Your home is your sacred space, so what if you carved out a section solely devoted to your mind, body, and soul? With a home yoga studio that doubles as a meditation space, you can achieve tranquility in your Zen den.
Here, you’ll learn how to decorate a yoga room and create the perfect space for mindful contemplation and movement. When you incorporate the right colors and lighting, you can elevate your space to make way for peace of mind and body.
What should be in a yoga room?
To create a calm yoga space at home, you should first think about your yoga and meditation routines. After all, a good yoga space includes everything you need for your yoga practice. It should be a place where you can store your yoga mat and other exercise equipment.
You can then fill your yoga space with natural and colorful lighting, decorative elements, calming scents, and a mirror. When you cultivate your yoga room with intention, you can cut out the clutter and inspire an environment that prioritizes your well-being.
How to decorate a yoga room?
Below, you’ll learn how to decorate a yoga room and create a calm space.
When decorating a home space committed to yoga or meditation, you want the furniture to be as intentional as your practice. This means that everything should have a purpose and place. For example, when you enter the room, you should know where to find your yoga mat: in your built-in wooden cabinets. You can also invest in a meditation bench that lifts to reveal additional pillows and blankets. With an organized space, you can make more room for inner peace.
If you want to set the mood for your yoga or meditation practice, lighting can help you get the vibe just right. In fact, studies have shown that lighting can affect your mood. The right lighting can increase positive or negative emotions, energy levels, relaxation, and mental health.
Natural light, for example, is a great way to boost your mental well-being. A British Journal of Psychology study found that people with higher vitamin D levels (sunlight provides vitamin D) are less prone to depression. A yoga studio could thus benefit greatly from access to natural light through large, open windows. If you use the space in daylight or in the early morning, you can bathe the room in golden sunshine.
Beyond natural light, colored lights can impact your body and mind too. In your yoga room, you can set a relaxing mood with blue, green, or red light. You can experiment with a mix of natural light and colored light to find the perfect ambiance as you transcend into a state of bliss.
Plants can breathe new life into your calming space. When you hang plants or adorn shelves with potted greenery, you can improve your air quality and bring a touch of the natural world indoors.
To achieve a similar vibe without any air quality changes, you can line your yoga room’s ledges with faux ivy. Greenery can enhance any environment, uplifting your spirits and grounding you in the present moment.
A large mirror
When you add a mirror to your yoga room, you can open up your space and make it appear larger. This simple design hack also offers the practical plus of giving you a look at yourself as you try out new yoga poses. This way, you’ll know how to adjust your crow pose for better alignment. A mirror can illuminate a space, too, reflecting the natural light from a window throughout every inch of your sacred yoga space.
As you create your minimalist space with intention, you should add some additional decorative pieces that bring you joy. Crystal display ideas, for example, can infuse your yoga room with the energy you desire. Crystals can promote healing, creativity, or concentration in your space – just find the right gems for your journey toward enlightenment.
6 tips to create the perfect meditation space
Here are six tips to elevate your meditation and yoga space.
1. Choose a quiet, low-traffic area
If you haven’t already chosen a room for your yoga space, try to find a quiet area removed from life’s daily disruptions. For example, a furnished basement or attic can be a great meditation space away from your main living area. It’s where you can unwind after a long day or get up early to retreat to your sanctuary.
2. Use purposeful lighting
To enhance your yoga room, be purposeful with your lighting choices. For example, you can add lighting devices with all kinds of different hues that can transition from one color to the next. With the BlissRadia, you can seamlessly navigate from calming deep blue for meditation to a gentle white light for early morning yoga. You can use the BlissRadia’s phone or voice control features to instantly set your lighting to shades that flow with your yoga workout.
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3. Introduce a calming scent
When you fill your yoga space with a calming scent and peaceful visuals, you can immerse all your senses in a state of tranquility. Try lighting a lavender candle and dimming the lights for serene evening meditation. With mood lighting and an inviting aroma, you can create a space you’ll return to again and again for solitude and peace.
4. Let in some fresh air
If your yoga room has windows, you should let some fresh air into your space. As you inhale and exhale the fresh air wafting through the windows, you can start your day feeling refreshed and ready to go. When you set up a space committed to your well-being, you take your daily life to the next level.
5. Use natural fabrics
Natural materials can be superior to synthetics for regulating your emotional and physical response during yoga. Cotton or wool blankets atop your yoga mat can add more comfort –they’re often more durable and better for the skin than their synthetic counterparts. As you lay in Savasana, you can sink deeper into relaxation.
6. Handpick tranquil colors
Since lighting and colors can affect your mood, you should shower your yoga space in soothing colors. This encompasses your wall colors as well as your lighting.
With the Sky Lite Evolve, you can project an entire galaxy of serene splendor onto your walls, ceiling, and floors. You can shine the Evolve in pastel reds, blues, pinks, and purples for an experience that transcends a yoga mat. You can rotate, point it, and adjust it to your liking as drifting nebula clouds transform your space in the blink of an eye.
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Elevate your yoga space with BlissLights
A yoga room at home should be a retreat from your day-to-day life. Lighting can help you elevate your yoga room as you experience different levels of relaxation. You can boost your mood as you shine lighting where you need it most in colors that infuse a sense of calm into your surroundings.
Whether you want lighting to guide your gentle flow or your peaceful meditation, BlissLights can set the perfect ambiance. Browse the BlissLights collection now to see your yoga space in a whole new light.
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