Derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuji,” meaning yoke or union, yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body. It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.
“The purpose of yoga is to build strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body,” explains Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor in Hollywood, California.
Physical benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone. Improved respiration, energy and vitality and maintaining a balanced metabolism. Along with that, it also helps in weight reduction, care of cardio and circulatory health and improved athletic performance
Besides physical benefits, one of the best perks of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind.
During this time of quarantine, filled chaos and stress, there could be no other simpler and healthy way to fill yourself with positivity and have a stress-free quarantine.
Having your own yoga mat is a great initiative in the fitness world. You can have it with you at home, on vacations or when you go for a more serious yoga class.
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There are plenty of options you can choose from. Here are a few tips to make the mat choice easier:
Length: The easiest way to figure out your mat length is to make sure your hands and legs fit comfortably inside while you are in a position for the Yoga asanas. If you’re not sure, you can always go for extra long mats, ranging from 180-210 cm
Thickness: if you’re planning on vigorous yoga, you may want to opt for a quarter-inch think mat to avoid any bruises. If you’re in for gentle yoga then a thin yoga mat over the carpeted floor should be fine.
Texture: Make sure you are comfortable with the texture of the mat, about how it feels to you. Yoga mat generally has a textured grip to hold you in posture. Mats that are too soft may end up being squishy and result in the flailing posture.
Depending on the duration and the style of yoga, you will end up with a lot of sweat, which in result will make the mat slippery and harder to grip on.
A mat towel comes in handy, if you’re into powerful styles of yoga, specific yoga mat towels are suggested which are made up of highly absorbent material and fits the length of the mat.
Safety and Eco-friendly：Soft and comfortable of 100% microfiber material, free of heavy metal, AZO, lead and silicone-nub, lint-free and antibacterial, hence creating a hygienic layer between you and dirty public mat. It can protect your skin from the harm of bacteria when you sweat during exercise.
For yoga, comfortable, breathable clothes are suggested which allows the proper movement of the body without being restrictive or chafing your limbs. Wearing the right fit, neither too tight nor too loose is the correct attire.
Fitness wear is the optimum choice, which is quite affordable and reliable. Yoga pants or stretchy athletic pants have been the go-to clothes for yoga.
Staying hydrated should become a habit. Having the workout your body will demand the revitalization of the lost H2O by sweat. You shall need a reusable water bottle, and get hold of the lost bodily fluids.
Most do not make hydration a daily habit and maybe overlooked when busy. A personal water bottle will be a constant reminder for you to rehydrate. Water is another important factor for stress-free quarantine.
AROMA DIFFUSER AND ESSENTIAL OILS
The Aroma Diffuser from Clever Yoga is an easy and effective way of freshening up any room and incorporating the therapeutic benefits essential oils into your daily life.
Organic Essential Oils can be used during yoga practice to purify your space, soothe your body, and stimulate the mind.
We recommend patchouli, ginger, and cedarwood for clear breathing. Basil, spearmint, rosemary, myrrh, frankincense, and eucalyptus oil for calming the senses. Chamomile, vetiver, geranium, and lavender oil for centering, and strengthening. Myrrh, sandalwood, frankincense, and cedarwood oil to uplift the senses. Lime, clary sage, and lemon to boost spirituality. Lemon, bergamot, orange oil to cleanse your body, and mind. Grapefruit, lemongrass, wild oranges to soothe sore muscles.
Aromatherapy achieves its effects through the application and diffusion of pure plant essential oils that influence a positive emotional state, a sense of wellness, and mental clarity.
We hope you have a wonderful stress-free quarantine experience.