4 Steps to Create Your Yoga Sanctuary

by Charlotte Smith
Yoga is proven to have a plethora of benefits. Great for both the mind and body, it can reduce stress, reduce the symptoms of anxiety

Yoga is proven to have a plethora of benefits. Great for both the mind and body, it can reduce stress, reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, and help you to sleep better, as well as boost your overall health and wellbeing. 

In order to get the most from your yoga practice, it helps to have the right setup. You’ll need to do it in a nice quiet and relaxing area of the home. Creating a dedicated yoga sanctuary in the home is easier than you might think. Below, you’ll discover 3 steps to create your yoga sanctuary.

1. Ensure the space is simple yet stylish

In order to carry out your yoga practice, you’re going to need plenty of space. So, you’ll want to make sure there’s minimal furniture in the room. Keep the design simple and carry out a full de-clutter of the space. Then, add a few stylish details such as candles, potted plants and a buddha statue for authenticity.

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2. Consider changing the colour scheme

You can help create a peaceful yoga sanctuary by changing the rooms colour scheme. Make use of calming colours such as a warm white or a cool toned colour. This will ensure your attention isn’t drawn to bright colours in the room, allowing for total concentration. 

If you really want to add to your yoga practice, consider using an eco-friendly paint. Yoga is all about connecting to nature and the environment, so you’ll feel much better as you do your practice if you know you’ve used eco-friendly products within the room. 

3. Add a nice calming scent

A true yoga sanctuary evokes a relaxing, calming ambience. You can’t only create this with the aesthetics of the room, but with the right scent too. Invest in a nice calming fragrance from a company such as Neom. A reed diffuser for example, will help to add a subtle and calming scent to the sanctuary, helping you to better get into the zone.

4. Utilise lighting to create a relaxing ambience

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One of the best ways to set the mood is to select the right lighting. This has a significant impact on your health and your wellbeing. Add privacy to the room without blocking out too much light with cotton drapes. This will also add a beautiful soft feel to the room. You’ll also want to consider installing a dimmer switch so you can control the lighting to perfectly match your preferences.

Creating a dedicated yoga sanctuary in the home is a great idea. However, it can be tricky knowing where to start. The tips above can help you to create the perfect yoga sanctuary regardless of what budget you’re working with. 

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