Behind The Scenes of Nadi X

When entering one of the factories, you are first greeted with signs of what and how this particular building implements and improves on with their sustainable practices. There are no plastic bottles allowed! Glass bottles are used throughout the entire company and are refilled with clean water and recycled everyday. Recycling is everywhere, and each employee has access to properly dispose of their waste. Even if someone forgets, the garbages are sorted out at the end of the day.

Our factories takes care of each of their employees, providing transportation to and from work. Free food is available at all the cafeterias in case anyone forgot their lunch or is trying to save! For anyone who has to work really late, they provide housing service, and of course to and from transportation.  

Healthcare? You betcha! For everyone.

Education and training is always provided to help not only the whole company but the community.These factories are constantly helping rural communities throughout Sri Lanka. If there is an area that is in need, Our factories will bring work over there. They open whole factories there, providing sanitation, electricity, education and training!

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Today marks a special day for us at Wearable X — it's our first year celebrating International Yoga Day with our newly launched Nadi X, the first line of activated yoga apparel that brings awareness to your form with embedded technology. 

We've have been incredibly lucky to work with some of the leading yoga instructors in the world to develop Nadi X, and they continue to teach us so much. In a recent workshop, we asked them to share what they felt was most special about Nadi X, and here’s what they had to say:

Aditi Shah 

“Learning proprioception - where your body is in space - is a valuable part of a yoga practice. Part of how this skill is developed is through hands-on, tactile adjustments. In group classes, I can't adjust every student in every posture. Nadi X is exciting because it offers the potential for students to learn their bodies on their own. I have been a part of this journey with Wearable X - testing everything from the fit of the clothes to the vibration sequences.”

Amy Guiliano

“As an instructor, I’m so excited to be involved in the development of Nadi X because yoga is about getting to know the small areas of your body that we sometimes forget to pay attention to. It's about using your whole body a little bit rather than one part of your body a lot! The gentle vibrations in Nadi X are revolutionary because it is the first product to support peoples practice in this way.”

Mietta Gornall

“Nadi X brings something truly innovative to an ancient and wise practice. I did my yoga teacher training in Thailand and would have loved to have had this product with me post learning so that I could deepen my practice during my travels.”

 

Feel the vibes and take your very own yoga instructor along with you anywhere you go, buy your Nadi X here

NADI X LAUNCH: COAST TO COAST

After months of preparation, we were thrilled to share the launch of Nadi X: the first activated yoga apparel with embedded technology. To celebrate, we hosted coastal launch events with hundreds of our Xperimenters, kicking off at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 31st and continuing onto NeueHouse NYC on June 1st.

Marked by rooftop yoga, good tunes & great vibes, the event gave guests a first opportunity to experience (and purchase) Nadi X. With over 800 guests in attendance, we brought together Xperimenters from all over the world to share this exciting time. Even if you couldn't make it, you can still get your hands on your very own Nadi X here

A SPECIAL thanks to our incredible sponsors who made this night a true sensory exploration: FIJI Water, Zico Coconut Water, CoCo & Co, Cava, Herradura, Jam & Ice, Harmless Harvest, Truly Spiked & Sparkling Water, Manduka, Unplug Mediation, CAP Beauty, Equinox, Holistic Hustler, Moon Juice, Perricone MD, Penta Water, Best Bar Service, Rekorderlig, Old Forester, & UrbanStems.

Let the good vibes flow!

NADI X LAUNCH EVENT: LA // NYC

The future of activated clothing has arrived with the launch of Nadi X, the first line of activated yoga wear that responds to the body. Join us for an incredible night of multi-sensory exploration featuring a rooftop yoga flow and an interactive discussion on tech and wellness.  Stay for light bites, cocktails and music - and be among the first to purchase Nadi X pants in person.

DRINK IT FOR THE GRAM

Let's be honest: We've all been guilty of Instagramming our food. And with Summer coming up, those glorious poolside cocktails give us all the more reason to pretti-fy our feeds. To help you get that perfect shot, we worked with Truly Spiked & Sparkling put together some quick tips on getting the ultimate Insta cocktail shot - even without a filter. 

GARNISHES - Take an ordinary drink and dress it up with colorful fruits or veggies. You can even freeze them to double as ice cubes! 

FLORALS - Think of snagging some dainty flowers or leaves (make sure they're edible) to dress around the ice. 

FABULOUS STRAWS - Find a bold or beautifully decorated straw to sip your creation. A black and white straw with a funky print can top off your cocktail with the perfect touch. 

And there you have it! An Instagrammable drink that's artfully delicious.  

#NADIXRETREAT: ALL THE FEELS

On the weekend of April 28th, we hosted our very first Nadi X Retreat in Montauk at Gurney's, and it was nothing short of magical. Joined by some of our earliest Xperimenters, we celebrated an early reveal of Nadi X with three days of yoga, meditation, and fun. Naturally, we had ALL the feels and are incredibly thrilled to share the official release very soon. 

Thank you all for being on the journey; we couldn't have done it without you. A special thanks to our partners at Truly Sparkling Water, Lifeway and Juice Beauty.

For those that couldn't attend: Don't worry, we got your back. Remember to become part of the Xperimenter crew - we'll be revealing something HUGE soon that you can join in on. You won't want to miss it. 

BEACH YOGA POSES

You don't need to tell us twice to ditch the studio and head to the beach for our next yoga session. Besides getting the obvious benefits of an amazingly relaxing setting, the sand is a great way to practice those poses that require a little more balance. Read on to see our favorite yoga poses to try on the beach; bonus points if it's at sunset. 

HEADSTANDS

Using the soft, pliable surface of the sand is a great way to practice balancing upright, especially when you can dig a small crevice to rest the crown of your head!

CROW POSE

Practice this arm balancing posture with a firm grip in the sand, using the strength of your upper body to draw your knees as close into your underarms. 

TREE POSE

The sand is great for anchoring your foot in and bringing your other leg to the inner thigh, as it provides leverage for your base of support. Let your tree grow!

PLANK

Soft surfaces will make holding yourself up much easier, as all your concentration can be drawn to engaging your core, which is the most important part of this important pose. 

GET THE GLOW UP: MEDITATION FOR YOUR SKIN

When it comes to centering our focus and destressing, meditation is our number one go-to. But did you know it actually has real benefits for your skin? 

Skin cells are constantly renewing themselves, and in doing so flourish when nutrition and stress levels are balanced. We've all experienced a less than amazing complexion when we're feeling especially overwhelmed, and it's no secret why. High levels of stress contribute to the onset of acne, wrinkles and dry skin. 

To manage this, wellness experts encourage daily meditation to promote healthy skin growth and cell renewal. Our bodies physically manifest our emotional and mental well-beings, so it's crucial to nourish ourselves from the inside out.  Create a soothing environment and engage your senses in calming tactile sensations like vibration, just like those found in Nadi X, and prepare to meditate to a calmer inside and out. 

So go ahead and add meditation to your daily beauty routine; both your mind and skin will reflect its amazing benefits! 

 

 

CAFFEINATE YOUR SKIN

We all love a good cup of coffee in the morning, but did you know that that java can be used for more than waking you up? Coffee grounds have naturally aromatic and antioxidant properties that help revive your skin, and as it turns out, make excellent exfoliants. To help you create your own DIY scrub, we spoke with Bluestone Lane founder and wellness expert Alexandra Stone, who gave us her surefire recipe for incorporating coffee into your beauty routine. 

INGREDIENTS (ALL EQUAL PARTS)

– Ground coffee

– Cinnamon (I have a BIG one at home from Bluestone)

– coconut oil 

– Salt (white salt is good)

– Sugar – see that this is palm sugar, it needs to be grainy, not castor or icing or white, and definitely not heavy rock sugar

– essential oils (I love orange, lavender, vanilla)

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, and rub the mixture onto your face in circular motions for 30 seconds. Rinse clean, and enjoy the afterglow! 

 

LUXURY GETAWAY CLOSE TO HOME

Just because you aren't able to take a ton of time to travel (hello jobs, we're looking at you), doesn't mean you can't make the most of a short getaway. Check out some ways to make a short few hours feel like a luxury jam-packed get away. 

TAKE THE CHOPPER - Depnding on where you live, taking a helicopter ride upstate can be the ultimate way to transport you to your destination. Luxury liners like Wings help make that happen, making the journey alone seem like a vacation unto itself. I mean... did we mention the Instagram pics you can get from this view? 

RETREAT YOURSELF - Find a luxury retreat in your area that accommodates your every need - from relaxation to wellness and everything in between. These all inclusive getaways make you feel like you're far away, especially when you're being catered to. If you're in the New York area, the Nadi X Retreat at Gurney's in the Hamptons is coming up - and we can guarantee you'll feel a million miles away right at home. 

FIND YOUR CITY OASIS - Sometimes all it takes is a simple change in surroundings to do the trick. Find a local yoga studio or meditation center with calm surroundings to plan your weekend around. For those in the NYC area, Skyting (which has an infared sauna) and WOOM are both relaxing and visually appealing options. A personal retreat can be a reality, even if its close to home.  

HOLIDAY WITH BALANCE

Let's face it: We can sometimes get a little carried away on vacation. Whether it's overeating, overdrinking, or over-anything - holidays have us feeling like taking a break from our normal routines. This is all well and good (and encouraged!), but it's important to remember to maintain the balance. 

We spoke with lifestyle maven Carrie Hammer, who gave us her list of go-to essentials for taking wellness on the road - and keeping our health regimens on point. 

Kingso Water Bottle  - This is perfect for keeping hydrated at all times (so essential). The temperature control is amazing, and it keeps drinks cold/hot all day long.  Plus, it LOOKS cute. 

Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen (SPF 50) - It goes without saying that sunscreen is an absolute MUST. And nothing under 50! I highly recommend Sum Bum because it smells amazing and absorbs into skin without a greasy texture. 

Polarized Sunglasses - Polarized sunnies are essential for protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. This includes shielding your delicate eye skin from the sun's harmful effects, as well as helping you see clearer. I personally love these Ray Ban aviators, which are perfect for summer. 

Eye Mask - New surroundings can sometimes be difficult to fall & stay asleep in, and as we all know, lack of sleep can take a toll on your mood and energy. Bring a sleep mask to help get a proper night's rest; I like this "Wake me for Champagne" one, which is always a good reason to get out of bed.  

 

MAGIC IN THE MUSIC

Jamie Pabst knows first hand about music's healing powers. As a sound and music technologist, Jamie curates sound experiences for meditation and mindful living. "Music’s impact on our brain is very real.  I believe more people can (and should) benefit from a more holistic approach to the music they hear on a daily basis," she said.    

Deep, mindful listening practices can help us achieve a meditative state by not only calming our mind and body, but by also helping us bust through the mental junk that accumulates throughout our busy daily life.  "When we are able to successfully use music as a modality for meditation, we create 'peak experiences,' which enable us to perform at our best...mentally, physically and spiritually."

Jamie mentions that music selection for stress can be subjective, and what works for one person doesn't always work for another. "The truth is that it’s really all about your personal relationship to the type of music that resonates with you and the insights you are able to glean from listening to your own personal playlist."  Fortunately, there is a general checklist that can serve as a guide to selecting your own music that can help you down-regulate to achieve a state of calm, relaxation and focus in your desired state of meditation

 

  • Ambient tones

  • Drone notes

  • Reverb synth

  • Oceanic sounscapes

  • Nature sounds (water, birdsong, etc)

  • Gentle sounds of string instrumentation, piano, vocals, etc

"The general rule of thumb is to look for music that feels almost like you can float away, but with enough grounding sounds to keep you focused," said Jamie.  

Tune in with your tunes out and enjoy! 

 

DJ DENISE HEWETT COMING WITH THAT HEAT

 

For LA-based DJ Denise Hewitt, music has always been a key motivator in life. "It's been a tool in some of my brightest and darkest days. When I DJ, I like to take the audience on a journey and both educate as well as play some songs you know and love. I look at any playlist that way. You can't overthink it and you have to trust your ear." We like the sound of that.

Check out Denise's playlist below, and feel free to follow us on Spotify for more NadiX tunes coming your way. 

 

RECIPE: BROCCOLI TAHINI SOUP

This soup will give you all the feels - and none of the guilt. Nutrition expert Mikaela Rueben gives us the rundown on how to get this indulgent bowl of yum. 

Broccoli Tahini Soup

Makes: 2 Litres

Ingredients

-2 tablespoons olive oil, separated

-1/2 white onion, finely chopped

-4 cups chopped leek — approximately 2 stalks

-1 tablespoon garlic, pressed

-1 + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, separated

-1 + 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, separated

-2 teaspoon cumin

-6 cups broccoli florets (approx. 2 large crowns)

-1 litre mushroom broth

-2 cups spinach

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 can coconut milk

-1 teaspoon lemon zest

-1/4 cup tahini

Directions

1. Put one tablespoon of olive oil into a large pot over medium heat, allow to heat up for about 15 seconds.

2. Add in and sauté the onion and leeks together for 15 minutes.

3. Add in the garlic, 1 teaspoon sea salt, cumin, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, and one more tablespoon of olive oil and stir well, allow to cook together for 7 minutes.

4. Add in the broccoli and combine thoroughly for one minute, cover with broth and heat until the liquid boils, only allow to cook for a maximum of 15 minutes.

5. Reduce the heat and add in the spinach, coconut milk, lemon juice and lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika. Stir well for at least a minute then stir in the tahini.

6. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.

7. Serve warm topped with an olive oil drizzle, a pinch of sea salt, and fresh lemon zest.

*Optional – If you like a little more texture to your soup, steam or roast a few extra broccoli florets and add in before serving.

 

LIVIN IN NADI X

If you're anything like us, yoga pants are a second skin. We shop in them, lounge in them, and pretty much live in them. So to help keep your style game on point and switch it up, we chatted with lifestyle maven Larissa May of Livin Like Larz to get the lowdown on ways to style Nadi X. We might never take off our pants again. 

Be sure to follow us on Insta at @wearablex as Larz takes over our story on Wednesday 3.22! You can also find Larz on at @livinlikelarz and her boutique agency @halfthestory on IG. 

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Throw on a sporty bomber, and even pair it with a baseball cap if you're feeling low pro. 

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Throw on a sporty bomber, and even pair it with a baseball cap if you're feeling low pro. 

GETTING HIGH ON KICKS: High-top sneakers give the pants some street style. If you're feeling a little extra, don a knotted crop-top to complete the ensemble. 

GETTING HIGH ON KICKS: High-top sneakers give the pants some street style. If you're feeling a little extra, don a knotted crop-top to complete the ensemble. 

SPORTS TO STREET STYLE: Rock a killer pair of sunglasses - I'm feeling rounded lenses right now. Throw on a leather jacket for added edge and call it a day.

SPORTS TO STREET STYLE: Rock a killer pair of sunglasses - I'm feeling rounded lenses right now. Throw on a leather jacket for added edge and call it a day.

TUNE IN AND CHILL OUT

Stress happens to the best of us, and quieting that inner voice of anxiety can sometimes seem daunting. The good news is, it's easier than you think - and to help you get in the habit of meditation, we broke it down some easy steps to get you started. Mindfulness is closer than you think; and these tips will get you on the road to inner peace. 

1. START IN A QUIET PLACE: This can be a room in your home, an outdoor setting, or any dedicated space that creates a relaxing environment. It's key to return to this place constantly during your meditation routine to form the habit of focus. 

2. SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: Visualizations are a powerful way to bring a sense of calm, so imagining objeects like a flower or the ocean can help usher in your inner peace.   

3. KEEP ROOTED: Sitting with a straight posture is the most commonly recommended body position while meditation. Relax your arms by your side, and keep your back straight and shoulders rolled back. This stillness will help center you and keep your mind from wandering. 

4. JUST BREATHE: It's important to be mindful of deep, natural breaths that lead you to a state of relaxation. Slowly breathe in and out, observing the patterns of your breath and allowing the energy to flow. 

You can meditate anywhere from 10 minutes to multiple hours - the length of your practice is determined by you and what feels right. It's important to feel physically and mentally comfortable, and be present in all your experiences. 

HOME SANCTUARY

Achieving mindfulness is more than just internal - it's learning to attach to your surroundings in a peaceful and meaningful way. To help achieve that sanctuary in your own home, lifestyle expert and bicoastal stylist Natalie Decleve gives us tips on carving out your very own meditation space. Check out her advice on creating that sacred energy, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @wearablex as Natalie does a takeover next week! 

SET YOUR TIME

"Having a set time everyday is super important to establishing space in your practice," said Decleve. "Carving out time in the morning before you read your emails, for example, is key to setting the tone of the space you choose."

CHOOSE YOUR SPACE

Finding a designated spot that's decluttered and relaxing; it could be an entire room, a corner in your home or an outdoor space. "The space should be quiet and comfortable, and could be anything from a cushion the floor or the corner of your bed - whatever feels right to you, just make it consistent" said Natalie.  

ACCESSORIZE WITH THE ESSENTIALS

Once you've chosen your spot, it's important to add elements that create an inviting atmosphere for all of your senses. "Burning candles, sage or Palo Santo wood help set the mood," says Natalie. "I personally love Modern Ritual candles, each one comes with their own audio meditation(remove practice) based on an intention." She also recommends having earbuds or meditation music nearby to center your clarity. "I love the Insight Timer app's guided meditations, or finding Kundalini kriya's on Spotify.  

Get more inspirational lifestyle insights at Decleve site, nattystyle.com. 

 

EQUINOX DETOX: SPRING INTO CLARITY

After a long winter of indulgence, your body may be in need of hitting the reset button. To guide this detox, Colombo-based Yogi Amrita Amalean offers these poses to help our bodies begin anew. 

"The traditions of yoga reach back thousands of years, widely recognized in India where people use it to maintain physical and spiritual well being," said Amalean. "It is only recently, however, that its rich healing properties have been marked in Western society - and with research and scientific principles to back data up, we today can understand more about what it does for our bodies".

Amalean urged that certain yoga postures activate the lymphatic system, which is the body’s plumbing and removal system. This activation flushes out toxins, eradicates pathogens and boosts immunity. 

Gravity also plays a role in detoxification, so inverted postures such as headstands or plow pose can be beneficial to aid in lymph movement. "This reverse blood flow is an excellent way to expel toxins from the bottom up," said Amalean. 

Try these postures below to eliminate toxins, rinse and flush out pathogens - leaving you feeling your best going into a new season. 

Legs up the wall pose: (Viparita Karani) – Lying on your back, position your bottom a few inches from a wall, extending your legs up the side of the wall. This pose works wonders to reserve blood flow, flushes out lymph fluid build up behind the knees and groins

Shoulder stand: Using a folded blanket beneath your shoulders, lie on the ground with your knees bent and feet planted by the sit bones. As you exhale, press your arms into the floor and push your feet away from you, drawing your thighs into your chest. Inhale while slowly straightening the knees, floating your heels to the ceiling until your legs are straight up. Hold for 30 seconds. 

Marichyasana twists- Sitting down with your legs straight out in front of you, bend one knee with the your foot planted into the ground. Keep the straightened leg rotated inward with the foot flexed upward, while the bent foot swings over the leg to twist over the straightened one, creating a front twist in your torso. Wrap your opposite arm around the bent leg, pressing fingertips into the floor to deepen the twist. This tones and massages the abdominal organs and improves functioning of pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.

 

 

SEXUAL HEALING

While we all recognize yoga for fostering balance and alignment, there are also many benefits that serve you intimately. The art of Kundalini yoga blends spiritual movements, dynamic breathing and meditation to build conscious vitality. This practice charges sexual energy - and has the potential to transform your intimate life. 

We compiled a Kundalini routine that will awaken you, your partner & your body will thank you for.

RECLINING LEG LIFTS

While lying flat on your back with your arms alongside your body, slowly lift your legs and inhale as they rise straight up. Slowly lower them while exhaling, keeping a very deep conscious awareness of controlled breath. Keep the legs parallel as they left and lower.  

CAMEL POSE

While kneeling, slowly raise your arms and move all the way back, arching your back and reaching for your feet. Let your head stretch as far back as it can. Breathe slowly and deeply, while keeping your thighs squeezed in towards eachother. Hold 30 seconds, and as you release to sweep your arms back slowly inhale.

THE DIVINE GRIND

Sitting in a cross-legged position with hands on your knees, begin making sweeping circles at the base of your torso. Move your navel to the front, side back and opposite side, while breathing rhythmically as you complete each cycle. This opens your hips and gets blood flowing to your lower pelvic region. 

 

JET SET GO WITH ADITI SHAH

As much as we love traveling, the stress of jet setting can leave our bodies feeling a little stressed. Between the pressure of arranging plans and long rides in airplanes, it doesn't take long before aches and pains may start to set in.

To minimize that, NYC based yoga instructor Aditi Shah offers these life saving tips to keep the stress at bay - letting you enjoy stretch the most out of your travel plans.

 

SUN SALUTATIONS

 

SUN SALUTATIONS

"I like to begin with a warm up or sun salutations. Sun salutations include alternating forward and backward extensions, energizethe body and tone muscles, organs and the spinal column," says Shah. "Starting in this way opens your body to any deeper subsequent poses."

STANDING POSTURES

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After being in the air, it can feel calming to the nervous system to feel our feet on the ground. Even simple standing postures such as tadasana, virabhadrasana 2 or trikonasana can be effective. "Be sure to distribute weight evenly through the feet, spread and relax the toes and feel the body rooting down."

DEEP TWISTS

"Travel can sometimes adversely affect our digestive systems. Twists are a great way to invigorate the digestive organs and also stretch muscles along the spine." While sitting flat, cross one leg over the other, twisting your torso in the opposite direction. This creates a deep stretch to the upper abdomen and back muscles. 

BACK BENDS

"Sitting for long periods of time can often lead to back pain, neck tension and hunched shoulders," says Shah. "Even the gentlest of backbends can help to open the chest, shoulders and throat." 

REST

Last but not least, every good yoga practice incorporates a final resting posture. Before taking on a traditional savasana, Shah suggests trying viparita karani, or legs up the wall, to ease lower back pain, relieve any swelling in the feet, reverse the blood flow in the body, and allow the legs to rest.