People often ask me about the yoga products and books that I recommend or what I use and like, so I created a page with the products and books that I recommend and personally use. Please note that some of these are affiliate links, so if you buy a product through the link, it will be the same cost to you but Everyday Yoga Escape will earn a small commission on your purchase. I thank you for purchasing through the link as these commissions help me to keep this website running with great information for you for free. These are all truly products that I recommend because they are useful and helpful, not because of the small commissions I receive and I only recommend items that I would actually use and recommend to a friend.
This is a great book whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for a long time. It is the first book they had us read for my yoga certification and it breaks everything down really nicely and breaks down poses into easy to understand terms. This would be my #1 recommendation for a general yoga book.
Baron Baptiste is an amazing Power Yoga teacher, so I would recommend his book if you are into Power Yoga and looking to push yourself. Probably not so appropriate for my gentle yogis that I often love to work with, but great for anyone really looking to push yourself and expand with yoga.
Really cool book written by an internal medicine doctor who discovered the benefits of yoga and turned to a full time therapeutic yoga researcher. I have so much respect hearing an MDs take on yoga. This book breaks down different conditions including cancer, diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome and more to discuss specific ways that yoga can help each one, even offering poses and special considerations. Highly recommend!
Another really deep read. Don't think you are going to take this book on vacation as a light read. If you are truly interested in the philosophies of yoga, I related to this one more than the Bhagavad Gita but they are both appropriate if you are thinking about becoming a yoga teacher or want to deeply understand ancient yoga spiritual insights.
I teach a yin yoga class, so for my yin yogis looking to learn more, I would recommend this one. It's a bit of a different style than my typical yoga class, as we hold the poses for several minutes at a time. If you are looking to learn about this style of yoga specifically (yin), this is a great book to learn more.
My Top Non-Yoga Books
These books aren't specific to yoga, but they are a great accompaniment to a yoga practice and they are books that I truly love.
If you are looking for a great read, here you go!
After reading this book, I bought a copy for my sister, my parents and several close friends. Broken down into four sections to help you create a life you will love (spiritual, personal, professional, and physical), this book gives stories and examples, but also gives good questions to ask yourself to create your own full life. The book includes a workbook in each chapter to help you live with intention and purpose and create a life you will love. This one would be a great one to bring on vacation or to keep to read by your bed to help you reflect and live your fullest life. Highly recommend!
I like a lot of Deepak Chopra's books and cds, but some of his spiritual teachings are more difficult to understand. I thought this was a great book and a far easier read than some of his others. This is my favorite of all his books that I have read.
Items for Yoga Class
The only real necessity here is the yoga mat, but I include the other items incase you are looking for these items specifically. I think the block and strap are really nice to have, but if you are just starting out, see if you need them before you buy them.
Not a necessity, but if you are going to a studio or gym that doesn't provide towels, just wanted to mention you may want a towel. Heard good things about this brand, have not tried it and please be aware this towel is NOT the mat sized towel that you see some people using, it is just a towel to wipe off with.
Cute Tie Dyes for Class
My absolute favorite yoga pants! Pants pictured are a sample only--all of her tie dyes are one of a kind!
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Other Yoga & Related Topics
If you are interested in specific yoga topics, here are a few items that may be of interest to you
Energy Medicine easily goes hand in hand with yoga. Fascinating book breaking down your body's energy systems (chakras, meridians, etc). Not a yoga book, but compliments yoga well if you are interested in some of the other aspects besides simply the poses
Yoga with your Kids
These are awesome! I taught kids yoga for a while (ages 6-15) and they always asked to do the yoga cards. They have adorable hand drawn pictures of the poses along with basic descriptions so that kids can describe the pose to you and figure it out for themselves. I loved using these cards with the kids and highly recommend them if you want to do yoga with your kids or teach them yoga poses and breathing techniques.
And with Your Baby and Prenatal
How cool is it that babies can do yoga?!?
Please Note: this is a digital download book. Not specifically a yoga book, though she does mention some prenatal yoga poses. I teach prenatal yoga and found this book to be a great accompaniment to prenatal yoga—gives nutrition recommendations, fitness tips and all around advice for a fit pregnancy.
The continuation of Itsy Bitsy Yoga as your child grows up.
Almost too cute for words. I teach Mother and Infant yoga and this book is the best! Great for babies up to about 18 months, teaches you how to help them to digest better, sleep longer and have some great bonding time together. Teach them young! Baby yoga is so much fun. Also a great baby shower gift!
Yoga Mat Shoes
These aren't for using in yoga class, but they are shoes made out of actual yoga mats.
You will feel like you are barefoot with your mat underneath you all day long! They are pretty awesome!
Our Online Yoga Studio
Join our Online Yoga Studio - Here's what you get
Yoga "Classes" - Full access to our easy to follow yoga videos
(varying lengths and styles so you can always fit them into your day)
Guided Meditations - Full access to our relaxing guided meditations
Your own personal yoga instructor so you never feel alone in your practice - Access to the yoga instructor on the videos via live online workshops and forums for any questions and concerns that you have
Pose breakdowns - so that you are clear on how to do the pose and potential benefits
Modifications to fit your body - so you never force your body into a pose that isn't right for you
Breakdowns of breathing techniques - to enhance your practice and use in your everyday life to calm down
An online yoga community - make new friends and ask questions in our community forum
Check out my new yoga teeshirt store on teespring! All premium quality, great soft material. Cute yoga designs.
Womens and mens styles available.
Feel free to contact me with any questions prior to placing your order. Orders are shipped directly from Teespring.
Available in women's and men's styles. Premium quality teeshirts; they are really soft! Available in 3 styles--fitted, triblend and crew. Sizes range from XS-3XL (depends on style you choose) and comes in a variety of colors. The fitted and triblend styles run small, I recommend going up AT LEAST one size. Tees are shipped directly from Teespring and take about 2 weeks to arrive (usually less)
Sweatshirts available now for fall! They come in several different designs, click on the sweatshirt to come through to our Teespring store and click on the design you like to see if it is available (many shirts are available in a variety of style, but the shop only shows one style until you click on it. Hoodies come in sizes S - 5XL. Orders take about 2 weeks to arrive (or less).
I've been getting a lot of compliments on my long sleeve tee (I have this exact one), but it doesn't look like the picture. It fits nicely, but it is short and wide. If you wear a tank top underneath it looks great. It is a lot shorter than it looks in this picture. Teespring does have a 100% satisfaction guarantee within 30 days if it doesn't fit right or if you don't love it.
The newest design. Comes in a variety of styles and colors. Shirt says:
I Am Grounded, Stable, Rooted, Alive, Strong, Fully Present