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YogDev: Yoga Mat Review

YogDev: Yoga Mat Review + Giveaway

The practice of yoga requires few supplies, in addition to an open mind, and one of those things is a soft base to practice on, while feeling safe.

One of the best things to use is a high quality, color soothing yoga mat. When I received the Yoga Mat from YogDev, it matched every quality I was looking for, as well as a couple I was not.

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YogDev: Hot Yoga Towel Review

YogDev: Hot Yoga Towel Review + Giveaway

If there is one thing I have learned as I have gotten older is that not all towels are built the same way.

When you are doing yoga, your towel needs are different than you would after a shower. After a shower, you want a plush towel that will engulf you in warmth.

When you are in the middle of a yoga session, you want a soft towel this moisture wicking. When I received the Hot Yoga Towel from YogDev, it is those qualities that immediately got my attention and made me eager to review it.

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YogDev: Yoga Wheel Review

YogDev: Yoga Wheel Review + Giveaway

yoga-dev-yoga-wheelThere is something I have noticed as I have aged – I get lower back pain more often than I would like. While I am yet to isolate the issue, I think it is the way I sit and the way I sleep at night. After a certain time in one position I find that I have a lower back pain.The one thing that helps is stretching the lower back, but getting the right angle and the right stretch can be difficult.

Since this seems to be more of problem with more natural solutions needed to solve, I have begun looking for alternatives and items that will help me optimize my stretch and my lower back.

I often mention that timing is everything and when I was recently approached by YogDev about their Yoga Wheel I thought outside the box and gave it a try for my sore back.

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Win a copy of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

Win a copy of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

giveaway-book-yogasanaI am starting my yearly clean out and with that comes some fun giveaways coming.

To launch this clean-up I am giving away a copy of Yogasana – The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses which was in the May 2016 Buddhi Box.

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BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review – November 2015 Box

BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review  – November 2015 Box

November Buddhi BoxThe truth of the matter is that we humans are only on this earth for a short time, and unless we make a impact or a change generation ahead are going to be in a worse world then now. My husband was taught a lesson in camping, that I believe applies to life  – Leave the campsite better then you found it. I think that this is really a lesson that applies to everyday life, not just once a year.

If we continue our destructive and somewhat careless lifestyles, then we are leaving a worse world for generations to come. We need to continue the kindness to others, continue to learn about things we do not understand, and pass on the good in human nature then things are going to get worse. That is one reason I look forward to my monthly Buddhi Box – these are messages that are important in the yoga world.

I recently received the November Buddhi Box and I am beyond impressed. Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to review previous boxes (click here) and they are always a fun adventure in the yoga lifestyle. The message is always one of compassion, and understanding and living a pure life.

After the breast cancer theme of last month, we are back to the familiar bright green tissue paper. This month came with 3 cardboard information cards that are in full color and on thick glossy card stock. The first card was the Yoga pose of “Scale Pose” that shows the pose in full color, as well as the benefits about the pose. These pose cards are made especially for BuddhiBox – click here for a interview with their creator.  There is a recipe for a “Pumpkin Spice Cashew Cups” that is made using only 5 ingredients that creates pumpkin spice cashew cups that are similar in shape to cupcakes. The final information card included was a box content listing and on the other side the following quote:

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy  – The Buddha

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BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review – August Box

BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review  – August 2015 Box

BuddhiBox August 2015

The sticker as you open each monthly BuddhiBox reads “Discovery. Union. Compassion.”. The reason I bring this up is that I think that with not only yoga but in life you need these 3 components. Discovery is important because you always want to be discovering your world as well as yourself. Union is needed to help unite us in a somewhat fractured world we are living in. Lines are blurred and what generations before us were taught does not necessarily apply to today’s world. Compassion is probably the single thing that can possibly unite us all, because with compassion we can discover.

Earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to review previous boxes (click here) and they are always enjoyable and grounded. The message is always one of compassion, and peacefulness and of course always yoga.

When the bright green tissue paper again greeted me I found myself eager again to tear paper and delve into this months box. This month came with 4 cardboard information cards, one acting as a manifest of the contents. The first card was the “Lotus Pose” that shows the pose in full color, as well as the benefits and possible cautions about the pose. There was a recipe for a “Iced Coconut Marley Coffee” that is made using 5 ingredients, including the enclosed coffee (coconut milk, coconut cream, vanilla extract and toasted coconut). Also, included was a card for 3 mediation downloads from the Chopra Center. The final information card included was a box content listing and the following quote:

Though her home is on the surface, She is still Universe.  – Jason Mraz

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