One new yoga studio in Bangkok is the perfect inspiration for your at-home yoga studio.

In my experience as a mindfulness instructor, one of the best things you can do to get more from your meditation and yoga practice is to redesign your home so it is conducive to inner peace and relaxation.

There are specific ways to make your home more Zen. And it is always worth creating a home meditation room.

But maybe you need some inspiration, some ideas for your home yoga space of mindfulness space.

Well, today, Tuesday, I found some seriously inspiring yoga studio design. It came to me by way of Vikasa, who have just opened a new Bankgkok yoga studio with curving rattan yoga pods.

Visaka worked with Enter Projects Asia, a design firm that is “on the forefront of technologically aided design”. The Bangkok yoga studio features a 45 square foot space with a natura material palette of Thai hardwood, rattan, palm leaves and black slate.

The studio says that they aimed to create a room that “mimicked the natural world and reflected the never-ending cycle of life”. This is similar to the traditional principles of Zen design, which seeks to mimic the flow of nature, such as the design used in Zen gardens.

It’s been proven that spending time in nature is one of the best things we can do for our mental health. Mimicking the natural world in your home design is also a great way to boost your mood and aid relaxation. Studies have also shown that certain styles of architecture can have a similar effect to meditation. That’s why getting your home design right is so imperative to good mental health.

Vikasa didn’t just use the free-from pods for aesthetic reasons though. They also create a room divider that splits the space into quadrants, serving a practical purpose. You can see how you could easily apply a similar concept to divide your space at home, perhaps so you have one space for yoga and another for meditation.

The design team also installed an oculus skylight to bring in natural light, which is an essential for any yoga space.

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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.