We know life can be hectic. Sometimes, it’s the little things that get in the way of your practice. Be it bad weather, the last minute appointment or even peak hour traffic, getting to and from the studio can be a feat in itself.
Your “me” time is essential, which is why we’ve rounded up a few things to create the ultimate yoga sanctuary at home. From yoga mats to bolsters, candles, and essential oils, we’re covering all the details for your very own oasis. No more excuses for not hitting your yoga mat and breaking out a few stretches!
Here’s what you’ll need for a yoga sanctuary at home:
Your yoga mat should be all about you, what you like in terms of grip and texture, but also what looks good. After all, you’ll be staring at it for most of your downward dogs. That’s why we love these printed beach-style mats from YogaEverywhere. With images of the ocean and beaches of Sydney, you can’t go wrong with a little mental beachcombing while in savasana.
Blocks and straps are always handy to have with you for added support or to deepen a pose. A wheel can also be a fun addition to your yoga arsenal, like this cork one from Yoloha. It’s great for stretching the back and shoulders.
For when things get sweaty and you need to cool down from your HIIT flow, a towel and water bottle can go a long way. The Yogitoes towels are a quick-drying microfiber with a silicone grip system so you’re never left with a sweaty grip that’s holding on for dear life. And since we’re all about going plastic and waste free, why not refresh and cool down while sipping on a cool water bottle? We love these eco-friendly ones from Lifefactory.
For those relaxing yin sessions, a couple of pillows and a blanket will take your sanctuary to the next level. Try a bolster for any stress-relieving poses, or for long periods of meditation. If you get chilly while in Savasana, a blanket might be a good call, or simply use it as extra support for your neck or lower back.
Music is a very important addition to set the mood and create a relaxing atmosphere. Be it classical music or heart pumping hip hop, whatever gets you flowing, you’ll want to have the best sound available.
Nothing sets the mood like a few heavenly scented candles. Ecoya has a broad range of relaxing scents for a perfect zen corner. Add in a couple of potted indoor plants (plastic or otherwise!) and you’ll never need a yoga studio again!
To take your yoga sanctuary from zen corner to total relaxation room, tantalize your senses with these delicate body mists and aromatherapy oils. Set a few drops in a diffuser or on your wrist for a balancing and calming effect on the nervous system. Balancing Body Mist
Soothe sore muscles with a few drops of this all-natural Natio massage oil. Deeply moisturizing, this essential oil blend with high-quality sesame oil will relieve muscle tension, ideal for nighttime pampering.