The Barefoot Yoga List of Essentials for Beginner Yogis

Just getting started and don’t know where to begin? Fear not! Below is our list of must-haves for beginner yogis.

1. The Mat: Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat

Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat

A fresh twist on our signature Hybrid Eco Mat, our Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat offers the same traction and performance, with an even smaller carbon footprint and 15% lighter weight!

2. The Rug: Mysore Practice Rug

Mysore Practice Rug - Bengal Blue

Our Mysore Practice Rugs offer traction superior to any other. Available in a variety of colors and woven in the traditional Indian style, these rugs are sure to improve your grip and performance. Another plus? Their traction gets even better with moisture, and some yogis even spray their rugs down with water before practice! So get in there and don’t be afraid to sweat a little (or a lot!)

3. The Block: Ultra Firm Foam Block

Ultra Firm Foam Blocks

Our new Ultra Firm Foam Block combines the best of both worlds: weighing in at less than 1 pound each, these blocks are incredibly easy to transport while being nearly as hard as wood. Never fear squishy edges or a tired back from carrying blocks around again!

4. The Strap: Brass D-Ring Practice Strap

Yoga Practice Straps with Brass D-Rings

At a just-right length of 8 feet with a unique brass d-ring (not to mention available in a range of different colors), these straps offer the perfect blend of style and functionality for a new yogi.

5. The Bag: Sari Pattern Yoga Mat Bag

Sari Pattern Yoga Mat Bags

If you’re looking for a bag that’s eye catching, durable, and well priced, you can stop searching! Our sari patterned yoga mat bags are available in a wide variety of beautiful Indian-inspired patterns that are guaranteed to invoke a flurry of “Where did you get that?!” at your next (or first!) class.

To find exactly what you’re looking for whether you’re a newbie or seasoned pro, visit us at BarefootYoga.com today!

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This post was written by Carolina on May 1, 2014

Lauren’s Pick of the Week:
the Original Eco Yoga Mat

April is Earth Month! Give some love to Mother Earth with environmentally friendly yoga products. Our Original Eco Mat is all-natural and completely biodegradable. Made with natural jute fiber and rubber, it feels like practicing on the ground! With zero chemical additives, this is a great gift for the eco-conscious yogi.
*Does contain latex (naturally occurring in rubber)

Original Eco Mat

Barefoot Yoga‘s eco-friendly products include a number of other earth-conscious yoga mats, yoga props such as our Bamboo Blocks, and a huge selection of yoga clothing made with organic and recycled materials!

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This post was written by Lauren on April 23, 2014

Barefoot Yoga Bamboo Block
Featured in Yoga Journal’s Green Gear Guide

Barefoot Yoga’s Bamboo Yoga Blocks are featured in Yoga Journal’s Green Gear Guide, on newsstands now! Unlike a tree which can take decades to grow to maturity, bamboo is ready to harvest within 4 to 5 years. This means that our Bamboo Blocks are much more sustainable than wood, while still offering the stability that you need for your yoga practice.

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Bamboo Block in Yoga Journal Green Gear Guide

We also offer silk eye pillows, practice straps, prAna headbands, glass water bottles, and eco yoga mats, as well as lots more for your yoga practice!

To browse and buy our eco-friendly yoga supplies, visit www.barefootyoga.com.

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 15, 2014

Grace’s Pick of the Week:
Raven Top by PrAna

My pick of the week is the Raven Top by PrAna: This top is made of the Chakara performance knit with a jacquard pattern. Move easily in it with the supportive racer back and shelf bra and a curved hem for a flattering silhouette. It is blue sign certified for environmentally safe practices and production. Suitable for yoga or fitness with its moisture wicking properties, stretch and quick-dry material.

Raven Top Misty Knicker

If you like matching outfits, pair it with the Misty Knicker made of the same high performance fabric. This bottom has a flattering wide waistband, with shirring detail at the back of the legs and waistband.

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This post was written by Grace on April 10, 2014

Grace’s Pick of the Week:
Maison Knicker by PrAna

The Maison Knicker by PrAna: Are you tired of pants out there that are tight and restrictive? These soft knit knickers are fitted but not binding with quick-dry properties and the Blue Sign seal for safe environmental processes. The wide, comfortable waistband features a key pocket, ideal for running. It comes in vivid batik-like patterns that will bring color to your wardrobe and practice.

Maison Knicker by PrAna Maison Knicker by PrAna
To see all of our new PrAna yoga clothing for Spring, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

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This post was written by Grace on March 3, 2014

Lauren’s Pick of the Week:
Men’s Practice Tank by PrAna

My pick of the week is the men’s Throttle Tank by PrAna. More than just your basic workout tank, this functional top is also fashionable and eco-friendly. The Throttle Tank’s organic cotton and poly blend will keep you centered and cool, while the variable-width horizontal stripes make this a stylish choice for the yoga studio or gym.

Throttle Tank by PrAnaThrottle Tank by PrAna

Visit www.barefootyoga.com for our full selection of men’s yoga clothing, including new Spring clothing from PrAna!

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This post was written by Lauren on February 27, 2014

Grace’s Pick of the Week:
Katarina Top by PrAna

The Katarina Top by PrAna is made of eco-conscious hemp and cotton with a touch of spandex. Its contoured shape makes for a perfect fit. I especially love the longer back hem. This helps with coverage while doing forward bends!

Katarina Top by PrAnaKatarina Top by PrAna

Check out all of our new PrAna yoga clothing at www.barefootyoga.com!

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This post was written by Grace on February 21, 2014

Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Mat in February 2014 Yoga Journal

Yoga Journal - February 2014Barefoot Yoga’s Hybrid Eco Mat was photographed for Yoga Journal’s February 2014 issue, on newsstands now!

Our Hybrid Mats are a great low-cost, eco-friendly alternative to the usual PVC mat. They’re made without any heavy metals or other toxins, and offer a great grip for your practice, at an affordable price!

Visit www.barefootyoga.com to view our complete selection of eco-friendly yoga mats, and keep an eye out for our products in future issues of Yoga Journal!

Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco Mat

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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on January 21, 2014