Center Your Inner Chi(c) in Style

Who said you can’t work out and still be in style? It can already be hard enough to push yourself to make it to the gym to achieve your new, hot, summer body. So, why not add a little confidence by looking chic in the process? Start out with yoga. It’s aimed to unite the mind, body and spirit. Perfect for before or after that stressful day at work, yoga helps you become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment and patterns of movement, not to mention you will feel like a more fit, energetic, happy and peaceful you. Here is some chic gear to get you started. –mckenzie harris

Damask Yoga Mat, $18, www.gaiam.com

The physical benefits: Creates a toned, flexible and strong body. Improves respiration, energy and vitality. Helps to maintain a balanced metabolism. Promotes cardio and circulatory health. Relieves pain. Helps you look and feel younger than your age. Improves your athletic performance.

Champion C9 Seamless Cami Bra, $17, Target

The mental benefits: Helps you relax and handle stressful situations more easily. Teaches you how to quiet the mind so you can focus your energy where you want it to go — into a difficult yoga pose, on the tennis court or golf course or in the office. Encourages positive thoughts and self-acceptance.

Everything Fits Gym Bag, $60, www.gaiam.com

The spiritual benefits: Builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others. Promotes an interdependence between mind, body and spirit. Helps you live the concept of “oneness.”

Seamless Moroccan Paisley Legging, $69, Athleta
Under Armour Form Cardio Tank, $40, UnderArmour.com

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