Yoga Gift Guide 2010

Yoga Gift Guide 2010

By Konstantin Tsiryulnikov

After running a yoga accessory website for a year I gathered quite a lot of information about the products I've been selling. Based on my personal experience, my customers' feedback and the reviews and ratings I read on other site, I present to you the hottest yoga products of this year.

Yoga Mats

The market is saturated with all kinds of mats. The latest craze is biodegradable products. People are suddenly becoming conscious of the fact that an average PVC yoga mat will take hundreds of years to decompose in a landfill. Yoga companies have adapted and now market all natural and eco-friendly yoga mats as the only choice for true yogis. I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. I have selected the best 3 yoga mats that are not completely biodegradable, yet there are no better performing and more durable mats on the market today.

If you have unlimited budget

Just get a Manduka BlackMat Pro - this is the best mat of all time and it is going to stay this way for a while. Manduka mats are renowned for their extreme durability, high quality of material and superior performance. Depending on size, this mat can cost up to $100. The longer and wider - the heavier they are, keep that in mind. This is the Rolls-Royce of yoga mats that will never let your slip or slide, never bunch up and never cause you and discomfort. If you want a sure thing - this is it. [Read more...]

Creating Your Yoga Space

A statue of Shiva in yogic meditation.

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Creating Your Yoga Space
By Rachel Head

One of the most important things that you need to do if you're going to be using yoga to stay fit is create your own personal space. Many people over complicate this when in fact creating a workout space for yoga whether you're using weights or not is actually really easy. This article will give you a few tips on making sure that your workout space to stay healthy is as good as possible.

If you really don't have much room for a yoga mat then you can just roll it up and use the middle of your lounge whenever you need it. It is definitely better to have a permanent space that is only used for exercising because it makes it a lot easier when you don't have to set anything up. However, if you can't find a space then a section of your lounge will do the trick. [Read more...]

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