There is more to yoga gift-giving than buying a mat. Of course, there is nothing wrong with giving your favorite yogi a top-of-the-line mat, but plopping down ten dollars for a beginner’s mat at your local big box store simply won’t cut it. So, what exactly are some of the more thoughtful items you can give your yogi? We take a look at six of the best yoga gifts out right now.
6 gifts to give your yogi
Choosing the right yoga mat for your practice
When it comes to yoga mats, there are so many options out there that it can be extremely confusing to select the one that suits your needs. But the style of yoga you practice will help you determine the qualities you’re looking for in a mat. Here, we provide you with some basic information and recommendations to help you select your yoga mat, no matter what style you practice.
How to combine shopping and exercise
Whether you are mingling with the masses on Black Friday, rushing to the supermarket for some much-needed groceries, or are simply spending more time shopping than at the gym, you don’t have to neglect working out altogether. We’ve complied this handy list of alternative exercises that can be done while you are out shopping.
Why it’s time to eat more beets
Such a huge number of superfoods get thrown around that it can be hard to keep track on which you should be eating. And beets have something of a bad reputation - many of us still think of them in the pickled form that our granny’s generation enjoyed.
How exercise makes you happier
There’s no doubt that exercise has benefits. Not only can it improve your health and appearance, but it can also enhance your mood and even make you a happier person. Just how exactly does this happen? Here are a number of proven ways exercise can boost your spirits and help you find your smile.
Naked yoga: the next big thing
In the yoga world, it seems like everyone is looking for the next trend. This year we’ve seen hot, office, and live music yoga varieties grow in popularity. One trend making waves recently was shirtless yoga. If you decided to try that form of practice, then our next suggestion isn’t all that wild.
The do’s and don’ts of talking about yoga
You love yoga. You love it so much much that you want others to know about it and maybe even try it for themselves. There is no problem with that as long as it's done in a respectful manner. Unfortunately, some yoga practitioners take things a little too far when talking with others about our beloved activity.
The benefits of walking and how to do more of it
Since the dawn of mankind, people have walked. It is one of the easiest, most natural things you can do - yet with cars, buses, trains and escalators easily available, modern technology has made it a less favorable option for getting around. And because of this, people walk much less often today, perhaps less than at any other time in the history of humanity.
Why seeing is Vitamin B-lieving
Everyone wants to tell you how important Vitamin C is, and Vitamin D has recently become a big deal with many nutritionists, but what about Vitamin B? We understand Vitamin B can be more complex, since there are eight types; however, getting enough of these helps reduce your risk of stroke, and lets you enjoy countless other health benefits.
Overcoming your yoga excuses
Practicing yoga on a regular basis helps improve your concentration, relieve stress, and increase your sense of wellbeing. But sometimes your hectic life and busy schedule can really get in the way of your yoga practice. We all have excuses for skipping a class, but sometimes it’s more important to exert self-discipline and stick to the plan rather than abandon it completely.