HOW TO CREATE YOUR PERFECT HOME YOGA STUDIO

Why practice yoga at home? Reflect on how much time you spend commuting and travelling, it’s huge. You can easily, and affordably, create a space to truly connect with your mind and body and zone out at home, saving you a huge amount of time and money. I created a ‘wellness space’ in my home whilst going through fertility treatment, this was invaluable as I was getting home from work very late and commuting a lot. When I got home I’d go into my physical home ‘zen’ space to move, relax and connect. So I really wanted to share some tips and advice on how you can create such a space in your home.

ENVIRONMENT – your 5 senses

Sight | Lighting is really key, so perhaps just turn on a side lamp, and declutter as best as you can – I know that is easier said than done for those with little ones!

Sound | Have your favourite artist or playlist playing in the background, equally silence can be just as wonderful.

Smell | Pop some essential oils on your mat when you start, or spritz your favourite room spray – I love lavender.

Touch | Soften the hands when you start and always go barefoot so you can spread the toes, it keeps you grounded.

Taste | Have class of water nearby to stay hydrated throughout your practice.

PROPS – in order of ‘importance’

Mat | The price you want to spend varies massively here but is an essential yogi purchase and lasts a lifetime. Click here to buy the one Emily uses, if you want to something more affordable Emily practices with this one too, often outdoors Click here.

Bricks | Essential for beginner and pregnancy yoga as it gives you a lift to align the body better. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Blanket or Thick scarf | So many purposes – to stay warm, to sit comfortably, to pad the knees if you’re on a hard floor etc. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Cushions | Supports you in a comfortable seated position, great for meditation and seated stretches – really key when you’re in savasana during your second and third trimester. A couple of scatter or lounge cushions suit just fine!

Bolster | Allows you to practice more restorative yoga poses and supports the body, particularly for Fertility Yoga. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Blocks | Gives you a lift in meditative poses and when seated if you’ve got tight hips. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Belt or Light weight scarf | Great for beginners yoga during a hamstring stretch. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Eye pillow | Assists you in zoning out during savasana. Also, if you buy a couple you can place them in the palms of your hands when relaxing, which can be super grounding. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Large exercise ball | Optional, used in Pregnancy Yoga. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

Small exercise ball | Optional, used in Post-natal Yoga. Click here to buy the one Emily uses.

TECH

Joining an online yoga class? All you need is decent wifi and a tablet where you can focus in on the teacher. Equally, if you’re watching something pre-recorded just prop up your phone and move through the poses – enjoy!

Join one of Emily’s online and live yoga classes, practice in the comfort of your own home

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