Namaste, Yoga

Last night I left my yoga studio relaxed, focused  and  refreshed. And promptly discovered that I had a flat tire. In 10 degrees. Normally I would’ve probably been upset, discouraged, and annoyed. But I really do believe that my yoga sesh really helped me out. I was completely chilled out, and just shrugged it off.

Let it be. That’s what we were focusing on in class. So I rolled up my sleeves and changed the tire. No tears, no freak out, just dealing with the moment and moving on. It was concrete proof I need yoga in my life!

suitcase: yoga / observant nomad

So I’ve decided to get more serious about yogi-dom and here’s some items I’d love to pack in my suitcase. We’ve been working on the splits and a yoga block really helps with that. I love how it gives me a deeper stretch and maintain length. This Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag looks perfect for me, its got enough pockets and storage for a regular gym bag, but also allows you to attach a yoga mat.

Speaking of which, this eKO Lite® Mat is high quality. It’s a little thicker than a normal mat which is great for my knees. I’d love to get my hands on one of these Yogitoes Skidless Towels. It’s perfect for my favorite class, hot yoga. They absorb sweat and prevent sliding everywhere, plus they come in so many amazing patterns/colors. And how cute is this No Limits Tank? I love a little bagginess to my yoga shirts since bending and hanging aren’t the most flattering positions and can distract me from relaxing.

Lululemon No Limits Tank | Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag |  Larabar Fruit & Nut barseKO Lite® Mat 68″ 4mm | Yogitoes Agate Peace Mat TowelNike Legendary Printed Pants | Gaiam Marrakesh Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Gaiam Yoga Essentials Block
Image by Sam Austin

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Love this! I am a yoga freak now too so this post got me really excited, haha. Off to check out all the links you posted!

It’s awesome that your yoga class has helped you view things that are normally aggravating from a new perspective. I’m always here for yoga posts! I’m in the market for a new mat so I’ll definitely check this one out!


Isn’t yoga the best?! I love it, not just for the physical activity but also the spiritual side too.

Hi Brianna! I just discovered your blog, and I’m SO glad I did! It’s very much the aesthetic that I’m finding myself drawn to as of late. I also love yoga, and wish I made more time for it! I adore that feeling when you walk out of a yoga class and this “Ahhh, I’m so glad I did that.” I’m in need of a new mat, I’ll have to look into your suggestion. Nice to “meet” you!


Thanks Sarah – great to ‘meet’ you too!