If you are looking for the perfect gift for that Yoga enthusiast brother/boyfriend/husband of yours that is beyond the clichéd Yoga mat-Yoga towel combination then your search comes to an end here. These are some offbeat gifts suited to excite his interests and motivate the man in your life further down this path to self-fulfillment and physical and mental well-being.
1. Duffle Bag
A convenient bag to take care of everything he may need to carry for Yoga classes from his mat to a water bottle, these bags have gotten cooler and more chic with time. They are available and athletic stores and online shopping sites across the globe in different colors, patterns, and material, and can make a style statement as standalone accessories. Duffle bags pack convenience with style and add an edge to his style quotient as well as profile.
Yoga Blocks are popular Yoga props that help in strengthening and deepening one’s practice, and he can use them in myriad postures. Available in varying sizes and made out of different materials such as cork, wood or foam, these are instrumental in facilitating stretching exercises. These can also be used as a resistance when doing strength exercises, as one can exercise various muscles opposing this resistance. A Yoga block is a great gift to help him experiment and explore new postures and exercises, and increase core strength.
Anyone who has been involved in Yoga or any kind of sport will know comfortable clothing that helps you move easily without hassles is of utmost importance. A gift of loose fitting, easy movement shorts that allow absolute freedom of movement with no restrictions, irrespective of how much one stretches or experts, can be a boon for him.
4. Yoga Posters
From instructive Yoga charts, posture charts, guides, motivational messages to Yoga memes and humorous quotes, he can surround himself with these visual treats, to inspire him to push himself and aspire for greater physical flexibility, strength, and agility. If home decor is a canvas for one’s passion, he can display his passion for Yoga through posters.
Yoga sandbags are slightly less mainstream Yoga props but nevertheless have countless benefits if used the right way. The weight of the sandbag allows one’s muscles to relax and release resistance, and it can be strategically placed on different parts of your body to release the stress in those areas and is a great way for him to relax. Available in varying weights between the range of 7 to 10 pounds, these make for a wonderful addition to everyday Yoga practice.
We are in the age of technological dominance that is heavily influenced by visual communication. It is the age of DIY videos and Youtube channels with hundreds of different Yoga instructors using technology to teach viewers Yoga. Steering clear of all this internet information about Yoga that may or may not be 100% reliable, give him the gift of professional guidance and instruction through Yoga DVDs. Depending on how experienced he is, or if he is a beginner, choose DVDs that will acquaint and familiarize him with the basics, or explore unknown territories.
7. Tank shirt
It may seem slightly on the ridiculous side, but these shirts are a relief in disguise for men, especially after a session of extreme physical exertion and perspiration. The kind of material chosen is very important, as it must allow perspiration and respiration for the skin while avoiding any kind of rashes or discomfort. Stretchable, body hugging tank shirts can help him practice with no hindrance of loose clothes. Tank shirts are also an undeniable visual treat worn by men, as history tells us, so it would not be a gift for him alone!
8. Yoga Bottle
Hydration is rule one for any kind of physical exertion, but today bottles are not limited to that purpose alone. Be it for carrying energy drinks, or themed bottles showing off one’s favorite fandom, bottles have caught onto the merchandise trend, and yoga bottles are not far behind. Make this necessity more stylish by choosing a theme based, multi-utility, yoga-themed bottles etc. made of different materials, and available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and patterns.
9. Yoga Swing
Aerial or anti-gravity Yoga is a whole new ball game that you can introduce him to through this gift. With the help of a Yoga sleeve, one can stretch in every conceivable position, vertical, horizontal and even inverted. It also relieves discomfort, can help you correct your breathing, assists you in developing stamina and will ensure your alignment in yoga asana is correct.
These are highly underrated accessories that anyone who practices Yoga or plays a sport should most certainly possess. These arm sleeves allow for better circulation of blood at the point they cover, and protect the skin from as much sun exposure as possible, especially I outdoor practice. They moderate temperature and prevent the muscles from tightening up, thereby improving performance. They also help one recover faster after exercise as they do not allow muscles to get sore. It makes for a very thoughtful gift in terms of performance.
This was a list of some possible Yoga gifts you can indulge the man in your life with, some appealing to performance standards, some to comfort and others to style with convenience.