3 STEPS TO MAKE YOUR
HOME YOGA SPACE MORE INVITING
DOING YOGA: ISSUE 4
by Bett Bollhoefer
Now that I've been doing yoga at home as much as in the studio, I’ve noticed that I need to take time to make my yoga space more inviting. I will share my three-step process with you to improve your home yoga space.
Step 1: Visual space. Start by taking a comfortable seated pose in the space where you do yoga normally in your home. Look around and notice: Is there anything distracting you like clutter, household objects, or kid or pet toys? Is there anything missing that you would like to add? What can you do to make the room more whole? Some examples could include art, a statue or symbol, plants, anything that inspires you.
Step 2: Soundscape. Close your eyes and focus on the sounds in your practice space. Is there anything distracting you such as a loud fan, a low battery beeping on a fire alarm, or outdoor noise? Is there anything missing? What can you add to make the room more whole? Example include a water feature, soft chimes, or ambient music.
Step 3: Smellscape. Close your eyes and focus on smell of your practice space. Is there anything distracting you such as a musty smell, food cooking in the kitchen, or pet litter? Is there anything missing that make your space more inviting? What can you add to make the room more whole? You could add fresh flowers or plants, an air purifier, or an essential oil diffuser.
We are doing a lot of yoga at home. Is it time for an upgrade? I hope these tips help you make your home more inviting. Share your before and after photos below!!
Bett Bolhoeffer is coach of our 2023 Yoga Challenge and author of "Yoga for Life: Creating a Daily Practice." After two decades working in the tech industry, Bett is now committed to a life as a full time yoga teacher. Bett practices yoga every day.