At 532 Yoga, we believe that yoga is for everybody. No matter your skill level, we work to help those who practice yoga feel good in their bodies, quiet their mind, and reclaim their peace. Part of practicing yoga is finding the right space. Some people prefer to come into the studio and some prefer to practice yoga from the comfort of their own homes. It doesn’t matter where you practice yoga, as long as it works for you.
For those who prefer to come into the studio, we ensure that we are providing you with the best experience possible. For those who would rather practice yoga at home, 532 Yoga offers live-streaming classes that can be accessed from anywhere. When practicing yoga at home, it is important to dedicate a space in your house for yoga. This space could be in a bedroom, in your garage, or even outside. It depends on what will provide you with the best environment. Continue reading to learn more about how you can transform your outdoor space into a yogi's paradise.
Establish a Budget
Once you decide on where you want your yoga space to be, it is important to think about what you want it to look like. From there, start to put together a budget for how you plan to create this space. Some things to consider when establishing your budget are the cost of renovations, how much time the renovation will take, the cost of yoga equipment, and where to store your yoga equipment during the off months.
If you choose to create your yoga space in your backyard you should start by looking at the current state of your backyard. If your backyard is not well maintained or does not have privacy, it may be difficult to feel at peace and fully immerse yourself in your yoga session. If your intended space looks like it could use an upgrade, you should consider making some improvements.
It may seem overwhelming and costly to renovate your backyard, but the investment is well worth it when considering the value that your personal yoga space will add to your life. As a homeowner, explore all financial assistance options such as a line of credit against any existing equity. Taking the time to create a budget ahead of time, will help you with the renovation process so as to best plan for how much money you are going to be spending and where you will be allocating it to stay within budget.
When designing your outdoor space, it is important to keep in mind the layout. If you want to dedicate only a part of your backyard to yoga, then you need to figure out what type of furniture and flooring will fit your needs. It is common to practice yoga on a flat level surface because that is best for balance and stability. If you have a patio or deck, that would be an ideal place to create your space.
Along with a level surface, you are going to want to make sure that you do not have a lot of furniture outside that could become an obstacle for you when practicing yoga. It is best to find an area where you can freely move and stretch out. When you decide on a space you should start thinking about where you want to put all of your yoga equipment along with anything else that may need such as a towel or water bottle.
After finding an area in your backyard that works, you are going to want to start thinking about what equipment you are going to need for your yoga space. There are many different types of equipment that are used when practicing yoga and it is important to make sure that you are well prepared with what you need to get the most out of each session. Some of the things that you might need include a yoga mat, a yoga ball, a yoga block, a yoga strap, and a yoga wheel. All of these types of equipment provide you with the tools you need to start practicing yoga. A yoga mat is probably the most important piece of equipment because a yoga mat provides you with more traction and grip than your deck or patio would and also provides you with a cushioned surface so that you are not practicing against a hard floor.
When creating your own outdoor yoga space you want to make sure that you are creating a space that is calm and peaceful. Some ways that you can achieve this is by adding different types of plants such as low-growing sedums, alpines, azaleas, statuesque conifers, or bonsai trees. These types of plants are popular when it comes to creating a zen garden. A zen garden is a perfect way to add to the aesthetic of your yoga space.
Along with creating a zen garden, you could also build a fence to provide you with some shade and privacy. To add to the ambiance of your outdoor yoga space, you could also add a gentle waterfall or pond to include a water feature. The sound of running water can be relaxing and soothing and could be the perfect thing to add to complete your space.
Creating an outdoor yoga space is perfect for those who want to practice yoga from the comfort of their own home. It is important to remember that this space is for you and it should be created in a way that makes you happy so that you can get the most out of every yoga session.