By Nadya Cloutier
Being a full-time student, I find that yoga is a great stress reliever from my studies. What I love about yoga is you can do it almost anywhere. With the warm weather that is here, I like to take my yoga practice outside where I can be inspired by nature. When I was asked to review some of Gaiam’s new yoga products for 2017, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try these products out in the garden. My sister’s dog, Cronus, seemed interested in checking out these new products too! [Disclosure: I received complimentary Gaiam products in order to write my review.]
The Gaiam 4mm Classic 2 colour yoga mat is the perfect size. It’s long enough to do all kinds of yoga poses on. It’s also safe, due to its non-slip surface. I had no trouble doing several yoga poses on this yoga mat.
I like knowing that my Gaiam Classic 2 colour yoga mat is free of the six most harmful phthalates. When you are doing an activity to improve your health, you don’t want to find out that the product you are using is detrimental to your health!!
The Gaiam Classic 2 colour yoga mat in Grape Solid has a light lime green colour on the reverse side. I love that since it provides variety to my yoga practice!
After finishing my yoga exercise, I find the Gaiam yoga hand towel in pink, $12.99, is perfect for absorbing perspiration. The towel is extra absorbent and made of fast-drying microfibre. Plus it coordinates well with my grape yoga mat!
I love Gaiam’s 17 oz. stainless steel water bottle in Purple Peacock Printed. It’s not only pretty; it’s practical too. This is the first water bottle I’ve tried that actually doesn’t leak. The water bottle will keep cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours. I’ll definitely be using Gaiam’s water bottle for yoga practice and long hikes I take while camping.
Gaiam’s 17 oz. water bottle comes in other colours including grape, lime and blue, as well as this gorgeous blue design.
You can purchase these Gaiam yoga products at Gaiam online or at Shoppers Drug Mart. You can also find the Gaiam water bottle at Loblaws. Namaste.