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Yoga Stuff We Love in 2016

The YJ editors share their favorites of the yoga gear and healthy lifestyle products that cross their desks. Check back every month to see what they're loving.

These yoga products are the YJ editors’ favorites. Check back every month to see what else they’re loving.

Seane Corn’s The Yoga of Awakening: Mystic Flow DVD

October

Corn’s third volume in her Yoga of Awakening series reveals how yoga can become intimate, embodied prayer.

$20, soundstrue.com

See also Seane Corn: Social Justice + Game Changers

Nomadix Roswell Yellow Towel

Nomadix Roswell Yellow Towel

October

Props to Nomadix for making this soft, lightweight towel from 100 percent recycled materials. It’s great for yoga, camping, and more.

$55, nomadix.co

See also 6 Yoga Towels for Surviving Sweaty Practices

Farmer’s Porch Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds

Farmer’s Porch Heirloom Pumpkin Seeds

October

We couldn’t get enough of these tasty seeds, with robust flavors like ghost pepper and turmeric lime.

$12, thefarmersporch.com

See also The Natural Gourmet: Dandelion Tea Pumpkin Spice Latte

Banyan Botanicals Daily Routine Kit

Banyan Botanicals Daily Routine Kit

October

Kick-start well-being with this Ayurvedic kit. You’ll get a nasal lubricant, massage oil, daily swish, tongue scraper, and herbal supplement.

$44, banyanbotanicals.com

See also Q+A: How Can Ayurveda Improve My Oral Health and Freshen My Breath?

Sat Nam Necklace

Sat Nam Necklace

October

Keep your real identity close with this elegant necklace: Sat nam,
a seed mantra used in Kundalini Yoga, translates as “Truth is my name.”

$35, etsy.com/shop/gempassionjewelry

See also YJ Tried It: Bellabeat’s Leaf Urban Jewelry Helps Manage Stress

SoYoung Large Cooler Bag

SoYoung Large Cooler Bag

September

Perfect for picnics, lunches, and family outings, this insulated linen bag makes “brown-bagging” stylish and earth friendly.

$35, us.soyoung.ca

See also Live Be Yoga Visits Elementary School Yoga Program in Flint

ThinkSport GO2 Travel Container

ThinkSport GO2 Travel Container

September

This lunchbox has embedded silicone walls to seal off each compartment (no soggy sandwiches!) and a section for utensils.

$29, gothinksport.com

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Infinity Strap

Infinity Strap

September

So necessary, it’s hard to believe we’ve done without until now. This no-fuss yoga strap gets rid of annoying buckles, offering a seamless, elegant way to get a grip.

$20, infinitystrap.com

See also Kathryn Budig’s Perfect-Posture Secret: Anti-Slouch Yoga Strap Trick

Liquido Active Sounds of Silence Leggings

Liquido Active Sounds of Silence Leggings

September

Elevate your practice with leggings designed by Liquido ambassador Beth Stuart to benefit the advocacy organization Autism Speaks.

10% of proceeds go to the foundation; $83, liquidoactive.com

See also 10 Pairs of Head-Turning Leggings

Earth Home The Original Smudge Spray

Earth Home The Original Smudge Spray

September

Traditional smudging—purifying a space with the smoke of sacred herbs—gets a convenient reboot with this spray by feng shui expert Tisha Morris

Clearing Blend: $30 for 4 oz, earthhome.tv/store

See also 5 Essential Oil Recipes to Suit Your Mood

TigerNut Raw Granola

Tiger Nut Granola

August

Welcome the TigerNut, a root vegetable packed with prebiotic fiber. Take this delish organic granola (with TigerNuts, dried fruit, flax seeds, and more) on your next ramble

$9, organicgemini.com

See also Energizing Snack: Cherry Chocolate Stovetop Granola

Kate Quinn Organics Short Sleeve Kimono Jumpsuit

kate Quinn organics baby jumpsuit

August

The kimono design makes changing a snap, and the breathable cotton keeps baby cool even as the long legs block sun.

$29, katequinnorganics.com

See also 4 Brands Offering Trendy Yoga Clothes for Kids + Teens

Juicepresso Platinum

Black and silver Juicer

August

Buying fresh juice quickly adds up, so consider this cold-press juicer a long-term health investment. Sleek, efficient, and easy to clean, it comes with a 7-year guarantee.

$550, juicepressousa.com

See also Juice for Your Health

TribeTats Any-Wear Yoga Collection

tribe tattoos Metallic Body Decals

August

Get your skin bling on! These metallic body decals, with their intricate and elegant yogic designs, make self-adornment irresistible.

$25 for a 4-Sheet Variety Pack, tribetats.com

See also 5 Things To Know About Fashion + Jewelry Designer Rachel Roy

Manduka Halter Top Cami and Flux Legging

manduka yoga outfit, grey and black

August

The makers of the Cadillac of yoga mats have turned their design prowess to apparel, creating lightweight, eye-catching tops and pants that fit and flatter.

$58 and $98, manduka.com

See also 5 Yoga Shorts to Rock Your Sweaty Summer Practice

Corkcicle 25oz Canteen

Corkcicle25ozCanteen

July

Elegance meets function in these triple-insulated water bottles that keep beverages cold for 25 hours or hot for 12. We love the heft of the 25-ounce Vinnebago for hydrating during longer or hot classes; you can go up or down in size from there.

Starting at $20, corkcicle.com

See also The Best Yoga Mat for a Seaside Practice

Gaiam Duffle Bag

Gaiam Duffle Bag

July

With eight pockets for gear, including a secure and simple yoga-mat holder, this duffle transports yoga props and post-class necessities in sleek yet sensible style.

$40, kohls.com

See also Two Fit Moms, What’s In Your Yoga Bag?

Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash

Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Wash

July

Bring the scents of summer into your shower with this invigorating lemon and lemongrass soap-free cleanser, guaranteed both to awaken and soothe the senses.

$20, dr.hauschka.com

See also Leah Cullis, What’s In Your Yoga Bag?

Simply Gum

Simply Gum

June

Chewing something over just got healthier with this handcrafted gum made from six natural ingredients—no synthetic chemicals or artificial flavors to be found.

$15 for a 6-pack, simplygum.com

See also Jennifer Iserloh, What’s In Your Yoga Bag?

Sacred Chocolate

sacred chocolate

May

Slow-crafted and made with stone-ground cacao, these antioxidant-rich chocolate hearts deliver an amazing flavor.

$7 each, sacredchocolate.com

See also Yoga for Moms: The Yoga of Loving Your Post-Baby Body

Yogo Mat Ultra

Yogo Mat Ultra, yoga mat holder

May

Functional and easily foldable, this portable mat makes it possible to practice whenever and wherever the urge to flow hits.

$88, yogo.net

See also Yoga for Moms: How to Be More Present With Your Kids

Mindful Racer Sacred Space

Mindful Racer Sacred Space, tanktop, black

May

This sweet, understated tank says it all for mothers and moms-to-be whose love for their little ones knows no boundaries.

$53, omgirl.com

See also Yoga for Moms: How to Make Time for Yoga

Mad Hippie Skin Care

Mad Hippie Skin Care

May

A bonanza of plant stem cells, peptides, and antioxidants works overtime to hydrate, protect, and revive skin.

Exfoliating Serum, $35; Face Cream, $26; Antioxidant Facial Oil, $25; madhippie.com

See also Two Fit Moms’ All-Levels Mother’s Day Flow

The Mother’s Wisdom Deck

The Mother’s Wisdom Deck

May

A quick hit of uplift, this card-and-book combo from YJ associate editor Elizabeth Marglin is a handy companion on the sometimes-bumpy road of motherhood.

$18, motheringwithsoul.com

See also Yoga for Moms: Letting Go of Mom Guilt

Yuni No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam 
and Aromatic Body Mist

Yuni No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam 
and Aromatic Body Mist

April

Made by yogis, this luxuriously aromatic product line (the fragrance is derived from essential oils) lets you have your yoga and feel shower-fresh, too.

$19 and $25, yunibeauty.com

See also 2015 Natural Beauty Awards

Once Upon a Farm Baby Food Squeeze Packets

Once Upon a Farm Baby Food Squeeze Packets

April

These organic fruit, vegetable, and grain blends— made with freshness-enhancing HPP technology— provide delicious veggies for your toddler. Try Chocolate Ever After, a combo of cacao, bananas, avocados, and berries.

$3, uponafarm.com

See also Deepak Chopra’s Meditation to Inspire Children

Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish

April

When you buy and cook with a Lucky Iron Fish, you not only boost your family’s iron levels, but the company will donate one to a family in Cambodia or another country where iron deficiency is an urgent health problem.

$25, luckyironfish.com

See also The Yogi’s Guide to Buying, Storing + Cooking with Healthy Oils

Spire breath tracker

Spire breath tracker

March

A pedometer for the soul, this elegant tracker monitors your breath, movement, and calories burned, and reminds you to breathe. Think: wearable personal mindfulness coach.

$150, spire.io

See also Research Says: Can’t Sleep? Try Yoga

Neshama Project Mini Leah Rose Gold Chain

Neshama Project Mini Leah Rose Gold Chain

March

Neshama Project founder Rachelle Tratt donates a percentage of each sale to innovative organiza- tions, one hamsa—a symbol of blessing and pro- tection—at a time.

$90, theneshamaproject.com

See also What Are Mala Beads? + How Do I Use Them?

Hydro Flask 12 oz Standard Mouth bottle

Hydro Flask 12 oz Standard Mouth bottle

February

It’s the perfect size for a midday green tea boost, holding just enough for a pick-me-up but not so much that it chases away sleep at night.

$22, hydroflask.com

See also 5 Essentials for the Traveling Yogi

Sanuk Bianca shoes in Charcoal

Sanuk Bianca shoes in Charcoal

February

These shoes have it all—comfort, support, and style—with inserts made from yoga-mat material for extra cushioning all day long.

$80, sanuk.com

See also Gear to Keep You Cool in Hot Yoga

Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginners Gaiam DVD

Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginners Gaiam DVD

January

Start the year on the right foot with one of our fave master teachers. Yee’s expertly sequenced DVD can help new (and new-again) beginners establish a consistent practice.

$15, gaiam.com

See also Yoga: The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow

Indie Lee Vanilla Citrus Moisturizing Oil

Indie Lee Vanilla Citrus Moisturizing Oil

January

A handful of simple, plant-based ingredients packs a powerful one-two punch: aromatherapy bliss (think vanilla and sweet orange for a restor- ative reboot) plus deep hydration for thirsty winter skin.

$36, indielee.com

See also 5 Therapeutic Beauty Products To Relieve Sore Spots

Affirmats Yoga Mat

Affirmats Yoga Mat

January

These eco-friendly mats, made from a biodegradable jute blend, deliver spot-on affirma- tions like “breathe in love” and “i am enough” to a receptive audience.

$66–86, affirmats.com

See als5 Beautiful Yoga Mats to Enhance Your Practice