The Mysore Practice Rug: Your Outdoor Yoga Practice Solution

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Barefoot Yoga Mysore Practice Rugs are best known for their vibrant colors, natural fibers, and old world craftsmanship.  But the buzz we’ve been hearing lately is how versatile they are!  They might be the ideal outdoor yoga mat. When practicing in the park the traditional Indian patterns have fellow yogis stopping to ask where you picked up such a beautiful rug.  The rug itself sits wonderfully on grass, sand and soft dirt to help bring you closer to the Earth with your pose, forming around uneven surfaces and minimizing movement. And, it’s easy to throw in the washing machine and hang to dry.  Whether you’re inspired for that rigorous 6 AM summer training session, or just unrolling a comfortable seat for summer fireworks at the beach – you’ll find purpose, function and beauty using your new Mysore Practice Rug.
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Posted under Eco-Friendly Yoga Products, Health and Fitness, Mysore Practice Rugs, Styles of Yoga, Yoga Gift Ideas, Yoga Mats, Yoga News, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Patrick on June 11, 2015

Street Yoga

Street Yoga

With yoga’s focus on mindfulness, it’s no surprise that many yogis in the community wish to reach out and help others. One of our favorite yoga-focused charities is Street Yoga, a Seattle-based nonprofit which brings the healing and restorative benefits of yoga to marginalized youth.

 

Through Street Yoga, a number of generous yoga teachers volunteer their time and skills to teach yoga classes at shelters, schools and treatment centers that assist youth and their families. By teaching yoga, mindfulness and compassion, these teachers try to inspire their young students to grow, heal, and create meaningful and healthy lives.

 

Street Yoga holds an annual event called YogaLOVE, which brings together 200 Seattle yogis to enjoy an uplifting morning of yoga and raise funds for Street Yoga’s great work. The YogaLOVE festivities include a “half marathon” of 108 sun salutations led by 9 different instructors who represent a variety of styles. There are also raffles and prizes – which this year include a meditation gift basket from Barefoot Yoga! YogaLOVE 2015 is coming up on June 27, so if you’re in the Seattle area, don’t miss it!

 

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This post was written by Lauren on May 29, 2015

Product Picks from OMgirl’s Summer Collection

OMgirl recently released their Summer collection of yoga clothing, and we’re loving what we see! Here are a few staff picks for must-have pieces for your summer yoga wardrobe.

Concept Bra

Concept Bra

This top is seriously cute, but it’s also a high-performance bra that’s great for yoga class, jogging, or medium-impact workouts. The flattering neckline and super cool back cutouts make it our pick for best new activewear top from OMgirl.

Mindful Tank Lucky Bamboo

Mindful Tank Lucky Bamboo

In a great new take on an old favorite, OMgirl has added this gorgeous bamboo pattern to their beloved Mindful Tank. These ultra soft, sheer tanks feel amazing to wear, and they make ideal layering pieces. Try wearing over a sports bra, or under a wrap.

Concept Legging

Concept Legging

Match the Concept Bra with these great new leggings, featuring a comfy roll-down waist and eye-catching crisscross cutouts at the ankles. Made of a blend of cotton, poly, and curve-hugging lycra, they stretch with you as you move.

Practice Cardi

Practice Cardi

On those breezy summer nights, you’ll be in heaven with the new Practice Cardi. Not too heavy and not too light, it’s made of the same silky soft cotton/modal blend as the Mindful Tank. The cardi can be worn open and drapey, or tied at the waist for a more fitted look.

Check out www.barefootyoga.com for our full collection of fun and fashionable OMgirl Clothing!

Posted under Health and Fitness, Pick of the Week, Yoga Clothing, Yoga Gift Ideas, Yoga News, Yoga Supplies

This post was written by Lauren on May 22, 2015