I’ve been pretty dedicated to my Ashtanga yoga practice over the past four months, though there have been weeks (like this one) where I’ve had to miss out on the bendy, sweaty fun because of other commitments.
Speaking of sweaty fun, Ashtanga is a type of practice that leaves you (or at least, me), soaking wet and ready for a shower and a massage once you get home.
Though the teacher man is sometimes open to giving me a little mini-massage, I rely on a few placebo effects — and a great soap + loofah combo in the shower — to calm my aching muscles.
Moksa Kona Bar Soap works its magic thanks to organic olive oil, organic coconut oil, organic soybean oil, organic hemp oil, organic castor oil, organic shea butter and organic rosemary extract.
All of these amazing oils leave my skin slippery soft — no real need for a body oil or lotion afterward. The rosemary extract is invigorating, yet not overpowering, so as I wash up with an exfoliating loofah and this soap, I get a lift thanks to the powers of aromatherapy.
I do tend to reserve Moksa Kona Bar Soap for my post-yoga shower in order to conserve this special soap, but the teacher man has revealed to me that he’s also tried the soap. He finds it a little too slippery for his taste (he says it’s hard to wash off, but that hasn’t been my experience), but never complains at how soft my skin is fresh out of the shower. Hmmmm.
So, fellow yogis and athletes out there: Do you have a special soap or cleansing ritual for your post-workout shower? Do you like bar soaps in general, or are you more into body washes? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section.