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10 Gifts That Are Perfect For Traveling Yogis
By Rachel George
For many, yoga is more than just attending a class every down and then. It’s a lifestyle, which means you can never have too many stylish yoga pants and trendy yoga bags. Whether you’re a traveling yoga instructor or like to occasionally pop into a yoga class a few times a week, some things are essential.
Looking for a few gifts for the traveling yogi in your life? Here are 10 suggestions that should do the trick.
Yoga mat with a Carrying Strap
BalanceFrom GoYoga is an extra-thick firm, yet soft yoga mat. Reviewers love the comfy padding and the convenient carrying strap, making it easier to hold. If you’re looking for something to help with alignment, the Liforme yoga mat is a more eco-friendly option and comes with a storage bag. Beginners will love their personalized selection of mat designs.
This three-piece yoga mat bag is made from African fabric and includes a headband and small towel that was designed in Quebec. The vendor also sells earrings. You can also opt for a ‘Yoga is my kinda thing,” tote bag.
You can never have too much fitness gear. There are plenty of black-owned fitness brands to purchase sports bra, leggings, and bodysuits from. Take your pick from Yema, Culture Fit, Glamourina, and more.
I can’t stress the importance of hygiene and having a clean, fresh-smelling mat to meditate on. Astura’s Yoga Mat Detox is an all-natural mat cleaner made with tea tree essential oil, jojoba oil, witch hazel, coconut oil, and infused with your choice of seven scents.
Journal or book
A journal is a great way to write down your thoughts, dreams, feelings, and maybe jot down a few pages of motivational messages and daily affirmations. Like yoga, writing can be seen as a form of release, good or bad.
Yoga class membership
Purchase your favorite yogi-in-training a class membership at a nearby gym. They are always offering up deals on a variety of classes. Try Planet Fitness, Anytime Fitness, or smaller, more personal classes nearby.
Wall art & sign
Most people are motivated by the things they see, so why not hang some words of affirmation or zen symbol signs around the house. Show them you bring peace to their home and their life with a painting or sculpture to hang on the wall.
Yoga meditation cushion
The perfect addition to someone’s zen area at home is special pillow. This large handmade boho-chic design pillow cushion comes in two colors, red and blue.
Water infused bottle
This 32 oz. water bottle just might be worth the $15 price tag. It’s durable, shatter-resistant, and comes with a cleaning brush for home and work. The OMORC Sport Fruit Infuser Water Bottle is super easy to clean and will last all day long.
Enhance the aroma and the mood with the scent of your favorite essential oils with this Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser by Ellia. It features color changing lights and soothing music to set the tone for your peacetime.