Recently home workouts have become the new norm while we are all in lockdown. The yoga studios might be closed but thankfully, fellow Yogi’s around the world are coming together and creating amazing content for us online. So we can stay healthy, stay active and keep practicing from the comfort of our own homes. We have put together a list of our top 10 yoga related products to help us get through these crazy times physically, mentally and spiritually. Ranging from uniquely designed eco mats to beautiful copper drink bottles that will last you a lifetime, we think that there is bound to be something on this list that will make a great addition to your at home practice. Stay healthy, stay safe and stay home.
In these unprecedented times, we are spending a lot more time at home and there is no better time to focus on being conscious of our fitness and health. Two Minds has created fitness journals to help track and plan our progress, ensuring that we keep on track whilst everything around us may have been shaken up. The founder of Two Minds, Corri, wanted to create a beautiful, easy to use fitness journal that didn’t feel like it was a chore to fill out, which has certainly been done with the design of her journals.
Yogaru Ireland believes that yoga is a continuous learning journey that teaches us to bring the skills we learn on the mat, off the mat and into our every day lives, and honestly we couldn’t agree more. Ruth, the founder of Yogaru Ireland has created 108 Asana yoga sequencing cards with the aim to simplify sequences and help her students understand how to get that ‘feel good’ factor from yoga that we all have come to crave, all whilst being able to practice anywhere, anytime, in the comfort of your own home. Ruth has managed to bridge the gap between studio classes and at home practice, something that doesn’t come easy.
Forrest & Love
Forrest & Love has managed to create the funkiest, copper water bottle there is on the market. 100% natural, 0% guilt, we don’t know why you wouldn’t own one of these amazing bottles. A small independent and family owned business, Forrest & Love is passionate about creating exotic and stylish lifestyle products, all whilst putting the planet first. When purchasing a Forrest & Love product not only are you getting a beautiful, handmade item, but you’re supporting organic over pesticides, handcrafts over machines, and quality over mass market consumerism.
Sally Mustang is an artist, yoga teacher, influencer and creator of beautiful yoga mats which we are in love with. Sally has designed her yoga mats to encourage a vibrant, creative lifestyle both on and off the mat. Based on artwork that Sally has created herself, all of the mats that she produces are made from the highest quality natural, recycled rubber base with a super grippy and trippy microfibre printed surface.
Zen Bear Yoga
Zen Bear Yoga is a Belfast based company that hand designs vibrant and fun eco-friendly yoga mats.
The brand offers mats with super fun prints and colours, made from a vegan non-slip suede they are perfect for anyone looking for a yoga mat that has minimal eco footprint. We love Zen Bear Yoga’s core values of protecting the planet and providing the materials for each person to achieve their own zen in mind, body and spirit.
Melon & Lime
Melon & Lime designs high quality yoga mats, with the focus of motivating people to practice and stretch. They aim to not only provide comfortable grounding for when you practice, but to also inspire you, which is done via the Melon & Lime app. Every eco-friendly mat purchase comes a free year long subscription to the app, which helps to guide your practice and aims to inspire you. With ‘give and take’ being Melon & Limes mantra, we can definitely support their cause and appreciate their amazing mats.
Unique designs made from biodegradable cork materials, inspired by the colours of life and made for a creative, wandering yogi soul. All products are made with love and are inspired by nature, yoga and travelling. Offering high quality sustainable yoga mats and accessories with fresh and vibrant patterns and colours, Yoggy’s has a little something for every Yogi.
The Samhadi Initiative
The Samhadi Initiative believes that practicing yoga in a natural setting is considered the best way to practice for both your mental and emotional wellbeing. However in today’s day and age, this is not always practical. The Samhadi Initiative has created yoga mats and props which are made from 100% natural materials, with the aim of being as close to Mother Earth as possible when engaging in your practice. All mats are anti-microbial, soft on the knees, roll up straight and don’t have any bad odour lingering around after your practice. Offering many different designs along with personalised cork mats, The Samadhi Initiative ticks all of the boxes.
Karin Stone Designs
Karin Stone Designs has created unique jewellery to wear both on and off the mat. The jewellery is made from a variety of high quality natural stones, leather, recycled glass, pearls and sterling silver.
The hand-crafted, exclusive pieces aim to heal, protect and radiate positive vibes. In times like these where things are so uncertain, wearing something that radiates positive vibes might just be what we need in our lives!
Active Therapy Clothing
Active Therapy Clothing offers Yogis luxury, eco-friendly yoga attire to wear whilst practicing yoga, lounging around the house or going for a walk around the neighbourhood. All garments are ethically hand made with the highest quality eco-friendly fabrics, making them super comfortable and long lasting. Since the virus has hit, all yoga studios sadly have had to close, however Active Therapy Clothing has started to offer their Instagram followers free yoga classes on Friday’s, taught by teachers from all around the world. These classes are broadcasted via Instagram live and can be found at @active_yoga_therapy, along with other fitness tips and motivational posts.
Written by: Elizabeth Moran