Yoga Space Inspiration

Cozy in and get ready for a long one!! I have wanted a yoga space for a long time now. I have been avoiding throwing it together because I had convinced myself that I needed to BUY a bunch of stuff first.   On a side note, this last weekend was the start of my Yogi Training Program through CorePower Yoga!! It was an amazing beginning to the eight week program, and during the second day, I found myself with the strongest urge to make a space of my own inside my home. A place to relax, meditate and of course practice yoga!!

My feet, on my turkish towel, on my yoga mat.

My feet, on my turkish towel, on my yoga mat.

So I scoured my home for all of my favorite inspirational and meditative items (I basically raped every other room in my house). Decided to finally make use of my “craft room” that I hardly ever enter, why not have a half craft room half yoga space?! At first I was a little worried that splitting the space would defeat the purpose of a space away from everything, however I only do things I enjoy in this space and if anything I think that will make me enjoy being in here more!!

Do I know how to split a space or what?!

Do I know how to split a space or what?!

I don’t need a whole lot of room to practice yoga, as long as I can spread my arms and stretch my legs, I am a haaappy camper!! I hung some motivational quotes in pretty frames above a collection of my favorite and most calming items (I also threw in a bamboo plant from down stairs because why the hell not?!).

How nice is it to have a little green plant in any space?!

How nice is it to have a little green plant in any space?!

Some of my favorite quotes and sayings.

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I will admit that I do not yet have much knowledge on what each of these figures mean or what they represent, however that doesn’t stop me from enjoying their presence in my space, I also included some of my favorite healing and calming stones, some sage, my mala beads and of course TONS of candles!!

I love amethyst because it facilitates inner peace, click here to find out more about gemstones and their uses.

I love amethyst because it facilitates inner peace, click here to find out more about gemstones and their uses.

I tried to fill the space with things that both inspire and relax me. Things from my past that make me happy, gifts from loved ones that put a smile on my face, mostly just things that will make me want to come to this space and enjoy the time I do spend here.

My little mini brass Buddha from Thailand. My Mom had it blessed by the Monks and brought it home to me :)

My little mini brass Buddha from Thailand. My Mom had it blessed by the Monks and brought it home to me 🙂

We cannot forget about the craft/blog area, it is JUST as important, well not really but for the sake of the post, let’s pretend!! I wanted to have only the necessities on my desk to keep with that calm and serene feeling. Having a closet (fully mirrored by the way) has definitely been a blessing!! A little bit of storage on the “desk” (actually my old kitchen table), a mouse pad (actually just a piece of cork board), ikea lamp for projects and a magnetic board for some photos of friends and family!!

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Most of my goodies (chair and card file drawer) are craigslist finds.

On the wall next to the “desk” I hung a shelf to hold old and new journals, as well as some other knick knacky things (fake succulents and a painting from a trip to china when I young). The basket from Hawaii holds towels for yoga sweat!!

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My all time favorite journal (both for its looks and the years it contains) is this one that I covered with clippings from a two month trip all over Europe. This room ended up being a memoir to my travels because that is what makes me happy. I absolutely love to reminisce about where I’ve been and dream of all the beautiful places I will go!!

vintage camera from craigslist

vintage camera from flea market

This space is already very special to me and I can tell that I will enjoy my time spent here. It is wonderful to be able to devote a room to things I love. A place that makes me feel inspired, a place to relax and a place to enjoy my own company 🙂

Goofin' around

Goofin’ around

Do you have a place that makes you feel inspired? If not, what is your dream space??

xo

Hil

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2 thoughts on “Yoga Space Inspiration

  1. Hi Hil, my name is Joseph and I work for CorePower Yoga. I’m glad your first day of TT was an amazing experience. Get ready for the ride of your life!

    • Thank you Joseph!! I am actually only in the yogi training right now, but hopefully I will be enrolled in the teacher training before the end of the year!! I hear that it is life changing.

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