24 Nov The Perfect Yoga Room
The Perfect Yoga Room: Create Healthy Change by Exercising your Body and Relaxing your Mind.
Yoga is one of the most popular physical and spiritual practices around the world. The word Yoga might be different for every person; some might think that Yoga is just stretching or maybe breathing exercises. Perhaps the first image it comes to mind is people doing out of this world positions. But Yoga is more than that; it is a practice to nurture your body, mind, and soul.
The benefits that Yoga provides are both physical and mental health benefits. The Asanas promote strength, flexibility, and balance through the engagement of muscles in different poses. Meditation and breathing exercises are incorporated into the routine as well. This helps decrease stress while you are working out. We want to highlight how accessible Yoga is; you can do it almost anywhere, and you don’t need much to start. Having a space or a room for you to focus on yourself will do wonders for your new path to a healthy lifestyle.
Why a Yoga Room?
Yoga is ideal for almost every body type and will help you grow strong and be more aware of yourself and take a moment for yourself. So if you feel overwhelmed just by the idea of having different gym equipment in your house and the amount of money you will spend on that equipment, Yoga might be your best option. All you need is a space or a room that is free of clutter, a mat, and an instructional video.
As mentioned before, you don’t need to set aside an entire room in your house for this; all you need is a corner or area that provides space for you to move and practice Yoga without much trouble. This space will allow you to practice mindfulness of your body with a high-intensity Yoga routine or to meditate and practice self-care.
Your Yoga room or meditation space should provide a sense of tranquility and peace. Have you ever been to a Yoga studio, and automatically you feel in the Zen zone? Usually, studios play with different elements to provide this environment and feed all your senses. There are very easy elements to add to your Yoga room that will offer the same or a better environment.
How to Prepare Your Space
Your new home yoga space should be an inviting space for you to practice your yoga routine. Besides your necessary yoga supplies, you might want to consider sensory inputs to help you create the best possible yoga experience. Have fun decorating your home yoga space, but also consider the next points.
Imagine you had a difficult day. All you see are dishes on the kitchen sink, dirty clothes, or things that are not in their place. All these elements pollute your daily life. Clutter isn’t great for anybody and can be damaging to your mental health. A clean space means less clutter and will provide a sense of ordr and tranquility. Decorate with intention; less is more. Just keep things that inspire you and things that offer peace.
Lighten and brighten your space
Lighting is a crucial element in every room and environment. It can change the mood of a space and the feeling you get from that space. Consider installing dimmer switches for your celiling lights. If you have a window, try with cotton drapes in light colors, this will brighten the place and add privacy.
If you feel more at peace with darker tones, set your yoga space away from windows, or a blackout curtain will do the trick.
Satisfy your senses
Have you ever heard the saying, “God is in the details”? Well, it’s time to add that magic touch to make you feel inspired, calm, and grounded. If you find it challenging to decorate a place, use your five senses as a guide.
- Sight: Color plays a vital part in every decoration project. Be mindful of the colors you choose, too much of your favorite color might be too aggressive, but you could try with a pastel tone of your favorite color. Consider wall prints, paintings, or even plants to build a space you enjoy looking at. Carved wood or a small statue can also help to create a calm visual atmosphere.
- Smell: To satisfy your nose, you could use scented candles, oil diffusers, or incense holders to set the mood. You could choose a scent that takes you back to a warm memory, or feel free to experiment with different incenses and oils and see which one works for you.
- Touch: Make sure you mat is comfortable since you will spend a lot of time on it. Is it soft enough? Does it have a good grip? If your space is small, consider taking things out of there to have enough mobility for your yoga routine.
- Sound: While some people prefer silence, other people appreciate having a sound that helps to shift your mindset and inspire positive thoughts. You could try with Tibetan bells and singing bowls. They are visually appealing and provide a great sound to set the mood.
- Taste: You have finished your yoga routine, and you feel marvelous is there something else that could heighten this feeling? Perhaps you could try with herbal tea after a long Yoga session, or you could try with infused water for small breaks in your routine; a slice of lemon or a few berries will do the trick.
Since this space is for you, you can personalize it as you wish. Personal items with sentimental value could be the main piece of your yoga room; a fountain or plants will also provide a sense of connection with nature. Your style should be present; you have to feel comfortable in this place since it will be a sanctuary.
Remember not to go overboard; as we mentioned before, less is more, so make sure you have plenty of space.
Assemble yoga supplies
Always remember to have the basics on your yoga home space. As you progress in your practice, you may find yourself incorporating a variety of accessories for different routines such as a bolster, straps, yoga blocks, or a blanket into your routine. Don’t forget the most fundamental piece of equipment, a mat. Choosing a yoga mat with a color or design you love will help to make your routine easier.
Yoga for Your Mind and Soul
Yoga provides a sense of the here and now, appreciate what you have, being consciously mindful of your day, and being thankful for everything, even the bad. This puts Yoga on a different level from other exercises to focus on you and your mental health. Take this time to love yourself and accept yourself.
Enjoy Your Yoga Room
Since we are spending more time in our houses, having a place to breathe and let all the stress and anxiety go away is such a blessing. By having this space, you will be training your body, mind, and soul, and you will see the positive impacts on your daily life. Remember, a yoga room will also serve as a place to meditate, drink a good cup of tea, or merely a place where you are at peace with yourself.
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