It’s the holidays! Once again, tis the season to enjoy happy greetings and mirthful merriment, and cheesy festive graphics, cozy like a reindeer sweater and spiked egg nog. And because they haven’t yet figured out at-home 3-D printers for making custom yoga mats and melted hearts, here are a few gift ideas for your lovies and loved ones, whether they’re seasoned practitioners or just dipping their toes into the ebbs and flows of the yogi wave pool. Always remember, your presence is a gift! Love each other.
First, our annual YogaDork Holiday poll:
Crafty, D-I-Wild and Free
No need to break the bank. These gifts ideas come from the heart with little or no money to spend.
- Custom playlists – Who doesn’t love a mixtape? Create a personal mix for your favorite yogster.
- Yoga mat bags from old sweatshirts or jeans – Get out your needle and thread! (or a sewing machine, might be faster.) Try this how-to.
- Relaxing scented eye pillow – While you’re in the sew-y mood. Try this DIY smelly-in-a-good-way eye pillow how-to.
- Personalized inspiration journal – Many yogis are inspired to write post practice, or keep a daily journal of affirmations. For the super crafty, try this make-your-own journal. Add your own quotes or drawings for an extra personal touch.
- Coupon book – You know the old classic. For the yoga version include yoga time outs – great for moms and dads, husbands and wives. ahem.
YogaDork Backpack: These are the 1-2-3 yogadork essentials and a few of our suggestions.
- Bhagavad Gita: a New Translation by Stephen Mitchell $11.20
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar $12.05
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda $17.95
Moving on! Check out our slideshow of gift ideas for yogis on the go, yogadornments, yogart and gifts that give back. Make it count. (hint: click on the image to shop for that item.)
There’s more! Check out YD pal Jenn the yogadealer’s 12 yogadorky picks for the season.
Share your faves in the comments!
tkv desikachar’s translationof the sutras should be there as well
Enlightenment should be there for sure. 🙂
And super powers! I want the power to be fluent in any language once spoken and also to astral project at will.
I really need more yoga clothes. I just transitioned into teaching full time and many of the classes are hot classes. So yoga clothes are on my wishlist!
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Coca leaves are rich in micronutrients called alkaloids which are an important factor in lipolysis, the process by which your body breaks down fat into energy. Drinking a beverage rich in alkaloids may accelerate this process and help you to lose weight.
Inulin is a powerful stimulant, and the active ingredient in coca leaf tea. Like other stimulants, it can increase your metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day. It may also reduce your appetite so that you eat fewer calories. This combination of effects makes it more likely that you will achieve the negative calorie balance necessary to shed fat and lose weight.
Many diet teas, including coca tea, contain catechins which inhibit your body’s ability to digest and process fat. The bulk of research supporting this claim has focused on how catechins can improve your cholesterol count, but the same inhibition may mean you take in fewer calories from foods rich in fat.
Personal trainers recommend drinking a zero-calorie beverage before each meal and as your primary response to snack cravings. This practice can help you control portions by filling your belly with a substance that has no fat. Drinking coca tea can accomplish this, so long as you don’t add sweeteners.
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