh-cut
flowers can bring in a touch of romance.
Minimize right: Declutter by
removing unnecessary objects from
your home. Clutter can cause the
mind to jump from one thing to the next
Let it flow: The Hindu symbol for
creativity and fertility, having a water
feature will allow the energy of prosperity
and money to flow freely into your life.
Positive symbols: Make sure the
images in your home are positive,
uplifting and promote an enlightened
attitude. Clashing colors and violent imagery
can subtly influence your mood.
9. Sweet dreams: Everyone needs
peaceful sleep. Ensure your bedroom is
free from accessory stimulations such
as cell phones, laptops and yes, TV. Don’t ever
wake up on the wrong side of the bed again!