For millions of people around the world, yoga is an instrumental part of their daily routine, and that’s becoming the case for more and more people in recent times. There are many reasons for this. On the one hand, it’s become a hugely popular pastime for staying fit an healthy, while more and more medical professionals are advising yoga in order to help treat patients with the likes of cancer and addiction, with many a private rehab centre now integrating yoga into the daily schedules.
Whatever your reason for beginning yoga though, you need a relaxed setting to do it. Many people will head out to classes, with others preferring to do it from the comfort of their own home with a YouTube tutorial. If you are someone who prefers to enjoy yoga from home, as you begin to get serious, you may wish to take it to the next level and turn your space into a yoga studio. But how? Here are the things you need to think about…
Use calm colours
Firstly, when it comes to the look and feel of your studio, you need it to be calming, and a large part of that comes down to colour. The colour in your studio will have a huge impact on your mood and you need to choose colours that reflect the intentions of your yoga. If you’re practicing yoga to relax, then you may want to pick shades of blue, green and neutral colours. However, if you’re looking to yoga for energy, then yellows, oranges and reds are more appropriate.
Get the lighting right
The same applies to lighting. Lights have a big impact on our mood and bright, in your face lighting is not going to have the desired effect you’re looking for. How a room is lit can alter your creativity and focus, while light that’s too light can cause headaches. Natural light is the best for any space, and if you can utilise that effectively then your space will be a lot more conducive to good yoga sessions.
Your space, no matter where it is in the house, should be a complete escape, that means leaving the sights, sounds and smells of the rest of the home behind. Using scented candles or diffusers can be good for this, while you could even just give your own body a spray of essential oils to try and do this. The last thing you want is the smell of dinner being cooked wafting through the room when you’re trying to be mindful.