Valentine’s Day is almost here so let the love flow with a really good present. If you’re a little stuck for what to get, you shouldn't be. Yogis are really easy to buy for. Check out the following suggestions.
1. ‘Tending the Heart Fire’ by Shiva Rea
What better gift to give for Valentine’s Day than a book entitled “Tending the Heart Fire”? Written by accomplished yoga teacher Shiva Rea, “Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life” (Sounds True; $29.95) is the perfect manual for all those yogis whose practice consists mostly of the same ol’ asana day after day and are ready to move to the next level.
Rea shows, through movement, ritual, meditation and mantra, how to connect with the pulse of the universe. Her teachings are the path to transforming one’s yoga practice and one’s life.
“When we attune to those internal and external forces, we are able to experience enormous peace, harmony, creativity and longevity,” states Rea.
2. ‘Hudson River Wind Meditations’ by Lou Reed
Hudson River Wind Meditations (Sounds True; $12.05) by Lou Reed is the perfect music to meditate to, do yoga to, do tai chi, block out the noise of the city or simply create an atmosphere. As Reed put it, “You can really do a lot of different things to it.”
The mesmerizing music is made up of digital harmonics, not really in any key, that circulate in an amorphous rhythm, creating a container for your practice, your party, your whatever.
And tell your significant other, Reed wrote the music to be listened to through speakers, not earbuds.
Nuu-Muu exercises dresses are more than just something to throw on after yoga class. You can actually work out in these flattering A-line frocks made with 83 percent polyester and 17 percent spandex. They don’t ride up, are colorful, sleek, comfortable and moisture wicking. The dresses come in two styles, the Nuu-MuuClassic ($70) and the Ruu-Muu Pocket ($80).
4. Sanuk Yoga Sling
Last fall, when Sanuk, the surfer-owned Southern California-based shoe company, launched the Yoga Sling sandal ($36) they sold out in 30 days. Now, the shoe with soles made from yoga mats is back for spring. The Yoga Sling is crazy comfortable and the fabric that wraps around the ankle make them insanely sexy for a shoe with no heel.
5. prAna Montericco Short
For guys, prAna’s Montericco Short ($69) is ideal on a stand up paddleboard and in a hot and sweaty classroom. The short’s debossed all-over print comes in dark blue and raisin, the waistband has a snap closure and a side pocket also closes with a snap.
6. Grey Area Yoga Mat
A yogi can never have too many yoga mats, so gifting one is a guaranteed hit. Grey Area recently released a new line with seven mat designs by seven artists. The artists were given a theme, the crown chakra. The artwork ranges from the simple—a black and white cat stretching on the pavement—to the quizzical—three lines of cocaine and a razor blade on a $100 dollar bill.
The mats are priced at $90.
YogaGlyphs’ Flow With Me Tank ($33) is one of those youthful flowy tops that makes a person feel light and springy. It is made from a triblend fabric that drapes the torso, the neckline is low and sexy and the hemline hits below the derriere.