Best Products for Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Ashtanga YogaWhat are the Best Products for Ashtanga Yoga?

Do you practice Ashtanga or thinking about trying? It’s a vigorous practice that involves a set series of poses focused on realigning the spine, as well as building strength, flexibility, and stamina.

Traditional Ashtanga does not require many props, but it is a good idea to have a durable mat with open-cell construction to help absorb sweat, a rug to place over the mat, and light-weight, breathable clothing for easy movement and comfort.

“Take Practice and All is coming…”
~Sri Pattabhi Jois

Here’s what we recommend for Ashtanga:

Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Nature Mat Mysore Practice Rug - Masala Prana Headbands
Pair any yoga mat with the Mysore Practice Rug and create the ideal surface for Ashtanga practice.
The original Yoga Mat from India
Keep your hair out of your eyes when doing jump backs with these awesome headbands.
OMgirl Asana Bra and Practice Shorts Men's Momentum Shorts by prAna Silk Eye Pillows
Ashtanga is a sweat producing practice, so dress lightly and bare skin!
Stay comfortable, flexible and cool in these loose fitting, organic cotton shorts.
Take savasana after your practice with our soothing silk eye pillows.

Posted under Mysore Practice Rugs, Styles of Yoga, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 19, 2013

Pick of the Week: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Samantha’s Pick of the Week is the book Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter. She says, “This is a great resource that offers a unique scientific perspective on the relationship between Hatha yoga and physiology of the human body. The serious textbook-like nature of the book is lightened with some humor and readability, making it a great book for a variety of readers.”

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga book

Some similar products to consider are: Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, The Anatomy Coloring Book, and Paul Grilley’s DVD Anatomy for Yoga.

Barefoot Yoga carries a wide variety of yoga books as well as music and instructional yoga videos to help with your practice. Check out our full selection at!

Posted under Styles of Yoga, Yoga Gift Ideas

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 17, 2013

Barefoot Yoga Bamboo Blocks & Mexican Blankets in May 2013 Yoga Journal

Barefoot Yoga’s Bamboo Blocks and Mexican Blankets were photographed for the May 2013 issue of Yoga Journal:

Bamboo Yoga Blocks

Bamboo Yoga Blocks

Blankets and blocks are some of the most useful and versatile yoga props for your practice. We offer the highest quality Mexican Blankets, made from a recycled blend of cotton and acrylics. Our Bamboo Blocks are as stable and functional as wood, but extremely light weight and much more eco-friendly.

To check out our Mexican Blankets, Bamboo Yoga Blocks, and other essential yoga props, visit!

Posted under Barefoot Yoga News, Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Press, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 16, 2013