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Yoga Must Haves

I have realised I am getting pro at carrying a small bag to the gym/yoga studio with just the right “Yoga must haves” in it. It usually used to be a deterrent initially, of carrying a big gym bag..but if you pack the essentials, and follow the below..you can incorporate working out a part of your daily routine! I promise!

 

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STAY HYDRATED

If you are doing Ashtanga, which is what I do..one shouldn’t have water during the class. So I drink atleast 2 bottles of water before going for the class and some after! I love my black+blum water bottle which has a charcoal stick and purifies the water and makes it taste yum!!

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STAY SUPPORTED

Don’t need to say this, but when you are doing your headstand, you want to be sure there are no accidents. I am currently loving my Nike Sports Bra (The special seams allow for better fitting and feels everything is in place!) which I got on sale from Net-a-Porter, but they are sold out on the site. This is something similar.

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BREATHE AND STRETCH

Just like us, our clothes need to be breathable and stretchable. The Nike Dri Fit is just that. I have 3 sets of Nike Leggings, and the Legend 2.0 is great for Pilates and Yoga (not so much for training) as it is a comfortable fit and fabric and comes in great prints & colours.

For yoga/training/gym classes I use Nike Dri-fit Sculpt Leggings (pictured above) as the seams are better for squats etc.

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CLEANSE

The Garnier Micellar Cleansing water is a miracle product. Everything you have read about it in magazines and blogs is TRUE! It just cleans the face so much more. I don’t wear a lot of makeup- but a basic concealer and mascara and it takes me 3 cotton pads to get it all out and the 4th one is all clean! I was at Boots today and realised they do a mini version as well- which I bought obvs to replace the above in my gym bag:)

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SCRUB

I always thought exfoliating the skin after working out was a BAD idea!! But actually it is the best…provided you got the right scrub. The Nip+Fab have some amazing products which has glycolic acid gently exfoliates and retextures along with Salicylic Acid which cleanses pores. I recommend it twice a week.

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WIPE IT UP

This was the latest and last addition to my bag which I bought in NYC. I read somewhere that by resting your body/face on a yoga mat (during practise) which is used by other people, makes us prone to acne and other bacterial infection. So instead of carrying my mat to class, I use this Yoga mat towel which helps solve the above problem and helps me keep my grip. I bought it from target in NYC. If you find towels from YogiToes or YogaMatters, they are good investments as well!

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You can shop the above by clicking on the pictures below!

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