Whether you’re brand new to yoga or you’re currently obsessed, creating your own space to practice at home is an awesome idea regardless of your experience level.
Why? Consider the following benefits to creating your home studio for starters…
- You’ll save money in the long-run: after all, gym memberships and yoga classes can certainly add up over time
- You can learn at your own pace: sometimes classes move way too fast for newbies who require more practice and conditions on their own terms
- You can practice at any time: rather than being tied to a specific schedule or time of day, your stay-at-home-studio can effectively serve as your place of peace despite the numbers on the clock
Setting up your home studio isn’t as simple as throwing a yoga mat on the floor and calling it a day. Instead, keep the following musto’s in mind for your own space to make sure you can effectively practice at home.
“Keep these must-do’s in mind
to create a space to effectively
practice yoga at home.”
Figure Out the Right Room
Depending on your current space, you might not have the opportunity to decorate a room that’s dedicated solely to yoga. That’s totally fine; however, your space do need some special characteristics that are easy to overlook. For example, any given studio should tick the following boxes:
- Flat surface: although this might be a no-brainer, but your home studio should have a totally level and flat place to place your mat (ideally not on carpet)
- Free of clutter: in short, you shouldn’t have to worry about running into anything or potentially bumping your head at any given moment
- Lovely lighting: whether you want to let more light in or keep it out, smart solutions like solar shades can help control the mood of any given room
Each of these characteristics can be applied to a spare bedroom or office if you don’t have a space totally dedicated to yoga, although it may require some clean-up on your part.
Get Your Essential Equipment
If you’re a total newbie, you might not have much more than a mat right now, right?
That’s totally cool, but bear in mind how a home studio isn’t complete without essentials such as a yoga bricks and straps. If you’re a minimalist, such items won’t set you back much in terms of price and they won’t take up a lot of space in your home. Additionally, it’s also a good idea to have some sort of chair or something to get a handle on when you begin to work toward more advanced poses that could put you off balance.
Set the Mood
Finally, no studio is complete without items to accent and set the mood for your space. Even if you don’t have much real estate to move around, some additional items to help promote peace and relaxation within your home studio include…
- A smart speaker or Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to listen to instructional recordings or calming music while you practice
- Diffusers or incense burners, especially as specific scents can positively alter your mood and help you focus
- Space for a laptop: while not necessarily essential, those who consider themselves visual learners may be interested in following along with videos versus audio recordings
Either way, let your home studio speak to your personality and needs as a yogi. Having a home studio is a potential game-changer for those looking to up their skills, so consider creating yours sooner rather than later.
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