Starting Yoga has been on my “to do” list for a long time. I’ve read so much about the health benefits of doing Yoga and how great it is for people who suffer from anxiety.
I’ve tried doing Yoga at home. I enjoyed it so I decided it was time to become serious and attend a beginner class so I could learn proper techniques from a teacher. Before doing this, I needed to find the right equipment that suited me and my out of shape 48 year old body. I wanted to look like I was serious in a class full of people and my cheap, paper thin Yoga mat was not going to last one class. Thanks to Gaiam, I found the perfect items and they are great gifts for Yoga lovers!
Gaiam Reversible Yoga Mat
I have a bad back and my first concern was finding a mat that would be comfortable and provide enough cushion for my body. Gaiam sent me a reversible 5mm Yoga mat to try and it is fantastic! I tested the mat in my living room (on hardwood floors) to make sure that it provided enough cushion for my back, feet and joints. It passed with flying colours! The mat is a nice thickness and I did not feel any pressure on my joints when I attempted my newbie Yoga moves.
Information about the Gaiam Reversible Yoga Mat:
- The mat has a different print on each side.
- Mats are 5 mm thick and provide extra cushioning and support.
- The mats are textured which help provide a non slip surface.
- Mats are made from PVC and do not contain 6 harmful phthalates.
- Perfect for all levels of Yoga.
Now that I found the perfect Yoga mat, I needed something to carry and protect the mat. I have cats and I did not want them to use my gorgeous new mat as a bed or scratch pad. They did that with a cheap mat that I had. I was not going to let them near this new mat!
Gaiam On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier
Gaiam has a product called the On-The-Go Yoga Mat Carrier and it is easy to use and a great way to carry a Yoga mat. No more dropping the mat or struggling to keep it wound up while walking to class. It is so easy to use and I love it. The elastic band holds the mat secure and there is a zippered pocket to store some items. I also love the long handles and the cotton fabric. It is easy to spot clean if needed.
Gaiam has a reputation for making high quality Yoga products. Their products are fantastic for all levels of expertise. I highly recommend then and am happy to include them in my KickAss Gift Ideas section. They have a wide range of products that make great gift ideas for Yoga lovers. For more information about Gaiam products, visit www.gaiam.ca.
KICKASS RATING – 5/5 stars
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