by Elaine Eason April 22, 2018 4 min read

With the influx of online tutorials and communities, creating a special relaxing space in your home and developing a home practice is easier than ever. Creating a home practice can deepen your commitment to yoga. To create a meditation aerial yoga space at home takes only a little bit of space, and once created you will have your own personal aerial oasis to practice even if you are own your own, at home, and at your own pace and schedule.

Aerial Yoga Stretch Home Studio

Aerial yoga and meditation need a very particular special commitment in order to really appreciate the benefits. To enjoy the physical and mental effects on your whole persona, you need to practice every day. A little goes long way! You will need love, patience and you have to believe in the process to really live this journey towards the better version of yourself. Of course, practicing at home can be quite challenging, but the yoga hammock can be an amazing tool for motivation, relaxation, and a helping hand in more difficult postures. Especially when you are at your very early stages of the practice and you need to keep it up with motivation and a high open mood - seeing your dedicated space and your gorgeous hanging hammock

Especially when you are at your very early stages of the practice and you need to keep it up with motivation; seeing your dedicated space and your gorgeous hanging hammock everyday is the best motivation to practice, even if just for a few minutes a day. No need to meet a regular schedule of a studio that might not line up with your routine; when you have at least 10 minutes, you only have to go to your yoga room and it is done.

Aerial yoga may daunting to try at home, but it is easier than it sounds! You only have to recreate a place with the right equipment and the right tools.

Aaerial Yoga Practice At Home

What you need:

The Basics

  • Proper space - you will need 10ft minimum forward and backward of the hammock, and 8 feet sideways.  
  • Yoga Hammock or Yoga Swing - we offer several options depending on your type of practice.
  • Rigging Equipment - we offer swing stands to set up anywhere, or x-mounts to hang from a sturdy wood beam. 

The initial set up is the most daunting part, but with the right tools, set up is easy! With your hammock, you can invert for long periods of time and experience positions that are very difficult or impossible for beginners. Inversions have innumerable beneficial effects on both the body and the mind, but to get them on the ground you have to have a bit of experience. The aerial yoga hammock is like a helping hand in many traditionally difficult poses.

Child Aerial Yoga in Pink Yoga Hammock Home Studio

Atmosphere

If you want to take things to the other level, you can add some amazing zen inspired tools to deepen your sessions of both aerial yoga and meditation with candles, incenses and a relaxing soft music playlist. Don’t underestimate the power of the surroundings and the ambiance! To deepen your relaxation moments and especially for a more focused meditation and stress relief, you can bring aromatherapy to your zen/aerial yoga space. Aromatherapy is a form of natural treatment based on essential oils useful for solving problems and disorders at both physical and psychological levels. Did you know that the yoga hammock naturally lends itself to aromatherapy?

Simply dilute your favorite essential oils with witch hazel and spray on the fabric for a lasting, cleansing scent. Here's a handy recipe to get started:

Yoga Silks Cleansing Spray Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 10 drops essential oil
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • Spray bottle or diffuser

Mix the witch hazel, water, and essential oil either in a glass jar or your spray bottle directly. Shake well to mix, then spray on your yoga hammock, towel, pillow, or any other fabric that could use a refreshing cleansing! Use lavender or other calming scents before bed, and peppermint, citrus or other invigorating scents during your morning flow.

Aromatherapy provides calming effects to many ailments and with a little research and creativity can bring the extra something you need to create a little escape within your own home.

Meditation Space at Home Candles and Fitness Gear

Decor

Spice things up with some amazing yoga inspired décor, like some unique wall art or some colorful yoga towels. They are so beautiful to enrich your yoga area but they are useful too! Look for items that bring you inspiration, set the mood, and create a sense of calmness. 

We really hope this advice will help you to deepen your home practice and will bring to your life a sense of belonging, a new type of commitment and, most of all,  the perfect way to live your yoga journey with ease and love.

 

                                                                                                   Namaste

 

Pictures from  Body Diversity - Aerial Yoga Studio N Photography - Natalie Mancino
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Elaine Eason
Elaine Eason

Elaine is the owner and founder of Uplift Active. She is a passionate aerial yoga instructor with training and certifications in Aerial Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, and Aerial Rigging. She enjoys practicing aerial silks and hoops in addition to aerial yoga and has over 4 years of experience helping gyms and studios find their aerial equipment needs.



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