Grace’s Pick of the Week:
New OMgirl Clothing for Summer

June 11, 2014

Do you need help putting together an outfit for your next trip to the studio? Here are some pairings to consider from OMgirl’s new Summer collection:

OMgirl Summer Clothing

  • Under: Asana Bra - Made of soft cotton/lycra mix, this is made to go under your tops that offers a comfortable and secure fit.
  • Top: Mindful Tank Pixel Art in Tropical Teal – This soft and long tank is perfect for layering over or under.
  • Bottom: Nomad Legging with Labyrinth Mesh in Tropical Teal – The popular legging that comes with an intricate mesh skirt.
  • Outerwear: Spring Cardi in Beach Glass – This drapes beautifully for an elegant look that compliments any outfit.

Practice Cami, Practice Pant Seaweed

  • Top: Practice Cami in White – Built with a shelf bra and cross back straps, this cami gives you a flattering and comfortable fit. Pick from a wide range of colors to mix-and-match.
  • Bottom: Practice Pants Seaweed in Hibiscus – This fitted but comfortable pants are made to LIVE in!

Gym Jumpsuit

  • And if you do not want to bother trying to match your outfits, you can’t go wrong with the Gym Jumpsuit! A perfect breezy romper for that hot summer day. Lots of room for ease of movement with its knee-length harem pants and blouson top.

Visit www.barefootyoga.com to see all of the new Summer clothing from OMgirl!


Top City Parks for Yoga This Summer

June 10, 2014

As summer approaches, there are lots of outdoor yoga classes throughout the country that offer instruction for a variety of skill levels – many of them for free! Consider stopping by your local park for some yoga fun in the sun.

Bryant Park Yoga

  1. New York City – Bryant Park
    Tuesdays at 10:00am, Thursdays at 6:00pm
    Admission: FREE!
    Vinyasa Flow under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Lindsay Ashmun. These athletic classes focus on alignment and graceful flow.
  2. Seattle – Seattle Center
    Wednesdays at 11:30am
    Admission: FREE!
    Have fun learning the basics of Hatha Yoga as you gently stretch and breathe your stress away.
  3. Boston – Boston Common
    Thursdays at 6:00pm
    Admission: FREE!
    Enjoy the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at historic Boston Common while practicing power Vinyasa flow. Classes are geared towards students of all levels.
  4. Chicago – Millennium Park
    Saturdays at 8:00am
    Admission: FREE!
    A variety of area instructors offer classes throughout the summer on Millennium Park’s Great Lawn.
  5. Miami – Bayfront Park
    Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 9:00am
    Admission: FREE!
    These classes offer a unique atmosphere to relax and invigorate, with a stunning view of the bay!
  6. San Francisco – Golden Gate Park
    Saturdays at 11:00am
    Admission: By donation.
    Enjoy rejuvinating flows and meditation for your mind, body, and spirit in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful parks.
  7. Los Angeles – Runyon Canyon
    Daily at various times
    Admission: By donation.
    These classes have been held at Runyon Canyon for over a decade, with a casual vibe that is welcoming to yogis of all ages and fitness levels.

For yoga supplies to maximize your practice indoors and out, visit www.barefootyoga.com!


OMgirl Summer Collection Has Arrived!

June 6, 2014

 

OMgirl Summer 2014

OMgirl’s Summer clothing collection has arrived. Browse and buy at www.barefootyoga.com for the latest in warm weather yoga chic!


Yoga at your Desk

June 5, 2014

Sitting for hours every day can take its toll on back muscles and vertebrae, affecting the rest of the body as well. Let’s do some stretches at our desks focusing on the mid-torso.

Cat-cow stretches

Cat Cow

  • Seat with your feet flat on the floor.
  • Place your hands on your knees and keep them there while you do the stretches.
  • On an inhale, and sitting tall, arch your back and look up at the ceiling.
  • On the exhale, round your spine and tuck your chin to your chest. Repeat for a few breaths.

Seated Spinal Twist

Seated Spinal Twist

  • Seat sideways on the chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  • Twist from the waist toward the back of the chair, holding the back with both hands if you need to. Keep your seat bones planted on the chair and your head aligned to your sternum. Keeping your body where it is, then gently turn your head to the direction of your turn. If your chair has armrests, use them as you would the back of the chair.
  • After a few breaths, gently turn your head to the opposite shoulder for a neck stretch. Repeat on other side.

Seated Forward Bend

Seated Forward Bend

  • Push your chair away from your desk.
  • Plant your feet flat on the floor.
  • Interlace your hands behind your back, straighten your arm, keeping shoulders back.
  • Fold at the waist, reaching forward as you fold.
  • Keep your interlaced hands over your back.
  • Set your tummy on your thighs and release your head.

For yoga essentials to continue your practice at home and in the yoga studio, visit www.barefootyoga.com!


Grace’s Pick of the Week:
Quinn Bra Top by prAna

June 3, 2014

My pick of the week is the Quinn Bra Top by prAna. If you’re looking a bra that gives you ease of movement, then this is the top for you. Designed with quick-drying properties of the chakara fabric, it comes with double racer back for great support. Lined in front with elastic at the bottom, it is Bluesign Certified for environmentally safe production methods. Also comes in Jacquard knit. Great for hot yoga or the beach!

Quinn Bra Top

For more yoga clothing essentials and customer favorites, visit www.barefootyoga.com!


Yoga at your Desk

May 28, 2014

Here are some arm stretches you can do at your desk without leaving it! In all the following exercises, make sure your feet are flat on the ground, thighs perpendicular to your shins, and your body anchored over your sit-bones, spine tall.

Lateral Deltoid Stretch

Lateral Deltoid Stretch

  1. Place the arm you want to stretch across your body, straightening your elbow.
  2. Use your other arm, pull the arm that is being stretched toward your body. Repeat with other arm.

Bicep Hand-Down-the-Spine Stretch

Bicep Hand-Down-the-Spine Stretch

  1. Extend the arm you want to stretch down the center of your spine with finger facing down.
  2. Using opposing arm and gently grasp the elbow.
  3. Gently pull your elbow toward your head, taking your fingers down the spine. Repeat with other arm.

Eagle Arms

Eagle Arms

  1. Straighten your arm in front of you at a 90º angle.
  2. Cross your right below your left.
  3. Interlock your palms with fingers pointing up. If an interlock is not possible, an alternative would be to place the backs of the hands together.
  4. Remember to keep your elbows forward and up. Repeat with left arm under right.

Visit www.barefootyoga.com for yoga props to extend your practice both in and out of the office!


Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco Mat
Featured in June Yoga Journal

May 22, 2014


Yoga Journal June 2014

Barefoot Yoga’s Hybrid Eco Mat in Mandarin orange was featured in the June issue of Yoga Journal:

Barefoot Hybrid Eco Mat in Yoga Journal

Our mat is being carried by prAna’s Yoga Mat Harness, which is also available at www.barefootyoga.com!


Spotted: Celeb Street Yogini!

May 22, 2014

Rosario Dawson

Who’s that practicing yoga on the go? None other than talented actress Rosario Dawson! The Rent star looked happy and healthy as she and her friend held a pose in sunny Venice Beach. Dawson keeps in shape (mentally, physically and emotionally) by attending yoga, spin, and Pilates classes. For sustenance to fuel her busy life, Dawson enjoys a mix of fresh fruit, veggies, lean protein and complex carbs (think whole grain) while enjoying the less healthy stuff in moderation. All we can say is, we’ll have what she’s having!

Looking for some yoga props of your own to strike a pose in style? Visit us at BarefootYoga.com to find star-quality props at prices that will leave you starry eyed!