Happy snow day everyone! I took advantage of the snow today and got in a nice practice, using some of my favorite gear. Details on the goods below and more on Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) later this week!
Lululemon tank in Black
I purchased this tank last summer (2014) for a couple yoga photo shoots and it was such a great buy. Though it's not currently sold in stores, I've seen it come and go throughout the seasons at Lululemon in a variety of colors. I'm just waiting for it to come back so I can get it in more colors! It is so comfortable and offers great support for the girls so I sometimes even sneak it under a cardigan when I'm going out to run errands or hangout with friends for the day..don't judge :) My only complaint is that the straps can get a little tight around my neck during practice so I'm frequently adjusting the neckline, but that could just be due to my abnormally large traps (seriously, I was once asked by a masseuse if I was a professional swimmer because of them, but I've never swam more than a lap at a time so I have no idea how they got to be that way!).
Also got my eye on: this and this.
GapFit gFast heathered leggings in New Vineyard
These leggings are simply amazing. They are so comfortable and great for lounging around, yet somehow they also stay put during a heated yoga practice. I've gotten numerous compliments on them - the color is a really subtle eggplant purple, but pretty.
I was a little hesitant to buy leggings from GapFit instead of the tried and true Athleta (Gap Inc. Brand's line specifically designed for yoga & athletic wear), mainly because I have the perpetual fear that my leggings will be see-through. But I found them online during a Black Friday sale (I promise, I was shopping for Christmas gifts for others!), and it was such a great deal that I thought I'd give them a shot. Gap also offers free shipping on orders over $50 so it was a great deal and I was pleasantly surprised. The website doesn't provide information on how long they are, but I'm 5'3" and they bunch up on me around the ankles (I like it that way). The extra length also allows me to slip the ends over my heels for some extra warmth when it's super cold out.
The pants are currently $10-15 off and Gap is offering 30% off regular-priced items so you can stock up!
Also craving these, these, and these.
eKO SuperLite® Travel Mat 68" in Majesty
This was another Black Friday purchase/Birthday/Christmas present to myself. I stumbled upon it while searching for a yoga mat for my brother to gently nudge him into doing more yoga *wink wink*. This mat is GREAT for travel. It's so light and can be folded up or rolled any which way you want to store in your purse, backpack or suitcase. I took it with me to the Bahamas in December and have been using it since in my carpeted (bleh) yoga room at home to break it in a little bit. But really, I just don't want to wait until my next trip to use it again. Since it is so light and thin, though, I recommend only using it on level surfaces (i.e., it's not the best for outdoor yoga). I foolishly tried to use this on the gorgeous Bahamian beaches and while it wasn't the worst thing ever, it didn't do anything to level out the sand. The sand also clung to the mat (think Stage 5 Clinger) and I ended up bringing a whole lot of the Bahamas back to VA with me.
I’m Anahita Reilly, a Type-A, native Northern Virginian, happiness lover. This blog evolved out of my longstanding desire to share this beautiful thing called yoga with others. Click here to read more...