There are so many distractions, especially during the holiday season. There are things I need to do and things I want to do. To help me manage stress, I remind myself to stay present in everything that I do. Practicing warrior 2 helps me stay present and grounded. It is important to keep my arms extended in balance. Also, the torso needs to be kept straight (not leaning forward or back). Most importantly, always breathing!
CONGRATS TO DREW FOR WINNING THE HUGGER MUGGER PARA RUBBER YOGA MAT. The free product will be shipped to the mailing address you have provided. Please allow a few days for delivery. If you have any comments, please send it to me by submitting a message at contact us.
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Throughout my yoga journey, I've learned that focusing on the process towards a goal is important. However, it is also important to not be engrossed with the end results. Knowing that you have done your best (in your actions, intentions and thoughts) is enough. No matter what the external circumstances, we need to keep moving forward and always let our inner light shine. This is a lesson I continue to learn and relearn every day. Since I am an extremely goal oriented person, letting go of my attachments to the end result is scaring and liberating as well.
If you have not done so, please submit a comment on yesterday's blog post below before noon EST on 12/16/14 for a chance to win a new Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Mat! Good luck!
Excited to offer a Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Yoga Mat product giveaway! Please submit a comment below (include your email address which will not be posted to the public) before noon on December 16th, 2014 EST in order to be entered to the random drawing giveaway. The rubber plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia provide the material for the Para Rubber Yoga Mats. These sturdy mats are equally sticky on both sides for extra stability. These mats are natural, sustainable and renewable. Best of luck! #lovehuggermugger An email message will be sent to the winner (please make sure you submit your correct email address).
As the end of the year approaches, I have reflected on all of the wonderful moments of this past year. There were new friendships made. New destinations seen. New recipes cooked. Many miles of running. I am opening my heart to new opportunities! Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings!
I used to make do with what I have (I have been known to use stacks of books in lieu of yoga blocks). Now, I have more yoga blocks than I care to admit. Most of them were given to me as gifts or purchased on a wimp because it matched with my yoga mat. Recently, I have used the Hugger Mugger Recycled Foam Yoga block and it is truly the best yoga block for support on the market. It is much firmer than any other yoga block yet it is still gentle on the wrist. These blocks have helped me with practicing my inversion poses. I'll lend you any of my yoga blocks, but you are going to have to buy your own Hugger Mugger ones because I am not leaving these out of my sight!
The Recycled Foam Yoga Blocks are made from eco-friendly EVA foam with a recycled polyethelene film, a mulch material used in agriculture. These firmer yoga blocks combine stability with sustainability. For more information about Hugger Mugger yoga blocks, mats, towel and other yoga accessories, please visit www.huggermugger.com.
Can't wait to try other Hugger Mugger products! Feel free to share your Hugger Mugger experience in the comments below!
I am so excited! During meditations, beginners may find themselves feeling a bit achy in their lower backs (from being in a seated position for a long time). I have recently tried the Carolina Morning Designs Eco Yoga Block as a portable meditation seat and no more lower back pain! The beautiful lavender color matches with my lavender yoga mat. The yoga block is filled with buckwheat and kapok (eco friendly natural materials). The cover is removable and washable (they offer organic cotton fabric cover options!) It is firm enough for seated meditations and serve as a great prop for restorative yoga poses. I did not find it sturdy enough for inversion or balancing poses (too much shifting of the buckwheat). It is a perfect size to bring with you in your gym bag or on the go when you need to have a nice seat for meditations while traveling. Carolina Morning Designs also offer several other different yoga accessories in addition to eco friendly office furniture and bedding. For more information about Carolina Morning Designs and their products, please visit http://www.zafu.net/index.html.
I am looking forward to celebrating the end of this year. I love new beginnings although it is so difficult to say goodbye to old memories. Sometimes we need to let go to what we are holding onto, in order to reach out to grab what is in store for us in the future. Like footprints left on a sandy beach, memories stay for a little while and washes away, making way for the next.
I have recently tried the Yoga Grip Half Toe Toesox in Fuchsia. The pretty fuchsia color matches nicely with my light pink yoga mat. I love how the bottom is lined with grippy circles that help reduce slippage while practicing yoga. It does get too warm for me during a hot vinyasa yoga class. It is perfect for slow burn, Ashtanga and yin yoga classes. I think it would be perfect for aerial yoga as well (the last time I did aerial yoga, the instructor asked us to wear socks to reduce slippage from the silk hammock. I can't wait to try it out in aerial yoga soon! These socks are machine washable and made of organic cotton. The five toe design is perfect for yoga practice (and also for walking around in the winter at home without slippers). The patented grip sole works better than other grip sole system (inferior grip sole systems tends to peel off like sad stickers). For more information about the product, please visit www.toesox.com. Enjoy!
I am not a Black Friday fan. I have refrained from the massive spending and deal seeking frenzy that occurs annually. However, I do make some discreet eco-friendly purchases that are treats for my family and me. The following are some eco-friendly deals for Black Friday:
http://www.arenaturals.com - Save 20% off using code GREENBABY20
Eco Plums - 20% Off Eco Friendly Products using code NYEVE2012
GoodHomeStore - 30% off Eco Friendly Products using code BTS30
Lavish and Lime - 20% off using code TAKE20
Mighty Leaf - http://www.mightyleaf.com is offering up to 40% off their regularly priced eco-friendly teas!
Plum Organics - 15% off Plum Organics site wide through 12/1. Enter code CYBER15
RealPurity.com - From now through Cyber Monday (12/1/14) at midnight, when you use the code BLOGGERS40, you will receive 40% off any purchase from realpurity.com This great company offers many eco-friendly cruelty free organic cosmetic and skincare products.
Yes to Carrots - http://www.yestocarrots.com Save 40% off site wide on Friday using code BRIGHT at checkout. Save 35% site wide 11/29-11/30 using code HOLIDAY35 at checkout.
Yogaaccessories.com - You will receive 25% off any purchase using promo code BLACK25 at http://www.yogaaccessories.com
Yoga Direct - Save 30% off using code ECO30