If you are practicing a relaxing form of yoga, you may want to know what items for yoga enthusiasts on your gift list. I was told yoga would be good for my bad back and as it is non-impact and works the areas of my body that can use a good stretch. I had not tried yoga seriously, so I wasn’t sure what products I needed or if I would even be able to do it. I am not that limber and every time I see someone in a yoga pose, I think to myself that I would never be able to contort my body in that position! But, I am going to give it a try and I found some great suggestions for What You Need To Do Yoga At Home.
What You Need To Do Yoga At Home
- Yoga Block or Donut: There are a few products that I know I will need to help me with my poses. If you are just a beginner, you will most likely get a lot of use from a yoga block when doing difficult poses like the downward dog. You may also need a knee donut for those poses that will have you balancing on one knee. These are soft and made from sturdy foam, so they will absolutely protect you from that hard pose or surface.Microfiber Towel: For any exercise routine, you should get yourself a nice and absorbent towel. I perspire a good bit, so I always need a towel when I work out. If you can find a nice microfiber towel, it will be just what you need to dry off that sticky sweat.
- Mat: If you take a yoga class, you are most likely going to be asked to bring your own mat. If you are working out at home, even if you have carpet, you should have a mat. A good yoga mat will keep you from slipping and sliding as you may do on a carpet. If you are in the market for a really nice yoga mat or other yoga products, Manduka is a wonderful place to get everything you need to be on your way to mastering the art of yoga.
- Microfiber Towel: For any exercise routine, you should get yourself a nice and absorbent towel. I perspire a good bit, so I always need a towel when I work out. If you can find a nice microfiber towel, it will be just what you need to dry off that sticky sweat.
Yoga For Back Pain
I was so excited to try yoga for back pain as soon as possible. I have had a back injury for almost two years now and I am really out of shape. When I was more mobile, I was walking 6 miles a day and was also adding in strength and weight sessions as well. In these two years I have gone from not being able to walk unassisted to doing virtually everything for myself. When I visited my Nurse Practioner, she asked if I exercised and when I said no, she suggested yoga. She even gave me some information for the best poses for those with a back injury. When I was offered one the yoga mats from Manduka, I was really excited and what great timing, right? I received the eKO Lite Mat ($46.00) as well as the inSight Eye Pillow ($29.00). The mat is 68” x 24” x 1/8″ and is made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber and non-toxic foam. It is a very nice weight (3.5 pounds when rolled) and there is no slipping going on with this mat! The mat comes in 7 gorgeous colors from the Manduka fall color palette. The inSight eye pillow, which will be available in the first of 2013, will come in three colors. This eye pillow is just perfect for the times when you just want to get relax and getaway while you are still at home! The cover is machine washable and the inner pillow if filled with several botanicals that are found to soothe and help one relax and meditate.
One reader will win an eKO Lite Mat ($46.00) in their choice of color, depending on availability.