How to Create A Yoga Space At Home – The Essentials List

How to create a yoga space at home.

Embodying balance and peace is what we are after when creating a yoga space at home, or what I like to refer to as a Zen yoga space. Just like it is very challenging to read a book in a crowded or loud room, mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation are almost impossible to do in a room full of distractions and clutter. I want to help you to create a peaceful Zen yoga space in your home that will help you improve more than just your yoga skills, but will also help you to get into a peaceful headspace for your practice. Let's look at some easy ideas for how to create a yoga space at home. Believe it or not, it's pretty simple!

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How to create a home yoga space

Yoga rooms are meant to be quiet spaces clear of clutter and distracting objects. If you don't have a lot of extra space, you can still make a yoga space at home. Even dedicating a small area in any room and carving out a nook for something like an altar filled with meaningful momentos will suffice and can transform that part of the room into your sanctuary. How to set

How to create a yoga space at home

How to set up a yoga studio at home using these 3 easy tips

1. Create a Zen corner

If your yoga space is large enough, adding a quiet sitting area or Zen corner is ideal for focusing on the present. Consider putting a Balinese style wooden low table “Altar” in this space to embellish with some of your favorite tokens from your travels.

Another idea is to place other small trinkets that remind you why you are there in your yoga space and getting on your mat and committing the time to yourself and your health. These can be things like incense, a journal, mala beads, candles, and of course, a Buddha statue would make it complete.

Add a plant shelf with a purifying  ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas)or a hanging Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) which is also air purifying. And add some bamboo into the mix, and perhaps a small bowl rock garden too.

2. Yogi accessories – blocks, yoga mat, towel, bolster pillow and strap 

Having a well-equipped home yoga space is ideal for serious yogis who are wondering how to create a yoga space at home. I have found that the more I get into the practice, the more yoga props I want. To really deepen your practice, the bare essentials are well known – 2 yoga blocks and a yoga mat are what you will need, at the minimum. If you’ve ever tried practicing without blocks, you likely wished that you had them when you were straining in reverse triangle or revolved half-moon. So just get them now. Why struggle?! Blocks can be used to both deepen a pose or as support. In either case, blocks are beneficial.

A yoga mat goes without saying and by the way, why not treat yourself to one that is high-quality and eco-friendly? When thinking back on all of the mats I've gone through, I wish I would have invested in something long-lasting long ago.

A yoga towel is absolutely ideal, especially if you live in a tropical climate like I do. A micro-thin towel does the trick to help me get a good grip. No more slipping!

A bolster pillow – ahhhh, so often overlooked but so appreciated by the body. If you haven’t done Yin yoga, do try it out, and have a bolster on-hand for the ultimate Zen Yin experience.

3. Meditation pillow  

A mellow yoga room is the best place to meditate or practice mindfulness. A meditation pillow should be comfortable and inviting, but not too big, and not too small, but just right (just like Goldielocks said!). And add some extra pillows in to enjoy the space comfortably even when you’re not meditating to draw you back there, even if to just relax.

What is the best color for a yoga room?

Choosing a color for a yoga room isn’t as easy as it sounds. Certain colors subconsciously trigger senses, which could be another way of distracting you from what you’re doing. Various shades of purple and light pink are popular shades for a yoga room. These are also emotionally neutral colors to use that is recommended by yoga experts all over the world. But really, whatever colors soothe you the most are the most ideal for you.

Yin yoga for the ultimate manifestation of Zen

Zen and Yin, a symbiotic relationship. Discover more about the secrets of getting the body into a Zen relaxed state by learning more about Yin yoga. Yin yoga is for anyone and everyone who wants to get deeper into their bodies by practicing the long holds of Yin yoga postures. Yin yoga is a fascinating yoga style to learn more about, and the complete opposite of Yang styles of yoga which are flow styles such as Vinyasa. A style that many of us practice so much of.

Participating in yoga can improve your physical and mental health. In order to get the most out of your yoga sessions, you should take the time to set up your in home yoga space so that it is as calming as possible.

I hope that this has helped to answer your question about how to create a yoga space at home. It's really pretty simple! For anyone who is interested in creating a yoga room at home I also suggest Pinterest for visual inspiration!

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