Posts Tagged ‘yoga props’
Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Chris Aviles
Iâ€™ve been helping train the newest additions to our MatsMatsMats family, and theyâ€™re doing such an amazing job that I have a lot of down time.Â Iâ€™ve been killing time on our website just clicking away looking for anything that might important for my trainee.
I actually found yoga mats that I never knew we carried.Â Granted I donâ€™t personally sell a lot of yoga props because I deal with more custom products, but Iâ€™m surprised when I do sell them, that itâ€™s not more of our Terra Pure Yoga mats.Â Theyâ€™re a different material than your traditional yoga mat, made with something called TPE or â€œthermal plastic elastomerâ€ which is completely free of heavy metals, PVC and toxic material.Â I would think this would be a huge appeal to the yoga community.Â The Terra Pure Yoga Mats have two different textures on each side, which makes it super versatile, and it has closed cell foam which prevents absorption of moisture.Â Youâ€™ll get a good grip and comfort.Â The only downside to this mat is that it only comes in Ocean Blue.
I also noticed something else that is kind of cool, if you have a yoga class or even 100+ friends, our custom Deluxe Yoga Mats that come with and Embossed or Debossed logo are actually less expensive than purchasing just the Deluxe Yoga Mat.Â Yes, you have to by a quantity of 100 or more, but it breaks down to $14.95 per mat, including the logo and plate fee!!Â Just the mat by itself is $19.95. Â So you can actually get a great custom mat for less money than a normal one.
Posted on: June 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Findingâ€”and purchasingâ€”yoga mats and other yoga props doesnâ€™t have to be a hassle or big mystery, even for the beginner.Â You can find everything you need to get off to a good start in an enjoyable way of life, which includes yoga, right here.Â You can start off with a basic, beginnerâ€™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.Â In that case, you would probably enjoy some nice, silk, meditation cushions to sit on while calming your self with meditative practices.Â And if youâ€™re at all of the mind towards being â€œgreen,â€ youâ€™ll be glad to know most of these mats are Latex-free, and many of them are also eco-friendly as well, if youâ€™d like to continue to do your part to help the earthâ€™s ecology.
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
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 itâ€™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 thereâ€™s no reason such persons canâ€™tâ€”or shouldnâ€™tâ€”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.
Posted on: June 15th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
You know? Fatherâ€™s Day is almost upon us, and if your dad is a healthy guy who likes to work out or generally stay in shape, why not introduce him to yoga by buying him either a yoga mat, some other yoga props like a yoga props video [DVD], and then complete the â€œintro packageâ€ with some choice meditations cushions or other such supplies.
Now, if youâ€™re thinking, â€œWellâ€¦my dadâ€™s not into yoga; why would I want to introduce him to yoga?â€ Like I said, if your dad is a healthful kind of man who can appreciate something new and challenging, why not surprise him with a truly unexpected gift, like yoga props and meditation cushions? And if youâ€™re still thinking “no” on the meditation cushions, then why not at least get him some yoga straps, which are fantastic to assist people with their stretching exercises just before a work out?
Posted on: June 10th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Itâ€™s kind of amazing, the many different yoga props that go along with the intriguing art [or is it an exerciseâ€¦or a way of life?] of yoga. Take, for instance, the yoga foam wedges; they are a great idea for aiding people in more difficult poses, or can be used to alleviate stress in joints, by adding support, orâ€¦whatever one could think of!
Quite simply, they can serve as great tools for persons engaged in various yoga exercises and poses, and the thought comes to mind, â€I wish I had something to raise my heels, or my hipsâ€¦.â€
Sure, if you happen to have some yoga meditation cushions, those could serve the purpose, but the yoga wedges are light, firm, grip, and provide an even plane for the desired angle or height; stack a few in various configurations to achieve even greater precision or increase.
Posted on: June 8th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Iâ€™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, Iâ€™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 donâ€™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 â€œstickyâ€ 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.
Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
A great gift to a person who is building his or her collection of yoga props and other meditation supplies are gorgeous, silk, meditation cushions. These luxurious, silk zafu pillows are perfect for the dedicated person who has made meditation an integral part of his or her life. Just take a look at the array of color and fabric choices and youâ€™ll see the fabulous appearance, but wait until you FEEL these! Each cushion is filled with 100% organic buckwheat hulls that soothingly fit your body.
And then, as you rest on these plush beauties, breathe deeply: youâ€™ll notice just the slightest trace of lavender. Lavender has been shown to relieve stress and have soothing qualities to the mind and soul. Every meditation cushion featured here is decorated with and Om coin on the carrying handle and also include a hidden side zipper.
Posted on: May 29th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
As you start to build up your collection of various yoga props, one item youâ€™ll get the most enjoyment from are silk eye pillows (shown); also known as yoga eye pillows.Â After a rigorous session of stretching, posturing, and exercise, or perhaps before you begin your session, if you have a headache, these organic flaxseed filled pillows are breathable, and apply gentle pressure that will reduce stress and help you to relax.
The smooth silk surface is very comfortable and feels wonderful on the skin, as well as to eyeballs and forehead, where pressure often builds up.Â Who knows?Â Perhaps while you relax and de-stress under the experienced hands of a masseur or masseuse, on a shiatsu Thai massage mat, you can rest your eyes directly on your yoga eye pillow.
Posted on: May 28th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
When buying your various yoga props, make sure you get your yoga stretching straps, [pictured here] which will help you achieve all of the yoga postures you would hope to, but wouldnâ€™t really be very possible without them; especially if youâ€™re a beginner and your flexibility isnâ€™t quite yet where youâ€™d like for it to be.
And while youâ€™re at it, remember to pick up a few yoga bolsters to support and protect your back and spine while stretching lying down, plus, youâ€™ll want to grab at least one decent yoga bag with a carrying strap, to carry all of your new, groovy, yoga stuff!Â The last thing you want to do is have to lug all of your yoga props around in a pillowcase!
Posted on: May 21st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
If you ever have any inclination toward serious meditation, go ahead and invest in some nice meditation cushions to carry along in your yoga bag, and include them with your other yoga props.Â Any serious practitioner of yoga knows a common couch cushion and a pillow off your bed just doesnâ€™t inspire feelings of centeredness and harmony when seeking to clear your mind and meditate.
Nowâ€¦you donâ€™t have to feel like you MUST go and invest in some nice silk Zafu or Zabuton meditation cushions; there are exceptionally comfortable, pure, white, cotton cushions, rather than silk, if you would prefer.Â Either way, you canâ€™t go wrongâ€¦so long as you do get the meditation cushions that will best fit your needs.