Tips for Creating an Inspiring Meditation and Yoga Room

By Natalie Glen – October 22, 2021

Yoga should be done in a sacred, serene setting that transfers us to a calm state of mind away from the tensions of daily life. A dedicated yoga room offers all of the advantages of a yoga studio without the associated fees, commutes or traffic. Your own yoga studio at home is a one-of-a-kind space where you may express yourself while also connecting to your goals and desires. 

Here are some tips to get you started on creating that perfect, zen space.

Arrange the Room

Since a crowded environment leads to a cluttered mind, get rid of anything that serves no function. Remove all decorations save those that are inspiring or practical. This can help you relax and may even encourage you to practice yoga more frequently. Yoga and meditation literature should be kept on wooden shelves, yoga mats and towels should be kept in a woven basket and straps and accessories should be kept on hooks.

To bring nature indoors, use plants or a terrarium. Trailing golden pothos vines, potted succulents and mossy glass terrariums are all good low-light options. Snake plants, Boston ferns and English ivy purify the air and add a diversity of textures.

If you don’t have any nearby windows, bring in some gorgeous branches or driftwood, stones or crystals, or even dried flowers to promote Mother Earth’s healing energy.

Yoga Studio Color Scheme

Muted and calm colors are excellent for any relaxing atmosphere. Some hues to consider include sage green, soft lavender, pastel blue, blush pink, peach orange or crisp white. Avoid colors like red and bright yellow, which might cause anxiety or stress.

Creating a Zen Atmosphere with Lighting

Colored light therapy is currently being used in many yoga studios to target certain brain regions during different parts of a yoga flow.

Red and orange illumination encourages during high-intensity ashtanga postures. Pink and green lights are more soothing for lengthy stretches and yin yoga. Deep meditation and focus benefit from blue light.

Color-changing and dimmable LED strip lights are available. Warm hanging lanterns and Himalayan salt lamps will add a wonderful touch to your space as well.


Scents, Candles, and Essential Oils

The sense of smell has a powerful anchoring effect. Have you ever noticed how the scent of certain meals can transport you back to your childhood? We may use the same psychology to train our minds to achieve a sense of tranquility when we enter our yoga class.

Essential oil diffusers and natural candles are great additions to any yoga studio. You may also use scents that match certain chakras or goals. Jasmine and lavender are connected with the head chakra, whereas patchouli and cinnamon are associated with the root chakra.

Instead of endangered white sage, smudge or cleanse the spirit before your practice by using a burn bundle of therapeutic herbs (which is usually used in most sage bundles). You can include sagebrush, incense, rosemary, or other aromatic natural plants in your region.

 

Tapestry and Inspirational Posters

Mandalas, patterns and photos of natural settings will give your yoga studio a completely new feel. Posters may assist you in staying inspired during your practice. Tapestries, or hanging textile art, go one step further in creating a great ambiance in the area. If you don’t have a dedicated yoga room, you may create a secluded yoga nook by hanging tapestries and drapes from the ceiling.


Crystals, Statues and Treasures

Without the energy and beauty of crystals, no yoga studio is complete. Choose gems that will help you achieve your practice objectives. Amethyst, for example, encourages patience and stability in the environment, whereas jade encourages serenity and tranquility. Citrine is associated with plenty and wealth, whereas rose quartz is associated with compassion and self-love.

By taking the décor one step further, create a little shrine with crystals, miniature sculptures, and other treasures for the spiritual yogi to kindle the soul and bring fresh vigor to asana practice.

Use Mirrors To Ensure Proper Alignment

To minimize injuries and enhance stability, it’s important to maintain alignment throughout asana practice. For a fraction of the cost, mirrors complete the yoga studio environment. With them, even the tiniest nook feels more open and flowing.

Design for a Reason

We’re ecstatic to learn about your lovely new yoga studio! We propose that you set a goal for yourself. Make a list of the major goals you want to accomplish in this space. Do you wish you had more personal time? Is there a location where you can get away from it all? Stress-relief? Is there a reduction in back pain?

Close your eyes and imagine the lovely location you’ll make and how you’ll feel once you’ve established your goals on your mat or meditation bolster.

Take a few deep breaths and get started on your project. This is YOUR creative outlet, where you may let go and let the creative juices flow.

Namaste!

 
 

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