We are going to practice yoga at home: we have ready our clothes, our mat or mats, and all the desire to start, but… what is the best thing to do to practice yoga at home? There are details that you must include in the place that you will assign for this purpose, and here we present them to you so that your practice is as comfortable and ideal.
Creating our ideal room for the practice of Yoga at Home
The best thing in this sense will always be to choose a place outdoors, such as the beach, park or field; but if you don’t have easy access to these places, find your garden, terrace or rooms where you can open windows and doors, and allow the air to flow. Avoid air-conditioned spaces, as they only recycle air and do not allow your body to breathe new oxygen.
Here the most recommended is natural lighting, especially if the practice takes place during the day. If the room is very dark or at night, light it with soft, relaxing lamps. As is the lighting, so will be the state of mind you will have; if you practice in the day, yoga with lots of light will awaken your senses and energize you; If you practice at night, dim lighting is best to allow you to gradually come to rest and relaxation.
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Many instructors recommend, if possible, orienting the room and your practice towards where the sun rises. It is known that the star king is a source of heat, light, life and energy; so including this aspect is essential for yoga practice, especially if it is done when you start going out in the morning. What better way to receive you than with a Suryanamaskara!
Sounds, noises or silence?
In this sense, you should look for what makes you feel best. As a special recommendation, you can include routines with inspiring music to wake up in the morning, to activate and lift your spirits; in the afternoons or evenings, relaxing music is the best, as your body and mind are ready for rest and tranquility. The third option is silence: from time to time silence is good, in this way you can hear more inside than what is outside. If there are no noises around you, enjoy the silence, and focus on your breathing, your heartbeat, or simply the silence.
You can accompany yourself, if possible, by natural sounds: fountains, birds, waves of the sea or the water that falls from a stream. The human starts life in water, so this sound is very relaxing.
Below is an hour long music track that I’ve created that you are free to use:
Take advantage of the natural aromas in the environment, whether you are at the beach, the field or your garden. Nature provides a thousand and one possibilities of aromas everywhere. The scent of the field, forest, beach or the flowers in your garden is different. Enjoy them and get inspired by them. Cypresses, pines, rosemary…
There are also incenses, scented candles, and diffusers that you can find in many varieties of scents. Choose one with which your senses feel comfortable, and make sure you have good ventilation, so that the environment is not saturated and that the smoke from the incenses dissolves well in the air.
There are many other things that we cannot put aside, such as choosing a place and time where you do not have distractions that is clean and not saturated with things. Many times, less is more, so if you are decorating a space for your practice, light-colored walls and curtains and a few accessories are enough.