It has been since before the summer that I have maintained a regular workout routine. I was consistently going 5 times a week, and then summer hit. Between the kids being home and summer activities I had a very difficult time maintaining any type of workout routine. Since then, I have not been able to get back into a normal exercise routine. I have gained weight…too much. I think I even weight more than I did when I pregnant with Megan and the twins.
It is time for the excuses to end and to start getting back in shape. Exercise needs to be one of my priorities. Not only do I want to be in good health for my children, but because I went into early menopause due to thyroid issues I am also dealing with osteoporosis and osteopenia at the age of 46.
Yoga Gear For Women
One of my favorite things to do at the gym is to attend the different classes. Two of my favorite classes are Yoga and Pilates. The gym does provide mats for you, but honestly they are not of good quality and they slip around. Getting a quality yoga mat is really important, especially for safety reasons. Trying to get into some of these positions on a mat that slips around could be quite dangerous. That is one of the reasons why I was so excited to have an opportunity to work with Aurorae Yoga, an online store that offers yoga gear for women
Aurorae offers yoga mats in illuminating colors, a focal point icon and extra long in length. Aurorae offers the best reviewed yoga mats, accessories & props online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga accessories and yoga props here.
I received the Aurorae “Synergy” Yoga Mat-Towel Combination, which is a beautiful mat! This is their deluxe mat-towel combination that bonds their 5 mm PER Eco Safe Material yoga mat to this very soft luxurious slip-free microfiber. I love that it is completely slip-free and absorbent.
Below, I am practicing my plank. Planks seem to be a common theme in all the classes I go too. It is wonderful to have a mat that is not only long enough to do one, but also one that my feet are not slipping on.
The Downward Facing Dog below, is another yoga pose that I am usually running out of mat space with, plus my feet and/or hands are normally slipping as well. They were not slipping at all with this high quality wonderful mat from Aurorae.
The Synergy Mat works the opposite as most traditional yoga mats. You actually achieve a better grip as the mat gets more wet. So as you perspire your grip actually improves! In fact, they suggest lightly spraying it with water prior to your workout.
Here are some other great features with this mat, I have mentioned the length but to be exact it is 72″ long. This mat has no odor. It is durable and long lasting. Also, it is machine washable, which is very convenient. Although, please read the instructions prior to washing. This mat has Aurorae’s golden sun focal icon for concentration during balancing poses. This product is SGS tested, approved eco-friendly, and safe. It is free from phthalates, latex and silicone. Lastly, it is the two time winner of Amazon’s Top Service and Sales Award!
Another awesome item I received is the Aurorae Micro-Fiber Sport/Yoga Towel. It is a great size, coming in 30″ x 20″ so great for wiping perspiration or even rolling up for extra cushioning for knees. This towel is very soft, is eco-friendly, hygienic, and super absorbent. Also, it is in my favorite color…purple!
Lastly, I received the Lavender Meditative Mist Aromatherapy, which is known as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, depression and fatigue. Inhaling the scent provides a calming, soothing and sedative effect. I love this mist! It can be sprayed on your yoga mat and towel, or your pillow for transitioning into sleep, as a spray in your bathroom while bathing or on your shower curtain.
The CEO and Founder of Aurorae Yoga, Dennis Ingui, started this company 10 years ago when he developed a passion for yoga. He is a cancer survivor since 2001 and had needed an outlet in his life to help him build his body and develop inner peace of mind. Yoga allowed him to achieve both of those things.
All of these products make amazing gifts for the upcoming holidays, for birthdays, or for your own workouts. Also, all of these products are on sale right now through Amazon. The Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel Combination has a normal MSRP of $89.95, but is currently available for only $59.95. The Lavender Meditative Mist Aromatherapy, which normally has a MSRP of $24.95, is now available for $12.05. These really are a true bargain. If you are considering taking advantage of these sales, do not hesitate. As of right now, there are only 11 left in stock of the Lavender Mist!!