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. Handmade Refillable Leather Journal
Where to Buy: Soothi
Description: This elegant handmade genuine leather journal embossed with a quote from the Buddha, “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down,” 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: 6″ wide x 8″ long x 1″ deep
Why We Love It: Tree-free, environmentally friendly and made with 100% cotton paper. The cover also comes in various other designs.
3. Om Wall Hanging
Where to Buy: Buddha Groove
Description: Made by Balinese artisans, this intricately hand-carved wooden wall hanging depicts the Sanskrit symbol of “Om” surrounded by floral patterns in a rustic gold and bronze mist.
Material: Suar Wood
Size: 12″ in diameter; 0.85″ deep
Why We Love It: Each individual wall hanging is hand made. Thus, each one is uniquely beautiful and imperfect in its own way!
4. Ultimate Balance Ball Chair
Where to Buy: Gaiam
Description: The new, less bulky Ultimate Balance Ball Chair gives you great comfort and ergonomic back support while blending into any contemporary setting. The five-wheeled base provides a sturdy, stable foundation while offering added mobility; the durable nylon and steel fabrication makes it built to last; and the easy-glide wheels provide smooth movement or lock for stability. Moreover, you can easily remove the 55-centimeter anti-burst ball for exercising and stretches too.
Size: 23″W x 30″H x 23″D
Why We Love It: It lets you engage your core, align your spine, and even increase your energy—all while you sit!
5. Vuori Yoga Pants
Where to Buy: Evolve Fit Wear
Description: In heathered charcoal, these high performance yoga pants for men consists of a smooth, lightweight knit fabric, 4-way stretch, moisture wicking and odor control. They also come with an elastic waistband, two front pockets, and a back pocket with a velcro closure.
Size: L and XL
Fabric: 89% Polyester, 11% Spandex
Why We Love It: The pants have a nice roomy, loose fit, which is perfect for yoga sessions!