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!

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Yoga Supplies

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

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Yoga Clothing, Yoga Gift Ideas, Yoga Supplies

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

Best Products for Iyengar Yoga Practice

Iyengar YogaWhat are the Best Products for Iyengar Yoga?

Do you practice Iyengar Yoga or thinking about trying it out?

Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga which traditionally focuses on alignment and precision. Iyengar emphasizes “sequencing” – referring to the order and timing of a sequence of asanas and breathing exercises.

Many props are used for Iyengar including blocks, straps, and blankets. Wear form- fitting, yet comfortable clothing.

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”
~BKS Iyengar

Here’s what we recommend for Iyengar:

Hybrid Nature Mats Yoga Practice Straps

Yoga Blocks

HYBRID NATURE MATS
Use any basic mat for Iyengar, like our Hybrid Eco Mat.
YOGA PRACTICE STRAPS
100% cotton straps give that extra reach and secure hold.
YOGA BLOCKS
Mr. Iyengar invented the yoga block to work as an extension of the floor to achieve precise alignment.
Iyengar Capri JD Short Mexican Yoga Blankets
OMGIRL IYENGAR CAPRI
Form-fitting clothing and stretchy clothing is best for Iyengar Yoga.
prAna MEN’S JD SHORTS
Performance fit, Elastic waist, Stretchy fit. Perfect shorts for Iyengar Yoga.
MEXICAN YOGA BLANKETS
The most versatile prop for Iyengar – a recycled blend of cotton and acrylics.
Light on Life The Tree of Yoga Yoga the Iyengar Way
LIGHT ON LIFE
By B.K.S. Iyengar

Iyengar uses stories from his own life to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers.
THE TREE OF YOGA
By B.K.S. Iyengar

An invaluable source book for new students of yoga and seasoned practitioners.
YOGA THE IYENGAR WAY
by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta

The comprehensive, practical and authoritative guide to Iyengar Yoga.

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Styles of Yoga, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 25, 2013

Pick of the Week: Jade Harmony Yoga Mat

Samantha’s Pick of the Week is the Jade Harmony Yoga Mat: “The perfect mat for Earth Day, the eco-friendly Jade Harmony Mat is an open-cell construction mat made of natural rubber. Mats made with natural materials like rubber are healthier for the environment and won’t fill up our landfills! The Jade Harmony is also a great option to keep you from slipping during practice.”

Jade Harmony Yoga Mats

*please note that the Jade Harmony does contain latex.
To view and purchase the Jade Harmony, Jade Fusion, and our other eco-friendly yoga mats, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Yoga Mats, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 23, 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 www.barefootyoga.com!

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

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

Pick of the Week: Indian Rosewood Yoga Blocks

Grace’s Pick of the Week is our Indian Rosewood Yoga Blocks. “The Indian Rosewood block is made from the Shisham tree. It’s a sustainable hardwood that is readily available in India. It is prized for its luxurious looking dark heartwood. The varied grain and color makes each block unique. Its durability makes it a great prop for your practice.”

Yoga blocks add stability and length to your postures, and these Rosewood Blocks are lightweight and comfortably smooth to the touch. Indian Rosewood is very eco-friendly compared to other materials, because this species of tree grows very quickly, reaching up to 100 feet tall. Parts of the Shisham tree are used in Ayurvedic medicine to cure skin problems and other ailments.

Visit www.barefootyoga.com to purchase our Indian Rosewood Yoga Blocks, Eco-Friendly Bamboo Yoga Blocks, and other earth-conscious yoga props.

Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 12, 2013

New Hybrid Nature Mats covered by the Seattle P-I

Our own local Seattle P-I recently covered the release of our new Barefoot Hybrid Nature Mats on their website.

“Just in time for Earth Day, Barefoot Yoga Company has added a new product line to their wide selection of eco-friendly yoga mats, called the Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Nature Mat. This new mat is a variation on their popular Hybrid Eco Mats, which are made without the toxic phthalates or heavy metals found in traditional PVC yoga mats, but still offer the longevity, durability and traction of a traditional mat.”

http://www.barefootyoga.com/Detail.bok?no=1919

Find out more about our Hybrid Nature Mats, as well as our other Eco-Friendly Yoga Supplies, at www.barefootyoga.com!

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

This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 9, 2013