Gaiam Clothing and Yoga Mat Giveaway

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One-legged downward dog feels cozy with the power mesh paneled waistband of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.
One-legged downward dog feels cozy with the power mesh paneled waistband of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.

On the one hand, yoga is a physical exercise, a practice that can help calm and focus the mind. It is also a wholistic practice, balancing the emotional and spiritual side of us. What we wear is important in our practice. Gaiam has introduced the Gaiam Pro Apparel Line, which features yoga clothing for function and comfort including the Gaiam Luxe Yoga Capri. (Our giveaway of a Gaiam premium yoga mat is now closed. Congrats Robyn B.) The Gaiam Pro Apparel Line, which is available September 1, 2016, features yoga-friendly materials including lycra to prevent transparency and fading, mesh for breathability and inner waist panels to offer support.

The Luxe Yoga Printed Capri by Gaiam is inspired by the free-spirited personality of Bali (sounds exotic and calming, no?) and are designed to fit and flatter for every move. These yoga capris are soft and four-way stretchy, breathable, and boast a fun pattern on the sides.The stay-put waistband slims and supports while the higher rise and quick dry fabric will keep up with you, no matter the practice or pose. (Disclosure: I received a complimentary pair of Gaiam luxe yoga capris in wine with bright wine patchwork and and a Gaiam premium yoga mat in Capri in order to complete my review.) The Gaiam yoga capris are perfectly snug. I took my new yoga gear outside for a spin and liked them a lot.

The opaque leggings (no peekaboo here!) have a comfort gusset, creating freedom of movement and a very comfortable wearing experience. These capris also feature a waistband pocket for little essentials such as money or tissues; I even put my keys in there. The pocket is so handy for going out for yoga or for a jog – I love multi-purpose sport clothing!

The well-made Gaiam luxe yoga capri is comfortable, flattering and not at all see through.
The well-made Gaiam luxe yoga capri is comfortable, flattering and not at all see through.
Doing the boat pose and showing off the free-spirited boho print on the side of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.
Doing the boat pose and showing off the free-spirited boho print on the side of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.

The Gaiam capris have yoga compression – research shows that compression garments actually warm the body’s muscles, warding off injury, and may even increase athletic ability. The high waist means you can wear short tops without showing off your backside during Sun Salutations.

One-legged downward dog feels cozy with the power mesh paneled waistband of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.
One-legged downward dog feels cozy with the power mesh paneled waistband of the Gaiam luxe yoga capri.

I love doing outdoor yoga: it makes me want to take the time to contemplate the sky and to strike a pose and hold it while taking nature all in. The yoga mat worked well on hard concrete and also on softer, uneven grass. It was great that I didn’t slide when I was on the grass.

The Reverse Plank Pose stretches the entire front of the body, while strengthening the arms, shoulders, glutes and core muscles and range of motion in the shoulders. Discover more about yoga on Gaiam’s Discover site.

The Gaiam leggings are quick dry and breathable - so important when doing intense exercise and doubly important with the heat we had this summer.
The Gaiam leggings are quick dry and breathable – so important when doing intense exercise and doubly important with the heat we had this summer.

I also received this colorful premium Capri Yoga Mat which is very cushiony – 6 mm of thickness provide supports joints while you explore longer and harder poses. I really noticed the softness when doing yoga poses on my knees and the cushioning for my back when doing pilates. The texture of this mat is made from no slip, grippy material, keeping me in place during any pose. I did not slide at all. I loved the safety and comfort it provided – it definitely helped with proper alignment and maintaining poses. Made without the six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthier choice for both you and the planet 🙂 Plus it is beautiful and calming.

Taking the Gaiam premium yoga mat outdoors on the grass for seated twist.
Taking the Gaiam premium yoga mat outdoors on the grass for seated twist.

The Gaiam bottoms keep you feeling confident knowing you’re covered for whatever inversion, balance, extend and stretch you go for. They are made with Pro Performance Fabric: 87% Polyester, 13% Spandex. I also think this yoga mat will bring you joy (did I mention comfort?) every time you step on it. Feel awesome!

The Gaiam Pro Fall 2016 Collection is available at Gaiam, Amazon Canada and Hudson’s Bay.

Gaiam Premium Yoga Mat in Capri, $39.99
Gaiam Premium Yoga Mat in Capri, $39.99

Our giveaway of a Gaiam Premium Yoga Mat in Capri, $39.99 is now closed. Congratulations to Robyn B.

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91 COMMENTS

  1. I just started practicing yoga a few months ago and wow what a difference – not just for my physical health but also my mental health. I practice in my building- there’s a yoga studio with some great instructors.

    • Glad to hear you are experiencing such overall benefits from practicing yoga. That’s great that you have a yoga studio in your building! Lori

  2. I do practice yoga in my home in the mornings and if I find time, before I go to bed too. Nothing too advanced, but I’m getting there over time!

  3. No I do not practice yoga, I have done workouts that combine yoga into the stretching though and would like to try yoga in the future!

  4. When I can get a minute I try to incorporate yoga into my day but does not happen very frequently, should for my mindfulness . Def trying . I just practise at home , in need of a great space to do so and the gear lol

  5. I am starting Yoga soon at Wellness Unite in Hamilton .. This would be an amazing mat for me .. Thanks kindly for the chance !!! Looking forward to taking Yoga

  6. Can’t wait to start taking yoga classes at Wellness Unite . I am looking forward to it very much.. This mat would be great for me .. thanks kindly for the chance .. Once I learn how I can do it at t home as well !!

  7. I do practice yoga. I practice this at home for about 1 hour a day. sometimes, 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening.

  8. I practiced a bit of pre-natal yoga and would love to get back into it sometime soon. Having my own mat will be great motivation 😉

  9. I love yoga! i like to do yoga in my living room as the sun rises. i also love to do yoga on my porch but my ULTIMATE favorite is doing yoga on the beach!

  10. I practice yoga every evening before bed in my living room. Yoga has helped me recover and gain strength following several surgeries. I now choose to do yoga each day because it keeps my mind and body healthy.

  11. I do not yet practice yoga but it has always fascinated me and I have always believed that the health benefits would be enormous.

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