I recently signed up for an annual membership of hot yoga. I discovered the amazing practice about a year ago, but never signed up because I was too scared of the commitment and the price was increasingly more than paying for a simple gym membership. Recently, stress and the need to work out (including letting myself go) were huge factors in my decision to rekindle with yoga. I dipped my feet in, going to a few classes and then I finally decided to take the plunge and go for it.
It was probably the best decision I have made in a loooong time. I LOVE yoga and I love being in that hot room even more. The feeling of escaping your everyday life and letting your mind wander in a hot, dark room filled with candlelight, soft music, and the practice of yoga is what I love most. Not to mention that I’ve definitely lost some weight since signing up, and I have learned to pace myself and really learn to be present in the moment.
As a product reviewer and subscription box lover, I have collected over the last year many different items that have not only helped me in my yoga practice, but also have helped contribute to overall wellness before and after yoga. Here are my favourite yoga essentials:
For the Practice
Soul Flower Mandala Boho Headband
This headband is soooooooo useful! I wear it to every single practice to keep my hair out of my eyes and also to retract all of the sweat from getting into my hair. I also wear it when I’m feeling lazy and want my hair out of my face or just for the hell of it.
Arete Performance Hand Towel:
This hand towel is amazing for my practice. Especially in a hot yoga room, it’s super easy to slide off your mat. This towel helps with traction so you don’t slide, and is also super absorbent and great for wiping the sweat out of your eyes.
I wear these ToeSox to also help with sliding and with traction, as in positions such as warrior or downward facing dog where you need your feet to stay in place, these sox are REALLY helpful with that!
You’ll probably notice that all three items came from Yogi Surprise, a fantastic yoga lifestyle box that includes items that aren’t just for yoga, but also for overall health and wellness.
For the Mind
Yogi Tea Relaxed Mind
This tea reallllly helps me to calm down after a workout. I drink tea everyday, usually 2-3 times a day and I always sleep easier with a relaxation tea without caffeine.
From Molly With Love White Sage Smudge Spray
I like to use natural sprays as an air freshener, a body spray, and a freshen-up after yoga. This sage spray has the intention of cleansing the air, bringing positive vibes into a space and just for overall wellbeing and wellness.
For the Body
Pur-BK All Natural Deodorant
This all natural deodorant literally lasts all day (believe me), I only have to apply it once in the morning and it stays with me throughout my evening yoga practice. Not only that, but it’s extremely fresh and is good for you! Read my article about all natural deodorant here.
Arbonne Aromaessentials Awaken Sea Salt Scrub
You know that part of the day when you’re ready to completely relax in a bathtub with a glass of wine and a good bath bomb? Accompany that with this awesome scrub! I love applying this after yoga as it completely scrubs away all of the sweat, dead skin and dirt after an intense yoga practice. It’s also completely natural and great for your skin! To get yours today, click here!
My yoga essentials are personalized to my favourite things and my rituals that I like to do before, during and after yoga. Get comfortable with whatever makes you happy and pick your own yoga essentials today!