Finding a good enough reason to hit the gym can be a tough undertaking this time of year. It’s cold, it’s icy and it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to work, socialize, eat and exercise. The only things on your to-do list during these chilly winter months are warming up, eating in and falling asleep to the sweet sounds of Netflix. But no matter how tempting a life of leisure might seem in these dreary days, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep your immune system strong against wintry illnesses and maintain the fitness gains you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
Out with the old and in with the New Year... and new yoga mat! The best way to improve your yoga practice in 2019 is to start fresh - fresh goals, fresh outlook and fresh equipment. Sure, the flimsy and frayed yoga mat that helped you through last year’s resolutions has become something of a security blanket, but it’s time to let go and move on. After all, a worn yoga mat can actually be a detriment to your safety and progress. Having trouble deciding whether or not your yoga mat has still got some life left in it? Here are a few telltale signs that your mat is ready for a trip to the trash can.
Navigating a world brimming with distractions, temptations and challenges means that it’s often difficult to put yourself and your well-being first - especially around the holidays. The dictionary defines well-being with a broad stroke, as “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous.” But what the dictionary doesn’t offer is a roadmap for achieving personal prosperity.
More and more bros are trading in their rusty barbells and gym memberships for yoga blocks and studio passes. Yoga Journal reported that the number of male yogis, or “brogis” had risen from 17% to 28% between 2012 and 2016. So as the new year rolls in, the number of brogis rolling out their mats is likely to increase. Luckily, Apeiron’s durable, expertly designed, unisex yoga mats are the ideal accessory for men looking to join the scene.
Whoops. You just looked at the clock and realized you’ve been sitting at your desk for nearly 4 hours without so much as a bathroom break. As more and more sources report that a sedentary lifestyle can be a detriment to your heart, weight and brain, it’s vital that you break up your seated, inactive periods at the office with movement. And what better way to move than with a restorative yoga session?