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.”
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
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
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.”
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
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
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 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
Beautiful and mindful pieces in a variety of styles
|Cotton Velvet Bags
Durable yoga mat bags in plush cotton velvet
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
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. With 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:
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on May 1, 2013