Samantha’s Pick of the Week is our Bamboo Yoga Blocks. Bamboo protects the environment and the air that we breathe. It is the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded lands, and it releases more oxygen than trees. Bamboo is not only ecologically sound, but remarkably beautiful and elegant. Its distinct grains provide an exotic and unique pattern. It is also extremely durable. It is up to 34% harder than red oak and up to 15% harder than maple.
Samantha says, “It’s a light-weight yet durable block that is as eco-friendly as it is beautiful.”
Treat yourself to this luxuriously smooth prop for your yoga practice. Check out our Bamboo Yoga Blocks, as well as other eco-friendly yoga props such as Hemp Yoga Bolsters and Rosewood Yoga Blocks, at www.barefootyoga.com!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 6, 2012
Our friend Leanne at True Yoga reviewed our Silk Sari Pattern Eye Pillow and Mysore Travel Practice Rug, and had wonderful things to say about both!
Filled with flax seeds and dried lavender, our soft and cooling eye pillows work as a mood tonic, antidepressant, headache remedy and detoxifier. The shape of the pillow contours to your face adding gentle pressure and blocking out light, relieving tension and calming active muscles around the eyes. Leanne wrote, “OMG…I love the Barefoot Yoga Silk Eye Pillow…it is fabulous. Hands down the best eye pillow I have ever tried. First of all, it’s beautiful and made with 100% silk… And, the scent is incredible…just the right essence of lavender to relax and de-stress you.”
Read the rest of her review at True Yoga, and visit www.barefootyoga.com to see our selection of Silk Eye Pillows, Mysore Practice Rugs, and other yoga accessories and supplies!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on November 5, 2012
Lauren’s Pick of the Week is Barefoot Yoga’s own Solid Zafu Meditation Cushion. Our round zafu cushion is made from exceptionally soft 100% cotton twill fabric and filled with buckwheat hulls. The zafu, often thought of as only a yoga cushion or meditation cushion, has many other uses.
Lauren says, “I absolutely love the Solid Zafus for meditation, yoga, and just to have around for extra floor seating when guests come over! They provide a much firmer and more comfortable sitting surface than a pillow or folded blanket. You can really feel your posture getting better as soon as you sit down.”
Check out our wide selection of meditation cushions, yoga bolsters, zabutons, and other yoga props at barefootyoga.com!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on October 5, 2012
Monica at The Grommom recently reviewed our OMgirl Paradise Skirt and Barefoot Yoga Silk Sari Eye Pillow, and she had great things to say about both!
She writes, “I think you know by now that I am a big fan of Barefoot Yoga! These guys sell the kind of clothes that I love to live in: Super cute, and especially comfortable! So, I was super excited when Barefoot Yoga sent me an Om Girl ‘Paradise’ Skirt to review! This is the kind of skirt that you can wear in SO many ways–dressed up, or casual!”
About our Raipur Silk Eye Pillow, she said, “Oh my goodness–have you ever tried one of these? The day it arrived, I had a killer headache. So, as soon as I opened the box, I literally laid right down and put the eye pillow over my eyes. Needless to say, I fell into a deep sleep–even with a house full of boys running around me!”
Read her full review at The Grommmom, and check out our collection of OMgirl yoga clothing and relaxing Silk Eye Pillows at barefootyoga.com!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 18, 2012
What do I need as a beginner to Yoga?
We always feel that a beginner to Yoga mainly needs an open mind and heart, and a nice surface to practice on. Any of our yoga mats would be suitable, but if you are just starting and not ready to make the investment in a higher end mat, try one of the basic and lower-priced sticky mats or thicker ultra mats as a good base for your practice.
We have some great beginners yoga DVDs and yoga reference books if you would like to start your own practice at home before venturing to a yoga studio. Once you determine you LOVE yoga and want to explore it deeper, depending on your level of flexibility and the type of yoga you pursue, you may want to purchase a yoga block and a yoga practice strap for deepening your postures. Beginners tend to find these very helpful.
Also, depending on the type of yoga, it is nice to have your own Mexican yoga blanket and bolster, however, many studios carry a supply of these. Over time, you might find that you want to own your own yoga products to make them more personal to your practice, and also to have them available for your home practice.
Although you can wear any old sweat pants to practice Yoga in at any time, we do have some wonderfully comfortable yoga clothing for men, as well as soft and stylish yoga clothing for women, both which are especially designed for comfort and movement for your practice.
Enjoy the changes and benefits that yoga will bring to your life and we hope our products help to inspire your practice!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on August 30, 2012
Our Natural Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat is made from Jute and PER (Polymer Environmental Resin). The natural jute fibers in this mat offer the strength of conventional mats, yet are biodegradable. This mat’s unique look and feel are created by meshing jute fibers with patented PER, which is phthalate-free and safer for workers during manufacturing. The result is a mat that looks distinctive and lets you feel better about your ecological footprint — yet doesn’t compromise on the grippy, cushiony texture you count on for your best yoga positions.
Natural Jute and PER Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
Our customers love them for all types of practice, but especially love to use them as hot yoga mats.
One reviewer says, “I love this yoga mat. You don’t get as much slippage, even in a heated yoga class. I would certainly purchase another of these mats when the time comes. Love the fact that it’s eco-friendly too.”
Another satisfied yogi says, “Excellent choice for a yoga mat. No toxic smells emanating from this mat and provides a secure hold to the floor during my Heated Power Yoga Class. Great price.”
Check our our Natural Jute and PER Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats as well as our wide selection of other yoga mats, at barefootyoga.com!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on August 1, 2012