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Grace of Gracious Living

We recently had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with our dear friend and healthy living guru, Grace Van Berkum (left) of Gracious Living. By just spending a few minutes with Grace, you can feel the peaceful aura of a person who is committed to conscious eating, exercise, yoga, and connecting to nature. As you can learn on her website, she has dedicated herself to helping and guiding people towards their own wholeness and greatness.

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It really was a treat to catch Grace when we did since she’s always in a new location, as you can see when you visit her website beside the “Latest News” tab on her homepage. Though it’s tough to guess on a regular basis, we do know Grace will be gracing the Bahamas with her presence April 27 – May 6, holding a Gracious Living, Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat on Paradise Island. This 10-day soirée is focused on the Cleanse, Detox and Juice-Fasting Experience, while promoting holistic living with daily yoga practice.

Gracious Living Detox Retreat BahamasPlus, Balini Sports lovers and customers will receive 10% off their total retreat package! If you can’t make it to this month’s retreat, don’t worry. You can catch her hosting similar retreats this upcoming May and November.  Just contact [email protected] today and mention this blog post to get started on your path to a healthier, better you!  Namaste.

Top 10 Tips on Choosing Yoga Wear


Yoga wear has definitely become a bit of a fashion statement as women wear it for more than just hot yoga and other kinds of workouts. This is probably because the clothes are designed to be comfortable and durable, making them ideal for every day use regardless of whether or not you work out.

Do you need to have a fit body in order to wear the latest yoga outfits? The answer is no; you just need to know which clothes are the right ones for you and your body type. For instance, pants would need to be snug while permitting the skin to breathe whether or not you use them for Bikram yoga or similar workouts.

Among the most popular of pants styles is the fold-over yoga pants. These are designed to fit nearly any body type, and it is possible to adjust the fold in an effort to hide the flaws. When left high, the pants appear to slim the user, which is a benefit for pregnant women looking for comfort and want to be able to adjust the fold of the yoga clothing as the baby and belly grow. These can also enhance petite legs by making them appear longer.

Pants come in all kinds of styles that include full-length, shorts and knee-length, but the most important factor with this and other kinds of yoga wear is comfort overall.

When looking for a top, consider what kind of activities you intend to do while wearing the yoga clothing. For example, you might need to do some upside down poses while performing Bikram yoga, so you want something that is loose enough to be comfortable but tight enough to not reveal everything as you turn upside down.

No matter what you want to do in your clothes, you will need a soft and absorbent fabric that permits the skin to breathe. This can be done with clothes made of Spandex, Lycra or cotton as they are designed to be fit and porous.

Still in need of tips for what the best hot yoga outfits are available for you to be comfortable in? Remember, getting a set of workout clothes does not mean looking for the latest fashion, but you still might be interested in finding a yoga outfit that you can use for other purposes as well. Here are the top 10 tips for choosing the best yoga wear for you:

- Avoid tight tank tops and go for the looser ones instead, especially if you have any doubts about your chest or any extra weight you may carry there.

- Opt for loose pants, sweatpants or long shorts because legs rubbing together with short shorts can become uncomfortable or form a rash from the friction.

- Do not look for any form-fitting shorts or any kind of clothes that are tight-fitting; you need all the freedom you can get when it comes to your legs and midsection.

- It is better to opt for cotton rather than Spandex or Lycra since the fabric needs to be able to breathe, though a blend of the three is fine.

- Go for some elastic bands that can be adjusted as you can tighten them once you have done a yoga workout

- Avoid wearing the same set of clothes for two days without first having washed them; while this might seem obvious, it is very comfortable to try and wear dirty clothes while you are sweating profusely.

- Avoid using a regular bra and get one designed for sports instead; these are designed to not only soak up the sweat but provide enough support for bounce when undergoing an active lifestyle.

- Do not wear any horizontal stripes, flowers or loud prints if you are not going to be comfortable wearing them.

- Be practical about what you’re wearing; if you want an outfit designed solely for yoga, look for clothes designed for the poses you are going to perform.

- Keep a realistic budget. Just because you want the best possible clothes doesn’t mean you need to break the bank right away. Many of the best yoga clothes are actually affordable if you keep an eye out for it.

At the end of the day, getting the right yoga clothing comes down to comfort and having a good fit. If you pick either a costly or less expensive brand, you need the clothes to feel good and look good. Comfort is especially important, especially if you are going to work out or take the clothes to run basic errands. Good fitting is important for the same situations as well. You will want a combination that flatters your figure while also giving you the efficiency you require when performing your poses in a yoga class or walking down to pick up some groceries.

Yoga with Essential Oil


Lately, we have been introduced with Essential Oil Yoga Flow, and it was so relaxing and fun.
We feel some things just seem to go together well. Such as: Jack & Jill, Romeo & Juliet, Yin & Yang. In my opinion, Yoga & Essential Oils have that same natural affinity that can pull themselves together for a synergistic boost unlike any other combination you have experienced!

When using essential oils in your yoga practice, you enhance the potential to achieve the following: Refined focus and mental clarity, Deepened mental and emotional grounding, Strengthened body-mind connection, Increased stamina, and Reduced muscle and joint pain and tension.

Nature can be so healing and so nurturing. Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils that are unadulterated can transport you right into the Garden of Eden. Helen Keller said for herself that “smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.”
As with Yoga, essential oils, herbs, and plant extracts have been used for thousands of years to heal and balance the body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, by combining essential oils with your yoga and meditation practices you now have a new and very powerful access to physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits.

The molecular property (small size) that enables them to penetrate human tissue and pass through cell membrane is also the property that makes it possible to smell them and take them into our bodies through the olfactory system. In so doing, the molecules not only reach all parts of the body via the blood stream accessed through our lungs, they also go directly to the brain, crossing the blood-brain barrier. This is the origination of the term “aromatherapy” where essential oils can be applied for therapeutic purposes merely by inhaling their aroma.

Both yoga and therapeutic-grade essential oils have been known to naturally decrease symptoms of stress by toning the glands of the endocrine system. Essential oils can help improve physical strength and mental focus. With various methods of application to choose from, they enhance pranayama, meditation, and relaxation. They also help cleanse and purify the body, as well as activate and balance the chakra system or energy centers. By incorporating inhalation and topical application of essential oils, you can become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, uplifted, and present during your yoga sessions.

We encourage you to try it next time, and hopefully you will love it as much as we do.


Written by:
Diane Dillingham

Balini Sports Supports the Las Vegas Health and Fitness Chamber of Commerce

Eric and Ada at Trufusion

Long time friends of Balini Sports, Trufusion Yoga held another successful event for the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce this past March.  Balini Sports participated as a sponser among fellow health conscious companies like Vitacoco, Fit4Mom and Doterra. Some of Las Vegas most influential members of the fitness community participated in some mingling, munching and Trufusion yoga, while wearing Balini Sports.

Trufusion March 20


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Yoga and Fashion As We Know It


 Dressing for a work-out has become a seriously stylish business nowadays. But it’s a long established truth that Yoga is not a fashion show. It’s not for everyone to see, it should be a deeper connection to you: your mind, soul and body in unison.


Newsflash: But Being Fashionista Is Not A Crime.

Fashion has this conflicting desire to belong, yet stand out: A form of self expression. If you’re a yogini tired of getting lost in the sea of black yoga pants, then we recommend trying sexy yoga wear in fun design.  In fashion, the mantra is never be afraid of trying on a new look. In yoga, as we seek through our inner self, our views about how we present ourselves evolve as what it should always be.

The doctrines of yoga might be aimed at the conquest of the self, but the practice of getting there, the feeling of belonging, of believing for a moment that you are fresh and new and recreated, exactly matches the promise of fashion itself.


Yoga is your timeless fashion piece. Never goes out of style, heck, even celebrities do it, people from all walks of life do it. Yoga is a way of life as Fashion is.


Fashion should go with comfort too. In Yoga Class, wearing tshirt and usual shorts will get in the way with your movement. Instead, wear a string shorts for yoga or tight yoga pants; this also goes with wearing a sports bra and yoga bra that will provide you with optimum support so you can concentrate on your pose without worrying since bikram yoga clothing like the one made by BaliniSports is specifically made from high performance fabric for stretching, sweat wicking, support all wrapped in a stylish yoga clothes for women.


In summary, Fashion might be your major best food forward, but there’s a requirement and having a great body will help you get there. Moreover, It conditions your perception about yourself, it glows, it resonates, as it is in fashion, you wear trendy yoga clothes to manifest how you’d like to be seen.


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