By Sarah Huntington
Many times, in the interest of paying attention to your total wellness, holistic health means choosing something instead of traditional medicine, but it could just as easily be a complement to traditional medicine. For me, this is where yoga fits in.
I like yoga as an addition to my regularly scheduled workout program. It provides me with the benefit of tuning in, and focusing on the connection between mind and body. We have learned so much about how meditation, relaxation, and being mindful of breath has tremendous health benefits, and the ability to slow your breathing and tune in to how you feel is a practice that yoga really cultivates. (Who forgets to breathe? I do, but thankfully not for too long.) Yoga helps us tune in to our bodies off the mat too — to be mindful of words, actions, and lifestyle. Yoga teaches us to listen, to be present, to be aware.
I was inspired by awareness. Part of a healthy lifestyle is giving back and being connected to your community not just in material ways, but in meaningful ways. Buying clothes to give back to places and communities, through companies like Toms and prAna, you will find that there are some amazing people doing great things for our planet. I challenge you, after your time on your mat, to see what a gift serving others can be. Often times what we give out, we receive back ten-fold.
Wear these pieces for your practice, both on and off the mat. Simple and pretty, and you can feel good about wearing them. [hover for info / click to buy]
Still with the same good-for-the-earth and good-for-the-soul message, an outfit for the modern yogi, who embraces bright, bold hues. [hover for info / click to buy]
Heated yoga comes with it’s own set of requirements — you better be prepared to get those clothes soaking, sweaty, wet, and travel with a second set for afterward. [hover for info / click to buy]
These clothes are light, they don’t take up much room, and we give you the equipment to carry it all in. [hover for info / click to buy]
Yoga is not all Zen — it can also be hard work, and takes focus and determination. Add some grit for a day you are really committing to your practice. [hover for info / click to buy]
Feel good about the clothes you wear — each of these pieces either benefits a charity or a local artisan. [hover for info / click to buy]
A vagabond by nature, Sarah Huntington has traveled to Egypt, Argentina, Turkey, Austria, Vietnam, London, and France... to name a few. She loves to travel, hike, and explore the world. She played collegiate basketball and studied Literature, History and Education at Connecticut College, and is currently a high school English teacher and basketball coach. Sarah is also a runner (completed the NYC Marathon), and her newest workout obsession is kickboxing. Sarah currently lives in Wilton, CT with her pitbull Jada, and enjoys spending her "free" time writing, reading, practicing yoga, working on meditating, and investigating all things related to fitness, fashion, and literature.