Grace’s Pick of the Week: Hematite Mala

Grace’s yoga product pick of the week is the Hematite Mala: “What is a mala (Sanskrit for garland)? It is a set of beads, traditionally 109 of them, used to focus awareness while meditating. In some types of meditation, it is used to keep count of a mantra. My pick of the week is the hematite mala. Hematite is said to relieve anxiety, aches and pain, improve blood flow and strengthen the immune system. It is associated with the root chakra.”

Hematite Mala

Check out our Malas, Yoga Inspired Jewelry, and other Yoga Accessories at www.barefootyoga.com!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 29, 2013

Spring Cleaning and Saucha

We are spring cleaning at Barefoot Yoga! It calls to mind the first niyama, saucha. In its most simplistic translation, it means ‘purity’ or ‘cleanliness’. Some would say it means living a healthy lifestyle and engaging in activities that are purifying. There are many practical applications of saucha, such as de-cluttering your home, using kind words or having positive thoughts. We should also look to our SELF and ask if there is something we should let go – an attitude, a habit or an emotion.

 

“But more important than the physical cleansing of the body is the cleansing of the mind of its disturbing emotions like hatred, passion, anger, lust, greed, delusion and pride… This internal cleansing gives radiance and joy. It brings benevolence and banishes mental pain, dejection, sorrow and despair.”

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 21, 2013

Pick of the Week: Brass D-Ring Yoga Practice Straps

Grace’s Pick of the Week is our Yoga Practice Straps with Brass D-Rings. Grace says, “If you need a strap for your practice, look into this buckle. It’s made of 100% cotton, with a unique brass buckle. A strap allows you to grasp a limb and hold a pose longer. Its 8-feet length gives a lot of flexibility in its use, whether you are using it in Dancer pose or doing a bind. It comes in charcoal, olive, blue and navy.”

Practice Strap with Brass D-Ring

Visit www.barefootyoga.com to view and purchase our Brass D-Ring Yoga Practice Straps,  Eco-Friendly Foam Yoga Blocks, and other must-have yoga props!

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

Lion Pose and Teeth-Grinding

I have suffered from TMJ (Temporomandubular Joint) disorder since I was a teenager. My grandmother strongly believes in ox-tail soup as a remedy. But what I have found that really helps is yoga, first in relieving stress so I don’t grind my teeth that often. When I do feel the tension, the Lion pose helps alleviate the pain. This has alleviated the pain in my jaw and headache that comes with teeth-grinding. Also, it saves an ox.

Visit YogaJournal.com for step-by-step directions on the Lion Pose, or Simhasana.

- posted by Grace at Barefoot Yoga

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 8, 2013

Pick of the Week: Mexican Yoga Blankets

Samantha’s Pick of the Week is our Mexican Yoga Blankets: “Having a durable blanket is beneficial for almost any yoga practice, and our Mexican Yoga Blankets are made of high quality recycled yarns. They offer great support for your poses, and come in a variety of colors. We offer Solid, Striped, and Thunderbird Designs.”

Mexican Yoga Blankets - Solid with Thunderbird

To view our selection of Mexican Yoga Blankets, and other vital yoga props, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 6, 2013

Does your Mom do Yoga?
Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 12th. If your mom is a yogi or an aspiring practitioner, Barefoot Yoga offers a wide variety of products that make perfect gifts for Mom!

Silk Eye Pillow Hybrid Nature Mat OMgirl Flow Cardi
Silk Eye Pillows
The perfect way for Mom to relax and de-stress
Hybrid Nature Mats
Colorful and durable eco-friendly mats
OMgirl Flow Cardi
A stylish and lightweight yoga coverup
Light Jade Mala Cotton Velvet Yoga Mat Bags Sari Zafu
Yoga Jewelry
Beautiful and mindful pieces in a variety of styles
Cotton Velvet Bags
Durable yoga mat bags in plush cotton velvet
Sari Zafus
Unique cushions for yoga and meditation

Visit www.barefootyoga.com for more great yoga gift ideas for Mom!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 2, 2013

Featured Studio: Bikram Yoga of Seattle

Bikram Yoga Seattle

A longtime customer of Barefoot Yoga is Bikram Yoga of Seattle. The owners Kevin and Kathy both have a long history of practicing and teaching Bikram Yoga. Standing Bow Pulling PoseWith their main studio in the heart of Fremont neighborhood, they provide heated Hatha yoga classes to students at a variety of levels from beginners and advanced. They provide towel rentals, showers, and free filtered water.

For their classes, they recommend:

  • A full-size towel for practice
  • A yoga mat
  • A water bottle

At www.barefootyoga.com, we supply all of these products and much more. Check out our supply of yoga mats, Skidless yoga towels, water bottles and other yoga essentials!

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 1, 2013