How to Create a Yoga Sanctuary at Home

Plus, six routines you can do throughout the day.

In celebration of World Yoga Day, make today's focus about tuning into your body and finding ways to improve your yoga practice. Journaling, meditation and yoga are fantastic outlets for cultivating positivity, confidence, strength and awareness.

The best way to ensure you come to your mat today is by creating a peaceful space in your home for practicing yoga. You're more likely to practice if you have a dedicated spot for meditation and yoga. Here's how to put one together, plus some suggested classes to help you fit more yoga into your day.

The Gear

Jade Yoga Mat

Jade Yoga Mat

JadeYoga Harmony Mat: $74.95, JadeYoga

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JadeYoga Harmony Mat: $74.95, JadeYoga

First, you'll need a good yoga mat. This one by Jade is soft and eco-friendly.

Sporti Studio 4-Inch Yoga Block: $8.45,

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Sporti Studio 4-Inch Yoga Block: $8.45,

Blocks are tremendously helpful for balancing, experimentation and going deeper into stretches.

NOW Essential Oil Diffuser

NOW Essential Oil Diffuser

NOW Foods Ultrasonic Diffuser: $36.98,

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NOW Foods

NOW Foods Ultrasonic Diffuser: $36.98,

Essential oil diffusers purify the air and emit calming fragrances to help you relax. You can also light natural candles for relaxing ambience.

Wooden Floor Mirror

Wooden Floor Mirror

Wooden Full-Length Mirror: $149, Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters

Wooden Full-Length Mirror: $149, Urban Outfitters

When practicing yoga at home, mirrors are essential for checking your alignment and posture.

Yoga Blanket

Yoga Blanket

Mexican Yoga Blanket: ~$18,

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Mexican Yoga Blanket: ~$18,

A blanket comes in handy to support your knees and lower back. It's also great to use during a long meditation so you don't get cold.

Optional Accessories:

Yoga wheels, foam rollers, meditation pillows, sage and resistance bands are all great accessories to have on hand, but they're not necessary to enjoy a restorative or healing yoga routine.

Morning Wake-Up

Start World Yoga Day off right with this refreshing, feel-good flow from Boho Beautiful.

Mid-Morning Refresh

Take a break and stretch at your desk with these targeted routines for stiff muscles and a meditation from SarahBethYoga.

Lunch Break

Instead of eating lunch at your desk, get out of the office and do this quick yoga routine from Yoga With Adrienne to re-focus and warm up static muscles.

Afternoon Stretch

Desk Yoga 01:01

Try these easy desk stretches for a mini workday workout.

Beat the afternoon slump with these subtle moves you can do without leaving your desk.

Evening Relaxation

Wind down, stretch out and meditate before bed with this routine from Brett Larkin. Didn't get to fit in a heating routine at lunch? Try one of these sculpting, strenghtening classes.

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