The last year has been tough. Beginning with an optimistic to-do list and some practical goals – barely through the third month of the year, we ended up being stuck in a worldwide lockdown due to the pandemic. Everything appears to have stopped. Educational institutes, markets, health centres, in fact, everything is off-limits.
However, one must appreciate the capability of human beings to improvise and adapt.
Remote collaborations, online programs, and in-home services are becoming the new normal. People are now setting up fitness studios at home more than ever to get through these hard times.
However, know that, physical fitness alone cannot keep us sane through these overwhelming situations. Sound mental health is what we usually overlook while focusing on our physical fitness.
Worry not, as some peaceful yoga and calming meditation practices are the best way to pull through the challenges. And we are here with a comprehensive guide to set a meditation space in your very home.
A bit about Yoga and the Reason Why We Need It
Yoga is known to be the most ancient practice of self-development. Originating from the East, yoga became a popular practice in the West due to its endless benefits. It brings the mind and body together and revitalizes the senses.
The routine usually includes different physical postures, breathing exercises, ethical training, and meditation.
A lot of evidence is there to support the stated-benefits of yoga. It has proved to be extremely helpful in relieving stress and inducing comfort. Practising yoga has refreshing effects on the mind and body. Here we are listing some benefits of yoga to encourage you to go for that.
- Reduces stress
- Relieves anxiety
- Helps fight depression
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps with spiritual growth
- Reduces muscle tension
- Improves strength and body flexibility
- Slows down the aging process
Home Yoga and Meditation Space
Like every other practice, yoga requires a proper time commitment and consistency to exhibit its benefits. However, preparing your gear bag, fighting through the traffic, and reaching the yoga class might come as an excuse for you (sounds a lot like me) to take a day off.
Well, here is a super solid solution to this plea – A home yoga studio!
I’m here with a comprehensive guide on how to set up a yoga room at home. Grab your favourite yogawear, something that makes you feel comfortable yet stylish, and let’s get started. Picking the right clothing is half of the battle for me, the second I slipped into leggings and a sport top, I know I’m going to have a great practice!
How to Set Up a Yoga Room in Your House?
The right place sets the mood right. A dedicated space with a divine setting will draw you to exercise.
Just as we start feeling hungry as soon as we walk past the refrigerator and remember doing exercise as soon as we see the treadmill, setting a proper space for yoga is important to remind us to meditate regularly. I like to keep my yoga books in this space too.
Pick a Serene Corner to Set the Mood
You don’t necessarily need a huge space for your daily yoga practice – a quiet corner of the house is enough. It can be a spare room, a cubbyhole, or even a corner of your sitting area. Just make sure to choose a space with minimum distractions and noises. Go for a place with natural lighting and good ventilation. A peaceful yoga space will enhance your meditation experience and help your mind to focus better.
Organize the Space
If you can see piles of laundry, breakfast leftovers, or raging traffic, you will definitely not be able to concentrate. Thus, choose a peaceful corner, empty it of any distractions, and be minimalistic.
The ideal setting for yoga is a clean corner with a yoga mat, a throw rug, a pillow for meditation, a small table, and some greens maybe.
Spruce Up your Yoga Corner
The emphasis on tranquillity doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your yoga space a bit.
Add some refined lights to complement the natural lighting of the room. Aromatherapy is another element to enhance the meditation experience. You can use essential oils, scented candles, or incense. The divine aroma of these elements will help soothe your mind, soul, and body. You can also add some relevant art pieces to add a pinch of motivation to the interior space. Include a yoga mirror to refine your practice. Boost your serene meditation setting with some relaxing music and you are all set to hit your exclusive yoga studio.
Is Setting Up a Yoga Studio at Home Budget-Friendly?
I hope you are super convinced by now to start your yoga routine. However, if there are any concerns about the expenses, we are here to spell out the outlay for you.
Setting up a home yoga sanctuary is a win-win. You get to maintain your mental as well as physical fitness in the comfort of your home. All you need is a quiet corner and a yoga mat. You can practice meditation even in a space about the size of a walk-in closet. No special gears or equipment are required to get started, all it takes is a peaceful space and a calm mind.
Some In-Your-Budget Tips for Setting up the Ambiance for Home Yoga Studio
Here are some tips to create the perfect mood for your home yoga studio. And everything we are recommending is found in your very home, no overheads.
- Specify a point of inspiration.
- Get a yoga mat.
- Channel your inner artist and get your hands wet in the paint. Choose some refreshing colours and paint your yoga corner.
- Take your plants-love to the yoga sanctuary. Add some greens and perk up the interior space by placing some bright coloured flower plants. The natural fragrance will enhance the overall mood while also adding aesthetic appeal to your meditation space.
- Bring some kitchen essentials to your yoga studio. Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, or peppermint can really help elevate the yoga experience. Some scented candles will do wonders to set the ambience.
- Play some soothing music and set the mood for meditation.
In a Pinch!
The benefits of yoga and meditation go well beyond any descriptions. Our mind and soul need as much attention as our body. Therefore, meditation is a necessity for us to function at our full potential. And the best way to start practising yoga is to get past the restrictions and start it in our comfort zones – our homes. It’s quite easy. Set a yoga-time and go to your meditation corner to relieve your mind and soul.
Let’s keep our sanity intact with a tranquil meditation corner in our houses!
Read about how to build a home gym on a budget if you want to create a home gym too.