More than a physical workout, yoga fosters a deeper understanding of your body, mind, and soul. If you’ve committed to a yoga practice, you may want to create a space in your home where you can listen to your inner self and take a break from running on autopilot. Ideally, this space should be tranquil, calm, and separate from the rest of your home.
When I practice my yoga, I need a good foundation. As an Interior Designer I can’t say enough about how awesome and underestimated cork flooring is! Here is why I’m convinced it is the best flooring choice for your yoga studio:
Healthy; naturally antimicrobial, it repels mold and mildew and has zero harmful chemicals
Water resistant; a water based coating allows you to bring on the sweat! Simply wipe clean
Shock absorbing; easy on joints (perfect for sensitive knees), and for flowing in and out of poses
Sustainable; the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested every 9 years without harming the tree
Warm; a thermal insulator, it reflects your body heat back to you
Durable; 3 times more resilient than wood flooring and can last 50 years or more
Fashionable; available in several colors with an unassuming yet unique style
A yoga room should also have natural light and a soothing color scheme. You may want to light candles or incense to evoke a meditative mood. Remember, this is a place for slowing down, reflecting, and discovering the best possible version of yourself.