So many of us love/ need our time calming, centering and stretching in the yoga studio. If you’re proficient (or if you have some good DVDs :)) there’s nothing stopping you from creating a dedicated space for yoga at home. The space needn’t be large, but should be uncluttered and pleasant. We’ll get started with a few simple inspirations that you can explore in your ownhome!
Fabric Wall Hangings After your room is cleared and clean, the quickest way to add warmth and ambiance is to create a focal wall with colorful fair trade fabric. We offer a variety of handprinted and dyed cotton bedspreads which transform beautifully into wall art. Choose from any one of our 29 fair trade prints, and the rest of your decor will fall into place effortlessly.
Our bedspread are available in 70″x 90″, 90″x 90″, 108″ x 90″, so there’s a size to fit any wall you choose. (Bonus – if you ever decide to change color schemes, just throw the fabric in the wash, and use it in the bedroom instead! 🙂 ) Storage Baskets While decor in your home yoga studio should be minimal, it can add to the serene feel – and be functional at the same time. Just one or two large storage baskets in the corner of the room are the perfect hide-away for your mat, strap, block and bolster. I love Serena and Lily’sofferings – tribal, global and well made, these oversized woven baskets should last forever, and look good doing it!
Lighting Lighting is an important element in any space, and possibly even more so in your studio. A natural light source is ideal, complemented by diffused ambiant light that adds just a touch of warmth. Twinkly white string lights, paper lanterns and LED candles can contribute nicely to an overall lighting scheme. Round the look out with an unusual lighting piece, such as Ikea’sFillsta Floor Lamp (so cool)!
Sensories The fun is often in the little things, isn’t it? A simple scented candle (high quality soy is best) or a few drops of essential oil diffused in the room will create an entire experience in your space, as your body moves and breathes in it. (Hint: a few drops of doTerra‘s Lemongrass oil can be mixed with white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and used to freshen and clean your equipment).
Hope that any of you Saffron Marigold fans who also are yoga practitioners might have gotten a bit of inspiration for your own special space at home. Doesn’t that sound nice? (And really, not too hard to make a reality). Let me know if any of you make this a weekend project. I’d love to see the results!