Yoga is not a new practice, but is one that has exploded in popularity in the last decade or so. This is for good reason, as there are many benefits of yoga. This includes better flexibility, stress and pain relief, increased heart health and many others. Millions all over the world do it to feel better, relieve their pain and help stay in better shape.
While you can go to a yoga studio to practice, you can also do yoga from the comfort of your own house. Of course, you need the right setting and space for optimal results. With that in mind, this article is going to go over how to design the perfect yoga space, right at home.
Make it a Calming Place
Of course, if you want to practice yoga at home, it should be in a calming and relaxing location. You may need to put some work into making it peaceful, but it can be done. It should be a quiet place, away from all the noise that a busy household can often bring. It should be well-lit (preferably with natural light), or have some soft and warm bulbs for light.
This also goes for how you decorate the place. The colors should be calming and relatively subtle, as opposed to bright and in-your-face, as those types of colors can actually increase anxiety. It should also be a color you enjoy, and make sure the decor and art go well with the wall color.
Also, having a few plants in space is a good idea. For example, there are many tulips of different colors that can make great additions to the space and can look good no matter the decor. Anything you can do to improve how good you feel in the space, is something you should consider doing.
Give Yourself Enough Space to Move
While the looks and atmosphere of the room are crucial, it also needs to be functional. You need to ensure you have enough space to stretch out and do all of your poses without being restricted. If you are worrying about space, it can take away from the relaxation and focus of yoga.
If you are constantly hitting your arms or head when doing certain poses, you need a larger space or need to move things around in the space you have. Thankfully, most rooms in a home can work for a yoga space as it generally doesn’t require a ton of extra space.
Ensure You have the Right Props
While you technically don’t need anything to do yoga, there are some great yoga props and gear that can help you practice yoga more comfortably and effectively. This includes a yoga mat, yoga blocks, knee pads, yoga wheels and wrist wedges. They help support you, help you achieve different poses and generally practice more comfortably.
These can be found in-store in a variety of places, as well as online. Be sure to check out reviews and testimonials to make sure that the props are high-quality and do their job well. Also, familiarize yourself with the proper way to use them, too. If not, you could potentially hurt yourself, or not get the most out of your session as possible.
Keep it Clean
The cleanliness of the space can also have an impact on how it looks and feels. While yoga might not be quite as intensive as other exercises, you can still work up a sweat. If you simply leave your sweat all over the mat, carpet or area where you are, it can get a little gross.
As a result, be sure to wipe down everything after each session to keep it clean. Also, watch out for too much clutter and make sure to put all of your gear and props away when you’re done with them. A cluttered area is not the best for when you are trying to relax, so keep it clean.
We hope this guide has helped you be able to create and craft the perfect in-home yoga studio. This can be the perfect place to unwind, relax and strengthen both your body and mind.