Today I want to share with you some of my favorite things. Perhaps you'll find a gift for one of your loved ones on my list.
My favorite tea right now is this Yogi Lemon Ginger. Full disclosure, the first time I drank this I could barely get it down. It's strong y'all. Start by letting it steep for only a minute or two. Now, I can't get through the day without it. I like a lot of the Yogi brand teas and each tea bag also comes with a lovely little note from the universe. My other favorite type of tea is Organic India Tulsi tea. Tulsi is a great stress-reliever.
2. Composition Books
I am constantly writing. I've tried fancy notebooks and journals in the past but for some reason the energy just doesn't flow as well. My current favorite are old-school composition notebooks. Getting someone a big stack of these will keep them in paper for a long time to come. I try to pay no more than one dollar for them.
3. Books, Books, & More Books
It's no secret that I love books. When you give a book as a gift, you are giving someone an experience, not just a bunch of pages filled with words. I tend to have one non-fiction and one fiction book going at the same time. For me, fiction is just a savior in my life. It's a healthy break from reality. I'm so grateful for brilliant authors who create these pieces of art for us to disappear into. Here are some of the novels that I've read this year that I really loved:
4. Fitness Tracker
My last recommendation is a fitness tracker. I did a lot of research because I was looking for one that would track steps AND one that included a heart rate monitor. I ended up buying the Polar A300. I've been wearing it everyday for about a week and I love it. It took a little getting used to in terms of learning the different functions and buttons but now it's completely intuitive. I use the heart rate monitor when I do strength training, yoga, and walking. Seeing how each impacts my heart rate has helped me to stay in a safe space while also developing a ton of body awareness which is always a good thing. The watch band comes in different colors if you're into that thing.
5. Big Yoga Bolster
I love all of my yoga props (blocks, blankets, and strap) and use them constantly. I hate to play favorites but I have to say that my favorite prop is my big bolster. I feel like purchasing this signified my commitment to my restorative practice. You can get these for around $20 each from Wal-Mart or Target if you're willing to get a less popular color. Here's a pic of how I most often use the big bolster, under my knees in savasana. This is awesome for people who have lower back pain.
Those are some of my favorite things that support my health and wellness. Wishing you sane shopping and gift-giving this holiday season! Namaste friends.