Yoga before hopping your flight?

May 11, 2015

Now that’s something we can get behind!

Let us paint what is likely an all too familiar picture for many of us: you’re stuck in an airport, waiting for your final connecting flight back home, and you’re exhausted. There’s been far too little sleep, far too many inconveniences along the way, and all you want to do is relax, unwind, and get some peace and quiet.

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Now you can! A growing number of airports are providing a quiet, calm room specifically designed for yoga and meditation during your travels. Some of the first airports to get on board with this zen movement have been San Francisco, Heathrow and O’Hare, and now even more are recognizing the amazing effects of yoga and are adding their own yoga rooms.

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San Francisco Airport Yoga Room

 

These rooms are particularly beneficial for large airports where connecting flights and long layovers are common, and airports have been increasingly aware of the stress that can come from these long, arduous journeys. Their response? A place where travelers can rejuvenate and revitalize in a healthy way for body and mind.

 

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Barefoot Yoga Sari Pattern Eye Pillows

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Barefoot Yoga Sari Pattern Yoga Mat Bag

If you’re a traveling yogi, we highly recommend checking out your airport before traveling to see what accommodations they offer – as well as bringing an eye pillow along for even more relaxation!

 

All Barefoot Yoga eye pillows come with a zippered carry case, which makes them a soothing and relaxing prop easy to carry with you anywhere. We also recommend bringing along some Stretchy Mat Straps, a lightweight Sari Pattern Yoga Mat Bag, and some easy-to-use Yoga Mat Wipes to help keep the props you bring on your travels organized, smelling great, and easy to access!

 

Whether you’re simply hopping on your bike to get to class or hopping on a plane, Barefoot Yoga has got you covered. Come visit us today at barefootyoga.com!


5 Ways to Freshen Up For Spring!

April 29, 2015

It’s that time of year again – filled with blooming flowers, sunshine, and a renewed sense of possibility. Whether it’s going out on a spontaneous weekend getaway, throwing a beach BBQ, or enjoying sunrise yoga at your local park, it’s the perfect time of year to freshen up your routine and have an adventure.

Below, we’ve added five of our favorite ways to refresh and reinvigorate our lives – and particularly our practices – this time of year!

1. Try out a new prop

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There’s nothing like adding a Silk Sari Eye Pillow (to make Sivasana simply heavenly) or trying out a new, brightly colored Practice Strap to add a touch of flair and freshness to your practice!

 

2. Indulge in a new outfit

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Same goes for clothing – with a whole selection of brightly colored OMgirl fashions in a range of beautiful dyes sure to put a spring in your step, even we have trouble keeping our hands off it!

 

3. Clean eating and trying out new recipes

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Out of the cold and cozy winter, and into the bright and sunny warmth! Eating light, produce filled and low carb meals can be a great way to feel like your optimum springtime self.

 

4. Try a new kind of yoga or take a class from a new teacher

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Getting stuck in the same routines can extend to your practice too! Granted, keeping with a positive routine and feeling stuck in a routine are very different things. But, trying out a new type of yoga or a new teacher can be a great way to explore new perspectives and ways of practicing – maybe ways that you didn’t even expect to realize!

 

5. Take a moment to stop and relax

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It’s easy to always be in motion and keep yourself moving. Give yourself a gift and slow down for a moment away from screens (all screens), and sit down on a Zafu, on a mat, or simply with a good book. Taking just a few moments when you’re able to relax and refresh can make a huge positive impact on both physical and mental clarity and peace. Not to mention that it’s just a lovely feeling to relax and take a moment to enjoy life!

To take a moment to fulfill all of your yoga prop, clothing, and mat needs, come visit us at barefootyoga.com today!

 


Eco-Friendly Resolutions for Earth Day

April 22, 2015

Earth Day

Walking the walk of committing to eco-friendly living – not just talking the talk – is sometimes easier said then done. Below are some of our favorite simple but effective ways to help the environment this earth month, and all year long!

1. Save Water and Energy

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We’re sure you’ve heard this time and again, but that’s because it’s true!

Don’t brush your teeth with the water running, and always turn off the lights and heating in a room before you leave to conserve energy. And, unless it has to be plugged in – unplug it! That goes for everything from phone chargers to curling irons.

2. Support Eco-friendly Businesses

Support Eco-friendly Businesses

As eco-friendly product options become more and more widespread, we say take advantage of them!

Taking the time to support local and earth-friendly businesses will pay off not only for your community, but for the environment as well.

And, if you’re looking for eco-friendly yoga props, clothing, mats, and more – Barefoot Yoga has got you covered. With our 20% off site wide earth day sale it’s a great time to save on all of your yoga needs!

3. Recycle and Compost Anytime You Can

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Taking that extra moment to separate out your compostable and recyclable items so that they don’t end up in a landfill – and are instead able to be reused – is always worth it!

It’s also a great earth-friendly idea to invest in a reusable travel mug, as well as grocery bags, towels, and other reusable items to replace those that so many of us use and throw away every day.

4. Be Aware of How You Travel

Be Aware of How You Travel

If there’s a walking or biking option, go for it! Or, if travel by car is required, consolidate different errands and destinations to make your car trip as economical as possible.

5. Spread the Word

Spread the Word

Educate others. Simply spreading knowledge on the benefits and easy ways of living an eco-friendly life can have a great impact on those around us, and in turn, the planet!