There are many health and fitness benefits to practicing yoga at home, so it’s a good idea to create a yoga studio in your home if you have the space. You can enjoy all the benefits that yoga has to offer easily and without the hassle of having to battle hours of traffic to and from a studio. That said, you may be wondering how hard or easy it can be to create a yoga studio at home, so read on for a few helpful tips.
1. Declutter Your House
Since 80% of household clutter is caused by disorganization and not a lack of space, the first step is to declutter your house. Doing this will allow you to see what you’re working with in terms of space, and you can easily take the rest of the steps from there. Set aside some time to declutter your entire house and not just the specific room in which you intend to add the yoga studio. This will give the entire house a breathable and easy atmosphere that will serve to make you and your family calm. Either donate or sell the items that you collect at a garage sale and use the money that you get to buy some equipment.
Once you have a clean space, you can go ahead and start to decorate it. Get plants, as they can help give a lively but calming mood to the space, which is just what your yoga studio needs. If you love paintings and sculptures and you have the room for them, go ahead and add them, taking care not to clutter the space again and get back to square one. Keep your decor calm and minimal, as this will help you create the right mood for your home yoga studio.
3. Start With Basic Supplies
If you’re one of the 28% of all Americans who’ve practiced yoga at one point in their lives, you may already have some basic equipment. However, if you’re a beginner at yoga and don’t have any supplies or equipment, you may be tempted to splurge on the most expensive and fancy pieces on the market. While these have a role to play and can make a welcome difference to your yoga practice, they may oversimplify things for you. Take, for instance, a yoga mat with a super grip that won’t move around easily. This may make it easy to achieve certain poses while saving you from pushing yourself to improve your form. Once you get the basics down and know that you’ll practice yoga at home for the foreseeable future, you can get more expensive equipment.
4. Update the Walls
The color of the space in which you have your yoga studio should set the mood for relaxation. You could improve it by using a deep, soothing color that will allow it to truly feel like a refuge away from the stresses of daily living. You could use the same color as the one you use in your master bedroom to keep your spaces within a similar theme. Doing this will help complete the ambiance in the space.
Seal the deal with mood lighting, which you can rely on if you’ll use your yoga studio during late hours. This also applies if the room doesn’t have a lot of natural lighting. If this is the case, you have the option of adding a window or two. This will relieve your HVAC a bit thanks to improved airflow. If you have a new HVAC, which should last between 12 and 20 years, it’s better to keep it in good shape by adding a window. Plus, it’ll keep the space cooler in the warmer months.
Use these tips to create a comfortable and functional yoga studio at home. You’ll improve your fitness and be happy that you took the initiative at this point in time, as you’ll reap the benefits soon enough.