Part 2 : Gifts to give for PRACTICE.
1. Asanas: 608 Yoga Poses by Dharma Mittra
2. Yoga: The Iyengar Way by Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, and Shyam Mehta
3. Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Yoga Journal and Timothy McCall
1. No Yogi should be without their own personal mat. It is the one thing you need to practice. If you want to spluge, the Jade Yoga Harmony Professional mat is the way to go. It is durable, super non slip and environmentally conscious. It has a bit of a rubbery smell at first but that will disappear after a few classes. I have had mine for over two years and am still loving it.
available at: http://www.jadeyoga.com/store/home.php or amazon.com
2. I am a huge fan of the Unitard. No fussing with your clothes when it is time to go upside down. It stays put so you can keep your mind on the practice and off of whether or not your belly is showing. This unitard is my favorite. It is affordable and made of cotton with 10% lycra to keep everyting nicely in place.
3. If you prefer Yoga Pants to a unitard, these are a great option:
Danskin Women’s Supplex Capri
4. Zobha makes yoga clothes that are pretty and functional. I love everything on their site. I am especially fond of their tops. They have a shelf bra and inserts to keep everything covered and supported. This is one of the splurges on the list, but well worth it.
Zobha Scarlett Tank
Zobha Marilyn Tank
available at: http://www.zobha.com/
5. A great stocking stuffer is a pair of ToeSox. When the studio is a little chilly grab a pair of these for non slip warmth. They come in fun colors and either with or without toes.
available at: http://www.victoriassecret.com/
6. The best gift is a gift certificate for a series of classes at your local studio. YogaFarm gift certificates are available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. A 5 class card is $6o.
HAPPY SHOPPING! MORE HOLIDAY PICKS NEXT WEEK.