Root chakra

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Yoga Journal - - DHARMA TALK -

1 Man­duka PRO TRI­UMPH YOGA MAT

This Man­duka lim­it­ededi­tion rose-gold mat, guar­an­teed to never wear out, of­fers up cush­ion­ing and trac­tion in equal mea­sure. Give the gift of the cen­ter­ing en­ergy that comes sim­ply by getting on a yoga mat ($130, man­duka.com).

2 Birken­stock

FOOT BALM

Feet, the un­sung he­roes of the root chakra, de­serve ex­tra pam­per­ing this time of year. Yo­gis will ap­pre­ci­ate Birken­stock’s new foot-care line, in­fused with hy­drat­ing cork-oak ex­tract to make cracked soles smooth ($25, birken­stock.com).

3 All­birds WOMEN’S WOOL RUN­NERS

Su­perfine merino wool and an er­gonomic tread de­sign helps wan­der­ers keep con­nected to their base. Plus, All­birds shoes are easy on the en­vi­ron­ment, with laces made from re­cy­cled plas­tic and in­soles from cas­tor­bean oil ($95, all­birds.com).

4 Ravi MAN­DALA HEAVY BLAN­KET

Sink­ing un­der a sump­tu­ous nine­pound sand­bag puts the fight-or-flight re­sponse to rest. Per­fect for ground­ing and sooth­ing stress, ten­sion, and fa­tigue, this hand­some prop will be a welcome ad­di­tion to any yogi’s tool­kit ($70, myravi.com).

5 Be­yond Yoga

COZY FLEECE FOLDOVER SWEATPANT

House pants that can go any­where—and will—these plush sweats feel dreamy. Pay homage to the root chakra, which does so much of our heavy lift­ing, with pants that take soft to new ex­tremes ($99, be­yondyoga.com).

6 Prana

SLOUCH TOTE

Ver­sa­til­ity is the hall­mark of this sturdy but free­wheel­ing or­ganic cot­ton bag—take it to work, yoga, and any­where in be­tween. Made for roam­ing, it trav­els light with bo­hemian flair ($69, prana.com).

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