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Yoga Style & Accessories!

What are you favorite brands (clothing, mats, blocks, bags anything!) I'm always looking for more!


I love love love my Jade Yoga Mat it's a bit pricey but totally worth the investment! I started yoga with a cheap pilates mat I found at TJMaxx. 2 months into my practice I knew I needed something new. My instructor recomended Jade Yoga and I fell in love. It's the right amount of weight so that the mat sticks on the floor wihtout moving as I move. Its the right amount of sticky so my fingers arent sliding all over the place in a heated yoga down dog. 


 

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 2:27 am
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Okay, this post has me all excited!!


Nikki - I've heard tonnes about the Jade mat and that it was super sticky grip-wise!  How do you find it??  I've been thinking about switching to it.


As for me, I LOVE Lululemon.  At first, I thought it was ludicrous that their gear was so expensive, BUT it's worth the investment.  They've outlasted all the other yoga gear I've bought.  No lie. I also invested in a Manduka Black Mat Pro, which is a great thickness and great for grip (because I sweat like a pig lol).  The only disadvantage is that it's super heavy, so I had to go with a Manduka yoga mat bag because it's the only bag that my mat fits into.

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 3:31 am
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Hmm for some reason I didn't see this response until now. I love my Jade. Though I can't really compare it to many other mats, I'm not sure if I'd want to. I'm just so happy with my Jade! I recently got a GIAIM yoga bag with my credit card points and my mat doesn't fit too well. It's too heavy and too sticky for the bunji cord. But it's a nice bag for my change of clothes when I'm going straight from work.


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I've heard good things about the Manduka Black Mat Pro too. (you would have a black mat! ha!) My Jade is pretty heavy as well but that's part of what I like, no lifting while moving around.


Good to hear about Lululemon, I havent bitten the bullet and made any purchases yet because of the price, but it sounds like a sound investment!

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 2:23 am
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Nikki, do you sweat A LOT?  Because if you do and your grip doesn't change on your Jade mat, I might have to try it out because my hands tend to slip around when I start sweating like crazy and I hate having to use a towel under my hands...

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 11:49 am
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Oh I totally do sweat a lot, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one in class sweating like a pig! 


I hate using a towel too, I get way frusterated with it. 


 


If you wind up trying Jade let me know what you think!

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 8:51 am
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Thanks for the recommendations, ladies! I've been using the same Nike mat since 2005. It's been a really great mat, but it's starting to wear in some important places, and it's becoming less sticky. I'll have to check out some of your mentions.


A couple people in my hot class use a mat that looks like a towel on top (terrycloth surface). I wondered if that would be worth looking into so I don't always have to remember beach towels for class. But I bet I would have to have 2-3 of those because they'd need to be washed after every use... Decisions!

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 3:33 am
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It makes me so sad when my favorite equipment wears!


I've been putting off washing my Jade for s bit, but I've used it for a few outdoors classes and it needs it. My yoga instructor says I can throw it in my actualy washer on the lowest setting and cold water. Just a teenie tiny bit of detergent. I may try it. But I think I'll wait until the spring so it can dry outside. Has anyone tried this?


As for towels I've never seen a mat like that but I want to, I'm intrigued! For my heated classes I use a microfiber yoga towel thats just about the size of my matt. It stay still pretty nicely. I think it was something like $15 at TJMAXX. I dont like to use the towel over my matt eniterely though so I usually fol dit and place it over the top quarter for my hands.


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Posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:35 am

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