As most of you know and maybe I don’t, I started my weight loss and fitness program with the New Year. I am trying to get into some form of exercise like yoga that won’t impact my knees and back too much. I normally exercise in the pool but since it’s a little chilly, I have to wait another month or so. I used to do yoga a very long time ago and I remember how it used to calm me and make me feel less anxious.
I needed a really good yoga mat because we have a lot of tile and wood and in our house. I feel when you are going to commit to something that you should invest in quality equipment so you will continue to enjoy what you are doing. I was happy to come across Aurorae Yoga which is a family-run business. I feel it is so important to support these kind of businesses because that is what this country is all about. I received an Aurorae Yoga Northern Lights Yoga Mat in Sky and an Aurorae Spa Organics – Meditative Mist in Lavender.
The Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat has a Golden Sun Focal Icon on it and measures 72″ Long x 24″ Wide and 5 mm thick to absorb impact on your joints. It is Eco Safe with Biodegradable material. No two mats are the same and it is durable with no odor, phthalates free and long lasting. It is rated the number 1 yoga mat with a 5 star rating and I can see why.
When I exercise on it, it has a nice cushiony feeling and helps to protect my knees while kneeling and also my back and hips. I have a lot of problems with my knees swelling up with the slightest activity, and I don’t seem to have any problem while using the yoga mat. I don’t even realize that the hard wood floor is underneath me. It stayed in place and didn’t slide around while performing my different moves. I had no problem with slipping on it either. I love the all the colors that they come in too.
Here are some yoga tips to keep your mat in good shape:
1. Wash your hands with soap and water before using your yoga mat to reduce any natural oils in your hands so that they
aren’t transferred to the yoga mat.
2. Do not use creams or oils on your hands or feet before your yoga practice to keep your yoga mat clean.
3. Wash your yoga mat with a soft brush and a tablespoon of dish washing liquid or detergent mixed with warm water,
then rinse. Repeat if necessary.
4. Hang dry your yoga mat outside in the sun if possible. DO NOT PUT IN DRYER.
5. To keep your yoga mat fresh and clean, spray Aurorae yoga mat wash onto mat and let soak then wipe dry. Use to
naturally clean your yoga mat while also giving it a fresh natural scent. Use as needed.
6. Always keep a cotton towel next to your yoga mat to wipe away any perspiration. Available through Aurorae.
7. If necessary use an Aurorae Yoga Slip Free Rosin Bag to absorb any perspiration and increase gripping power on your
Aurorae yoga mat.
On to the Aurorae Yoga Meditative Mist Aromatherapy in Lavender. I absolutely love the smell and it helps to reduce stress and relax your senses especially when I spray it in my personal space before I start my routine. It helps to promote peace, tranquility & calms your inner turmoil. Made from Essential Oil Blend, Purified Water & Castile Soap (8 oz., non-toxic & Made in USA). It helps to re-energize your Mind, Body & Spirit. So I think it fits right in with yoga, because those are the things that yoga helps you to do too.
I like to spray some in the bedroom which helps me to fall asleep and also the car when we are traveling. You can use it pretty much where ever you need to feel relaxed. I think it helps the dog to calm down on the trips too.
You can purchase the Northern Lights Yoga Mat for only $39.95 and the Meditative Spray for $12.95. Yoga mats aren’t the only thing they carry so stop by Aurorae Yoga and check out all their other products that they carry. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.