Yoga or discussion of trends among urban communities, and even some of those who make yoga or meditation as part of a lifestyle. This is quite challenging considering that people in urban areas are often burdened with work and life which is sometimes stressful.
To calm the mind, many people try yoga or meditation. However, it takes a special area or room to do study or yoga. So that this activity is really beneficial for relaxation, both for the mind and for the body.
Room design for yoga must meet the following points:
The location of the yoga room is far from distractions and passing by
Choose a room in the house that is quiet, a place on the edge, and far from the entrance, living room, dining room, kitchen, or areas where many people enter easily. In fact, maybe you need to make a room or pavilion for yoga that is separate from the main building, and is located close to a garden, house yard, or outdoor area. Use a sound insulation (peredam suara) if needed.
Choose colors that are soft and soothing to the walls
When designing a meditation room, present colors and textures that bring peace and are able to calm the mind. Try not to choose a dark color, because this color will only make the room look more narrow and torture the mind. So, try to choose colors that are young but still calm, and avoid bright colors like orange or bright yellow. Light blue, milk chocolate, green leaf, and pastel colors will give a calming effect to the room for yoga. On the walls and floors, try not to have ornaments or decorations that make us unable to concentrate.
Put the fragrance of a yoga room with aromatherapy elements
To support yoga and meditation activities, certain fragrances are indispensable, for example fragrances from aromatherapy candles, fragrances from herbs and fragrant roots, fresh floral scents, fragrance oils or essence oils, and fragrances from incense. Fragrances in the form of candles or incense are the fragrances most often used for yoga and meditation rooms. In fact, this aromatherapy candle not only creates a calm and peaceful nuance from the fragrance, but also from the glow of the candle's flame but it can give a warm impression.
Present a comfortable rug, mat or cushion
Yoga is usually done on the floor using carpets, special pillows, or pads that can make us feel comfortable and relaxed to sit for several hours without moving too much. So, it is important to bring comfortable and soft seat covers in a room for yoga. You can use mattresses with polyester fiber material. Last but not least, make sure we also wear clothing that is soft and comfortable to wear for meditation or yoga.
Present living plants or natural touches in the room
If you live in an apartment far from trees, try to bring living plants in the room, by placing plants in pots near the window, so that these plants still get access to sunlight to be able to grow. The existence of living plants will bring natural elements to the yoga room.
Set music - music that soothes the soul
Yoga not only involves the use of soft fragrances and muted colors, but also music or sounds that calm the soul. You can get natural sounds, for example from the rush of water from an aquarium or an artificial waterfall in the yoga room. In addition, you can also bring a CD player to sing music commonly used for yoga. But so that this music can be enjoyed to the maximum, try to choose a CD player and sound system or good quality speakers and produce crystal clear sound. In addition, the room must also be soundproof designed, meaning that the sound from outside does not easily enter the room, and so does the music in the room will not be heard from outside.
Install lighting that can relax
If you practice yoga in the afternoon or evening, certainly there is no need for the presence of artificial lighting. But if you want to get maximum peace, do yoga or meditation at night, and therefore, lighting is needed for the yoga room. Lighting must be able to create a calming atmosphere, not to disturb concentration. You can use candles or petromacs as natural lighting in a yoga room. Or, use a fluorescent lamp. This lamp is the optimal lamp for yoga room because the light is soft.