Premium Eco-Friendly Yoga Products from #Aurorae
There is no other practice like yoga. It is a full body workout that blends together aspects of the mind, the body, and the soul, to bring us peace and relaxation. It’s also a fantastic way to build balance and strength throughout the body. One of the bigger things that sets yoga apart from other types of exercises is how it teaches you to breathe properly. Most humans do not breathe the proper way, so we end up inhibiting our body’s natural ability to release stress and maintain clear focus. Since yoga has been popular for many years now (on top of the fact it has ancient roots), more people have welcomed it into their lives, thereby increasing their breathing focus, meditation skills, and flexibility.
As with so many other avenues in life, you will find that having the right products can make a big difference in your experience. It’s taken me a while to realize that going the cheapest route possible is not always the best. Sometimes, quality matters. Once I entered my 30’s, I started feeling more passionate about high quality products to help me through my daily tasks, hobbies, and interests. Aurorae Yoga makes my life a little better.
- The “Premium Printed Yoga Mat” I received is called, “Passion”, which I really thought was fitting. Follow your passions! Being an Aries, I always tend to gravitate toward reds and oranges, so the color suited me as well, but I’m also a big fan of the “Midnight Moon” print. This mat comes in a variety of colors and prints. The mat is 5mm thick and 72″ by 24″. The best part? The mat is made of Polymer Environmental Resin (PER), which is replacing the use of PVC in many yoga products. PER is more eco-friendly, both in production and in use. I love using this mat during yoga class. I have at times forgotten I am using a mat and feel at one with the floor (But the mat is far more comfortable than the floor). I haven’t lost my grip yet, but the sweat has threatened a couple times. Aurorae sends you a nifty solution for that if you experience slippage; a small, hand size resin bag will aid in moisture absorption to increase grip.
- Another mat option offered by Aurorae is the “Synergy Hot Yoga Mat“, which is like a mat combined with a towel. I do NOT agree with hot yoga, but this mat can be used in any regular yoga routine just the same. In fact, we discovered an excellent use for it… yoga after swimming. My children use these mats as well for their kid’s yoga class and my son prefers the towel mat because, “It is more cozy”. These mats are literally the company’s yoga towel combined with their yoga mat, but done in a very high quality way that they seem like all one piece. The underside has the PER material and will have no problem gripping the floor. These mats are also 74″ by 24″ and come in 5 peaceful colors.
- In addition to the two premium mats, I was lucky enough to get to try out a pair of the “Yoga Flip Flops“. These perfectly contoured premium flip flops are actually made from yoga mats! They are so comfortable and provide a nice cushion when walking. Typically, I buy the cheap-o ones from Target when summer starts. Just prior to receiving these Yoga Flip Flops, my cheap-o’s had been chewed up by a dog. I began wearing the newbies right away and was instantly impressed with the unique design. I’ve worn them out all day and walking to my nearby library, and I have to say, the balls of my feet were rubbed sore. They are best used around the house, heading to the pool, or when going to yoga class. I have been out watering my plants in these shoes and I did not experience any slipping. After 3 months of medium to heavy use, they have a slight foot indentation, but I do not feel a dramatic loss in cushion when I wear them.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive the above mentioned products free, to test for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. Read full disclosure policy here.