Yoga is popular for so many reasons: it’s great exercise, it provides stress relief, and there are so many other health benefits. By carving out a dedicated space for yoga in your home, you’ll be able to improve your yoga habits by making practice more convenient and consistent. For those living in apartments, finding the space for a full-fledged yoga studio can definitely present a challenge, though. So, in this blog, we’re going to share a few easy tips for creating a yoga studio corner in your apartment. Most importantly? We’ll do it affordably.
1. Choose a quiet, clutter-free area
Step one is pretty simple: choose a quiet and clutter-free area. Maybe you have spacious in-suite storage in your Mainstreet apartment, a corner in your living room, or even a small alcove anywhere that works. The main thing is that you keep the area free from distractions and conducive to relaxation.
2. Invest in a high-quality yoga mat
One thing you can’t cheap out on is your Yoga mat. This is an investment in your health, not just a purchase. Look for a mat that is non-slip, durable, and comfortable. There are many eco-friendly options available, which are better for the environment and often have the added bonus of being more comfortable to practice on.
3. Add comfortable sitting options
Of course you’re going to be spending most of your time on the yoga mat, but it’s still a good idea to have a comfortable place to sit in your studio corner. This could be as simple as a cushion or even a more elaborate meditation chair. The most important thing is that it is comfortable when sitting in a relaxed and upright position.
4. Incorporate some storage solutions
Keeping your yoga studio corner clutter-free will be important to achieving the best possible experience. So, it’s a good idea to have some storage solutions in place; from a simple basket for your yoga gear or a possibly a dedicated shelf. The important thing is that it keeps your space organized and allows you to easily access the items you need, and is convenient for putting them away as well.
5. Add some calming décor
One of our fave things about having a home yoga studio is that you can truly make it yours by using your own decor. Adding some calming and inspiring elements can help create just the right atmosphere. This could be anything from a few plants to some wall hangings or tapestries. Just be sure to keep it minimal and avoid too many distractions.
6. Consider incorporating some technology
There are multiple ways you can incorporate technology into your home studio! You could use a Bluetooth speaker to play calming music or follow guided meditations during your yoga sessions, or you could even consider using a yoga app or streaming service to check out a wide variety of classes and teaching styles until you find the right one for you. Just be sure to use your technology mindfully so it doesn’t become a distraction.
7. Keep it simple
When it comes to setting up a home yoga studio, it is important to keep it simple. You don't need to invest in a lot of expensive equipment or decor. The most important thing is that you have a quiet, comfortable space where you can focus. Just keep it simple and focus on creating a space that feels peaceful and calming!