Gaiam.com is well known for their quality yoga and pilates products, from activewear, accessories, mats, massage recovery items, and other products you will see in this list. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, this list will have items that you or a friend is looking for.
If you want to get your yogi friend or family member a gift (or treat yourself), take a look at the list below for some ideas.
Yoga for Beginners Kit
Available in purple, blue, and brown, if you are new to yoga and are seeking an affordable and comprehensive starter kit, this is a great place to start.
This yoga kit features four items for the the new yogi:
- Yoga Mat
- Yoga Block
- Yoga Strap
- Yoga Beginners Experience DVD
The yoga mat is printed with a great guide so that you can perfect your feet and hand placement upon the mat. It is made of PVC and is latex free as well as free of: DEHP, BBP, DBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates. The mat measures 68” x 24” x 3mm.
The yoga block is an excellent tool that is used to modify poses by offering the yogi balance and support. Made of foam, it measures 9” x 6” x 3”.
The yoga strap increases your range of motion as well as your flexibility. At 6 feet in length, this cotton strap is a great addition to any starter kit.
Included in this kit is a yoga beginners experience dvd. With a total runtime of 60 minutes, you get prop training and two 20-minute practice sessions to get you started.
The best part about this kit is the cost: at only $29.98, it is extremely affordable and a great start into learning yoga. When you are ready, you can explore your own style and gear as you learn and become more advanced.
Yoga Sand Bag
At a low price of only $10, you can add some weight to your stretch or yoga pose with the Yoga Sand Bag. This is made from a heavy-duty polyester and is leak proof. With it, you can help yourself deepen your pose and lengthen your reach with security and stability.
You can add the bag to your thighs in a Heros Pose or on your back in your Childs Pose, for example. The bag itself is easy to fill via the zipper and it is machine washable. It can hold up to 10 pounds of sand and can be carried using the sturdy, top-carry handle. The sand is not included in the price, so be aware of that at the time of purchase.
Total Body Balance Ball Kit
With the total body balance ball kit, you can maximize your resistance training and improve your posture as your tone your abs, legs, and arms.
At a cost of only $20, you receive the following:
- The Total Body Balance Ball (55cm, 65cm, or 75cm)
- Total-Body DVD with 3 Targeted Workouts (60 minute runtime)
- Blaster Pump
- Complete Second Workout included on Bonus DVD (50 minute runtime)
With a weight capacity of 300 lbs, you can choose from three different sizes, depending on your height:
Small — 55cm for heights 5’0” – 5’5”
Medium — 65cm for heights 5’6” – 5’11”
Large — 75cm for heights 6’0” – 6’5”
Restore Deep Tissue Roller
Available in Orange and Grey, the Restore Deep Tissue Roller is the perfect accessory to recover after a great yoga experience. If you are feeling stiff or need a nice warmup or cooldown, this is the perfect product.
Measured at 13” x 5”, this extra-firm, maximum intensity roller has nubs on it that will massage your muscles for a deep tissue recovery massage. Along with the wave-like design, this is a great accessory that every yogi should have!
The durable hollow center is great for keeping the weight down and flexibility firm but giving. It can withstand plenty of repeated use.
Included in this price is an exercise guide that can help you choose different uses for this roller.
Studio Select Medallion Yoga Block
For only $15, you can have the perfect Medallion block that is actually 50% denser than your standard EVA block. This will help to support you better during more difficult poses with a flare that will make you look like a master.
This block is a must have and is important for beginning any new pose — it ensures proper alignment during poses, it deepens your poses and stretches, and is also comfortable to use as a seat for meditation!
Regardless of your yoga level, this block is a great piece of safety gear to have that will help you perfect your craft.
This sturdy, dense foam measures in at 9” x 6” x 4”.
In the same vein as the Medallion Block, the yoga wedge is an important part of feeling and being grounded as you safely practice your yoga poses. This wedge will modify the angle in which your feet, hands, or pelvis contact the ground, which will support your joints.
Made from a strong but lightweight EVA foam, this wedge is great for yogis with tight lower backs, tight hamstrings, or sensitive wrists, as well. Try this wedge when doing poses such as the Downward Facing Dog as well as squatting poses and you’ll feel a real difference in the way it softens your angles — increasing comfort and stability.
This wedge measures in at 20” x 6” x 2” and can be spot cleaned with mild detergent and air or toweled dry.
Mary Jane No-Slip Yoga Sock
One of our favorites on this list is the versatile must-have of the no-slip yoga sock. Available in a variety of colors besides the one shown in the photo, Gaiam offers socks with and without toes depending on the weather. Regardless, these no-slip yoga socks are perfect for maintaining your sole grip for secure and sturdy foot placement.
While yoga mats can get the job done, you will never be more secure than you are when wearing these adorable and gripping socks. The half-toe style makes you feel closer to being barefoot for those who prefer to let their feet breath a bit and are used to practicing yoga barefoot.
These socks help to protect your feet from fungus and germs that can be caught in yoga spaces and features a fitted heel that eliminates bunching as you do your poses. You can use these no-slip socks for yoga, dance, pilates and more.
They are machine washable (air dry them), and come in sizes that will fit women with a foot size of 5 to 11.
Studio Select Zafu Meditation Cushion
If you engage in regular meditation beyond that on your yoga mat, a meditation cushion really should be on your list. To properly meditate, it is important that you center yourself physically as well as mentally, and the Zafu cushion helps to achieve this.
The Studio Select Zafu Meditation Cushion elevates your seating for comfort during meditation, so there are less distractions. It helps to stack your spine while relieving pressure from your knees and ankles as well.
This cushion is filled with organic buckwheat that will form to your individual shape — the internal cotton cushion is also added for superior comfort as well as support.
The exterior is made from an ultra-soft premium microfiber with a removable cover and an easy to carry handle. Overall, this is a great meditation tool that will make your peaceful time better the first time you try it.
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