You may have been to some studios where yogis and yoginis practice in a circle. Traditionally, the teacher is at the ‘head’ of the class and the students look to the teacher. The idea of practicing in a circle is not to put the teacher up on a pedestal to be idolized and exalted. The teacher is there to keep you safe and guide you in your practice. One should look to oneself for the ultimate teacher and focus inward into what our bodies are telling us. Or alternatively, to the other students who are ‘reflecting’ your practice. We have to be smart and kind to our body, mind and spirit.
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This post was written by Grace on February 18, 2014
Grace’s product Pick of the Week is our brand new Barefoot Yoga Performance Grip Mat: “I’m excited to announce this new mat. This high performance mat is a dense mat with superior traction and made to last. It is affordable and an excellent value if you are looking for a mat that is also durable. One side has a pebble-like texture and the other a matte finish. It is recommended that you roll your mat with the ‘dots’ facing outward to prevent your mat corners from flipping up. Personally, I would use both sides, switching between them, to reduce wear and tear on one side. Both sides offer excellent traction. At 5 pounds, it is a little heavier that most standard mats, but still light enough you can tote it to class.”
Visit www.barefootyoga.com to check out our Performance Grip Mat, as well as our full selection of other eco-friendly yoga mats!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on October 23, 2013
Our honored friend and customer AIReal Yoga in Ventura, California offers a high-flying spin on traditional yoga classes, using Barefoot Yoga Mats. AIReal Yoga is a form of yoga using a swiveling hammock as a tool to help balance, assist in correcting alignment, deepening stretches and inverting without compressing the spine. It can be beneficial for beginners and advanced yogis alike, and people love it for relieving tension and stress as well as building core strength.
For more information about this unique style of yoga, visit their website at www.airealyoga.com, and for more information about Barefoot Yoga’s eco-friendly mats, visit www.barefootyoga.com!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on September 20, 2013
Grace’s Pick of the Week is our Cotton Velvet Yoga Mat Bags. She says, “Mother’s day will be here before you know it. Why not treat her to a most luxurious 100% cotton mat bag? This bag is soft yet durable and fully lined. It comes in both the classic (drawstring top-load) or duffel (zippered side-load) styles available in rich colors of black, caramel, magnolia pink, orange, sage and mist. This spacious bag comes with an inner and outer pocket, an adjustable strap and enough room for mom to carry most props she will need for her practice.”
Visit www.barefootyoga.com to see our entire selection of yoga mat bags, as well as other great yoga gift ideas for mom!
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This post was written by Barefoot Yoga on April 29, 2013