UNWIND Yoga's Gift Guide
At UNWIND Yoga, we are often asked "What is the best gift for a yogi friend?" While there is a wide array of options to choose from, we will narrow it down to a Top Five List and our logic behind them.
Good Yoga Mat - Our #1 recommendation is a good yoga mat. This can make all the difference. A good yoga mat provides the "stickiness" needed to help you feel supported and grounded in most standing postures. One of the most common complaints we hear is the knees hurt when kneeling in certain postures. A good mat can provide a little more support on your knees (AKA tibial tuberosities in the medical community). It's fine to go to one of the "big box" stores when you are starting out and get a $20 mat, however if you are going to make a commitment to a long term yoga practice, the right mat can make all the difference. Reviews.com has put together a comprehensive study that is worth checking out. Personally, we use the Jade Harmony, but with the options available, its best to get the right one for you.
Eye Pillows - Used primarily for Savasana and restorative yoga, eye pillows provide more benefit to the body than just shutting out the light. Eye pillows help to regulate your nervous system, mood, digestion, and heart. The light seed weight. aided by the softly textured fabric, penetrates a nerve below the surface of the eye. Eye Pillows are a relatively inexpensive but wonderful addition to any yogi’s practice.
Aromatherapy Crystal Candles - Aromatherapy and yoga are both ancient healing practices focused on physical, mental, and spiritual health. They have developed in close connection for thousand years, and historically have been used in tandem to support the body, clear the mind, and lift the spirit. Bring aromatherapy candles into your yoga practice and enhance the experience.
Crystals - Merging yoga and crystals creates a powerful energy combination that deepens ones yoga practice and heightens the transformational powers of your crystals. This combination can create a deeper level of healing, a closer connection with ones yoga practice, ones own crystals and, most importantly, yourself. Once you incorporate crystals into your yoga practice, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using them all along.
Rounding out our Top Five gifts for the yogi in your life is – UNWIND Yoga Gift Certificates! They are available in any denomination and a great way to help encourage the practice of yoga. Suggest them as your gift, or purchase one for a spouse, friend, or family member. Everyone can us a little yoga in their life! You can find information on the gift certificates on our website.
We hope these suggestions are helpful!
UNWIND Yoga will be open on Black Friday after classes, 11:00 – 8:00 offering in-studio deals. From 5:00 – 8:00 PM, during the New Providence Holiday Walk, bring your children to the studio for pictures with Santa and hot chocolate to warm you up! The studio will also be open for Small Business Saturday, after classes from 11:30 – 4:00 PM. Come in on Small Business Saturday, make a purchase and we will into a raffle for a new yoga mat! Be sure to watch your email for online specials all weekend long and on Cyber Monday!