Roughly four years ago, I was knee deep in the darkest period of my life – until I discovered yoga. This lifestyle had its own indescribable way of reaching out and saving me. You might hesitate to take someone so seriously who, admittedly, has once said they ‘literally almost died’ upon seeing a cute sweater. But now, in hindsight, I can confidently say yoga pulled me out of a darkness. The practice guided me into the light and I’ve never looked back. I could go on and on about loving yoga (and if anyone wants to take me up on that, please do) but in the meantime, let’s talk yoga gifts.
Holiday Gifts for Every Inner Yoga Goddess
Free People Printed Widebands – I dunno, I just feel like a hippie, yogi, goddess with this headband on. I also do the “hang loose” hand gesture to everyone I see when I’m wearing it. Also, there are TWENTY different designs, each one better than the last.
Hamsa Pendant Necklace by Satya Jewelry – The hamsa, lotus flower, om symbol and evil eye are a few of the Eastern symbols commonly associated with yoga. Seeing it on my wrist or in the mirror several times a day reminds me to be present and gives me peace.
Inhale, Exhale Print – I see now why these phrases make popular prints – the more reminders I have, the better.
AllSaints Dahlia Sweatshirt – Now that I have (a little) more money and can afford a few good quality pieces, my love affair with AllSaints is full-fledged. I know I’m not alone on this one, you guys.
Yeti Yoga Libra Mat – Probably my favorite mat design at the moment and I’m ALWAYS on the hunt.
Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Inyengar – This is the book if you’re ready to delve deep into the history of yoga. When first starting out, Hatha Yoga Illustrated was my bible (my copy is dog-eared and highlighted to prove it). The explanations are clear, detailed and easy to follow, with photos of each pose plus beginner and advanced moderations.
Keep it Cool Yoga Socks – I don’t know what I would do in the winter without my yoga socks. These keep your toes warm and have non-slip gripping on the bottom.
Alo Goddess Leggings – With all the cool yoga leggings out there, these are still my favorite. I’m very self-conscious and these make me feel like a million bucks. The fabric is so good that Alo is patenting it. It slims, lifts, sculpts, tucks and does all those things we want every pair of pants to do. The contrasting ribbing fabric from the thigh down, is more stretchy and lightweight so you can pull them over your heels or scrunch them up.
S’well Marble Water Bottle – I’ve always loved S’well water bottles and their Elements Collection is so gorgeous, I don’t know which one to buy.