My yoga mat has been curled up in the closet for... let's just say a long time. I have been going to yoga but they have a mat and towel service which I find super convenient, so I haven't been using my own at all.
I love yoga and meditation, so it would seem that I would roll out my mat on the living room floor every so often and practice a few poses, right? No! Doesn't seem to happen.
After inspiration from magazines, blogs, books and ideas, I decided I needed to make a space. S p a c e. For yoga. I realized that a permanent and pretty area for yoga practice will make it that much more inviting.
So the other night, I took on the task of moving all of the furniture around in my apartment. Re-organizing and moving giant floor-scratchable furniture always seemed like an easy idea when imagining it. Ha ha - it's not!
In a bachelor apartment, it almost seemed like tetris as I tried to move the couch and bed past one another, along with all of the other furniture. By the end of the room's revamp, I was tired and sweaty but still wanted to try out the yoga space. Yin anyone?
So anyways, all in all I would say that this newly created yoga area only takes up about 4 feet x 10 feet of my studio apartment and I love it.
So here are my tips:
- Surround your space with things that make you feel how you want to feel.
- Be creative and have fun. You don't necessarily need a big area.
- Use bright, happy, calming, soothing colours that make you want to be there.
- Go with your preferences and instincts on design if you are the primary person using the space. Everyone is different. For example... I like having plants, calming colours/pictures, soothing music, the option of natural lighting or candle lighting, fresh air from a nearby window, etc.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope you can get some inspiration from them. Please let me know if you have any comments or ideas as well!
|I put my beautiful bamboo plants close by in a lovely brass vase.|
|Here is an overview of the entire space! Fairly small but functional!|
|Just looking at these bamboo plants makes me feel calm.|
|I put up these beach photos for a nice view!|
|I find pastel, bright or earthy colours extremely uplifting and relaxing. Here is my cute tropical plant (really not sure what it is) and scented candle.|
Not pictured - relaxing music...