Retreats, malas, meditation cushions, and more to recharge body and mind.
Recharge your body and mind
1 DESTINATION: PARADISE Willka T’ika Meditate in vibrant chakra gardens (shapes and plants coincide with the seven energy centers), soak in outdoor herbal baths, and participate in sacred rituals with local healers at this wellness retreat ($3,100–$3,800 for an eight-day package, including day trips to ancient Machu Picchu and the city of Cusco, willkatika.com).
2 ASANA ALARM Yoga Wake Up App There’s a better way to start your day. Ditch the obnoxious mobilephone ringer and download this app. It wakes you up to tranquil music, then guides you through a 5–15 minute asana or meditation practice that can be done in (or next to) your bed ($7 for one month; $30 for six months, yogawakeup.com).
3 A SUSTAINABLE SEAT Project Full Support Cushion Handmade in San Francisco in partnership with Designing a Difference—a nonprofit that employs and trains folks with employment barriers (think homeless, at-risk youth, veterans, and the disabled) these sleek cushions are made of 100 percent organic and eco-friendly materials. The cotton-and-hemp cover is machine washable, and the buckwheat-hull fill comfortably conforms to your shape as you sit ($149 each, projectfull.com).
4 CUP O’ LOVE Traditional Medicinals Hibiscus Tea This organic and fair-trade herbal tea mixes tart, tangy hibiscus flowers with slightly sweet blackberry leaves and lemongrass. Each vibrant brew is hearthealthy and can be served hot or cold ($5 for one box, traditional medicinals.com).
5 JOYFUL WRAP Seam Siren Positivity Shawl This lightweight layer is handwoven in the Himalayas with nettle yarn (said to nurture your spirit) and dyed in Seattle from weld plants (for a sunny hue to awaken inspiration and improve mood). Its design is based on Ayurvastra—the concept that the colors and fabrics you wear can promote healing ($144, seamsiren.com).
6 SACRED ACCESSORY Satamber Tantric Necklace Each beaded strand incorporates a series of shapes believed to create a vibration of pure love. The makers chant mantras while stringing each piece to infuse it with intention. Wear it as a symbol of protection and to support your spiritual growth ($270, satamber.com).
7 LIL YOGI BOOK Yoga Friends: A Pose-by-Pose Partner Adventure for Kids Giggles guaranteed: Pair up with your favorite little yogi (ideal for ages 4–8) and follow this story about friendship as you practice fun shapes together and take cues from animals and everyday surroundings ($18, soundstrue.com).