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INTRODUCING BALA BANGLES

For thousands of years, yogic techniques have been used to strengthen the body and calm the mind. Unlike exercises solely focused on brute strength, yoga is not simply about repetition but form and elongation. 

While traditional dumbbells are often used in classes, they limit the full expression of your pose and practice. And interrupt your flow each and every time you pick them up or put them down.

Bala Bangles are the world's first yoga weight.

At just one pound a piece they add a constant but comfortable resistance to your flow, helping to build strength and balance over time.

The practice of yoga has a unique power to unite the body and mind.

Not unlike a ballerina, a skilled yogi has expressive hands and complete control of breath and body.

THE AGE-OLD PROBLEM

There's only so much time in the day. For many, yoga is a scheduled-based workout. You get off work. You look for a local class at your level. But often, the only available class is a C1. With only so much time in the day, you want to make the most of your workout.

The weights of old are not suited for yoga. Traditional dumbbells build strength. But they're at odds with the fundamentals of yoga – they prevent you from using your hands. While they intensify your workout in some ways, they limit it in others. 

Then there's the old-school wrist weights from the 80s. The neoprene casing filled with iron filing were clunky and loose. And in desperate need of an upgrade.

The design challenge was twofold. First, we needed to develop a comfortable one-size-fits-all solution that wouldn't slip or slide. But it also had to look great.

THE PERFECT SOLUTION

Just enough weight. Generally speaking, balance is achieved through sustained resistance vs. short bursts of activity. Bala Bangles are just a single pound each, the equivalent of a can of beans. But – over the duration of an hour-long class – you'll feel their effect. And – over the course of weeks of use – feel stronger as a result. 

For casual and avid yogis alike. Men and women. Wear them on your wrists. Wear them on your ankles.  

THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

We enlisted the help of an industrial designer to bring our vision to life, iterating the design and testing a wide range of materials. 

From the very first sketch to the final 3D renderings, it was critical that they be tailor-made for yoga. So couldn't pinch, slide, or restrict movement in any way, shape, or form. 

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With the designs in hand, we sourced a manufacturing partner to develop the first prototype.

THE FEATURES

Bala Bangles are meticulously designed with high-quality fitness materials.

  • Cast-iron. Each bar has a custom-molded cast-iron insert, the same material you'd find in a gym.
  • Silicone. The medical-grade silicone skin makes them resistant to sweat and dishwasher safe.
  • Elastic. With a one-sized-fits-all elastic binding, they are comfy, ergonomic, and won’t slip. Not even a little. 

The result is a comfortable and attractive yoga weight – the world's first. 

WHY BALA?

  • The perfect travel companion. Stay fit while traveling. Relatively lightweight and easy to carry. 
  • More sanitary. The dumbbells at your local studio are handled dozens of times a day. Bala is made of dishwasher-safe medical-grade silicone so they stay fresh all day, every day.  
  • Time is of the essence. Short on time? Increase the intensity and results of your workout by 2X. 
  • Not just for yoga. Wear them around the house, while hiking, swimming, or running. Perfect for any occasion. 

THE IDEA

We developed Bala Bangles on a six-month sabbatical in Asia – the birthplace of yoga – where classes ranged widely from meditative to exhausting. 

As certified yoga instructors and daily practitioners, we wanted a way to push ourselves no matter the difficulty of the class or the limited time we had to squeeze in a workout.

We wanted a product we could travel with – that would make us stronger without weighing us down.

THE BRAND

Made by yogis, for yogis. In Sanskrit, Bala means strength. We’re passionate about designing products that help you strengthen your practice – to make the most of each and every workout. 

 But Bala doesn't stop with weights. 

If the Kickstarter campaign is a success, we'll launch with two color schemes. But hope to release more colors, a two pound option, and an online shopping experience that's simple, easy, and built for speed.

THE PLAN

In the six months we've been developing Bala Bangles, we've come a long way. But we're only just getting started.  

THE TEAM

From creative development to product testing, dozens have helped bring Bala Bangles to life. 

PARTING WORDS

Time is precious. We appreciate you taking yours to consider supporting Bala Bangles.

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Risks and challenges

As with any new project, there are some risks associated with manufacturing and/or supply chain logistics. We’re working with experienced and reliable production partners and are planning for each eventuality to avoid preventable issues.

Since we want the product to be perfect, our biggest risk is falling behind schedule. We’re committed to being as transparent and communicative with our backers as possible if that were to happen.

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