Are You Flexible?

Yoga references are popping up all over the political world: International Yoga Day endorsed by the United Nations; Hillary Clinton taking strength from her yoga practice to get through tough times; and now, during a presidential debate, three candidates telling each other to breathe and touting flexibility. We came pretty close to a yoga exhibition on a televised presidential debate, and if that doesn’t take the cake, nothing will!

Regardless of your political affiliation, your yoga practice offers the same things: centeredness, peace of mind, challenge, strength-building, and the ability to stay focused in times of stress. Maybe more of our world leaders should practice! They might just be a little more equipped to handle the job!

Being well-equipped for your yoga practice, whether at home or in a studio, means having a yoga mat and accessories that will help you get the most out of your practice. Our Gaiam yoga mats are specially chosen from a large selection of Gaiam mats to offer the very best in that line. For those looking only for minimal padding between feet and floor, our 3mm mats are perfect. ¬†With designs named “Wisdom” and “Radiance” you’re sure to find the perfect expression of your approach in a yoga mat. For a little more padding, our 5 mm mats do the trick. They still provide support for balancing poses, but make floor work a little more comfortable. If you’re looking for truly comfortable support, our 8mm Sol Premium Dry-Grip mat offers maximum cushioning and a surface that prevents moisture build-up on hands and feet, giving you the best traction in difficult poses. It even comes with a lifetime guarantee from Gaiam.

Whether you aspire to a position of world leadership or not, a yoga mat chosen for your needs and comfort will help you stay committed to your practice and continue to embody the qualities we all wish for the leaders of our communities, both local and global.