Posts Tagged ‘Yoga Mats’

Yoga Mat or No Yoga Mat? That Is The Question

Posted on: March 21st, 2011 by

There are definitely many benefits when using a yoga mat… and more specifically, having your own yoga mat and not borrowing one from the club, gym, yoga studio or from a friend.  One of the obvious reasons to use a yoga mat, also called a sticky mat, is to reduce the risk of injuring yourself. Yoga mats can prevent injuries that can occur while practicing yoga. The surface can be slippery (bare floors). Especially if you are taking yoga classes where floors are not being cleaned between classes.

Is it better to borrow/rent a yoga mat from a yoga studio or to bring your own yoga mat to your yoga classes?  Purchasing your own yoga mat will limit the exposure to bacteria and germs and you are only exposed to your own germs. You are responsible for your mat and you can clean it any time.  If you are not using a mat you are exposing yourself to others germs and your well-being.  Additionally, mats will definitely cushion the floor and provide support which is needed for improving balance and coordination and provide better overall health.

If you are considering buying a new yoga mat, don’t forget to look at all the yoga mat options that are available (clean pvc yoga mats, rubber yoga mats, cotton yoga mats, thick yoga mats and many other eco friendly yoga mats).

Embroidered Yoga Mat – Personalized Yoga Mats are great yoga gift ideas.

Posted on: January 27th, 2011 by

Personalized Yoga Mats - An Embroidered Yoga Mat - A Great Yoga Gift Idea.Over the past 10 years yoga has become extremely popular in the United States (and all over the world for that matter). For those of us that have made yoga part of our daily lives we can often be found carrying, or on top of, our yoga mats.  If this describes you, or someone you know, it may be time to get a personalized yoga mat. 

An embroidered yoga mat makes a great gift for a friend or for yourself.  The mats can be produced with a persons name, a business name, an expression or saying or virtually anything else you would like us to imprint on a yoga mat.  There are a variety of mat colors, thread colors and fonts to choose from when ordering.  The text message can be up to 20 characters long and production is only 2-3 business days.

Personalized gifts are always great, which makes personalized yoga mats the perfect gift for any yogi.

Yoga Mats

Posted on: June 29th, 2010 by

yoga mats and suppliesFinding—and purchasing—yoga mats and other yoga props doesn’t have to be a hassle or big mystery, even for the beginner.  You can find everything you need to get off to a good start in an enjoyable way of life, which includes yoga, right here.  You can start off with a basic, beginner’s yoga exercise mat, and then eventually advance to incorporating yoga bolsters, yoga paws, and other accessories.

As yoga becomes a part of your everyday living, you might want to look into utilizing some meditation to help establish a more peaceful state of mind and disposition.  In that case, you would probably enjoy some nice, silk, meditation cushions to sit on while calming your self with meditative practices.  And if you’re at all of the mind towards being “green,” you’ll be glad to know most of these mats are Latex-free, and many of them are also eco-friendly as well, if you’d like to continue to do your part to help the earth’s ecology.

Deluxe Yoga Mats

Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by

Those who are new to yoga will do well to start out getting just a few yoga props, beginning with a basic mat, some straps to help with stretching, and maybe yoga bolsters for support until strength and flexibility come; no sense going overboard from the beginning, but it’s better to have an experienced yoga practitioner guide you and teach you some of the basics to get you warmed up to it.

But for those who have already invested much time and diligence into his or her yoga regimen, then there’s no reason such persons can’t—or shouldn’t—invest in some [at least one] deluxe yoga mats, is there? Maybe you could treat your self to one of the artistic designer yoga mats, or give one as a gift to that special someone you know who is either a long-time practitioner or serious beginner. Unlike normal exercise mats, yoga mats are designed to prevent slippage, while reducing the effects of gravity to the body.

Eco Yoga Mats

Posted on: June 18th, 2010 by

yoga mats and propsIt seems, to me, only natural to want to endorse only eco-friendly products when you’re an enthusiast of yoga, with all of its implications and dedication to oneness with nature and the earth.

When you buy eco yoga mats like those pictured here, your mind can be put at ease, as these mats are manufactured from a newly-developed material comprised of carbon and hydrogen, and referred to as TPE [thermal plastic elastomer], containing no heavy metals, no PVC, no toxic materials used in production.

The mats have two different textured sides for comfort and versatility preferences, while always providing superb grip. The low compression foam also buffers between your body and the floor or ground to help eliminate bruising.

Yoga Mat Rolls

Posted on: June 16th, 2010 by

yoga matsI never knew yoga mats were available in rolls that can be cut to specifications suitable to each individual…but they can…they are!  Yoga mats do, of course, come in pre-cut sizes, or in “finished” mats you either fold or roll up and tote away in your yoga bag, but if you run a facility where you have students in varying heights, or even with children, then the “one sized fits all” approach isn’t really your best approach, now is it?

The rolls of yoga mats, like the one pictured here, are 2’ wide, and come in 100’ rolls, in several colors, and can be purchased by the roll, or can be purchased at cut lengths; you decide.  This approach to buying yoga matting for people you know who are avid about their yoga is ideal in that you can provide yoga mats that are perfect—height-wise—for them…or you!

Hot Yoga Towels

Posted on: June 8th, 2010 by

yoga mats and propsI’ve known a few yoga practitioners in my time, but I never quite realized how involved things can get with the various yoga props such dedicated individuals utilize while exercising, stretching, and posturing! Oh, I’ve been aware that yoga can be rather rigorous, even though most of us, when we think of yoga, picture a person meditating in a lotus position, right? I had known about meditation cushions, yoga benches, and yoga mats, for sure; but I had never known about yoga paws, for instance.

Yoga paws, for those who don’t know, are sort of like rubberized, fingerless gloves [sort of like workout gloves], worn on the hands and feet, used to help hold more advanced yoga postures where hands and feet are liable to slide, even on “sticky” yoga mats, or perhaps a hardwood floor, where bare feet would otherwise grip, but could slip due to sweat. The hot yoga towel, like the one pictured here, will help absorb sweat, and assist in maintaining your grip.

Pranayama Pillows

Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by

yoga propsPranayama bolster pillows might not be well-known to the general public, as perhaps Pilate’s mats or other yoga mats, but the elongated pillows with the peculiar name are not unusual or unheard of among those who have a passion for yoga. Pranayama bolsters help to support and keep your spine in alignment for deeper breathing while seated erect, and add great lower back arch support while in a horizontal position—a definite must for any yoga practitioner’s collection.

In fact, as one grows in his or her adeptness in yoga posturing and other yoga exercises, such an individual will want to expand his or her collection of yoga mats, meditation pillows, and yoga bolsters so as to always have just the right piece of equipment to incorporate into a particular regimen; Pranayama bolster pillows are sure to find their way into any serious practitioner’s assortment of yoga supplies.

Yoga Mat Cleaning Wipes

Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by

yoga suppliesYoga posturing and other yoga exercises can really make you work up a sweat.  With this in mind, you really need to take good care of your yoga mats and make sure they’re kept clean and free from unhealthful bacteria. But you don’t want to go wiping your yoga mats down with an antiseptic wipe or some other household cleaners that might be harmful to not only the environment, but also to your health and the health of those who use the mats.  No, it’s best to use specifically designed yoga mat cleaning wipes with essential oils.

You probably already know it, but there are proven, long-held, therapeutic benefits found in certain aromas; thus the popularity in recent years of aromatherapy— essential oils is the source.  For example, the aroma of lavender is known to have a calming effect.  It is anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and naturally cleansing.  It is shown to relieve certain allergies, helps treat PMS, shock, insomnia, and stress, and also promotes feelings of love, peace, and health.

So don’t fiddle around with household wipes to clean your yoga mats; use only specially made yoga mat cleaning wipes with essential oils.

Yoga DVD’s

Posted on: May 15th, 2010 by

yoga mats yoga propsWhether you’re just beginning to practice yoga or are a long-time practitioner, you could benefit from the information provided in yoga DVD’s.  Not everyone has the time or means to pay for a personal yogi or even to take beginning yoga at the community college; that’s what yoga DVD’s and other instructional materials are for—to allow your personal progress to move forward!

So what yoga supplies will you need to get busy? There are a few, basic categories: yoga mats, props, and meditation cushions—yoga mats for working out on hard floors, props include resistance straps, bolsters, blocks, blankets, and yoga paws.  Yoga mat bags are perfect for stuffing it all in when you need to take it all and go!