Posts Tagged ‘Yoga Mats’

Yoga Meditation Benches

Posted on: May 13th, 2010 by

yoga meditation suppliesYour collection of yoga supplies…from mats, props, and cushions won’t be complete without a real, bamboo mediation bench [pictured], with collapsible legs for ease of storage and transport.

While delving into the long-term health and well-being benefits of yoga for life—especially if you teach it to others—you surely have your yoga mats, yoga meditation cushions, and other necessary items to ensure all of the desired postures and exercises can be executed without needless frustration due to being improperly equipped, but don’t forget your bench!

Bolsters, fitness balls, and other items are also considerations; don’t forget yoga mat disinfectant and mat cleaner to ensure optimum cleanliness for yourself as well as others, especially if you run your own facility where people come and go, cross-use the mats.

Yoga Mats

Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by

yoga mats and meditation suppliesAlong with your needs for yoga mats and other yoga meditation supplies, consider having your own Shiatsu Thai massage mat [pictured]. This traditional mat is manufactured of 100% unbleached, untreated, natural cotton stuffed with approximately 20 pounds of equally pure cotton batting, arriving at a total, approximate mat weight of 25 pounds. These mats are 54” x 80” x 2.5” of hand-tufted cotton, perfect for practitioner and patient stretching. Very portable.

And while you strive for oneness of self, shouldn’t your compilation of yoga supplies be one as well? That’s why you’ll want to make sure you are well supplied with yoga meditation cushions, bolsters, blocks and even an authentic, bamboo meditation bench, which will last a lifetime. Don’t approach your yoga commitment halfheartedly. Begin with all you’ll need close at hand and then strive to elevate yourself to your commitment.

Yoga Mats

Posted on: May 11th, 2010 by

Yoga mats and yoga suppliesYoga mats are not the same thing as what you see kids in elementary, junior high, or high school sitting or exercising on when they warm up or do their calisthenics on, no sir…no ma’am! Those old mats your kids “get” to use are probably the same ones you used when you were in high school, and are not likely to be eco-friendly, are probably full of phthalates and PVC, which have been proven to damage the environment.

But for the serious yoga enthusiast, outfitting ones quiver of yoga and other meditation supplies, such as meditation cushions simply cannot be substituted with anything but the real thing…what are you going to use from the high school supply closet for meditation? Home plate? Isn’t it wonderful the committed yoga practitioner can find what he or she needs via online providers with large selections?

Yoga Mats

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by

When you’re looking for yoga mats and other accessories, it’s better to keep your shopping all in one place, so as to ensure you get all you need, and to save time running around trying to find something difficult to locate, as yoga accessories aren’t like looking for tennis balls and sweat bands; yoga accessories are more readily findable with providers that strive to house extensive inventories with all of the traditional accouterments associated with serious yoga practice.

For example, what are the odds you’ll find yoga kits for kids, or yoga bolsters in your local superstore or mall? With the way online shopping has radically improved over the past couple of years, you can save money on gas by avoiding driving around town chasing down just what you need; you’ll even save a lot of headache by trying to get what you need doing “phone work” to locate what you need.

Yoga Balls and Accessories

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by

yoga accessoriesAlong with shopping for quality yoga mats, adding yoga balls to your collection of yoga accessories can make a nice gift to your self for your better well being.   If you’re serious about your yoga, yoga balls are a preferable choice to personal dumbbells, which aren’t as well suited to holding in various yoga poses.  The attractive spheres come in 3 different pastel colors that are in harmony with the subdued mindset that accompanies yoga.

Other accessories you might want to pick up are yoga meditation cushions, stretch straps, yoga paws, and natural cork yoga blocks; blocks also come in foam, wood, or bamboo, for whichever preference.  The natural wood or bamboo blocks should appeal to the ecologically minded individual, as should the EVA foam versions.  Most offered yoga mats are made of either natural fibers or eco-friendly recycled materials.

Pilates Mats

Posted on: May 8th, 2010 by

Pilates mats, like the exercise approach itself, have gained notoriety as well as popularity over the past few years.  Pilates mats tend to be thinner than traditional exercise mats, and made of a denser material, making them highly portable, encouraging transport for those who travel and hesitate to take their exercise mat with them.

And although there are some similarities between Pilates mats and traditional yoga mats, the purist will want to select the appropriate mat for his or her needs.  For instance, if you don’t have a set of yoga paws and will be working out on a hard floor, such as hardwood or smooth tile, “sticky” Yama yoga mats are very desirable.  Check out your options to see what best suits your needs.

Yoga Mats and Meditation Cushions

Posted on: May 4th, 2010 by

Yoga meditation suppliesYoga mats, meditation cushions, and other supplies aren’t made haphazardly or without deep thought, planning, and consideration.  Yoga mats, cushions, blocks, and other props are made specifically for yoga practitioners, designed by experts in the arts and philosophy of yoga.  It won’t do, to practice meditation, for example, on a couch cushion, if you want to maintain proper spine alignment for optimum relaxation and centeredness, or to use a couple of books in lieu of a yoga block.

Ideally, for you to complete your commitment to reaping the sought-after benefits of this ancient discipline for mind, spirit, and body, you’ll want to use recognized apparatus.  There are a number of important meditation supplies you’ll want to become aware of—and their use—so as to get off to the right start.   And, if you’re a long-time participant in yoga, you’ll want to make sure your cushions, benches, etc, remain in good, usable condition—periodic replacement will become necessary over time.

Yoga Kits

Posted on: May 3rd, 2010 by

yoga kits and matsIf you’re serious about your yoga or other routine exercise regimen, then you’ve probably already explored the greater value of yoga kits to keep outfitted throughout the year.  If you’re serious, but are new to the wonderful world of yoga for fitness and well being, a quality yoga kit really is your best bet to make sure you “break into” yoga in a well-prepared way.

Each yoga kit is a combination of mats, blocks, straps, and—depending upon which kit you choose—other items, or with variations in the material of the mats, such as no-PVC mats, and eco yoga mats, as preservation of Earth’s ecology is important to truly achieving peace and well-being for one self.  As you improve, progress, find your self, and as your skills and needs expand, you’ll find you will add additional yoga accessories, purchasing other yoga-centered mats, cushions, and other apparatus to assist you in your development.

Yoga Meditation Cushions

Posted on: April 30th, 2010 by

Yoga MatsIf you practice yoga, you probably have your own yoga mats you use for your exercises, stretching and other warm up routine; but do you have your own meditation cushions or Zafu Pillows to ensure you obtain proper spine alignment and height, while seated in the Lotus meditation position, so as to obtain a deeper meditative state?

Use of the Zafu pillow has proven to make sitting easier on knees and ankles; these considerations of alignment and comfort will help you to relax properly and achieve the sought after results meditation should.

And there are other accessories you’ll want to make sure you pick up, such as yoga bolsters, bags to carry your yoga mat and other items in, yoga paws to use while stretching during the Adho Mukha Svanasana, or “Downward Facing Dog Pose.” Of course, these are but a few of the yoga accouterments you won’t want to be without.

Custom Logo Yoga Mats

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by

Yoga matsCustom logo yoga mats are a great way to market your company or a client and you wish to provide a nice, classy product if you provide such a service for appropriate clientele.  Placing orders of these pristine mats are a minimum of 200 in quantity, and so might not be as appealing—budget-wise—for smaller companies.

In the event you’d like something more special in regards to beauty and design for your needs, there are deluxe yoga mats, CleanPVCTM Eco yoga mats, or even the ever-popular pink yoga mats to help fight breast cancer and raise breast cancer awareness; with each mat purchased, 10% of the purchase price is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. These pink mats include the BCRF’s pink ribbon logo, of course.

And though not all yoga mats available are customizable, there is sure to be a style, color, design, or feel that will suit your needs and satisfy your wants at the same time.