Practicing yoga has many benefits. These include but are not limited to stress relief, increased flexibility, improved mental and physical health. In this post we review several categories of products from black owned brands. These include online classes, yoga pants and mats among other accessories and tools from black owned brands. See the company and product links below for details.
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|Stephanie Hill Ross||Stephanie Hill Ross offers a selection of artistic yoga mats made from high-quality, eco-friendly materials with generous cushioning and an excellent grip. They are 72" x 24" and 1/4 of an inch thick. Yoga mats also come with a drawstring mesh carry bag. Options include the colorsmash (pictured) and the brun-0h brella. Yoga mats are made in the U.S.A. and have a delivery time of between 1 and 2 weeks. |
There are many opportunities to learn and practice yoga virtually.
- Black Mat Yoga offers a variety of online classes several days a week.
- Afro Flow Yoga offers a weekly virtual class.
- Che Yoga offers a package of online lessons.
- Yoga Green Book provides several resources for virtual yoga. These include:
Yoga pants are noted for having thick waistbands, being looser fitting, sufficiently flexible for ease of posing, and thicker than traditional leggings. The standard yoga mat is 1/8 of an inch thick and made of materials that stick to the ground and maintain stability as you carry out various poses.
- Morgan Harper Nichols (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- The Pairabirds (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- Tiare Smith Designs (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- XOJailynn (advertisement) offers a 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick botanical line drawing yoga mat that has a carrying strap.
- Confidence Apparel offers a selection of yoga wear that includes pants, tees, racer back tanks, and sets including a top & pants, and a mat & tote.
- Hellwig By Tikia offers a selection of yoga wear that includes capri and long pants as well as shorts.
- Soul Shop offer a variety of tools for yoga. These include several yoga mats (e.g., slip resistant and rubber), yoga bags, and resistance bands.
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- The Trini Gee offers yoga poses themed products that include duffel bags, water bottles and travel mugs, totes, racer back tanks, tee- and sweat-shirts.
In reviewing these yoga products I hope you find one or more that work for you.
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- Boldt, Andrea. “Yoga mat versus yoga towel.” 15 November, 2018. https://www.livestrong.com/article/464567-yoga-mat-vs-yoga-towel/
- Link, Rachael. MS. RD. “13 benefits of yoga that are supported by science.” 30 August, 2017. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-benefits-of-yoga
- Yoga Own. “Difference between yoga pants and leggings.” 2 July, 2019. https://yogaown.com/difference-between-yoga-pants-and-leggings/