Re­treats, malas, med­i­ta­tion cush­ions, and more to recharge body and mind.

Recharge your body and mind

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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).

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