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5 Sand-Friendly Beach Gear Recs for Summer-Lovin’ Yogis

Don't want to put your practice on pause when you head to the beach this summer? Grab these sand-friendly yoga essentials and salute the sun.

Don’t want to put your practice on pause when you head to the beach this summer? Grab these sand-friendly yoga essentials and salute the sun.

beach, yoga mats

For those taking their practice to the beach this summer, a friendly reminder that sticky mats and sand just don’t mix during Sun Salutes. To the rescue: Twisted Guru’s gorgeous 5-by-7-foot yoga beach blankets created from traditional Indian textiles, sewn using ancient techniques for a natural nonslip surface. Choose from styles shown here like the colorful, quilted Kantha vintage saris, or Aari vegetable-dyed embroidery modeled after 12th-century artifacts that honor the deities. The mats are also great for transitioning from Savasana to sunbathing—with sunscreen, of course! ($189, twistedguru.com)

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mychelle sun screen

With MyChelle Repleneshing Solar Defense, SPF 30, you can enjoy your time in the sun with confidence that your skin is protected and moisturized. It’s vegan-friendly, without harsh chemicals, because in the summer, sunscreen should be a regular ritual. ($31,mychelle.com)

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Hoola Hoop

Hula hoops are trending and Portland’s Canyon Hoops are travel-friendly with a unique twist-sizing design. Try the weighted exercise hoop for the most fun you’ll ever have strengthening your core, or the dance hoop for those off-body moves you see at festivals. No parts to assemble, just strap it on your beach cruiser and go! ($45, cayonhoops.com)

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Klean Kanteen

Stay hydrated with the latest from Klean Kanteen: a silicone spout with a 25% higher flow rate, in twelve colors like channel island and pink anemone ($19, kleankanteen.com)

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Sea Mist

Give your hair the same body it has after a day at the beach! John Masters Organics Sea Mist Salt Spray protects hair from drying with natural lavender ($16.50,johnmasters.com). Follow these tips to give your tresses summer TLC.

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