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How To Make A Meditation Room At Home

01/21/2016 12:13 EST

Whether you're new to meditation or a long-time practitioner, a calming space can help take your meditation to another level.

Your space should be filled with items that are meaningful to you. Feel free to add stones and gems to your space or swap out candles for incense. You can also create a minimalist space by doing away with the altar, and just purchasing a meditation chair or cushion instead.

Meditation has been linked with slowing the aging process of the brain and can help with addiction and anxiety, Forbes notes.

In the slideshow below, we look at seven essentials found in almost every meditation room. From altars to floor pillows, these items can help provide a sense of calm throughout your practice creating clutter and distracting from your practice.

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