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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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.
- Aleeyah Marie (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- By Brije (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- Femme Yogipreneur (advertisement) offers a selection of yoga wear that includes pants, sets, and one piece jumpers.
- Iconi (advertisement) offers a selection of thick waistband leggings with a high waist. Constructed of moisture wicking fabric, this brand has the distinction of being one of the black owned businesses on Oprah’s list of favorite things for 2020. Leggings are available in several colors.
- Jennifer Nickole Pope (advertisement) offers 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- Loza Tam (advertisement) offers a selection of spandex and satin lined yoga and active wear headbands in solid colors as well as prints.
- Morgan Harper Nichols (advertisement) offers a selection of 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick yoga mats that have a carrying strap.
- rē•spin by Halle Berry (advertisement) offer a yoga and mobility bundle that includes yoga blocks, a yoga wheel, and a foam roller. You can choose the color of the blocks and foam roller.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Toned By BaggedEM offers a selection of culturally themed yoga mats.
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/