When you first start practicing Kundalini Yoga, finding the right space in which to practice may help enhance the experience. Fortunately, you don’t have to have any special skills to get this right. In this guide, we will cover how to create an altar for complete beginners.
1. Choose a serene space
First things first, you should choose a space for your altar. While some people don’t need a particular place in which to meditate, others find that it is useful to them. Finding a place where you can completely relax and unwind is the first step in this process.
Needless to say, your sacred altar space is unique to you. Some find that they enjoy meditating and practicing outside, while others may need a quiet room in their home. Take the time to work out what it takes for you to truly unwind and be at peace.
2. Gather meaningful objects
Once you have chosen the ideal space for your personal altar, it’s time to decide what objects you want to include in it. These specific items will be meaningful to you and you alone. For that reason, you should think deeply about the ones you wish to include.
Many Kundalini Yoga students choose to include statues of Gods and Goddesses, quotes that inspire them, mantras, flowers, and incenses to name a few. Equally, many people choose to include healing crystals that speak to them on a deep level. Decide which semi-precious stones align with your current desires and goals.
3. Set up your sacred altar
Next up, it’s time to set up and arrange your personal altar as you please. There are no rules when it comes to how to create an altar. You are the person who will need to be in this space when you are practicing. That means that the sacred altar only has to speak to you and no one else. Try out various arrangements until you find one that looks right.
Keep in mind that you can change your personal altar whenever you want. When you first start your Kundalini Yoga journey, you may choose to have it a specific way. However, people often change over time and you can rearrange your altar to suit yourself.
4. Keep your altar tidy
Maintaining your personal altar is of great importance. You should not allow this sacred space to become cluttered or untidy. While we all lead busy and, at times, hectic lives, taking the time to look after this area should be a real priority to you.
When you practice near your sacred altar, you want to feel calm, inspired, and content. Should it be messy, you will find it hard to get into the flow of your meditation or other Kundalini Yoga practice. Take the time to clean this special area on a regular basis.
Ready to create your personal altar? This experience will be completely unique to you and may help you in your Kundalini Yoga practice. The more time you dedicate to your sessions and where you host them, the stronger and more powerful they will become.