FitGift Holiday Guide: Practice Makes Practice

When people hear about a “practice” they often default to a yoga-themed conversation, and while some yoga products are included in this “Practice Makes Practice” section there are others that also require a different kind of practice to master – from ‘jumping around’ to positive self talk that contributes to our self image.

 1. Aurorae’s Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel

What Aurorae wants you to know:

“Aurorae sells the best reviewed yoga mats, yoga apparel,and yoga and meditation accessories online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga apparel and other yoga accessories here.

Aurorae considers all customers, supporters, partners and employees a part of its Aurorae family and treats everyone with the same respect, kindness and love that each deserves.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Aurorae’s Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel:

I’m partial to having a workout towel with me at all time, I mean the whole idea for Words to Sweat by started with my own mantra workout towels. So when I learned about Aurorae’s Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel, I knew it was just the solution to sweat-filled yoga sessions. This mat is great for all types of yoga from Bikram to Yin yoga – where it will be nice to have a super soft surface for the long-held poses.

Read my detailed review here: Coming soon!

2. The Complete Guide To Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

…speaking of Yin Yoga. My first introduction to Yin yoga was joining a friend at a local class. It was a nice change from Hatha yoga because of the focus on stretching the deep connective tissue and spending a longer period of time in each pose.

I hoped to continue the practice but getting to a class became difficult so I found a great solution when I purchased The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga. Not only does Bernie Clark provide a solid introduction to the hows and the whys of the practice, but he also outlines a variety of sequences for the different areas of the body that need focus.

3. Punk Rope

What Punk Rope wants you to know:

“Punk Rope’s mission is fourfold:
1) help people of all ages and fitness levels to get fitter, healthier, and happier
2) build community by organizing social, cultural, and athletic events
3) discover, share, and promote original music
4) give back to the world by participating in a wide range of charitable activities.”

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Punk Rope:

Jumping rope has long been a great way to get in some cardio while testing how light you can stay on your feet. And, in the last several years it has become an integral part of people’s workouts where the rope was once relegated only to boxing gyms. It’s a daunting task, however, learning how to jump rope as an adult who never quite mastered it as a child. Enter Punk Rope which not only offers high quality jump ropes in a variety of colors, but also a DVD that takes you through the ropes- literally!

Read my detailed review here: A Punk Rope Jump Rope Is No Joke

4. Fun Chalk

What Gold Star Selections wants you to know:

Fun Chalk is [Gold Star Selection’s] most versatile marker,  not only because it writes on so many surfaces, but because it can be used by every age group for various reasons.  Organizing your household, writing reminders or messages, decorating windows for special occasions, drawing, helping children with their creativity and learning, motivating one’s self, and the list goes on.  Your imagination can take this marker to new heights!

Why Words to Sweat by recommends Fun Chalk:

As someone who is a big believer in motivational mantras, these liquid chalk markers create an endless opportunities to pepper daily inspiration throughout your house wherever you’d like. Write messages to yourself and your family on mirrors, windows, chalkboards and whiteboards. They are hypoallergenic and dust-free which means you can write on a variety of surfaces without a mess and clean-up is as simple as using a damp cloth to wipe the chalk away.

Read my detailed review here: Leave Your Motivational Mark With Fun Chalk


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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