Shopping Sunday: A Great Yoga Rug

As many friends know, I often do yoga, four or more times each week. The style I practice involves a very hot room and a lot of motion — not as hot as Bikram yoga but much more energetic. Result: buckets of sweat (if you are me).

I have been on a quest to find the right implements to practice with. Yoga mats that are billed as “absorbent” get overloaded very easily, and the standard “YogiToes” towel is quickly soaked through.

Then, I saw a guy with a yoga rug and things clicked for me.

I recently purchased an inexpensive rug and all has been joy.

It’s the Yoga Accessories Cotton Yoga Rug.

The yoga rug is exactly the width of a standard yoga mat, and just about 2 inches longer. Best of all, it is absorbent as anything. I get through an entire class without needing an extra towel.

If you practice hot yoga and are looking for something that can handle the sweat, check out a yoga rug. They are inexpensive (about $25) and a joy to practice on. It feels very natural. Note that you do need a mat underneath, but even a 3mm one should do fine.

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Shopping Sunday: Two Bluetooth Accessories

Welcome to my new series, Shopping Sunday, where I review things I own (mostly) and recommend. These are all available in my Amazon Store.

Today I have two great little Bluetooth accessories to share with you. They each have made my life easier in their own little ways.

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Miccus BluBridge Mini-jack Rx

This is a little jack that you can plug into anywhere you would ordinarily plug a headphone cord. Press the button, and it pairs with the Bluetooth device of your choice. Simple to use, one button on and it turns off automatically.

Why would you want one of these? I use mine in my car. I have an “aux” jack that lets me play my iPhone tunes through my car stereo. But I hate wires dangling all over, and they often pick up interference from the car’s electrical system.

With the BluBridge, I just push the button on the little sucker and I can hear my iPhone music through my stereo, whether my phone is in my pocket or in the little cradle I use.

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I can’t recommend this little device enough. It is inexpensive and does what it is supposed to.

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Motorola S10-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

I got these headphones as a birthday gift and I now use them all the time, in situations I did not expect. Not only are they good headphones, but they also have a microphone so they let me make and receive calls too.

I don’t know about you, but those little in-ear Bluetooth thingies always fall out of my ear and I can barely hear them. If I need to be on the phone for an extended period, I will slap the Motorola S10-HD set on and go. The headphone stays on no matter what my head is doing.

They also work great in the gym or on a run. The headphone is designed to withstand sweat, both the earbuds and the buttons. As with all Motorola products, it is solidly put together.

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The S10-HD is another product I recommend and use all the time.

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As always, your comments and questions are welcome. Some people disagree with my assessments, and that is cool too.

Each of these Bluetooth products is available in my Amazon Store. The prices there are the same as you get direct from Amazon, there is no extra markup.

(However, please note that these are all affiliate links.)