Any yogis out there, among my readers?

My husband Robert and I have started doing Bikram hot yoga together, to improve our health and tone. Robert had sustained some injuries both from the judo he did in his pre-college years, and from lifting heavy weights last year. I just need to improve my tone, endurance and overall health and posture.

It’s been doing wonders for both of us already (we go to Bikram Yoga Billings Studio), and Robert likes it so much that he gets quite upset if we miss a single class (it’s not silly to want my makeup to look perfect before class, okay?)!

Along the way, I’ve discovered some helpful products that make my experience a better one, so I’m sharing them with you!

If you practice hot yoga, you will soon learn the caveats: reusing your towel, or wearing the same clothes again without washing them is not an option.

Hot yoga makes you sweat more than you can imagine, so you need a towel on your mat to sop up the perspiration to keep you from slipping. The solution: Kulae Elite Hot Hybrid Yoga Mat. This mat is an all-in-one, which means you won’t have to tote around a bulky, smelly towel home after you finish up with your yoga session. With this mat, you can even toss it in the washing machine! It’s $88 on AHAlife. If you’re thinking about doing hot yoga, or you already practice it, you will want to pick one of these up. Trust me – you will thank me later!

Next: I am in love with these incredibly breathable sports bras from Naked Sports Gear! Feels like a second skin, they won’t leave you with tan lines if you plan on wearing it out in the sun, and they are a breeze to wash. $40 from AHAlife.

And last, but not least… it’s incredibly important to stay super hydrated during hot yoga. I was one of the lucky ones that got my hands on the liter sized BKR glass water bottles, and I can’t live without it! The liter size comes in 2 shades, Tutu (pictured – the one I have!), and Moto (black). These bottles are BPA-free, phthalate-free, lightweight, reusable, dishwasher-safe and 100-percent recyclable. How’s that for eco-friendly!

The best part is, my mother is into dōTerra essential oils, and I love the Slim & Sassy oil in my water. These oils are so strong that they’d eat through and dissolve non-BPA-free plastics, but the BKR is the perfect match for someone that wants to take their dōTerra oil cocktails on the go!

And, because all of these products can be found on AHAlife, here is a code for 15% off your purchase: AHA15.
First time customers of AHAlife are eligible for 20% off their purchase. Click here to access the promo! ♥

If you aren’t yet in the yoga scene, I highly recommend it. For any of you in the Billings area reading this blog, I hope to see you at Bikram Yoga Billings (which is offering 30 days of unlimited yoga for $30)! It’s a great way to get (and stay!) in shape, improve your health, increase flexibility, mood, lower stress, correct spinal alignment, increase libido, and get your heart rate and circulation up!


Ashley is a visual designer, artist, MUA, and photographer by day, lifestyle blogger by night. She enjoys How I Met Your Mother marathons, Swedish pop music, and has a bit of a shoe fetish, and will beat you in a kombucha drinking contest, any day, any time.