It’s used to be that people would give you the eyes when you declare that you have a meditation room at home.
But these days more and more homeowners actually dedicate a whole room for meditation, spirituality, yoga, and basically zen activities like self-reflection.
Some even design bathrooms to be their sacred space of zen, giving it an appearance that don’t have anything that reminds you of a bathroom.
I really didn’t realize what a rising trend this became until some years back when it started popping up in numerous homes which I had the pleasure to feng shui.
People do put more value into spirituality in modern times.
Zen rooms are often designed to be minimalistic so that we are not reminded of the sometimes toxic materialistic world we live in.
And plants add that little connection with nature that remind us that we are after all, just part of nature.
Here are some of the best spiritual plants to have in your spiritual room.
I have to admit.
When I think about basil, I am reminded of the delightful Thai dishes that basil leaves are made with.
But basil is actually a holy plant in India.
It is believed that the basil plant has antioxidant properties that actually harnesses positive vibrations present in the environment.
When you have them at home, wilting basil is an indication of excessive negative energy.
This should alert you that it’s time to perform some type of space cleansing to renew the positive energy charge of the meditation room.
2) Aloe vera
Aloe vera is one of the magic plants that Mother Nature has gifted to us.
It’s extract has a whole range of healing properties that we use via personal toiletries all the time.
And while aloe vera is generally avoided for home interiors, it is totally fine to have them in the zen room.
They can not only survive, but also thrive, under the harshest conditions.
No surprises that they are native to the deserts.
They are also attributed as one of the plants that can efficiently purify the air.
It is said that aloe vera plants bring protection to a space. And you need that to keep your sacred space safe from negative vibes.
Oregano is not just a spice that adds flavor to your dinner. It brings together by enhancing harmony.
It’s aroma is believed in some circles to bring love and peace to everyone.
And can play a role to help one find peace and harmony with oneself.
Place it near the window so that it gets enough sunlight.
The cool taste of mint can often be quite addictive.
They are used in a flurry of consumer goods for their ability to make one feel refreshed.
It is a plant of revival and can help you overcome bad vibes and replace them with good ones.
If you have just gone through a rough day and simply needs to revitalize yourself with relaxation and positivity, them mint plants can play a useful role in helping you find that sweet spot of meditation within yourself.
Just avoid overdosing on them.
There’s good reason why lavender is the most popular scent of essential oils of aromatherapy.
They are believed to eliminate toxins, reduce stress levels, induce relaxation, manage blood pressure, and even alleviate depression!
That a big list of benefits for one small plant.
However, one big drawback of the lavender is it’s tendency to attract bugs and even bees.
So do keep your windows close, or at least install a mesh net at the window to prevent insects from entering your home after being lured by the scent of lavender.
This is, in huge part, attributed to the plant’s ability to grow to a great height in a short time.
In fact, someone once told me that if you set up a video recorder and points the lens at lucky bamboo for an hour, you’d see it grow just by replaying the recording in 2x speed.
The speedy growth of this spiritual plant don’t just relate to personal growth. It is also associated to outgrowing your problems and leaving them behind as you reach a higher level.
It also has air-purifying abilities.
Many know rosemary as a plant of purification.
But it also acts as a repellent of negative energy.
Placement of one next to the front door of the meditation room would prevent negative energy from being brought into the zen area by you or other family members.
It is also claimed that rosemary improves memory.
Those who practice mediation in a more serious manner swear by the ability of sandalwood to remove distraction from the mind, enabling them to become more self-aware during meditation.
It has a very high vibration which enables one to properly align chakras for spiritual awareness at the highest level.
Sandalwood is also deemed to be a type of aphrodisiac that can promote sensual pleasure.
We usually use vetiver only as essential oils as gardeners don’t really take to it kindly.
But vetiver plants are associated to mental healing for people who are plagued with trauma by grounding and increasing vital energy flow within.
One might claim that they don’t have any trauma.
But that’s the conscious mind speaking. And there might be trauma in the sub-conscious mind.
Their aroma is also known to repel insects. So you don’t have to worry about bugs making home on one.