September is National Yoga Month

Now in its 8th year, National Yoga Month promotes healthy living through the practice of yoga. Among its many benefits, yoga has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular health, and ease back pain. The Department of Health and Human Services recognized yoga’s positive influence on health and created National Yoga Month in 2008 to raise awareness.

This month-long celebration of yoga includes a number of events nationwide, as well as free classes for new students offered by hundreds of yoga studios. If you’re new to yoga or just looking to update and upgrade your yoga equipment, we have a number of suggestions for yoga essentials for your practice!


Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco Mats


Our signature Hybrid mats offer great performance and eco-friendly material at a low price that makes this mat perfect for beginners and experienced yogis alike. With our wide range of colors, you’re sure to find a mat that you’ll love!


Mysore Yoga Rugs


These traditional rugs are hand-woven in India, in the authentic style of the first mats ever used for yoga practice. They rest nicely over any mat and add cushion and traction while absorbing moisture.


Indian Rosewood Yoga Blocks


Made from the Shisham tree, sometimes called Indian Rosewood, these sustainable hardwood blocks will add support and length to your poses. They’re hollow for easy transport to the yoga studio without sacrificing stability and strength.


Silk Eye Pillows


Sivasana can be one of the best – and sometimes most challenging – parts of your practice. Our silk eye pillows make relaxation and reflection easier by quieting your mind with the soothing scent of real dried lavender flowers. The gentle weight of the pillow on your eyes will help you to get the most out of those final minutes of your practice.

Visit to shop for everything you’ll need to boost your practice during National Yoga Month!


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This post was written by Lauren on September 10, 2015

Barefoot Yoga Favorites: New prAna Clothing for Men

The new Fall collection from prAna includes a variety of functional and stylish men’s clothing that’s perfectly suited for the yoga studio. In addition to returning favorites like the hemp Sutra Pant and Throttle Tank, here are some brand new pieces we love!

Ridge Tech Tank

Ridge Tech Tank

This jersey knit tank is comfortable and fitted, with just a touch of Spandex to move with you as you bend and stretch. Its quick-drying properties make hot yoga class a breeze, and the range of both bright and neutral colors will suit your every mood.

Vargas Pant

Vargas Pant

For maximum performance, you can’t beat these pants in a stretchy blend of recycled poly and Spandex. An elastic waistband with inner drawcord provides comfort and security, and the size-zip pocket keeps essentials safe and sound in any pose. The quick-drying and lightweight Flex fabric will work year-round to enhance your yoga practice and keep you cool.

Kolpa Knicker

Kolpa Knicker

If you’re in search of pants that are versatile, modern and stylish, look no further! These knickers offer a range of great features, including front and back ergonomic pockets and stretch panels behind the knees. In recycled Flex fabric, these pants are tapered just below the knee to keep everything in place during inversions.

Visit to shop our full selection of men’s tanks, tees, pants and shorts!

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This post was written by Lauren on September 4, 2015

5 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy!

Feeling a bit sluggish in the morning? Got a case of late afternoon sleepiness?

Whether you’re trying to jump start your morning or give yourself a non-caffeine jolt in the afternoon, try out the poses below for a healthy, centering, and reinvigorating boost to your day!

1. Camel Pose


This is a great pose to open up the chest and abdomen, as well as stretch out the neck. It can take a bit of flexibility, so if you find yourself having trouble or straining to touch your ankles, try putting a block on the outside of each of your ankles to make it a bit easier and allow yourself to fully experience the pose.


2. Upward Dog Pose


Please note: Photo above not an accurate depiction of this pose. Chosen solely because of extreme cuteness.

This is an amazing pose for an awesome back and arm stretch that will leave you feeling opened up and refreshed. It’s an involved stretch that will help to improve not only your energy, but can also help to relieve sciatica! Try it on a mat or blanket for optimum leg and body comfort.


3. Bridge Pose


This allows for a neck stretch that’s super satisfying and can help perk you up! It’s also a versatile pose that offers different levels of stretch and difficulty, making it an accessible pose for yogis of all skill levels. For a modified version, try it with a block under the base of your back and your arms on either side.


4. Knee-to-Chest Pose

KneetoChest knees-chest

This pose is ideal for stretching out the lower back and thighs, and can aide in a feeling of increased energy flow throughout the lower part of the body. This pose is easily modified, so don’t feel you have to overdo it by bringing your legs all the way up to your chest!


5. Mountain Pose


Although it may not seem like it at first glance, mountain pose is a great way to bring yourself into the present moment for a feeling of rejuvenation and increased energy. Feel the ground beneath your feet, and the firmness of your muscles. Let yourself breathe easily in this pose.

Find all the props you need for these (and all other!) poses today – only at


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This post was written by Carolina on September 3, 2015