When I start shopping for gifts for my friends, I try to find things related to their interests and their passions, so I always have fun when the time comes to look for gift ideas for Yoga buddies.
As most of us already know (and if you don’t know, any Yoga devotee will bend your ear on the subject even faster than they can bend their torso), the signature mantra, Om, is said to have been the first sound uttered at the creation of the universe. It is the sound of infinity and immortality.
Sure, taking care of your body is essential, and nobody wants to minimize the importance of some of our basic exercise tools (jump ropes, weights, etc.), or some of the better nutrition supplements (protein shakes, bars, etc.), but those friends who are yoga enthusiasts, are playing for higher stakes. Their fervor for a more holistic approach is an attempt to engage the physical, the mental, and the spiritual.
And just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there are many viable ways to channel energy through one’s Chakras. When you begin to research gift ideas for Yoga buddies, it becomes apparent rather quickly that the road to inner contentment can be achieved through the body, the mind, and the senses.
So, for those phenomenal, body-bending friends who could run circles around you and me in a game of Twister, here are some ideal gift ideas for Yoga Buddies.
iColor Yoga Runner Daypack / Gym Bag
Durable and lightweight, these fun and funky drawstring packs come in a variety of styles and colors to suit any personality or fashion sense. Whether you’re on-the-go or on the way to the gym, your everyday essentials will always be in one place.
The Yoga Bible
This Yoga Bible serves as both a primer for beginners and a refresher for the more advanced practitioners. It includes a summary of the different schools of yoga, illustrations of 150 positions, a step-by-step guide on how to achieve them, advice on breathing techniques, meditation and the many benefits of yoga. The quintessential gift idea for Yoga buddies.
Sloth Yoga Calendar
Having a little trouble achieving that Dhanurasana pose? Let the Sloth Yogi show you how. This large format wall calendar shows you a different pose for each month. The large grids provide ample room for jotting down notes, and includes moon phases and holidays. Achieving inner peace should be a serious pursuit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a sense of humor about it.
There’s a through-line from the inner to the outer and back again, and through the practice of Yoga you learn to stay connected to the universe. You can also stay connected to the people in your own personal solar system with simple, quiet gestures that say a lot.
This Keepsake Box, a product of Primitives by Kathy, is made from high quality wood, with smooth sanded edges and durable hinges; and the slightly distressed paint design gives it a comfortable, vintage feel, just like the best friendships.
Talk about an ideal gift for Yoga buddies (or should I say, budding Yogis?). The FitLifeStyle Yoga Strap will build flexibility and help them reach poses they’ve never been able to achieve before. Designed to increase strength and endurance, it is widely used in physical therapy for rehabilitation, recovery and stretching. Available in a variety of colors.
Aerial Yoga Hammock
For the die-hard Yogi in your life. This swing sling trapeze / flying yoga hammock is great for practicing backbends, splits, inversions and stretches. You can also hang upside down from your hips, reversing gravity compression and allowing your spine to lengthen and release. A one-of-a-kind gift idea for your Yoga buddies.
Essential Oils Bracelet
While attention must be paid to the mind and the body, the attentive Yogi knows that one must never lose sight of the senses. Aromatherapy has long been used to treat everyday ailments, and with this bracelet you can take your essential oils along wherever you go.
Apply just a few drops of oil to a pad secured by magnets. The aroma will last two to three days, sometimes longer. Made up of multi-colored beads and an attached feather for a unique feel.
Non-Skid, Non-Slip Socks
An excellent gift idea for Yoga buddies that can be used beyond the demands of barefoot athletics. While perfect for yoga, pilates and martial arts, these socks can also be used in hospitals for rehab exercises and physical therapy, as well as just lounging around the house. The traction rubber sole creates a no-skid, no-slip resistance on slick surfaces and the extra padding in the sole is ideal for walking on hard floors.
Some call it a Yoga Block, others, Yoga Brick. I like “Brick.” Just like the reliable structure you know you’re going to get when you build with brick, you’re using the Yoga Brick to create a sturdy structure for the human body. Whichever term you use it is a wonderful aid to help extend your reach and develop your core. And it ensures extra stability and support during yoga and pilates.
Numi Tea Flowering Gift Set
Dragon Lily, Jasmine Lovers, Lavender Dream, Shooting Star, Sunset Oolong, Golden Jasmine. The names alone conjure notions of tranquility and harmony. Each is a unique blend of tea leaves ranging from subtle to bold. Each flavor, created by the founders of the Numi brand, has been designed to elevate the tea drinking experience through quality, creativity and authenticity.
When it’s time to give your mind, body and spirit that all-important respite from the unrelenting demands of a fast-paced world, these special blends can help ease that transition.
Crystal Decor Himalayan Salt Lamp
Would you like to bask in the natural, soothing glow of light filtered through salt crystals without having to trek all the way to the Himalayan salt mines? These lamps, by Crystal Decor, emit a pure and natural source of light, providing soothing effects for maximum relaxation.
Always remember, for the budding Yogi it is about the growth and health of the mind, the body, AND the spirit, making the crystal lamp an ideal gift idea for Yoga Buddies.