Do you have a yoga mat at home not used for long? In recent years, yoga sports is so popular that it attracts people from all ages. During the worst pandemic period, people cannot do outdoor sports, and some turn to YouTube and do Yoga with virtual teacher. If you can build a Yoga Room without paying rental outside, how good is that?
If you know deep enough about Yoga, you know it’s not just about posture, but our heart. In order to prepare yourself a quiet place where you feel peaceful, and that you can do meditation or Yoga in it. Here’s it.
Step 1 – FIND A PLACE
It can be anywhere, but of course, ideally a spare room. Even you can only spare a small part of the living room, you can build you paradise there. The key is to ensure safety. Make a distance from any wall or furniture is important, as you won’t get injured by hitting other items when you lose your balance accidentally.
And what if you don’t have a spare space? Consider those foldable / transformable furniture! (See picture below)
Step 2 – WOODEN FLOORING
You don’t do yoga with any mat. Too hard (like tiles) or too soft (like carpet) are not suitable for yoga exercises. Wooden floor is a nice option for it’s soft but firm texture.
Step 3 – SELECT LIGHTING SYSTEM
Lighting is important for yoga exercises for it affects your mood and the atmosphere, but how bright or dim is best varies between people. Some people would make use of smart home light bulbs to tune the most desired light color & brightness and switch to that with one click.
You may consider below lighting principles –
- Warm, diversed light is better than sharp, focused bright light
- Natural sunlight is better than electrical light
- Use curtain to block light if it’s too strong or too hot
Step 4 – KEEP DÉCOR SIMPLE
A tidy space makes your brain clear & organized. Focus is key in practicing yoga. To create a good space for yoga, don’t put too many accessories in the space. Remove unnecessary items and boxes to avoid distraction.
Having said that, items good for relaxation can be kept. Candles, pictures that depicts nature or calmness, green plants, etc. It may even enhance your emotion and helps release stress.
Step 5– MAKE IT COMFY
The above four steps created a comfortable experience for your eyes & body, but don’t forget your other senses, including auditory & olfactory (your nose).
Science research shows the benefits of aroma in reducing stress. You may research for the kind of plants that emits the right aroma for you, common ones include lavender, rosemary, jasmine, or woods like sandalwood.
As for sounds, pick music that facilitates meditation. Avoid those with lyrics and go for pure music. Can pick vivid ones but slow ones better than fast. And make sure you have a long & continuous list so you don’t bother get interrupted by “next song” pause or worse, advertisements.