The old cliche, "different strokes for different folks" applies to your practice of hatha yoga and what may enhance it. Some people advocate practicing in silence for maximum focus; others like me alternate between silence, classical music, "soundscape" music (a mixture of ambient music and new agey type of music and contemplative music), and something I had not mentioned in earlier postings, nature sounds.
With the onset of cold weather the past few days here in the Washington, DC area and greeted this morning by a temperature of under 30 degrees, I decided that my outdoor exposure time today would be minimal.
I therefore dug up one of my old environmental sounds cassette tapes (I still have hung on to those...even though I primarily use my ipod these days) that I used during my brief stint as a hypnotherapist back in 1997. I chose the "country streams" one, cranked it up and reveled in imagining that it was summer and I was out in the country doing yoga by a stream. It definitely helped compensate for the frigid weather outside and I had a delightfully relaxing and energizing yoga session.
You may wish to consider investing in an environmental CD or MP3 file for your home yoga studio. A large selection of such CDs along with yoga music too can be found for $6.95 to $13.95 at https://www.serenitysupply.com/catalog/Nature-Sounds-4-1.html. You can choose from a vast array of nature sounds that include ocean surf, peaceful forest, thunderstorm, and tropical jungle. It's just another way of keeping your practice fresh!
Wisdom of the Day: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson