The 7th International Yoga Day is happening on this coming 21st June. United Nation has decided to proclaim this day as International Yoga Day to recognize the health benefits of practicing yoga, as well as to promote the awareness of making healthier choices on a global scale.
The word “Yoga” is derived from Sanskrit root “yuj” – which means “to unite”, “to join”, or “to bind”. Through the combination of yoga poses & awareness on breathing between movements, it will achieve overall improvement from the aspects of mind & body.
Thanks to benefits of yoga, this ancient Indian practice became a healthy trend around the world. Yoga communities were formed in many countries, and their objectives are the same: to promote the benefits of yoga and to help everyone in the community to master the skills of yoga. As such, more and more people are paying great attention to the quality of yoga outfits as well as yoga accessories. With great aid of these apparels and accessories, the whole yoga experience has become much enjoyable & effective.
In this post, we will introduce a series of yoga related products from several countries for you to explore & experiment. With the help of vPost, you can forward these items from overseas to your doorstep with lowest cost & no hassles.
Well fitting sports bra is a must, while fashionable yoga top can be a lovely addition too. Let's see what are the great brands we've discovered for our beautiful yogis.
Lunalae - Kimmy Top
Originated from Australia & made out of 100% recycled materials, this bra top by Lunalae not only comes with gorgeous back details but also provides high level of support with the thick under bust band.
Suitable for babes who need extra security while performing challenging yoga poses.Photo: Lunalae
prAna - Narkanda Top
For ladies who prefer to have baggy / loose top for the sense of no restriction, you can consider this US brand - Narkanda Top by prAna.
It is lightweight, equipped with drawstring at bottom hem which you may tighten / loosen the waist section as you wish.
On another note, it is made with TENCEL material which has cooling effect; ensuring your outfit is cool and flowy - just like your yoga flow.Photo: prAna
And of course, we don't have to always go for yoga tops / sports bra with fancy designs. Simple ones like:
Yoga Bralette by Yoq, Japan
Onzie Women's Tri-Blend Yoga Tank Top by YogaOutlet.com, USA
Asana Wrap Front Tee by Dharma Bums, Australia
Stamina Cami - Midnight by Asquith, UK
Om Seamless Yoga Top by Yogamasti, UK
all can be great fit too - as all them were made by sustainable & cooling material; ensuring maximum performance throughout your practice.
We can't emphasize enough the importance of yoga bottoms. With a pair of good pants, there will be no limit on the pants stretchability; all you need to focus is on your endurance & strength to stay in pose.
Lululemon Australia - High-Rise Pant 24" - Asia Fit
When comes to yoga pants, we will never miss out everyone's favorite brand - Lululemon.
Specially designed for light workouts such as yoga. Plus with Asia cut, it gives you 100% flexibility without resistance during practice.
As mentioned on our previous blog post, Lululemon Australia costs the least compared to the rest of the world. Which is why we are referring you to Lululemon's Australian site to save up a little bit more while shopping for your favorite brand.Photo: Lululemon Australia
EXIE - Flex Legging
Introducing another great pair of legging by EXIE from Australia. Not only it is soft & flexible enough for yoga, but it is also good to wear as stylish on-the-go pants.Photo: EXIE
Here are a few more stretchable, breathable yet versatile & stylish yoga pants for your consideration:
Lotus Yoga Skirt Capri Pants by Yogamasti, UK
Side Mesh Fit Legging by Bea Bloom, Japan
Unicolor Legging by Lee.che., Japan
Long Harem Pants by Asquith, UK
Salutation Stash Pocket II Cutout 7/8 Tight by Athleta, USA
Break the stereotype & let's put our focus on male yogis as well! Just like women's yoga outfit, men's yoga outfits are equally important too. In this section we'll be sharing a few great male yoga outfit brands which can help to enhance the overall yoga experience.
prAna - Prospect Heights Tank
As usual, prAna produces a lot of amazing yoga outfits just like this men's yoga tank top: it is lightweight, soft to skin, made out from recycled material as well as 10% of TENCEL, ensuring your body stays cool throughout the practice.Photo: prAna
Yogamasti - Yogi Practice Pants for Men
Yogamasti is one of the famous yoga brands in UK, focusing top quality yoga outfits just like this pair white baggy yoga pants for men.
You know the pants is good when it checks off these three main criteria: comfortable, stretchable & supportive. Highly recommended for any male yogis who have yet to own a good pair of yoga pants.Photo: Yogamasti
A few other interesting international brands for men's yoga outfit up for you to choose:
Onzie Men's Yoga Leggings from Yogi Spirit, Australia
Intent Jogger 30" by Lululemon Australia
Man Active Yoga Side Split T-Shirt by BoohooMAN, UK
Eco-Warrior Sweatpants by Warrior Addict, UK
Stockton Short by Vuori, USA
While we are paying most of our attentions onto yoga outfits, we certainly should not miss out other essential yoga equipment and accessories. These items play a huge role in helping yogis as they progress - from a beginner to an expert - in their respective yoga journeys.
As such, we have dedicated this section to share a few cool yoga equipment & accessories for everyone to browse through and refer.
Toesox - Half Toe Ballerina Botanic Grip
All yogis can definitely relate to the importance of grip as it impacts the ability to stay in the right form. For any yogis who have sweaty feet or struggling with foot grip, this pair of open toe socks with grips by Toesox from USA is here to rescue.
On top of providing grip support, it even comes with raised heel tab to protect Achilles tendon - so that you will no longer get blisters while walking in shoes with this pair of socks.Photo: Toesox
Yogamatters - Yoga Brick
As we know in yoga practice, achieving proper form is the most crucial foundation as you would want to avoid injuries while you progress to the next challenging pose.
Right here, Yogamatters's yoga brick from UK serves the purpose where it helps yoga learner to stabilize the form by placing the block at whichever position that requires additional height / extension. It is lightweight & durable, which can be used multiple times without worries.Photo: Yogamatters
You may also look through these for some other yoga accessories that may help you in this journey:
Maroubra Beach Yoga Mat by Yoga Everywhere, Australia
Women's Organic Headband by prAna, USA
Maharaja Cotton Yoga Mat Bag by Yoga Bliss, UK
Yogi Bares Tropical Palm Yoga Wheel by Oliver Bonas, UK
Mind Over Lather Yoga Mat Cleanser by YogaOutlet.com, USA