According to Yoga Journal 10 million non-practitioners stated they will definitely try yoga in the next year. Factor in New Years Resolutions, and I think you might end up having one of these soon-to-be-yogis on your gift list.
Below are some products that revolutionized my practice. In some ways it’s a simple list, but in other ways it covers exactly all the right bases.
Jade Yoga Mat
Yogis tend to be loyal to certain mat brands, and for me it’s JadeYoga. I love the fact that they are non-slip and made from renewable resources and for each mat sold JadeYoga plants a tree.
Yogitoes Skidless Towel
I’m a sweaty girl. And slipping and sliding all over my yoga mat was neither productive nor fun. Yogitoes don’t come cheap, but it’s been worth every penny.
I only recently began using yoga blocks in my day to day practice. Although I can’t say that I think they are as necessary as BKS Iyengar does, I do think that they can be incorporated into almost any practice.
MC Yogi CD
David Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual
I’m an Ashtangi and this book is my yogic bible. David Swenson explains and demonstrates the traditional Ashtanga series in this practice manual that makes a personal at-home practice possible.
Yoga Journal Magazine Subscription
I can’t say I agree with every article in Yoga Journal (or am pleased that I have failed to see a male on the cover in recent times), but I generally think it’s a great resource. It has intriguing articles and easy to follow sequences, and it’s pretty to look at.
Perhaps the best and most personal gift is a pass to a local yoga studio. So many studios offer great introductory offers to new students and nothing motivates people more than a pass that they have to use up.
What yoga item is on your holiday wish list?