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yoga beddingThe benefits of doing a daily yoga practice are many. They range from reduced stress to increased strength and flexibility. Many people who practice yoga love it so much that they decide to create a space in their homes that’s dedicated to their yoga practice. However, many don’t have the budget for a full-on, total room renovation.

Fortunately, this isn’t necessary. Here – it’s possible to create a yoga-themed bedroom with a little ingenuity, the right yoga bedroom decor, and a little paint. If you count yourself among those who’d like to create your own yoga-themed bedroom, these tips will help you get your room in shape, without requiring a contractor to do it.

Reduce Clutter First

Decorating your bedroom in a yoga theme reflects your daily yoga practice in many respects. While it’s true that you need some simple elements like your yoga mat, it’s also true that less is more in many cases.

In light of this, you need to prepare your room by removing some items before you start decorating with your custom yoga bedding and personalized yoga decor. A cluttered yoga space equals a stressful yoga space, according to Yoga Journal. Clutter creates distractions, which you don’t want as you advance in your yoga practice.

If you’re not sure where to start this journey, the Becoming Minimalist website suggests that you start with a few small steps.

Here is a look at a few of them:

  • Fill a trash bag and then fill another. Keep doing this in your room until all your extra stuff is gone.
  • Get rid of one thing a day.
  • Just spend 5 minutes a day doing something. You can put 5 things away or set up a folder system or throw out clothes you don’t wear. Only spend 5 minutes on this.

And one more thing before we move in, remember that extra furniture qualifies as clutter, too. While your yoga bedroom decor will include a bed and possibly chairs, do remember to remove items that will get in the way of your practice.

Be Mindful of Your Color Schemes

Light and natural colors create the most calm in a yoga bedroom. When you’re choosing the paint for your yoga bedroom, gravitate toward off-whites or cream colors.

Or if you feel like you need at least a bit of color, choose colors like greens or blues,

which reflect the natural world and are calming to be around.

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Handmade Items

Nothing says custom yoga bedding quite like handmade items. When you’re looking for your yoga bedroom decor, think about bringing in some handmade items to add personal touches to your yoga space. That’s the advice that Well and Good gives to home yoga practitioners.

For example, find a hand-woven rug to put in the center of your bedroom. Choose one made of a natural material like cotton. This becomes your room’s centerpiece.

Decorate the corners with hand-woven or handmade wooden baskets or ottomans. Hang macrame planters from the ceiling or in front of the window.

Make sure that you choose items that don’t have wild colors or patterns. You can have a touch of color or pattern, but avoid pieces that are overwhelmed with them. Minimalism is the key when you’re looking for your yoga bedroom decor.
Hand Woven Cherokee Gathering Basket by @ArtHouseVermont | classic as a wicker chair.

 

Mood Lighting

The right lighting sets the mood in your yoga room. If your bedroom doesn’t have a dimmer switch light and you’re not in the market for a rewiring, this doesn’t have to stop you from creating soothing lightscapes in the space. Just look for lamps that feature several settings, from bright to low. Place these around the room.

For added effect, select Japanese lantern lamps. These allow you to screen the light. They also fit yoga bedroom decor theme. Place these in the corners of your room, especially around the space where you’ll be doing your yoga practice every day.

Versatile Furniture

You should choose the big furniture pieces in the room like the bed and your chairs with versatility in mind. When it comes to yoga bedroom decor, you really can’t go wrong with a futon. It’s versatile and easy to move.

If you’d like a bed that becomes a centerpiece in the room, then opt for a futon with a frame that folds down into a bed or up into a couch. Many of these frames look chic with the different types of custom yoga bedding that’s on the market. Think a simple tan bed duvet cover on your futon mattress and a black lacquer frame to support it.

If your idea of the perfect yoga bedroom decor includes something a little more minimalist in scope, you can buy pretty bedding to cover the futon mattress at night and store your bedding in a closet during the day. This gives you more floor space to move around on.

Futon closet

Mixed Textures

The word “yoga” means union. It’s the embodiment of opposites. The poses themselves represent both the hard masculine and the soft feminine. You can echo this sentiment by choosing yoga bedroom decor that features opposites in the form of textures.

For example, your futon’s duvet might be made of silk or satin. The throw pillows you put on it could be made of rough linen or cotton. Your floor should be hardwood and smooth ideally, with rough woven mats or rugs all around.

What to Include

Now that you’ve chosen some of the bigger items for your yoga bedroom decor, you’ll want to choose some accessories. These include items like pillows, which aid in your yoga practice, as well as practical items like your yoga mat, blankets, and other items.

The Journey Junkie recommends that you have items such as these in your yoga room.

  • A yoga towel
  • A meditation pillow
  • Yoga blocks
  • A yoga mat
  • And a yoga sandbag

Other items that will enhance the mood of your yoga bedroom include simple wall art, extra blankets or mats for when you have visitors, a Buddha statue, and candles, and crystals for an alter area.

Final Thoughts on Your Yoga Bedroom

Ideally, your yoga bedroom will become your own personalized yoga retreat. You’ll fill it with your yoga bedroom decor that appeals to your tastes. You’ll enhances this by choosing yoga bedding that flatters the space. And finally, you’ll bring in mood pieces like Japanese lanterns and hanging plant baskets to complete the Zen of the space.

These simple changes allow you to set up a peaceful yoga space, without requiring you to make major renovations in your room. In fact, the best yoga bedrooms are free of clutter and filled with only the items necessary to bring peace to your yoga practice.

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yogaYoga has been used as a ‘medical’ discipline for centuries [1] – although its original adherents would not have thought of it as such. As a fusion of the physical and the spiritual, yoga was always known to have healing properties, but these were often considered tangential to the discipline’s main aim of enhancing spiritual and personal efficacy. However, in more recent years, the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga have been cruelly separated by a great many sources. Some use yoga as a purely physical exercise, neglecting the spiritual aspects in the name of getting a toned body [2]. Others use it as a purely spiritual discipline, neglecting correct posture etc in favor of higher consciousness. However, despite this, the world of modern medicine is increasingly turning its eyes upon yoga and its potential for healing. And when we look at yoga as a modern healing tool, we begin to see that yoga truly does need to be considered as a holistic – i.e. physical and spiritual – medium in order to achieve its full effects.

Yoga For Mental Health

One of the main points of intersection for modern medicine and yoga is that of mental health. Studies have found that substance abusers going through withdrawal benefit very much from yoga sessions – not only because it helps to ease the discomfort in their suffering bodies, but because it helps them to reconnect with those bodies on a deeper level. This new sense of connection often engenders respect, and enables people who have been abusing their bodies for years to take detoxing seriously [3], and to commit to kicking their damaging habits. Simultaneously, it helps them to relax, and combats feelings of depression, inadequacy, and anxiety which often afflict recovering addicts. Needless to say, these effects are also fantastic for people suffering from other neuroses. Modern doctors are increasingly recommending that their patients undertake a course of yoga for mental health reasons [4]. However, the reason yoga works so well for mental health is that it acts on the mind THROUGH the body, rather than (as many other forms of mental health therapy do) working on the mind from an external source.

Yoga For Pain Relief

Several studies have proven yoga effective in reducing the experience of pain. On a very simple level, the practice of yoga can help to sort out postural issues, and generally strengthens the body. This can reduce or even outright eradicate the symptoms of many muscular and skeletal problems [5]. So far, so obvious. However, yoga can also help with more ephemeral pain – despite having no apparent ‘physical’ action upon the source of the pain. Patients suffering from the pain of chronic pancreatitis were found to consider their pain improved after a course of yoga [6]. What is interesting about this is that the yoga had had no tangible effect upon the condition itself – what had changed, it seems, was the patient’s experience of their pain. Pain is a complicated medical conundrum, but we know that a lot of it originates within the mind. It is this pain that the yoga seemed to be working on. Scientists are not entirely sure how yoga achieves this, but it’s thought that yoga’s power to reduce stress and boost mood also improves the patient’s own perception of the pain they’re experiencing. Yoga’s effects on the mind, therefore, percolate down through the body, altering our experience of physical problems.

Interconnected Yoga

Modern medicine has not been slow to capitalise upon yoga’s painkilling and mental health potential. And the research it’s doing into yoga’s modern medical possibilities reveals the fundamental mind-body interconnectedness of the discipline. This is something which we all once knew, and all took for granted. However, in recent years, many have lost sight of this fact. They’ve ‘separated’ a practice which needs to be considered a holistic ‘whole’ in order to function correctly into component ‘parts’ – the physical and the mental/spiritual. On their own, these aspects are of little use. As modern medical research is showing us, each ‘part’ relies on the other to do its job. This is something we could all do with remembering as we engage in our own yogic disciplines.

[1] “A Brief History Of Yoga: From Ancient Hindu Scriptures To The Modern, Westernized Practice”

[2]  “6-Minute Total-Body Toning Yoga”

[3]  “Your Guide to Holistic Detoxification from Drugs and Alcohol”

[4]  “Yoga for Psychiatry and Mental Health: An Ancient Practice with Modern Relevance”

[5]  “3 Ways Yoga Improves Your Joint System And Skeletal Structure”

[6] “Yoga for rehabilitation in chronic pancreatitis”

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If you are battling a bulge that just won’t go away, then Vaser liposuction might be exactly what you need. Vaser Liposuction is a simple procedure that removes excess fat in stubborn areas; areas that exercise and diet just can’t hit. Vaser Liposuction is different from regular liposuctions and it uses state of the art ultrasound technology to reshape the body. When a person gets liposuction, they remove fat and smooth out problem areas. It is an easy way to contour your body when diet and exercise don’t work. With Vaser Liposuction ultrasonic waves break up and separate fat cells for removal while leaving vital tissues unharmed.

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Liposuction was first introduced in the 1979. Back then, technology was nowhere near where it is today; liposuction got a bad rap. Liposuction was considered an unsafe and painful process; unfortunately, some people still think this is the case.

Today, when properly done, Vaser liposuction has almost no risks or side-effects; the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients never even have to step foot into a hospital to get the procedure done. Vaser Liposuction works to shrink your skin and shape your body. If you are close to a normal weight with just a few problem areas, then you are a perfect candidate for liposuction.

Vaser Liposuction is a quick and easy procedure; you simply show up at the office and leave once the procedure is done. With liposuction, there are no long hospital stays or inconvenient recovery times.

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Breast augmentation is also known as Augmentation mammoplasty and is surgical process to increase the size, shape of a woman’s breasts. There are 2 types of breast implants silicone, saline and the composite filler.  The surgeon will place silicone, saline implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue to increase the size of breasts. The saline implant contains elastomer silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution and the silicone implant posses viscous silicone gel; and the other composition implants contains fillers such as polypropylene, soy oil etc.

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Breast augmentation is elective surgery and it is not covered by insurance plans. Women over the age 18 are a good fit for Saline Implants and the women over the age 22 are suitable for Silicone Gel Implants. Breast implants are not permanent devices, and the people who undergone Breast augmentation may need additional surgeries on your breasts because of complications to get better shape.

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