You love going to the yoga studio. Who doesn’t? Perhaps it’s the scent, the tranquility, the simplicity, or the necessary space for spiritual awakening. Unfortunately, though, there’s not enough space for our beds or personal belongings on the days we don’t want to leave. (We’ve already looked into that.) That’s why we’re resorting to plan B: creating a yoga sanctuary at home, which also comes in handy on the days we simply can’t make it to the studio. So, what do you need to get started?
A perfect addition to your yoga sanctuary is some greenery that clears the air and creates a relaxing, restful ambiance. The most favored indoor plants for stress relief are the aloe plant, English ivy, peace lily, bamboo palm, spider plant, and red-edged dracaena.
Between your husband watching sports games, your children playing the drums, and your dog running back and forth, it can be hard to escape the sounds of a busy household. But what you can do is implement soothing music, a trickling water fountain, or a meditative tape to keep the environment as tranquil as possible.
The third step to creating a calming atmosphere has a huge impact on your mood and well-being. And luckily, there are different levels of light to match your needs. Whether you prefer natural light coming from your windows or candles that provide a calming glow, improving the tranquility of your space involves the perfect lighting.
For your sanctuary, it’s important to avoid wall colors that feel depressing or harsh, and instead, pick muted, cooler tones that resemble water, air, nature, and the Earth. Those include warm whites, blues, green-blues, and delicate shades of brown.
Who doesn’t love accessorizing? In your space, don’t forget to add scented candles, incense, or aromatherapy spray, as well as statues to represent your intention and wall art to serve as a focal point. You can also include antique furniture, such as a trunk or chest, to hold your yoga mats, props, and blankets. Whatever you decide, keep it simple and organized.
With these applications, you can achieve the same sense of bliss that you get in the studio, perfect for reflecting or reconnecting with your moods and emotions. If you have any tips on creating a yoga sanctuary at home, please share them in the comment section below!
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.