1. Sufficient Space
A yoga room at home doesn’t have to be huge. But it should have enough space for you to roll out your yoga mat, stretch your entire body, and lie down comfortably. In a Forbes interview with Jennifer Ho, a doctor and yoga instructor, Ho said that a 10 x 10-foot room is enough for two yogis and storage space.
Think about what you need in your yoga room and whether you will practice alone. You can then choose the right room and make sure you have space for yoga and can incorporate equipment while retaining a calm environment.
If you have more room to spare, it’s beneficial to have a spot to sit down. If you practice with friends, you can add some chairs to make the room more inviting and to chat together after the session.
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2. Ambient Lighting
Ideally, your yoga room will have windows for natural lighting and fresh air. Natural light has multiple health benefits and can improve your mood. However, if the room doesn’t get enough natural light or you do yoga at night, a suitable lighting fixture can help.
Avoid recessed, fluorescent, or other lighting fixtures with light directed towards the floor. These can be harsh and distracting to the eyes during reclining poses. To create a calm, warm, and relaxing ambiance, opt for a floor or wall lamp as well as a cove light with a dimmer for a soft glow.
3. Safe Floorings
It’s essential to choose durable, comfortable, and easy-to-clean flooring. You must also select a floor that promotes safe yoga practice for yogis.
If you plan to renovate and have the funds, go for hardwood. They’re aesthetically pleasing and great to walk barefoot on. Other great picks are bamboo, laminate, and cork flooring.
A cheaper option is the plyometric rubber roll that’s water resistant, easy to install, and non-slip. You can also forgo yoga mats as a plyometric rubber roll offers suitable cushioning. However, avoid this type of flooring if you live in a damp climate, as it compounds the issue.
4. Enticing Colors
Colors affect our mood, which is why selecting an appropriate wall color is critical to making your yoga room a place where you feel safe and relaxed.
Most yogis will follow the colors of the seven chakras of the body, but bright and bold colors like red and deep purple are too dark and overwhelming.
Here are some recommended colors to paint the space and what they stand for:
- Light shades of purple and violet combine aspects of personal health, spiritual values, and creativity.
- Pale and soft pinks promote soothing and healing energy.
- Soft greens are good for balancing masculine and feminine qualities by encouraging harmony and peace.
- Fresh oranges help overcome inhibitions, depression, and self-doubts as they build a vibrant atmosphere.
- Blue shades aid people with insomnia and stress by mitigating restlessness.
- Sunny yellows bring an element of cheerful and bright radiance to the room.
5. Scents And Sensibility
Yoga and aromatherapy go hand in hand. Combined, they positively influence the spirit, body, and mind.
Candles, incense, and essential oils elevate yoga sessions. They not only make the room smell good but also help cleanse it of negative energy to clear the mind and alleviate stress and anxiety.
Choose your scents carefully. They should compliment and not distract your practice. Also, be advised that some aromatherapy kits can irritate throats, eyes, and lungs.
Lavender, chamomile, bergamot, sandalwood, jasmine, and rose are all associated with yoga and relaxation.
6. Full-Length Mirror
Large mirrors create the illusion of a more expansive space. Additionally, installing a full-length mirror in the room will help you see if you’re performing your asanas right. Correct posture is critical to avoid accidents and injuries.
Plants purify the air, set a calm and uplifting mood, and help boost positive energies in a space. As yoga’s goal is to cultivate harmony in the body and mind, plants play a vital role as they encourage emotional stability and mental health.
Aside from being pleasing to the eyes and instantly making the room vibrant and lively, they are also great anchors that can keep you grounded when you meditate. Some plants to put in your yoga room are:
- Peace lilies
- Areca palms
- Aloe vera
- White stripe dragon tree
- Rubber tree
- Spider plant
Check out our round-up of the best plants to grow in your yoga studio for some more ideas.
8. Hanging Decorations
Tapestry and rugs are a creative way of adding accent colors and movement within a yoga room. They look stylish and are effective in incorporating large splashes of color. When adding these decorations to the room, keep it simple and avoid too many patterns that spoil the interior design.
The soothing sound of wind chimes can aid calm and help you feel at peace.
9. New Yoga Equipment
Letting go of things you hold dear isn’t easy, but decluttering and replacing old items is beneficial. For example, yoga mats today have fantastic patterns and motifs to match any interior design. Getting a new yoga mat can also increase your motivation to practice yoga.
10. Crystals And Gemstones
Many yogis believe that crystals and gems empower yoga practice by promoting harmony and balance. Historically they have been accredited with healing properties. Many people still use crystals to encourage the flow of good energy.
Whether or not you believe in the effects of crystals and gemstones, their beauty is enough to make them appealing decorations in your yoga room.
11. Yoga Statues and Posters
Decorative yoga figurines or medicine Buddha statues are a nice touch to your yoga space. These figurines demonstrate your dedication to the discipline and remind you of its teachings.
Additionally, many believe that a medicine Buddha statue has healing power and blocks negative forces from entering the room.
Meanwhile, you can also incorporate hanging posters and paintings to avoid a dull, blank space. Remember to choose those that won’t distract you, such as inspirational and educational artwork related to yoga.
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