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The Home Tranquillity Space

Our ideas about peace and relaxation have come a long way over the last few years. Over the last fifty years or so, we've had any number of ways to relax and chill out - some have stayed with us, such as the long bath or the glass of wine, while others have fallen by the wayside.

One way that British people have changed their attitude is an acceptance of 'mindfulness', whereby some quiet time to reflect has a great boost to our thinking. We've also come to accept that looking after ourselves physically by eating right, reducing fatty food, exercising regularly and drinking responsibly all go a long way to improving our quality of life. Perhaps one of the biggest indicators of this has been the rise in popularity of yoga and Pilates in Britain.

Yoga, of course, is nothing new. Pilates is an associated discipline that works more as a form of sport rehabilitation and strengthening exercises. Both involve a number of floor exercises that take up quite a bit of space, which is where the problem comes in.

Many people choose to do yoga or Pilates in a classroom or gym - chiefly because it requires a lot of space. Typically speaking, gyms aren't overly suited to performing these types of body and mind exercises; between the constant clank of weights machines being reset and the thud-thud-thud of half a dozen treadmills going at once, not to mention the inevitable dance music that gets played, it's a very distracting environment. You can also feel quite overlooked, so many people would greatly prefer to do their yoga or Pilates at home.

At home, the question of where to do it always rises. While the family want to watch TV, play games or even do their homework, there's rarely enough space in the living areas. Spare rooms may make a suitable short term solution, but it can be a pain to move furniture in and out to give you the space.

The other option is the garden room. Installing a garden room at the end of your property gives you the perfect space to be able to exercise. A calm and tranquil space that means the full benefit of yoga can be felt, all without disturbing the rest of the household or being distracted by the everyday hubbub of family life.

Certain plants have been shown to effectively cleanse the air, which is perfect for the garden yoga space - but could so easily cause problems in the house when mixed with pets and kids!

Physical and mental wellbeing is becoming ever more of a focus in the age where we're constantly connected to the net - so a space to unplug and concentrate of your own mindfulness and body health could be invaluable. Your biggest problem could be making sure that it's not being used by the rest of the family!

Date: 15/10/2017 | Author: Roger Hedges