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The Must List to Recharge Your Mind and Body

Invigorate yourself with these must-haves, from a heart-healthy herbal tea to the latest app that will jump-start your day.

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Destination Paradise: Willka T’ika

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Courtesy Willka T’Ika

Meditate in vibrant chakra gardens (shapes and plants coincide with the seven energy centers), soak in outdoor herbal baths, and participate in sacred rituals with local healers at this wellness retreat ($3,100–$3,800 for an eight-day package, including day trips to ancient Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco, willkatika.com).

See also Yoga Retreats & Spas

Asana Alarm: Yoga Wake Up App

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Courtesy Yoga Wake Up

There’s a better way to start your day. Ditch the obnoxious mobile-phone ringer and download this app. It wakes you up to tranquil music, then guides you through a 5–15 minute asana or meditation practice that can be done in (or next to) your bed ($7 for one month; $30 for six months, yogawakeup.com).

See also Wake Up and Flow: A 60-Minute Yoga Playlist to Slay the Day

Sustainable Seat: Project Full Support Cushion

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Rob Schantz

Handmade in San Francisco in partnership with Designing a Difference—a nonprofit that employs and trains folks with employment barriers (think homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, and the disabled) these sleek cushions are made of 100 percent organic and eco-friendly materials. The cotton-and-hemp cover is machine washable, and the buckwheat-hull fill comfortably conforms to your shape as you sit ($149 each, projectfull.com).

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Cup o’ Love: Traditional Medicinals Hibiscus Tea

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Courtesy Traditional Medicinals

This organic and fair-trade herbal tea mixes tart, tangy hibiscus flowers with slightly sweet blackberry leaves and lemongrass. Each vibrant brew is heart-healthy and can be served hot or cold ($5 for one box, traditionalmedicinals.com).

See also A Holistic Approach to Heart Disease

Joyful Wrap: Seam Siren Positivity Shawl

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Michael Chad Gingerich

This lightweight layer is handwoven in the Himalayas with nettle yarn (said to nurture your spirit) and dyed in Seattle from weld plants (for a sunny hue to awaken inspiration and improve mood). Its design is based on Ayurvastra—the concept that the colors and fabrics you wear can promote healing ($144, seamsiren.com).

See also Yoga Clothing

Sacred Accessory: Satamber Tantric Necklace

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Giangeet Kaur

Each beaded strand incorporates a series of shapes believed to create a vibration of pure love. The makers chant mantras while stringing each piece to infuse it with intention. Wear it as a symbol of protection and to support your spiritual growth ($270, satamber.com).

See also 13 Major Yoga Mantras to Memorize

Lil Yogi Book: Yoga Friends: A Pose-by-Pose Partner Adventure for Kids

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Book cover design: Karen Polaski, illustration: Sarah Jane Hinder

Giggles guaranteed: Pair up with your favorite little yogi (ideal for ages 4–8) and follow this story about friendship as you practice fun shapes together and take cues from animals and everyday surroundings ($18, soundstrue.com).

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