We could all use a few deep breaths and a little escapism from – and from – the comfort of home right now. This might explain why each year, more people are finding solace in the ancient practice of yoga. Should you have a friend or family member in your life who knows their asana from their vinyasa, then the good news is that yoga enthusiasts are an easy bunch to buy presents for! With that in mind, here are 5 yoga themed gifts IDEAL for the yogi in your life.
Although yoga practice is usually deliberately structured and benefiting from a certain level of routine, sometimes it’s fun to roll the dice a little and let lady luck take your practice, instead.
Yoga Dice let you randomise your flow workout, with endless combinations available to those who feel their usual routines have got a little static. These seven dice contain different poses on each side, opening up the possibility of thousands of possible pose combinations. So, whether you are an expert or novice, this gift enables you to open yourself to random experience and let your body go where the dice takes you. There’s also a book to explain more about the poses which you’ll be asked to do. What fun!
The ultimate goody bag for stressed out grown-ups, The Box of Calm presents you with a new mindfulness themed collection every month, sent directly to your loved one’s door via the company’s subscription service. The items might concern meditation, mindfulness, stress relief or yoga, but whatever the focus, its carefully curated collection of surprises – in the form of aromatherapy, self care advice, motivating words and more – will help the recipient enjoy a calmer and more tranquil 2021.
To further soothe your soul, all packaging and wrapping is 100% recyclable and the company uses independent brands and suppliers to ensure the gifts have a unique, bespoke feel and a welcome commitment to sustainability.
Your yoga obsessed friend will love one of these colourful, yoga themed cards, whether you are sending them best birthday wishes, a seasonal greeting for Christmas or you simply want to put a smile on their face.
For stocking fillers, in particular, the good guys at Lemon Loco have a whole bunch of other yoga themed goodies and trinkets such as mugs, magnets, stickers, cushions, tote bags and aprons. All items come with a 100% satisfaction or money back guarantee and you can personalise your yoga card at no extra cost.
As any yogi conversant in the terminology behind the ancient practice will tell you, the Chakras are an integral part of the discipline, representing the seven energy centres found in the body. These seven shea butter bath salts, blended with essential oils and tinted with all-natural micas for a seductive glow, have been created to target those Chakras and release your natural energies.
Yep, we’re going to go there, and break it down a little. The aroma of Lavender targets your Crown Chakra, finding your knowledge, aspirations and calm while Rosemary bath salts will focus your third eye and foster self-realisation, intuition and release. We could all do with that after the year we’ve had, right?
Eucalyptus will reach your throat Chakra and help you with relationships, expression and belief, and Peppermint is perfect for connecting with the Heart Chakra and the release of harmony, love, forgiveness, compassion and self-acceptance.
Still with us? Good. Frankincense is said to stimulate the Solar-Plexus Chakra, where intellect, humour and self confidence reside, and would represent an apt Christmas scent, too. Sandlewood is the Sacral Chakra, honing in on emotions, sensuality and intimacy and Dragon’s Blood is for the Root Chakra, enabling you to ground yourself in positive energy. What yoga lover could resist such stimulation of the senses?
Sure, we’ve all enjoyed doing some yoga sessions with Adrienne on YouTube, but after a while, we feel like something a little more dedicated and structured would be more helpful. A subscription to the Daily Burn’s Yoga Channel might be just the ticket for your yogi friend looking to take things to the next level.
Led by world renowned yoga experts, all you need to take part is a subscription, yoga mat and block. What you get in return is the feel of personalised, one-to-one guidance, ideally suited to all levels and with a natural progression path clear through the app’s guided sessions, which range from 15 to 45 minutes in length. What’s more, being a member gives you access to a supportive community of fellow yoga enthusiasts, which is the perfect motivation to practice. A subscription costs £7.45 a month. Namaste!