Five Awesome Yoga Gifts for Men
Men gain tremendously from yogic practice since they are particularly prone to tight hips, shoulders and hamstrings, as well as inflexibility – all of which lead to possible injury or ailments. Fortunately, more and more guys are reaping the wonderful physical benefits of yoga in addition to understanding how effective a role it plays in healthy emotional expression and self control. Certain products and services are made specifically for the male yogi in mind and can make perfect presents for any occasion. For friends, family or colleagues, here are five awesome yoga gifts for men:
1. Manduka Black Mat Pro Yoga Mat
Where to Buy: Manduka
Description: Masculine, sleek and elegant, this is indeed the world’s top rated yoga mat for men. Available at up to 85 inches in length, it is comfortable enough for taller men to stretch out into Savasana without touching the floor. The high density cushioning ensures comfort on the joints; the 100% latex-free material and closed cell surfaces maintains safety and hygiene; and the dotted patterns guarantee maximum grip and minimum slipping. Moreover, this mat is so durable, it is intended to last two lifetimes!
Helpful Tip: The Manduka Black Mat Pro requires a few uses before it is “broken into” and becomes completely non-slippery. To speed things up, scrub some course sea salt over the surface, let it stand for 24 hours and then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
2. Om Handmade Refillable Leather Journal
Where to Buy: Soothi
Description: This elegant handmade genuine leather journal embossed with the Om symbol and the quote “Whatever comes, let it come. Whatever stays, let it stay. Whatever goes, let it go,” is the perfect gift of class, quality and significance for practitioners of yoga and meditation. Moreover, it provides an excellent platform to chronicle thoughts and reflections on just about anything.
Dimensions: 5″ wide x 7″ long x 1″ deep
Why We Love It: The choice between lined, unlined or graph pages, all of which are tree-free, environmentally friendly and made with 100% cotton paper. The cover also comes in Hamsa, Yin Yang, Tree of Life or Indian Elephant designs.
3. Blue Mandala Tapestry
Where to Buy: Soul Flower
Description: Made ethically and with low-impact dyes, this lovely lightweight tapestry with an intricate blue mandala print makes an enlightening addition to any home.
Material: 100% Cotton
Size: Queen Size, approximately 90 x 85 inches
Why We Love It: The versatility! Use it as a bedspread, a wall hanging, a throw, a table cloth, a picnic spread or take it with you to the beach… The options are endless!
4. Himalayan Salt Lamp
Where to Buy: Himalayan Salt Shop
Description: Not only do these original pieces of art beautify the home, they also have significant health benefits, such as relieving migraines, alleviating allergies, improving the quality of sleep, aiding breathing problems and easing anxiety. The light bulbs inside the lamps cause the salt to diffuse negative ions that naturally cleanse the air in your space.
Size: Starting from 5 lbs – 50 lbs.
Why We Love It: These 100% authentic salt lamps come from the Khewra Salt Mines at the foothills of the Himalayas in Pakistan. The salt within these mines are hundreds of millions of years old and have special healing minerals!
5. Enso Meditation Timer
Where to Buy: Dharma Crafts
Description: In a sleek, classic look, this timer-clock-alarm combo is specifically designed for yogis and makes a practical and useful tool to time the beginning and ending of yoga, meditation and even savasana sessions right down to the second.
Size: 3 3/4″ in Diameter
Warranty: 1 Year
Why We Love It: The Japanese enso design gradually paints around the face of the timer as the session advances, finishing with a complete circle and the peaceful and gentle sound of a gong. Pure bliss!
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