It is certainly true that the environment we are in will influence our actions. We have office spaces for working, library spaces for studying, recreational rooms for playing, and so it makes sense that yogis should also have a space in the home for yoga. I have a couple of tips for how you can make a small yoga space in your own home, so that you can comfortably do yoga on your own time. You might even find you are more motivated and enthusiastic to do yoga at home if you have set up a nice, zen space.
How To Create A Yoga-Friendly Home:
- Select a room with natural light: Insufficient lighting is associated with emotional stress, while artificial light does not have the same calming effects as natural light.
- Have some potted plants around you: Deep breathing is an important part of yoga, and plants are natural air purifiers, humidifiers, and make you happy. What could be better?
- Designate your yoga space: Using a curtain, bamboo screen, or some other light barrier to designate your yoga space will help you “get in the zone”, and mentally distance yourself from the stresses of everyday life.
- Keep it clean: And I mean clean in both senses of the word. You don’t want to be doing yoga on a dusty floor, or in a messy, cluttered space. You also don’t want to be doing yoga is a space with distracting artwork or baubles on the walls, as clearing your mind and meditation are required aspects of yoga as well.