Adorned: Yoga Festival Flower Crowns

Yoga festival season is officially upon us.

As we imbibe all our senses with music, food, yoga, and dancing, we celebrate the mystery of summer’s arrival and all that the sun’s warmth brings this time of year. What’s not to love?

What better way to honor the season than by adorning oneself with a head wreath? The actual process of making a wreath is an honored art that began centuries ago. The symbolism of these crowns extends from strength of life to victory, immortality to honoring the Gods, fertility to peace. There was even a time when wearing flower crowns were considered blasphemous and thus prohibited and/or condemned in some societies. (We’re glad the times have changed!)

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There is no denying that these crowns adorn us with beauty, but they also represent the expression of love pulsating from within, especially during such celebratory occasions.

Lily Peterson, the creator of a flower design shop called Flowershop, infuses every wreath she makes with an intention to highlight the beauty everywhere. What better way to express all that is sacred and good than atop one’s head ?

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To get your own flower crown, you can find Lily’s handcrafted goodness at www.flowershop.com or in person at Yogapop this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina.

Editor’s Note: In light of the tragedy in Charleston, SC, the YogaPop festival originally scheduled for this weekend will be postponed.

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