Yoga Essentials

Kelley Minnaugh, Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer encourages you to embrace September as National Yoga Month.  Join millions of yogis celebrating the health benefits of the ancient Eastern practice. Yoga isn’t just a physical exercise program, it’s a spiritual system designed to generate greater clarity and harmony in life. Want to know the latest product trends in yoga? Namaste!

The key to finding your inner zen is being relaxed and focused … kind of hard to find spiritual balance when you’re seated in a lotus position in tight, uncomfortable gym clothes. Yoga clothes are supposed to feel good and perform. Fortunately for serious yogis, there is YogaSmoga, apparel made for yoga, but also comfortable enough to wear every day. YOGASMOGA’s line is made from an exclusive fabric called AURUM, a blend of Supplex and Lycra. Each and every piece in this colorful line is soft, breathable and embedded with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial treatments into the tiniest pores of their fabric – so moisture and bacteria won’t haunt you. Styles for women and men ranging from $46-$140;

The Elastic Boutique
The Elastic Boutique offers a fitness 4-pack of resistance exercise bands… perfect for practicing yoga at home! The Elastic Boutique’s latex bands are specially formulated to resist instant snapping when stretched—preventing injuries. The unique formulation slows down the progression of the tear so that user can detect it while in use and stop immediately. This formulation is constructed of multiple laminates and layering of the same material. The bands are so versatile, and can easily be adapted to any fitness level. The exercises included in the all char were developed by a physical therapist to get the most effective workout in a shorter amount of time. Resistance bands offer a great alternative to getting an entire body workout at home. Better yet, bring them along while traveling! 

The naked truth is yoga is seeing a new trend…downward, on the feet of faithful yoginis who no longer have bare feet. The Freetoes “open toe design” allows for floor grip in poses, but still provides warmth, protection from dirty mats and a solid solution to sweaty feet. It’s fitness ‘fun’ctionality for your feet with yoga, Pilates and dance. All FREETOES styles are Limited Editions with some returning based on popular demand. Available in various colors and designs. $6.99;

After any yoga practice, you’re encouraged to flush all the toxins out of your body.  Carry your Aquasana water bottle to yoga filled with the best water – Aquasana! Aquasana has a Powered Water Filtration System, and it is the only water pitcher on the market tested to remove 96% of chlorine and contaminants lurking in your tap water, within seconds. Aquasana provides the purest water you’ve ever tasted.

Karma Gifts
Fit everything you will need for yoga class in Karma Gifts’ Washed Jute Tote. There is room for your yoga mat, water bottle, towel and more inside these roomy boho-chic bags! In four colorful prints, you’ll feel great about your purchase too. Karma Gifts donates a portion of each sale to those in need. $40 

Endless Games
Teach your kids about yoga with a fun, new game from Endless Games! Endless Games is always on the cutting edge of games that are fun for the whole family! CRAZY LEGS is fun for the whole family! It gets players up and moving (and teaches kids yoga poses). Each space on the game board represents a new physical challenge for children and families to jump, twist, shake and exercise their way to victory! Games starting at $16.99. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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