Tuesdays are the worst day of the week (IMHO): there's no excitement over the start of the week like on Mondays, no Hump Day hype like on Wednesdays, Thursday is the day before Friday which is fun in itself, Friday & Saturday = enough said, and who doesn't love Sunday Funday or Lazy Sunday?? So, I've decided to spice up the tiresome Tuesday with my Favorite Finds since I love, love, LOVE all things yoga SO much.
Athleta Chi Top in Wasabi Green
Let me just start by saying that I'm obsessed with this family of greens right now. This top caught my eye immediately and the color is so much better in person. The material is even better - it really is a "lightweight, soft, stretchy fabric [that] wicks and breathes," as the tag says. I even accidentally splashed water all over myself when doing the dishes in this shirt (since naturally, I just wanted to wear it all weekend!) and I was able to shake each and every drop of water right off. To make matters even better, it has thumb holes (love) which don't pull on or annoy my hands during practice (love even more!). I was tempted to get the Extra Long version of the top since I find longer tops extra cozy, but I'm really glad I went with the normal one here. It's a great length (I'm 5'3" with what I think is a normal torso length (??)) and it doesn't get in the way of anything. I have no qualms here!
Also scoping out this (40% off sale/clearance and 15% off when you sign up for email!) and this (on sale!!).
Athleta Heartbeat Chaturanga Tight
I had been eyeing these for awhile and finally broke down and got them this weekend. I was choosing between these Heartbeat Chaturanga tights and these (tough choice, I tell you...first world problems), but the hubs' pick was for the Heartbeat so that won. The material on these is a little different than what I'm used to with yoga leggings - they're not as soft as some other pairs, but they are warm. No see-through issues here, either, so major plus, and the length is great. They run true to Athleta sizes. Overall, a great purchase, though I won't choose these for hot yoga or any summer time sessions.
Contemplating this (they are on sale, too, woohoo!).
lululemon's The Mat
This was my main studio mat for about two years. I just replaced it last month to switch things up, but it still gets some use at home or when I practice over at CrossFit. Unlike some of the Jade mats, this one has not ripped or torn at all. It's nice and thick, so lots of support, but it took a little breaking in. Also, I almost always practiced with a towel on top of it (maybe that's why it hasn't ripped?), since my hands would slip a little in Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). I don't ever use a towel now, though, and it is not the least bit slippery. It's VERY heavy, so if you plan on toting your mat around the city, this is not the mat for you.
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...