Celebrating Yogis Everywhere: Here’s your Sign to Get on the Mat
Happy International Yoga Day! Shop a cohort of stretchy-goodies and centre-balancing accessories to fully surrender to your practice.
Every June 21st around the globe, Yogis hailing from every corner of the planet band together and celebrate the life-changing practice that is of yoga.
From an ancient Indian background doused in wellness and holistic care, this sacred practice of mind and body is one that we believe everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime (and we’re sure you already have).
No matter your experience, profound or beginner, here is how yogis around the world should gear up in celebration of a holiday that marks how special this way of life is. A yogi is someone who participates in the ritual that is yoga, seeks to find enlightenment through the tradition of mindfulness, no matter how long they’ve been practicing for.
The physical practice of yoga is one that supports making strong yet organic shapes through movement. Consciously bending your body into shapes that challenge yet support your muscular, skeletal and emotional systems is a beautiful and rewarding activity that always leaves you feeling lighter. In order to properly support your body and remain comfortable whilst manipulating your body into whacky shapes, the correct gear is going to make the whole experience a lot more rewarding and enjoyable.
Lycra is a great friend for those who have a daily or routine practice of yoga, and require to move freely whilst bending and folding. Due to the physical practice being a lot slower and less intense or high impact when compared to most other cardio workouts, the support your breasts or other areas usually requiring compression doesn’t need to be as sophisticated.
When it comes to brands creating gear perfect for the practice of yoga, we love shopping with considered labels such as the Girlfriend Collective and Beyond Yoga. Especially great for female yogis, the pieces from these brands are created with not only your mindful movement, but also the planet in mind. For this we are big fans.
It’s tricky to do yoga without a mat, and if you invest right, you’ll have yours for years and years to come, it will truly become your yoga companion. We love iterations from brands such as BAHE and GAIM. Oh and don’t forget to pick up a yoga strap and block to really propel your practice.
Descend into the zen and fully submit to your practice this International Yoga Day with the help of the below goodies. Namaste.