The beauty of yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere. It’s relatable across all cultures, languages, and countries. It can be practiced independently in the comfort of your home, outside in Mother Nature, or in a room full of people. The options are endless.
Once you learn the basic postures , the practice can easily be integrated into your daily routine. Wake up. Sleepily walk to the toilet. Gulp down some water. Step on your yoga mat. And flow! Sounds simple enough, right?
While actually practicing yoga every damn day can be quite challenging, mostly because the mind loves to make up excuses, it can also be incredibly simple. If practicing yoga in the comfort of your home sounds appealing, then creating a home yoga space should be added to the to-do list.
Below are the must-knows for you to create your very own home yoga space.
5 – 10 sun salutations upon first waking up to awaken & energize the body. Light stretching before bed to quiet the mind and relax the body. A yoga practice of any kind it’s your studio so anything goes! Meditate.
Practice breathing exercises. Read books, write in a journal, reflect on the day or week ahead. Get creative, make a vision board, dreamcatcher, or take a nap! Enjoy a glass of wine or a steamy cup of hot tea.
Choose a room or area in your home where you can be undisturbed and find some quiet time. If you have an outdoor space and live in the sunshine state, then outdoors is best.
A flat surface is key for balancing postures and to root down into the Earth. A room with an abundance of natural light, we all need that vitamin D. Anywhere that lights your inner fire!
Yoga Mat. If your practice is only at home, invest in a durable mat! A yoga towel for comfort, easier grip, and to absorb the sweat. Mexican style blanket, super inexpensive and so helpful.
A bolster is a beautiful prop with so many benefits – it helps open the heart, can support the low back, aids in restorative postures, helps to go deeper into postures, or it can be a pillow for afternoon naps.
Meditation pillow, not necessary but a great addition if meditation and breathing exercises are part of your yoga practice. A strap can aid in flexibility and making a lot of postures more accessible. Even if you are flexible, it just makes everything feel juicier.
A set of blocks – so crucial! These babies are like flour when making dough. They help in almost any posture to feel grounded, balanced, lengthened, or relaxed. Required purchase! A yoga sandbag to help the body deepen and relax into postures.
Lanterns of any size, shape, or color. Plants that are easy to take care of. A Buddha statue. Incense, an incense burner or essential oils and a burner. Candles and more candles.
Seashells, crystals, rocks, something nature related to ground you. Hanging embellishments, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, sea glass or seashell decorations. A portable speaker to play some soothing tunes.
If outside, a lamp to create mood lighting & possibly bug spray. If inside, hang tapestries, curtains, or string lights to create an inspiring environment.
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