Gecko Journal: The Blog from Gecko Yoga

  • Still using a yoga towel for hot yoga? Try a non-slip mat instead

      Hot yoga, with its intense heat and dynamic poses, is a unique and invigorating practice. Whether you’re practicing Bikram Hot Yoga, Hot 26+2, o...
  • How to Cultivate a More Eco-Friendly Yoga Practice in 2024

      In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the environmental challenges ahead, it's essential to extend our commitment to sustainability ...
  • The Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Portugal

     Here’s our round up of the best 200-hr yoga teacher training programs in Portugal.
  • 10 Reasons Your Office Should Invest in Corporate Yoga Classes

    Corporate yoga classes are not only a great way to contribute to employee wellbeing , but they can help improve the profitability of your organization. Here’s how.

  • What is Accessible Yoga?

    Accessible yoga is an approach which acknowledges that each body is unique, and adapts the physical postures (asanas) to meet the needs of each individual. Learn more here.
  • The Benefits of Myofascial Release

    Myofascial release is a therapeutic technique that involves breaking up tight fascia in the body. Learn more about the benefits, and how to perform self-myofascial release with a cork massage ball here.
  • Portuguese Cork Forests: How to Preserve These Biodiversity Hotspots

    Cork forests help promote biodiversity and mitigate climate change. Supporting the Portuguese cork industry actually helps preserve cork forests. Learn how.

  • How to Use a Cork Yoga Block to Modify Challenging Poses

    Check out these 5 challenging yoga poses that can be modified with a cork yoga block.
  • The Environmental Issue With Rubber Yoga Mats

    Natural doesn't always mean sustainable. Here’s why natural rubber yoga mats are actually harmful for the environment, and what you can buy instead.
  • This is Why You Should Use a Yoga Block for Seated Meditation

    It’s well known that yoga is an ancient practice with roots in modern day India.  But the yoga practiced in the time of the Vedas (the ancient tex...
  • The Best Yoga & Mindfulness Podcasts You Don’t Wanna Miss

    Check out the best yoga and mindfulness podcasts to listen while you relax or for those big morning walks. These podcasts cover everything from yoga, spirituality, ayurveda, self-development & more!
  • 5 Reasons Why Cork Yoga Mats are Eco-Friendly

    Cork is one of the most sustainable and versatile raw materials available. Here are the top 5 Reasons Cork Yoga Mats are Eco-Friendly, and why you should make the switch to cork!