September is National Yoga Month!
September is National Yoga Month, and our NYC contributing writer and dedicated yoga instructor, Sara Little, is sharing a few of her fave yoga-inspired products to help you get back into the OM of things. Whether you’re in the mood for a serious sweat session or a mellow meditation, these items are perfectly in tune with nature, so your practice can be, too.
Here are Sara’s top picks for practicing yoga in ecofabulous style!
|Jade Yoga Travel Mat:
Jade makes pretty serious PVC-free mats (out of natural rubber) in seriously vibrant colors. The Travel Mat, while thinner and lighter than their classic Harmony Mat, still offers cushioned support and an excellent grip. Since I go from yoga to office to private clients to everywhere in between, this lightweight mat makes a great non-intrusive commuting companion. Additionally, Jade is committed to the planet through reuse/recycling programs, tree planting, and charity support.
|H. Gillerman Organics Clear Mind Jaw Clenching Remedy Massage Oil:
This 100% pure blend of organic essential oils is so relaxing when gently massaged into the temples and jaw line, it’s not unusual for my students resting in Savasana to let out a deep, long sigh and smile. H. Gillerman uses both ethically farmed plant oils and oils derived straight from the wild, because purity matters. This blend of German chamomile, palmarosa and lavender was inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and is meant to restore clarity and ease anxiety.
prAna Reversible Headband:
This super stretchy headband keeps the hair out of your face while you’re in Downward Dog, and comes in a variety of pretty reversible colors and cute patterns. Made from recycled poly with a touch of spandex, these headbands really hold their shape while you hold yours. Another company with a big heart for the great outdoors, prAna supports environmental organizations that foster ecological consciousness.
|kulae Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner:
Ninety minutes of a heat-building, sweaty Ashtanga yoga practice leaves me feeling cleansed and purified, but I can’t say the same for my mat. kulae’s Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner not only smells great, but its natural ingredients actually work to disinfect and clean. Hypoallergenic, USDA certified organic, free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances, it also doubles as a room spray and is safe for all living things.
|EO Time Out Bath Salts:
Sometimes the best yoga is bathtub yoga: thankfully the suds from EO are perfect for such occasions. Blends of organically grown flowers and herbs, the mineral-rich oils contain Solar and Epsom salts to detoxify the body and satiate the soul. “Coconut and Vanilla with Organic Tangerine” is the perfect recipe for a lusciously indulgent time out.