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Yogis are notoriously hard to shop for. Either they already own a gajillion pairs of yoga pants, malas, and essential oils—or they’ve gone the other extreme and taken a vow of asceticism. Enter these unique yoga gifts, which amplify the subtle energies of our chakras, keep us grounded, raise our vibe, and promote overall wellbeing. So, look no further: We’ve taken the legwork out of shopping this season by rounding up the best yoga gifts for 2018 and beyond.
6 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Root Chakra
Muladhara is associated with the earth element and directly linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life. These gifts bring the first chakra back into healthy alignment, allowing you to tap into the quality of unflappable calm.
6 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Sacral Chakra
The sacral chakra enhances your ability to feel in this world; it’s also what houses your sensuality and fertile creativity. To support it functioning optimally, these gifts serve as conduits for feeling intimately connected to yourself as well as your partner.
6 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Solar Plexus Chakra
The solar plexus, located below your sternum but above your navel, is your power center: It’s the “fire in the belly” that fuels your will to act. Gifts that strengthen manipura transform the grounded creativity of the lower chakras into positive, confident action.
6 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Heart Chakra
When your heart chakra is open and balanced, you feel a deep sense of love, gratitude, and connection to all beings, including yourself—and you are able to see each situation with love and compassion. These gifts enhance the innate devotion that needs tending in each of us.
6 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Throat Chakra
The work of the visuddha chakra, the energy center of communication, is to create spaciousness around the throat and neck. Gifts aligned with this chakra help midwife the profound spiritual truths that flow from here.
5 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Third Eye Chakra
This is the energy center within the physical body that provides a gateway to cosmic consciousness. Gifts for the ajna chakra remind us that it’s through insight that we expand our inner knowing and access our true teacher.
5 Gifts Yogis Will Love, Inspired by the Crown Chakra
The seventh chakra, sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. Integrate your entire being from head to toe with these gifts to experience a vast connection between your innermost self and all things.
About the Author
Elizabeth Marglin is a yogi and writer in Lyons, Colorado.