Different environments make us feel different sensations, and this is proved:
the furniture, the color of the walls, the arrangement of space, all the elements that make up a location are critical to the uses to which they will do, not only from a functional point of view but also emotional.
This assumption is the basis of techniques of interior design as the ancient feng-shui, a true art originated in China and spread to the Far East, which has the objective of furnish and decorate environments channeling and amplifying the energies within them. That's why the centers of yoga and meditation, as the home yoga in Milan Parsifal Yoga Academy, Academy that teaches the ancient disciplines as integral yoga, tai-chi chuan and Zen meditation, need careful study to be designed.
The aesthetics plays its part, of course, the environment must be welcoming and pleasing to the eye, but there are components that are perceived to a higher level of simple visual satisfaction. The volumes, colors, lighting and even the temperature contribute to the emotional state of the students who participate in the lessons, and who need a lot of concentration because of peace of mind.
Here are some factors to be reckoned with:
- I Light colors should dominate, because they are able to convey a sense of calm and well-being, in contrast to darker shades that are negative and those too bright which exacerbate mental excitement;
- The decor is deliberately minimal, Less is more in a yoga center, to allow the energy to move freely and the mind to expand without physical barriers to oppress;
- The natural elements cornerstone of the universe must be at least symbolically, as the fire in the form of candles and water as small ornamental fountain;
- Lighting should be soft but clear, no lights in the dark, and no to violence, yes to natural light that welcomes the individual;
- Do not underestimate the perfume, the aromatherapy is an art to evoke powerful emotions and energies depending on the fragrance emitted from incense.
What is always good to remember is that a yoga center is a place of communion and growth, for this reason it must be designed thinking of the good of the community that will be gathered there and not of mere principles of functionality and aesthetics.