A dedicated home space allows you to meditate and practice yoga without distractions. It is best to create a dedicated home yoga room. However, you can also practice in a small area of your living room or bedroom. It is your sanctuary to relax, unwind and deepen your yoga practice. This is also a great way to inspire and motivate you to maintain regular home practice.
Why you should have a dedicated space for yoga at home
A dedicated space for yoga in your home can help you improve your health and well-being by encouraging you to practice more often. An at-home practice has many benefits, such as time, money, stress, and energy savings. You can focus on training and forget your worries in a dedicated space. It should be a place where you can escape the stresses and concerns of the outside world. Check out our tips for starting a home practice if this is your first time.
How to set up a yoga studio at home
It takes some planning but a little effort to create a home studio. It would help to make a relaxed environment to practice your Meditation better. The yoga room should be peaceful and comfortable. Decorate it to reflect your style and spiritual needs.
Choose a space in your home where you can practice yoga regularly. Select a room or nook. Whether it is a room or a separate studio, you should only use this space for yoga, mindfulness, and Meditation. It could be an extra bedroom, a corner in the living room, or an underused spot. About 20 square feet is a good starting point to create a home studio. This will provide you with a comfortable area in which to practice Asanas. You will need enough space to practice your sun Salutations and store your props. Ensure there is enough room around you when practicing handstands or other inversions. This will prevent you from breaking anything if you happen to fall.
Design with intent
Yoga requires a calm, relaxing environment. Create a space that inspires tranquility, peace, mindfulness, and focus. Imagine your dream space and how it will make you feel when you step inside. Use these to guide your design decisions. Write down 3 to 5 specific goals you would like to achieve by having a beautiful yoga studio.
Choose calm colors
You should choose colors that reflect your overall intention and vibe for your yoga practice. Pick soothing shades such as blues or greens if you want to relax. You can choose brighter colors like yellows and reds to boost your energy. Whatever your purpose, ensure that the colors complement each other. You can choose muted, more fabulous shades or warmer whites to make your walls look more inviting. Accentuate with vibrant colors on small items of furniture or props.
Set the mood by lighting
Lighting can have a significant impact on our mood. Lighting can have a big impact on our mood. The right color temperature can boost alertness, creativity, and focus. Too bright light can lead to headaches, migraines, and fatigue. If you have small windows or practice at night, using filtered natural light is best. You can control the light in your home by adding a 3-way switch or a dimmer. Brighter lighting is recommended for more active styles, such as vinyasa or Ashtanga. However, dim lighting works best for calming techniques like gentle, restorative, and yin. For dim lighting, salt lamps and candles are both excellent options.
Add beauty to your life
This one is straightforward. Find something beautiful. It could be a painting, a sculpture, or a photo. Let it inspire you. It could be a painting, sculpture, image, or even a picture of a family member, friend, or guru. You don’t have to know what it is. Just look at it, and consider why you are so happy.
Fill your home with the scent of a favorite fragrance.
Start by lighting up a scented candle or an incense stick. You can also spritz yourself with oils to sanctify the space. Stay moderate, as too much smoke or scent can affect your breathing. Each scent will have a different effect on you. Others prefer spicy aromas, while others like sweet smells. Try different combinations until you find your perfect scent.
House plants can clean the air
Plants and their care cultivate mindfulness, relaxation, and peace of heart. The plants in your home also purify the air, essential for pranayama or challenging sequences. Choose houseplants that will thrive in the light of your home. Consider succulents, spider plants, and snake plants if you do not have a green finger. They require little water.
Use mirrors to check your form
A full-size mirror will enhance any home or studio practice area. You can see yourself clearly with a large mirror and get a better sense of your alignment. You will feel more confident and aware as you perform your poses.
Use candles to create a calm atmosphere
Candles can help create a relaxing atmosphere for Meditation and asana. Buy a candle that is dripless and smokeless. Soy candles burn cleaner than paraffin. If you’re afraid to burn things, use LED-lit flameless candles.
Set your sound
Music can be used to enhance Meditation and yoga. Select music that relaxes and inspires you. There are many types of music you can use to relax. Meditation music tends to be soothing and peaceful, but other kinds of music exist. A small or medium Bluetooth speaker will give you enough volume for your practice.
Crystals can be used to heal and protect
Gemstones and crystals improve mood, concentration, and energy in Meditation and yoga. Crystals come in many different types, each with unique properties. These crystals have other purposes, from healing and protection to purification. These beautiful crystals enhance your intentions and are a great addition to any home practice area.