Between Yoga Retreats?


Between Yoga Retreats? Here's A Guide To Creating A Space For Yoga At Home 

With over 200 million people reported to be using yoga as a form of exercise globally this ancient form of relaxation and exercise is increasing in popularity all the time. This popular form of relaxing is more than just exercise and for many, it represents a way of life. Yoga helps you with flexibility, relaxing and mindfulness. While the absolute best way to get into yoga is to attend a retreat and devote all of your concentration and energy into the practice it is also important to have a yoga retreat at home.

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Yoga retreats to reset your center

Yoga is one of the easiest forms of exercise to get involved with. No special equipment is needed but a roll matt will make things more comfortable. For many yoga is a solitary affair but it is one that is easy to get wrong and that benefits hugely from support and a calming environment. A yoga retreat allows you to have intensive training on your forms and routines. A retreat such as Pure Flow Motions Yoga retreats in Sagres sets your yoga into a framework of daily routines, other exercise, and general life philosophies. Nothing compares to the amazing impact that a stay like this however not everyone can spend all their time on holiday.


Setting up your yoga retreat at home

Between your stays in yoga retreats, it is important to keep up the hard work at home. Moreover, setting up a yoga sanctuary should't take a lot of effort. A space needs to be set aside for yoga use that can’t be encroached upon by real life. An office or living space where rugs, tables, and chairs can easily be moved aside is a good start but even better would be a dedicated room such as a spare bedroom, spot in the garden or even a warm shed. Your space needs to either be properly set up to give you the vibe of your retreat or is easily changed to do so. A fantastic relaxing water feature can help calm your breathing and center your focus. Running water is a natural relaxant, the flow helps to trap impurities out of the air and the beauty of these can help recapture the vibe you’ll be missing between retreats.

Smart speakers are the new hot gadget on the market but they are perfectly suited to help set up a yoga space. Good quality speakers can produce clear sound at low volumes so that they don’t compete with the relaxation from the water feature. Being hands-free, smart speakers allow you to change the volume and track (some even allow you to change the light level of the room) without having to break your pose. The speakers can help with relaxing gentle music, guided meditation or instructions for your yoga routine.

Where ever you manage to build your own home retreat it is important to ensure that you keep it up. The more time and effort you invest into making your space perfect the more inclined you will be to use it. A well-produced home retreat serves as both a carrot and stick. You feel compelled to use it after all you invested in it and you want to use it because it is so relaxing and positive. Get to work today installing the right music, clearing the right space and hanging the right water feature. Make the most of your time between retreats.


Written by Sally Keys. Sally  is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.


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