Yoga Holiday Gift Guide 2017 | Affordable and Practical Holiday Gift Guide | ChriskaYoga

Yoga Holiday Gift Guide 2017 | Affordable and Practical Holiday Gift Guide | ChriskaYoga


Hello I am Christina and welcome to my channel, ChriskaYoga! Today I am going to be sharing something very exciting with you, and that is my gift guide for Yogi’s so my yoga Holiday Gift Guide 2017 It is that time of year where everyone is buying people gifts for other people or even themselves Which is also a great thing to do But sometimes we need some inspiration as to what to buy people I personally consider myself a very good gift giver I have gotten some great feedback on the gifts that I have given I like to give gifts that I 5 but I also like to make gifts to is not going to be sharing any homemade gifts in this video But I will be sharing with you some of my yoga Favorites that I think will be really great gift givers for people who in your life. Enjoy yoga, maybe your yoga teacher May be someone who is thinking about starting a yoga practice these are things that I wish that people would have given to me Because generally I bought most of these things myself I’ve accumulated these things over a long period of time but these are things that I think would be excellent gifts for the yoga Lover in your life or even yourself since you’re a yoga lover as well Or else you probably wouldn’t be watching this video so before I get into my yoga gift guide if you are not yet subscribed To this channel, please take two seconds and hit that subscribe button down below the video have that as your gift to me Your holiday gift to me would be you subscribing to the channel if you are not yet subscribed If you are subscribed then your gift is already done, so you don’t have to worry about it, but anyway It is free to subscribe I would love to you as a part of this community of subscribers And it’s growing every single day Everybody’s so nice, so please come on over and join us interact with us in the comments I would love to have you so let’s get into my yoga Gift Guide. Let’s get the obvious out of the way I have recommended this yoga mat At least one other time on this channel probably in my yoga favorites video that I did maybe a year ago I love this yoga, mat. I’ve had it for so long and I use it very very often. It’s literally the only yoga mat You’ll ever need for the rest of your life I can’t imagine this yoga, mat ripping, or I mean, maybe if I brought it to hot yoga And use that every single day in hot yoga, then I would imagine that it would rip or wear out at all But it hasn’t and I’ve used it for years ten years It’s a little worn out after years and years practicing very often, but it’s still in very good condition so if you buy someone this yoga mat You are getting them a yoga mat Literally for the rest of their life so the yoga mat that I am talking about is the Jade harmony yoga, mat, it is biodegradable So it’s not that Plastic, what’s it called PVC stuff? Which is why? Doing things to it like keeping it in the trunk of your warm car probably isn’t the best idea It’s probably why my yoga mat has lasted for so long because I keep it inside in the house or in the yoga studio But anyway this yoga, mat is wonderful I could not recommend It enough it is non-slip, so if your hands and feet get sweaty It’s going to prevent you from slipping out of downward-facing dog or any of the standing poses Jade harmony yoga mat I could not recommend this yoga Mat enough and it is a little bit more on the pricey side so it’s a luxury kind of gift a gift for somebody who? Maybe has a not-so-great yoga, mat and is looking to upgrade so I definitely recommend checking this one out And that’s thing that I’m going to talk about is a yoga bolster. I recently Upgraded my situation over here and bought myself a yoga bolster I use it and restorative yoga class that I posted on this channel I will be doing more with it because I Love it so much You can use a yoga bolster for a meditation pillow also another great gift to meditation pillow if somebody you know is interested in Meditation because meditation is often done in a cross-legged position sitting on the ground But it’s way more comfortable to sit on a pillow so a meditation pillow is good But Co it going back to the bolster the yoga bolster is perfect for an at-home Restorative yoga class restorative yoga. I am a huge advocate of restorative, yoga I think practicing it is great for your mental health your overall physical well-being whether it’s in a class or at home It’s just a great thing to do and having a bolster is really helpful when you’re practicing restorative, yoga It makes things a lot more comfortable It makes the poses a lot more kind of luxurious to relax into so yeah a yoga bolster It would be an amazing gift for anyone looking to have a meditation practice or restorative, yoga Practice at home the next thing I’m going to mention I’m kind of going through the yoga props here a yoga block or a set of yoga blocks is Something also that would be a great gift for somebody who has an at-home yoga practice or even someone who has private lessons with a yoga teacher which also would be an excellent gift to get somebody a set of Yoga private lessons because I know I would love to receive that but a set of good quality either foam yoga blocks or cork yoga blocks I have discussed the difference between the two in One of my multiple yoga props videos that I have on this channel yes There is a difference besides the difference in materials There is a difference in point do we use them for and how they affect the body of course yoga blocks are awesome They’re just a little bit heavier so if the person that you’re buying for often takes your her his or her Yoga props around with them, maybe the foam ones would be a better option They’re a lot lighter And they’re still very effective for the standing poses and even for some of the other poses that you might use them for this might Be a great option to do if you want to do like a set of yoga props, so yoga blocks and a yoga strap Which is also an excellent tool for your yoga practice excellent for getting the most out of yoga stretches if you’re not quite as Flexible as you would need to be to reach your feet or to reach your arms and an arm bind or something of that nature Yoga a yoga, strap is a great thing to have in your yoga props kind of toolkit So maybe having a set find someone, yoga blocks and a yoga strap Together would be an awesome thing to do and if you want to throw in a yoga bolster in there I think that would be a really great kind of overall big Generous gift for you to give someone yoga strap yoga blocks are and yoga essential in my opinion And I think if somebody is looking to practice yoga regularly It’s something that they should have they should be able to practice with them at home They’re just a really great thing to have so those were kind of the yoga essentials I’ve mentioned that multiple multiple times in my videos But now I’m going to get into the more kind of luxury items things that aren’t necessities But they’re really nice to have the first thing I’m going to be talking about is an eye pillow, so this is something that also is often used in restorative, yoga It’s just a mini sandbag kind of and you can put it over your eyes They come scented so you can get it with lavender. Eye That’s the one that I got the lavender scent has faded because they’ve had it for so long, but I still use it Also, you can put it in the microwave and use it on your head kind of if you are having a headache And you need some just a heating pad on your head a great great relaxation tool You can use it in Shavasana during your home practice or even in a studio if you want to bring it along some yoga studios already have them But it’s always great to have your own especially for something that you put on your face or on your eyes Even the eyes are very sensitive. I don’t really like to share I things with strangers so having your own Eye, pillow is really great. I really enjoyed having my own pillow, and it’s just something that is luxurious That would be an excellent gift for a fellow yogi the next thing. I’m going to be talking about our mala beads I Haven’t bought myself or received mala beads from someone in quite some time But I do have several strands of mala beads you can get them in the long necklace type you can get them in a bracelet form you can use them to meditate if you have a mantra or a affirmation you can recite your affirmations with every bead similar if you’re familiar to the rosary obviously, it’s Nondenominational, it’s not attached to a religion you can use it in meditation to affirm something to yourself something that you’d like to ingrain within yourself a Positive belief or you can just wear it as an accessory because they are really beautiful I have some really beautiful ones that I enjoy having you can wear them sometimes People believe that they certain stones bring them a certain energy I’m not sure that I 100% believe that, but they are still very beautiful to have and they’re a great gift I think for somebody because I don’t think that people would often buy things like that Next I’m going to be talking about something that I mentioned In my cold remedies video doesn’t have to be used as a cold remedy I use it all the time, so I’m talking about my essential oil diffuser I have two of them one of them is larger than the other But obviously the smaller one will run for less time than the larger ones But you fill it up with water you drop some oils essential oils of your choice into the water and you just let it run, and it just makes your house smell amazing it creates such a relaxing atmosphere I guess depending on the oils you use so I tend to use more relaxing scents my favorite is lavender and Using it at night is a really relaxing it helps you to wind down calm down Lavender is just a very calming and soothing scent so you can get an array of cents You can get more energizing scent like the citrus oils I know doTERRA has a lot of interesting combinations of cents that you can choose from the possibilities are endless If you know this person well that you’re buying for or if you’re buying for yourself check out What kind of maybe candles they have in their house but since they prefer? And then you could go along those lines of choosing which types of oils that you would buy for them along with this gift But the main thing is the essential oil diffuser, it’s not even too expensive And it’s still a really great luxury gift I think that someone wouldn’t Necessarily buy for themselves my dad brought me mine as a gift so I loved it and then I bought another one so I definitely Think it’s a great gift to get the next thing. I’m going to be talking about is soy Candles candles are amazing I love love love candles But some of the waxes are not really that healthy for you and the soy Wax is a lot better for the air Quality and a lot better for you to breathe it in I got something like this as a gift well It was a set of three soy candles. I think I got it for my birthday last year, and I love these candles They’re petite candles But the sense that came in this pack are really great lavender is the obvious one that I used up the most I’m almost done with that candle It’s almost burnt out, but these candles are great toy wax candles are a lot better for you They’re not too pricy And I think it’s a really great gift to give somebody especially somebody Who likes candles because I love candles who doesn’t love candles, so I really hope you enjoyed this gift guide I hope it gave you some inspiration as to what to buy your fellow yogi friends Anoka teacher in your life someone who is interested in practicing yoga building up an at-home yoga practice or private yoga practice don’t forget to head on over to the Description box to check out the links to everything that I mentioned in this video these are things that I own Myself and would absolutely recommend my opinions on 100% honest here So definitely check all the products that I mentioned out in the description box below this video these are things that I have either bought Myself or have gotten and loved so I know that if you get them for your people they will love them, too Thank you so much for watching. I really hope you enjoyed this video Please give it a like hit that like button thumbs up down below. It would really help me out Let me know in the comment section below. Who are you buying these gifts for are you buying for your yoga teacher? Are you buying for a friend? a parent a loved one Let me know who is the yogi in your life that you want to buy for this holiday season? I will be sharing who I’m looking to buy for this holiday season in the comment section below this video as well So don’t forget to head on over there and check that out and let me know as well of course also Please don’t forget to subscribe to this channel for two free yoga videos every single week And it’s free to subscribe I would love to have you as a part of this community of subscribers so hit that subscribe button down Or even more yoga from me helpful yoga tips and advice free yoga challenges Premium yoga resources head on over to chriskayoga.com, and don’t forget to also follow me over on Instagram @chriskayoga for updates, yoga inspiration behind the scenes of this channel so much more head on over to Instagram follow me over there as well all of the links to everything as I said are listed in the description box below this video Thank you so much. See you next time