Heading to an actual yoga class at a local studio can be expensive and time-consuming. Many yogis would prefer to continue their practice more conveniently from the comfort of their own home. Designing an in-home yoga studio is a dream come true for most avid yogis, but they can easily become overwhelmed by all of the options. Should it look more traditional or sleek and contemporary?
When you create a home yoga studio, things don’t have to be complicated. You can take a look at these simple suggestions to help you start designing the perfect space today.
You Need Someplace Quiet Where You Can Focus
The reason so many people love the yoga studio is that it’s quiet, apart from the sound of the class. In a normal home setting, it can be difficult to find a quiet space to practice unless you have a detached building like a shed or a garage. Instead, you will have to find creative ways to soundproof your yoga space. Adding a white noise machine or a soundtrack that plays waterfall sounds could be a good solution for blocking out noise in the rest of the house.
Add Some Soft Mood Lighting
No one wants to practice yoga under the bright fluorescent lights that light up every nook and cranny. These lights may be essential to your other activities throughout the day, but you can abandon them when it’s time for your yoga practice. Opt for soft lights and accent lights that can set the stage for total relaxation instead.
Make the Space Comfortable for You
Everyone has different preferences when it comes to what’s comfortable for them. Most yogis wouldn’t argue about having some oversized floor pillows or a very soft blanket at their fingertips during a practice. Add items around your yoga mat and practice area that make you feel instantly at home, comforted, and ready to practice.
Leave Your Yoga Mat Out All the Time
Sometimes, the act of rolling out the yoga mat is the most difficult part of starting your practice. If you have a home yoga space, you should try leaving your yoga mat out all the time. This takes some of the hassle out of setting up your space day after day. It’s a constant visual reminder that your time on the yoga mat is important and should be prioritized in your life. With your yoga mat rolled out and ready, you’re far more likely to sit down for a few minutes of meditation or a gentle practice, even on your worst day.
Creating a home yoga space doesn’t have to be difficult or require elaborate settings. You can make the most of the simple tools at your disposal with these four creative suggestions for creating a lovely space where you can move further into your yoga practice. Save time and money while you become a more grounded yogi by creating a comfortable home space where you’ll enjoy practicing day after day.