Thursday, 3 March 2011

My Favourite (yoga) Things

Yoga Core, Sweaty Betty

Whilst I love practicing Yoga and learning more about Yoga, what I also love and feel a strong affinity to are my Yoga things. All the 'stuff' that I use before, during and after my Yoga workout are things that have a special place in my heart. Coupled with the pure functionality of these things, is the fact that nowadays Yoga and fitness is 'in'. Brands are coming up with beautiful and well-made Yoga gear to help the Yogini look great whilst she's sweating it out on the mat. I know somewhere within the recesses of ancient Yogic teaching, the concept of mass capitalist consumerism isn't something the old swami's would have given the ol' thumbs up to,  but one's Yoga things are a Yogi's tools and for some, possess personal value.  So, here is a list of the Yoga things I can't live without  :

Jade Harmony Mat

When I am in Singapore, I practice Yoga at Pure where everyone uses Manduka Mats. Although I do not own one of my own, I do love the grip and tactile sensation of the mats.

Josha's Lavender scented mat wipes

These wipes leave my mat smelling clean and fresh after a particularly rigorous session.

Sweaty Betty Sports Bag
I love this bag because the extra hidden compartment lets me store my shoes in there whilst I'm at class. Also, this bag comes in particularly handy for storing my trainers in when I'm doing other non yoga-related sports. This colour is from an old line at Sweaty Betty.

What Yoga items of yours do you love?


  1. What a lovely blog you have!

    I make sure I have incense/candles for my morning practice and the home made bolster, close beside my mat, as I round up with Savasana.

  2. Thank you for giving the first comment to my new blog Sue!

    A home made bolster- that is interesting! I've actually been hunting around for incense/ candles for my practice but can't seem to find anything that smells nice. Do you have any recommendations?

  3. I can't believe I haven't found your site earlier. Funny, wise and irreverent... my favs!! Josha's are the bomb, as are Jade Mats which I religiously use. I'd add Hard Tail pants b/c they fit my body best.