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District Vision's Meditation Toolkit

The NYC-based brand has extended its range of goods for runners and active souls

by Evan Orensten
on 06 September 2017

Since rolling out their range of eyewear in 2015, District Vision has been working on more and more style-forward sports- and wellness-related goods. The latest from the brand (co-founded by Tom Daly and Max Vallot, who previously worked at Saint Laurent and Acne) is their Meditation Toolkit—a collection of items that were inspired by time spent with runners for meditation sessions before races—ostensibly extending their notion of "vision" to the third eye. The kit includes a handmade yoga block, recycled yoga mat, Mexican meditation blanket and a stool—all intended to benefit runners' mental states.

The wooden yoga block ($50) was handcrafted in California and is (thanks to its hollow nature) lightweight, but stable. Also light is the yoga mat ($80) which was made in collaboration with Jade Yoga, meaning it's made from eco-friendly 100% renewable rubber trees. It's also comfortable and comes in three colorways: green, blue or black.

Made with trail runner Rickey Gates, the meditation stool ($200) is flat-packable, meaning it can be carried on a run. Not too heavy and small enough to fit inside a hydration pack, this stool is handmade from Canadian Maple wood.

Finally, our favorite products in the collection are the Mexican Arthaya meditation blankets, which are available for $40 on pre-sale now. Handwoven by artisans in various indigenous communities in Oaxaca, these pieces are practical (can be used for kneeling and sitting on, or for warmth during restorative yoga) and also very pretty. Available in five glorious colorways—pink and orange, green and orange, red and dark blue, red and light blue, or pink and orange—these blankets don't need to be hidden away with your workout gear, and would look at home thrown over your couch.

Additionally District Vision is offering up a six-week series of free meditation classes at Manhattan's Sky Ting for runners who intend to compete in the New York marathon this year.

Images courtesy of District Vision

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