Want to do yoga but there’s not enough time or the nearest studio is still too far? Even if you’ve done your yoga teacher training here it can still be difficult to head out to the studio to practise! There is a solution if you are really keen to maintain a healthy lifestyle and that’s to make your own yoga space at home. A yoga space for yourself doesn’t need to be as spacious as the studios. With a few of these items and considerations, you’ll get your own yoga corner soon enough!
Long mirrors are great for checking postures. However, remember to leave some blank wall space because you’ll need them for posture assistance, especially during inversions.
2. Open space
Try to keep the yoga corner as clear as possible. An open space prevents untoward accidents while transitioning yoga poses. It also promotes better air movement in the room.
What if you don’t have a large space?
“Big or small doesn’t matter. Appreciate what you have, and sometimes your home offers you a corner or an area of another room,” said Jagatjoti S. Khalsa, a Los Angeles based yoga room designer.
3. Natural light
Part of doing yoga is to be one with your surroundings. Be eco-friendly and reduce electricity usage as much as possible by trying to find a spot that allows natural light in. For light installations, opt for dimmer lighting or energy-saving bulbs.
4. Choose soothing colours
Soothing colours help create a calming ambience in the yoga corner. The inviting colours also draw you in and encourage you to use that space often.
5. Decorate the space with art
Look for artwork or sculptures to decorate your private yoga sanctuary to complete the look. A nicely decorated area makes the corner much more welcoming. Check out some of the quirky decorations below!