Improving Conditions for Meditation
Generally there should be a special place reserved for meditation, for example, a certain room. The moment we step into that room we can imagine that we leave behind all our thoughts, preoccupations, worries, and problems which could distract our attention and impede our practice of meditation. Gradually this room will become impregnated by the calmness and serenity specific to meditation and the mere entry into this place will have a calming effect.
It is advisable that the place where we meditate is isolated from exterior sounds which could disturb our mind. The meditation room must be well aired and properly heated; in other words it is necessary that no exterior stimuli or discomfort be a distraction and a source for preoccupation.
Good physical shape meaning being healthy and rested is required to have a successful approach to meditation.