Creating YOUR Space
Do you want to start meditating or doing yoga at home, but having trouble getting started? Or do you need a spot to unwind or relax?
To help our mind and body relax at home, you need to create your space in your home.
People go to yoga studios because of the soothing atmosphere, calming scents, and quiet peaceful music. However, you don’t need to go anywhere to relax.
Since our minds are creatures of habit, you can help teach your brain to unwind and relax just by sitting in the same place each day to practice your breathing, yoga, or meditation. You don’t have to commit to an hour or even 30 minutes. Start with five to ten minutes. You need to start somewhere and 5 minutes is plenty. If you dedicate yourself to taking this time in your space every day, you may eventually get to an hour or longer. But if you don’t, who cares! Relaxation isn’t a competition.
To start, find a quiet corner in your home, that doesn’t get much foot traffic and make it a space where you can go to unwind and destress from the day.
Add some soft blankets, cushions, and pillows to your space. Make it somewhere you want to spend time.
If you want to do yoga in your space, get a mat and props like bolsters, yoga blocks, and straps. When you have support, challenges are less daunting. On a budget, try 5Below or Marshalls, they have many affordable options.
Add music. Find a little Bluetooth speaker or use noise-canceling headphones. Rather than listening to upbeat music, try white or brown noise or ambient music to promote relaxation.
Finally, light a candle, incense, or diffuse essential oils.
Now you are ready to relax.