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Easy Sustainable Living Tips To Incorporate Into Your Life

Many of us want to do our part to make the world a better place, and often times this means going green. Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce our footprint and use of the earth’s resources. It can seem like an overwhelming task, but in reality, there are many small, feasible changes we can make that can add up and make a big difference. Here are a few sustainable living tips that will help you feel like you’re contributing in a positive way to our environment.

Sustainable Living Tips

  • Commit to biking or walking to work one day a week

If weather permits where you live, bike or walk to work once a week. This has so many benefits beyond reducing your carbon footprint. It saves you money from gas and wear and tear on your car. It gets your blood pumping and heart racing, getting some cardio in before work. It leaves you feeling awake and energized for your work day. Everybody wins!

Sustainable living tips

Sustainable living tips2Save and reuse your jars and glass containers

Do you buy spaghetti sauces, pickles, or drinks that come in glass containers? Instead of throwing them out when you are done, try cleaning them out and reusing them! They can be used to store food, homemade salad dressings, and cups!

  • Ditch the plastic water bottles

This one seems like a no brainer: plastic water bottles are bad for everyone. It can get expensive and inconvenient to stop and buy a plastic bottle every time you want water. And, they are terrible for our environment. Invest in a reusable water bottle and refill it whenever you are thirsty.

  • Eat less meat

This is one of the most simple sustainable living tips you can try! Eating less meat is good for your body and good for the environment. But, you don’t have to quit meat cold turkey (pun intended!). You can start slow. Try meatless Mondays, or cut out processed meat for a month, then move on to red meat. Slow change is often more sustainable than quick change, anyway.

  • Skip the napkins and utensils when getting takeout

How often do you order takeout only to find the restaurant has stuffed tons of napkins and plastic utensils in your bag? If you are eating at home, ask the restaurant ahead of time to skip out on the plastic and paper goods. This saves them money and resources, and reduces waste!

  • Carpool when you can

If you and friends or family are heading to the same area, try carpooling. It might be a little out of the way, or make your commute slightly longer, but carpooling reduces car waste and can be a lot more fun.

  • Say no to junk mail – or recycle it right away

Junk mail is a huge culprit of paper waste. If there are some magazines or catalogues you can live without, contact the organizations sending you junk mail and ask them to stop. If you are getting tons of unsolicited junk mail, you can at least throw it straight into the recycling bin when you get it to stop it from cluttering your house and ending up in the trash.

These sustainable living tips are meant to provide you with some easy, simple ideas to make a difference in your daily life and a difference in our world. Try them out and see how it goes!

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Creating a Schedule That Works For You: Back to School!

Let’s face it: life is busy. Most of us are constantly working to find balance with work, relationships, children, friendships, and more. It can be extremely stressful to go from one task, meeting, practice, meal to another and always feel one step behind. And when we find ourselves in a constant state of stress, it’s hard to enjoy the small things in life and find time for joyful, happy activities. That’s where creating a schedule comes in. It might seem overly simple, but just the act of scheduling out your days can bring you peace of mind.

How to Create A Schedule That Works For You

Find a planner that you will use.

This can make all the difference in the world. How many times have you bought a planner, excited to be organized, only to have it gather dust on your desk? Having a planner that you will actually use is the key. It might be a pretty planner from your local paper store, or it might be all digitized and synced on your smartphone. Either way, the first step is to find a planner you like and will actually use. (Aurorae Director of Marketing is partial to her Day Designer. Completely obsessed.)

creating a scheduleSet a time each week to organize for the week ahead.

In order for your schedule to work, you have to update it each week in a practical way. Set aside a weekly time, preferably on a Sunday, to look at the week ahead and plan out your time. Whether it’s work meetings, doctors appointments, social events, workouts, yoga classes, or time to relax, you are more likely to stick to your schedule if it is all laid out ahead of time.

Plan out time to relax.

Your planner should not be all work and no play. That can actually make you feel more stressed than before. So plan out time to relax! Schedule in a 30 minute walk with your dog on your lunch break. Schedule in some post work drinks with friends. Schedule in a phone call with a loved one to catch up. Schedule in time to watch your favorite TV show. This will keep you from that “go, go, go” mentality that so many of us get caught up in, going one hundred miles an hour and never stopping to rest. Plan out your relaxation to make sure you take care of yourself.

Schedule workouts and fitness classes ahead of time.

When life gets busy, often fitness is the first thing to take a back seat. But, when we are sedentary all day, our mental and physical health struggles. If you have a yoga class already scheduled in, you are less likely to skip it, even if the day is busy! Even better, you can sign up and pay for the classes you want to take that week ahead of time to hold yourself even more accountable.

Cut yourself some slack.

This one is probably the most important to keep in mind when creating a schedule that works for you. Plan out your week, but be flexible. If you start to feel under the weather and need to adjust your schedule, you absolutely should. If you are too busy or tired to workout, give yourself a much needed rest day. If you need some unstructured time, put your schedule away for the day!

Creating a schedule should make your life less stressful, not more stressful, so be sure you are taking care of yourself along the way.

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End of Summer Vacation Ideas

As summer winds down, you might be getting ready for your regular schedule of work and/or school. But, it’s not too late to plan a last minute getaway to celebrate the beautiful summer and the great outdoors with your family! We made a list of end of summer vacation ideas that are affordable and doable, even if you only have a weekend to spare.

end of summer vacation ideasAurorae’s Favorite End of Summer Vacation Ideas

  1. Camping

Camping is always a fun family activity, and it can be done on the cheap! To make this end of summer vacation idea work, head out on Friday after work to any local campsite near your home. You can find close and convenient campsites by going to the Reserve America website and searching your area. You can camp in a tent or an RV, depending on your style. Bring lots of snacks, bug spray, firewood, and games to play. You can even set a family rule to unplug for the camping weekend and have everyone turn their phones and devices on airplane mode! After all, camping is a great way to unplug and disconnect from the clutter and constant stream of information we experience in our everyday lives.

  1. Head to the water

Any water will do just fine! Do you live within a few hours driving distance to a lake, river, bayou, or ocean? Take a family trip to the water and let loose! This can be a day trip, or a weekend trip if there are hotels or campsites nearby. You can relax on the shore, read a book, play games, and take advantage of the cool water. If swimming gets boring, there are a ton of watersports you can try, including paddleboard yoga, that can challenge and excite the more adventurous members of your family. Be sure to bring lots of sunscreen, your Aurorae swim towel, and lots of water to stay hydrated.

  1. Hiking

Most of us have some sort of hiking trails nearby, even if it’s not in a majestic mountain range. Many large city parks have trails and paths for walking and hiking that can make for fun family adventures! Take a trip to some hiking trails and soak up the sun. Hiking is great for people most ages and athletic abilities; you can take it slow and easy, or pick up the pace for a bigger workout. Either way, you will have a blast enjoying nature, fresh air, and sunshine.  

  1. Staycation

This end of summer vacation idea  is for the folks who just cannot getaway for one reason or another. Maybe your work schedule is tight and you only have one day off. Maybe you are on a budget and a family getaway is not feasible at this time. No worries! You can still enjoy the benefits of a family vacation within the comfort of your own home. Build a blanket and pillow fort in your living room. Pitch a tent in your backyard. Have everyone turn off their smart phones so they are focused on the family time, order pizza, play a game, and have a movie marathon! It’s that easy.

Celebrate summertime coming to a close with some family time, a little adventure, and a little creativity. These end of summer vacation ideas were picked out with simplicity and a budget in mind, so that you can enjoy them no matter what.

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Have You Ever Considered Dorm Room Yoga?

As summer comes to a close, many of us are getting ready to head back to school. Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult, especially after a long and relaxing summer. Back to school means going back to strict schedules, deadlines, studying, a cramped lifestyle and stress.

Keeping up with a consistent yoga practice at school can be hard for a lot of reasons. One, with our class and homework schedules, we don’t always have the time to fit in a class at the gym or local studio. Two, we might not be able to afford public classes. Three, we might not have room in our dorms or apartments for a big, wild yoga practice. Well, stress no more! We came up with some yoga poses that are dorm-friendly. These dorm room yoga poses are simple, but can provide stress relief, and physical relief from the tightness and tension that school often brings to our bodies.

So, lay out your mat, light a candle (if they’re allowed!), and get ready to feel a little more zen.

Dorm Room Yoga Poses

Forward Fold Pose | Help Lower CortisolSun Salutations

These are a great way to kick start your day. Start standing at the top of your mat. Inhale to lift your arms over your head, exhale to forward fold. Inhale to halfway lift, exhale to a low plank. Inhale to an up dog, exhale to a downward facing dog. Breathe in down dog for about 5 long, slow breaths. Then step to the top of your mat and forward fold. Inhale to lift back up to standing. Repeat this three to five times, depending on how you are feeling.

Humble Warrior

Being a student is hard on the body. Sitting in a desk most of the day can leave the hips and thighs feeling tight and achey. Sitting over a computer or a book most of the day can leave the shoulders feeling extremely tense. Humble warrior relieves all of these aches and pains in one healing dorm room yoga pose. Start by coming into Warrior One. Keep your front knee bent and your back foot grounded. Interlace your hands behind your back and squeeze the shoulders together. Then bow down, keeping your hands clasped, and snuggle your front shoulder into your front thigh or knee. Let the head bow down and breathe for three to five breaths. Repeat on the other side.

Seated Forward Folds

Forward folds are very healing for the low back and leg muscles. It does not matter if you can touch your toes, or barely reach your knees. Take a seat and extend one leg out in front of you, and take the other foot to the inner thigh of the extended leg. Fold over the extended leg and take five deep breaths. Repeat on the other side. Then, repeat with both legs extended out. For this forward fold, keep your knees a little soft. Notice how the muscles of your lower back will start to stretch and lengthen out, undoing some of the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Take seven deep breaths in this long forward fold, and then gently come out of it.

Savasana

No yoga would be complete without Savasana, even dorm room yoga! Lay on your back in a comfortable position with your arms and legs extended. Find total stillness of the mind and body as best you can. Set your timer for about 5 minutes. This is a crucial pose for giving your mind and body the rest it so desperately needs.

Try these dorm room yoga poses and let us know how they feel! You might just notice your body and mind feeling refreshed and rested.

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Going Back to School Stress Free

Going back to school and getting back into the swing of things can be really difficult. You might be going from a carefree, relaxing summer right into a full schedule of homework, tests, late nights, social events, and more. This can often lead to lots of school stress: feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious, which can effect our school performance in a negative way.

Thankfully, we thought about how to manage school stress and feel more in control of your mental well being!

school stressHow to Manage School Stress

  1. Make a schedule.

 

Having seemingly hundreds of things to get done, different deadlines to meet, and meetings to attend can feel so overwhelming. Keeping an organized calendar that schedules out everything you need to do is the first step in gaining some clarity. In the schedule, you can give yourself plenty of time to study and complete tasks ahead of time so you do not constantly feel like you are rushing around at the last minute. Feeling in control of your own schedule can immensely help with your school stress.

  1. Practice self care.

It’s easy to get bogged down in the “go, go, go” attitude of school. But rushing from one class to another, grabbing some prepackaged food on the go, sitting all day and night while you study can wreak havoc on the body and highlight the effects of school stress. Your body and your mind need a break in order to function properly. You know that schedule you made? You can also schedule in some time to do nothing. That’s right! Nothing. Block out thirty minutes or an hour a day to rest and relax. Treat yourself to a face mask while you watch your favorite TV show. Take a bubble bath. Make time for the hobbies that bring you joy. Self care is an important part of managing stress.

  1. Eat well.

In school, sometimes we fall into unhealthy eating patterns, not only because we are often short on time, but also because the healthy options might be limited on campus. The dining halls on campus often are full of pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches. But we know that what we eat directly affects how we feel; when we eat poorly, we feel sluggish, tired, and slow. You can make small efforts to eat more fresh fruits and veggies, even with limited options. Visit your dining hall’s salad bar. Get fresh fruit as a side instead of french fries. Get some veggie sushi rolls instead of the usual. These changes seem small, but can make a big difference in how you feel mentally and physically.

  1. Move

One of the best things we can do to manage school stress is move our bodies. This does not mean you have to be a hardcore fitness lover, either! Incorporate simple movements into your day. Go for a walk and get some fresh air. Take a yoga class at your school’s gym. Study outside in the courtyard or park. Set your alarm to go off every hour while you are studying to remind you to stand up and take a stretching break. Incorporating more movement into your day will alleviate mental stress in a tangible way.

Try these practices out next time you feel overwhelmed by school stress, and notice how your body and mind might feel a little more relaxed!

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Tips on How to Get Outside During The Workweek

This month, we are encouraging people to get outside as much as possible, whether it’s by taking their yoga mat to the park, hiking, biking, walking, or swimming. But, it’s not always easy to stop our routine and head for a great outdoor adventure, especially during the week when we have work, school, families to care for, etc. So we came up with some easy ways you can get outside during the workweek, even when you are busy, so that you can reap the amazing benefits of being outside in nature.

Get OutsideTips To Get Outside More

  1. In the morning: walk the dog before work instead of just letting it outside in the yard. This benefit is two fold: your dog will absolutely love it, and you will be getting in a little exercise before your day starts. On your walk, try to resist the urge to bring your smart phone with you to scroll through emails or social media feeds. See how it feels to just walk in silence with your dog and see the flowers, smell the morning, and hear the birds. This routine will leave you feeling refreshed, mentally present, and ready to face the day!
  2. Turn some of your meetings into walking meetings. Walking meetings are a new trend based on old traditions: walking and talking. Throughout history, walking, talking, thinking, and brainstorming have been linked; sitting down at a table to meet is a relatively new concept. Walking meetings encourages people to walk around the office, building, block, neighborhood, parking lot, etc. during business meetings. The benefits are numerous. It leaves people energized and more alert, it improves physical and mental well being, it enhances work relationships, and fosters creativity. Try it out at work and see if you feel any different!
  3. Take your lunch outside. This one seems like a no-brainer, but more and more people are taking working lunches at their desks. This can be a way to cram in more work during your day, but it can wreak havoc on your mind and your body. We need to take breaks for our health, and lunch is a great time to do it! Instead of rushing through your takeout at your desk hunched over a computer, take your food outside and enjoy a few moments of fresh air, delicious food, and a mental break from the nonstop work. Maybe even leave your phone behind and read a book! After you are done, your mind will be refreshed, and you will likely be even more alert and efficient for the rest of your work day.
  4. Enjoy some post-work day family time on your porch, balcony, the local pub or in your yard. After you and your partner get home from a long day at work, and the kids are home from school or camp, do you tend to zone out with some TV and other busy tasks such as homework or making dinner? Set aside some family time with no TV, cell phones, or distractions for you to all talk about your day, play in the yard, or enjoy a drink on the porch or patio. This short time spent outside can make such a difference in your family’s day, and can make everyone feel more bonded and refreshed.

Try any of these tips to squeeze in some outdoor time throughout your work week. You might just notice you feel reinvigorated mentally and physically! Who is ready to get outside now?

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Get Outside This Summer and Feel the Benefits of Hiking

This summer, we are all about getting outside. We are encouraging our Aurorae family to take advantage of the sunny summer weather and shake up their routines with some extra time in the great outdoors. One great way to enjoy the many benefits of being outside is through hiking!

Hiking has many health benefits that will leave you feeling great inside and out. You can access hiking areas in many ways: maybe your next summer vacation is close to the mountains, or perhaps there are some great local trails in your area that you don’t know about yet! A google search is all you need to find a place nearby. Then, you can throw on your hiking boots, some comfortable clothes, bug spray, and go on an adventure!

Four Health Benefits of Hikingbenefits of hiking

  1. Cardio Health

One of the best benefits of hiking is that it gets the heart rate elevated and the blood pumping. Hiking for cardio decreases risk of heart disease, diabetes, and strokes.

  1. It’s Low Impact.

Hiking is a low impact workout that is accessible to people of many different fitness levels. Running is normally done on concrete or asphalt at a quick pace, so can be difficult on the joints. However, hiking trails are softer, and hiking is done at a slower pace, so it’s much easier on the joints and knees.

  1. Weight Loss and Toning.

Depending on the incline of the hike, how much weight you are carrying in your bag, and how fast you are going, you can burn up to 500 calories in an hour of hiking. Let’s say you hike some trails for 2 and a half hours, that is 1250 calories! Anyone who counts calories knows that 1250 is a significant number. Also, hiking helps tone the entire body, but particularly the lower body, targeting the glutes, thighs, and quads. The calorie burn combined with the toning makes it an amazing, full body workout.

  1. Improved Mood

The mental health benefits of hiking are numerous. Hiking is normally done with at least one companion, and group exercise has been known to greatly increase people’s moods and significantly boost endorphins. But no matter who you hike with (or if you hike alone!), hiking has so many amazing benefits, including, “greater feelings of revitalization and positive engagement, decreases in tension, confusion, anger, and depression, and increased energy.” Your mood will be improved greatly by spending time outside in nature.

So, the hiking has numerous health benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. For those of us that spend a lot of time throughout working indoors throughout the week, taking a weekend hiking trip can be just what we need to feel completely refreshed and renewed.

But really, whether your chosen activity is swimming, walking, doing yoga outside, biking, or hiking, we encourage you to throw on some sunscreen and get outside and experience the great benefits of the great outdoors! 

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How Outdoor Yoga Can Change Your Practice

Ahh, summertime!! Kids are out of school, the temperatures are steadily rising, and the days are longer and sweeter. Summer is a great time to shake up your exercise routine, as well! If you normally head to the studio for your weekly, or daily classes, try practicing outdoor yoga a few times this month and see how it feels. Grab your yoga mat and head to your backyard, or your favorite park, and just flow. You might be surprised at the benefits!

5 Reasons to Try Outdoor Yoga

It’s liberating

Practicing yoga outdoors is liberating. There is a freedom that comes from being outside that is tangible: you can feel the breeze, the grass under your mat, and see the sky above you. Enjoy this liberation as you flow and stretch, and you might just feel your mood lift even more than in a normal yoga class!

It reminds you to stay present Outdoor Yoga

As liberating as it is, practicing yoga outdoors can also be distracting. Staying present during a yoga practice is hard enough even in a yoga studio with minimal distractions, so being outside can be a huge challenge. There are sounds, bugs, sights, animals, and many other distractions that could easily pull you away from your practice. So, use it as a reminder to stay present. Focus on your breath. Stay in the moment. Don’t worry what’s going on around you.

It lets you be creative

Going to a yoga class with an instructor to guide you is a great experience, but sometimes it is fun to just flow on our own. Practicing outside lets you do just that. With no teacher to tell you which poses to do, you can tune into your body’s own ability to communicate and tell you which poses it wants to do. It can be messy, and that’s okay! Does your body want to do triangle pose, and then just lay down in a mini savasana for a few minutes before continuing on? Do it! Let yourself be creative with your outdoor yoga flow. There are no rules- just do what feels good.

It shakes up your routine

Many of us get into a routine. Wake up, go to work, go to yoga/the gym, go home, go to sleep, etc. Shaking up this routine and adding in something new and unexpected can be really refreshing and fun. Take the time you allot for your workout and change up the setting with some outdoor yoga to give your routine a little break. You might feel extra refreshed and renewed from the change of scenery.

It gives you an extra hour of sunshine

Sunshine is good for the body, mind, and spirit. It has mood lifting benefits, it can trigger the release of serotonin, and vitamin D plays a big part in bone health. Outdoor yoga gives us all these benefits of sunshine, plus the many benefits of yoga, so it’s a win-win!  

So, will you try practicing yoga outside this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Healthy BBQ Recipes for your July 4th BBQ

Summer celebrations are in full swing: garden parties with delicious drinks and food, and good times with family and friends are common. Many people kick their celebrations up a notch for Independence Day and incorporate barbecue into their menu. While BBQ typically gets a bad reputation for being extremely unhealthy, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of healthy July 4th BBQ ideas out there to make your July 4th holiday party both delicious and nutritious. We’ve highlighted our favorite healthy BBQ recipes here.

Healthy BBQ Recipes for a Guilt-Free Celebration

healthy bbq recipes

Healthy BBQ Sauce from a Girl Worth Saving

Peach BBQ Sauce from A Girl Worth Saving

The one thing a barbecue needs is barbecue sauce! There are so many out there, from the simple to the intricate and creative. This healthy BBQ recipe features peaches for a natural source of sweetness that really takes the sauce to the next level. This BBQ sauce will go great on just about anything you offer your guests, from burgers, to side dishes, to dips.

Grillable Veggie Burgers from Minimalist Baker

This burger will give your guests all the satisfaction from a grilled burger without any of the negative health effects of red meat (such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease). This healthy BBQ recipe incorporates black beans, brown rice, walnuts, and spices to create a hardy and healthy burger with a texture great for grilling, which is a rare quality to find in veggie burgers. Throw some of that peach BBQ sauce on these burgers and you have the perfect healthy, delicious burger that will definitely be a crowd pleaser.

BBQ Chicken Tacos from Lovely Little Kitchen

For some meat lovers, a barbecue isn’t a barbecue without at least some meat. These BBQ chicken tacos offer a healthy July 4th BBQ recipe to satisfy those people without sacrificing nutrition. These tacos are fresh, flavorful, and easy to throw together. It incorporates lettuce, BBQ chicken, corn, and black beans into delicious and simple tacos. Your guests will appreciate this twist on traditional BBQ dishes!

Grilled Rainbow Carrots from In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Bored of the same ol’ July 4th BBQ ideas? This is one of those healthy BBQ recipes that is always the perfect side dish. It’s a crowd pleasure because it is both delicious and beautiful. Grilling carrots brings out their natural sweetness, so this dish is perfectly sweet and earthy. Carrots are also rich in nutrients such as Vitamins A, C, and K!

Grilled Corn with Honey Ginger Barbecue Sauce by Epicurious

Grilled corn is a barbecue classic. This healthy BBQ recipe spices up the traditional grilled corn by adding honey ginger barbecue sauce, making it perfectly sweet and spicey. Don’t be surprised if this dish steals the show at your party!

Using any of these healthy BBQ recipes at your July 4th party will give your guests plenty of healthy options that do not sacrifice flavor. You will all be able to enjoy the festivities knowing that your food is nutritious and meant to leave you feeling great. What is your favorite July 4th BBQ recipe for summertime parties? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Five Outfits You Can Wear This Summer to Pair with Your Yoga Mat Flip Flops

The summertime is a fun time to dress up in some of your favorite flirty outfits or dress down casually for work. One of the hottest accessory items these days during the summer, and year-round in beach cities, are yoga mat flip flops made from real yoga mat material. Nothing says comfort and style like a pair of real yoga mat flip flops. Aurorae actually sells two different styles that we think you’ll look fantastic in when you match your outfit with flip flops.

Five Summer Styles to Pair With Yoga Mat Flip Flops

1) The “Beaching at Night” Look

When you’re heading to the beach for the summer, you want to make sure you have a number of outfits available for the evening. Depending on your age range and what you enjoy doing, if you plan to head out to a club or a bar, you’ll look fantastic in a cute mini skirt, and a pair of slim yoga mat flip flops to match. They’re so comfortable on your feet that you can dance the night away without the blisters! yoga mat flip flops

2) The “Summer Friday Casual” Look

Some offices give their employees the luxury of banking enough hours during the week that they get to take a half day on Fridays. Sometimes these are called “Summer Fridays.” I can personally say I’ve enjoyed it in the past! In addition to this perk, we were able to wear any outfit with flip flops and no one would say a word to us. So, a nice casual, but classy, dress or even some cargo shorts (for men) paired with flip flops was the perfect outfit to get ready for a summer weekend.

3) The “I Just Came from the Pool” Look

Board shorts or a tankini with a sarong. Sunglasses. Sunscreen. Yoga Flip Flops. And your swim towel. That’s all you need for this outfit! If you’ve just come from the pool, then you’re striving for minimalism. But, you want to make sure you protect those bare feet of yours from the heat of the concrete or gravel so a nice comfortable pair of flip flops should do the trick. They’re easy to wash so trekking around in some dirty waters or the dirty parking lot won’t harm them one bit.

4) The “Happy Hour at Sunset” Look

When the weather is nice, we want to spend our time outdoors! That means we don’t want to go home after work, but rather we want to meet up with friends for a happy hour cocktail or two. Kick off those work heels and slip on a pair of slim yoga mat flip flops that will easily match your business casual outfit for the happy hour look. Come for the discounts and stay for the company! You’ll feel completely relaxed without having to change your whole outfit.

5) The “Yoga Class & Lunch” Look

With the trend of fashionable athletic wear taking off, going to yoga or to the gym does not mean leaving all fashion behind. Pair your yoga mat flip flops with some cute yoga clothes to feel comfortable and stylish to and from your practice. The flip flops are made from real EVA-foam yoga mats, so when you step off your mat and back into your flip flops after you practice, you’ll still feel that relaxed and peaceful feeling.

What is your favorite way to dress during the summer? Have you considered pairing your outfit with flip flops? If you’re interested in seeing what Aurorae has to offer, take a peek here.

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