Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about her favourite new things she’s enjoying. Here’s her March favourites.
When I first discovered Yogamatters, I was like a kid in a candy shop! Back then, and even now to some degree, yoga products were very hard to find. With Yogamatters, you will find something for all your yoga needs, on and off the mat, all under one virtual roof. They don’t stop at mats, props and clothes. They stock everything you could possibly think of that goes with being a happy yogi – from meditation accessories, candles, creams, soaps and even teas. They also have a vast collection of yoga books to help you progress along your journey – covering subjects from yoga styles, anatomy and philosophy, to meditation, healthy eating, journals and of course, my 108 Asana yoga sequencing cards!
Their knowledge and genuine love of what they do is obvious by the care they take to source suitable products. Each chosen for their quality and unique contribution to their customer’s yoga experience. As a company, they have a strong focus on working with suppliers with strong ethical credentials and sustainability.
Yogamatters make finding your way onto your mat each day easy and pleasurable. Go to their website to browse and shop their extensive 2,500 products. You can also follow them on Instagram to keep keep an eye out for new products and sign up for their newsletter to catch all blog articles, highlighted products and seasonal themes. Complete yogi bliss!
Happy Place Podcast
Fearne Cotton is no stranger to us, but I only recently stumbled across her podcast and I’m absolutely loving it. Built on the success of her bestseller book, ‘Happy’, Fearne interviews a wide variety of guests to delve into what happiness means to them and what we can learn from others to ‘help you unlock your inner happiness’.
Through her guests we also find comfort in shared experiences – good and bad. She is an absolute pleasure to listen to with her guests and always put a spring in my step while I’m out on my podcast-binge morning walks.
Pukka has been one of my kitchen staples for many years. Inspired by the ancient Indian wisdom of Ayurveda, they help us to simply incorporate these principles into our everyday lives – all this while we happily sip on a delicious cup of Pukka tea! Their mission is to ‘harness the incredible power of nature’ by sharing their passion for the wonders of the health and wellbeing properties of herbs. Each herb has its own unique story and this is as important to them as the end products. They source from the very best growers who have a deep understanding of the journey of the herbs, from seed, to soil, to plant. Sustainability is top of their agenda and through their ‘crop to cup’ data they strive to continue to reduce their carbon footprint.
Over the years I’ve probably tried every Pukka tea and a wide range of their herbal supplements and have loved them all. My favourite teas are Cleanse for an extra glow; Relax in the face of after school mayhem; and Revitalise to replenish my stores after a class. Recently I’m enjoying popping one of their teabags into our morning porridge, as it putters away on the hob, while I settle on my mat for my early morning practice.
I’ve used their Wholistic Turmeric to boost my immune system; the Aloe Vera Juice for gut health; the Elderberry Syrup at the first sign of a spluttery kiddie cough; the Triphala to support me while doing a cleanse; and their Wholistic Ashwagandha when I’m feeling a bit frazzled by life. I’ve also become completely addicted, in a good way, to their new latte range. My favourite being the Ginger Joy. As a non-caffeine drinker, it’s my morning treat with steaming frothy oat milk.
Lucky for us, Pukka Herbs are widely available, you’ll find them in The Hopsack, The Health Store, Nourish, all good health shops and most supermarkets too. You can also shop their full range of teas, supplements and lattes direct from from their website. Like every good wellness brand, they have a wealth of knowledge that they impart to us through their blog articles, well worth a browse.
Written by Ruth Delahunty, Yogaru.