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YogaDownload's Last-Minute Gift Guide
On December 18, 2013 in
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Okay, we may be a little biased here, but we think that a
perfect gift for any yogi or yoga-curious person in your life! Bonus: between now and December 25
, you’ll get a gift certificate for yourself for half the purchase price of the original one for free!
Who doesn't love a good board game?
isn't your average board game, though. Forcing players to decide between "two equally plausible answers to eerily difficult questions," hilarious bewilderment is bound to ensue. $24.99 is a small price to pay for such fun. Click
for Uncommon Goods' last-minute shipping options.
For the super stylin’ bicycle ridin’ fella you are so fortunate to know and love, behold the
Bike Tube Belt with Layered Chain Buckle
, made entirely from re-purposed materials. For $69, you’ll guarantee that he’ll be the coolest cat pedaling down the block. Click
for Uncommon Goods’ last-minute shipping options.
For a gift that keeps on giving, try a subscription to
: A monthly “limited-edition Box of Awesome: a story-driven collection of remarkable products from around the world.” For $45/month, you can choose the type of box, and the number of gift months you’d like to bestow upon that Renaissance man in your life. Click
for Bespoke’s last-minute shipping options.
The special yogini in your life will adore this
Steadfast Yoga Mat Bag
. Both stylish and durable, this bag is a steal at $30.
for prAna's last-minute shipping options.
Crafty gals will LOVE this
DIY Lip Balm Kit
! Do-gooder bonus: the kits are assembled by women in transitional housing in Washington DC, so that $40 will not only score you points for finding such a unique gift, but it will help women build their resumes, develop basic job skills, and participate in a structured social skills program. Click
for Uncommon Goods' last-minute shipping options.
Studies have shown that young girls lose interest in math and science as young as age 8. That special little girl in your life is more than just a princess, so skip the doll aisle this year and opt for an interactive
set. For $24.99 you could be responsible for inspiring a future engineer! Click
here for Toys 'R Us' last-minute shipping options.
That little dude who loves to build stuff will go crazy for this
K’nex Robo Creatures Set
. For $49.99, he'll be able to build three different robo-creatures! Click
for National Geographic's last-minute shipping options.
Holiday Gift Guide for Procrastinating Yogis
It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! With cash registers beeping, and everyone telling you, "Go shopping HERE!!" It's the most wonderful time of the year. . .
DIY Holiday Gift Cards
With not only holidays, but particularly Christmas very much upon on, the whole dash to find the perfect gift has surely begun. And while I can't actually help you find the present (despite the fact that I would love to), I am here to help you with make the present look beautiful.
A 2-Step Guide to Holiday Bliss: Yin Yoga & Meditation
You’re probably multitasking right now while you read this. Our lives today are so much about getting things done and going through the never ending to-do list that we forget to pause, reset and rejuvenate. Plus, with the holidays near, we may find ourselves being pulled in a hundred different directions. There has to be a Yin to all the Yang created by travel planning, gift shopping, meals, celebrations (and recovery). ‘Tis the season to be merry and nothing should dampen that spirit. Spare a little time to journey inward and focus on just being. This will surely multiply the joy of your celebrations and help in getting things done faster and more efficiently. Wondering how to put this in motion? We have a simple recipe for it - Follow our 2-step guide of Yin Yoga and Meditation, to Holiday Bliss and witness heaps of love coming your way:
The Most Important Holiday Gift of All
Throughout my 9 years as a Counselor, I have realized that the holidays are truly a very dark time for many, and it’s not just for the 15% of us in the population who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. For us, the literal dark and cold of the season itself is a big piece of the puzzle, and all of the stress of the holidays piles on top of an already depressing time. Stress and expectations run high, to-do lists become far too long, and the pressure slowly builds. Not gonna lie, it’s a big part of the reason I enjoy a warm life in Bali now! As the holidays draw closer, it seems like everyone is on the brink of explosion. Many feel the pressure of responsibility to hold family traditions together. Consumerist-driven comparison has us all in a tailspin. What is supposed to be the jolliest holiday turns into a disaster as we simply and impossibly try to keep everyone else happy. Somewhere along the way, we let ourselves slip through the cracks. What about YOUR needs? Where is the time to take care of the most important person of all? Your very own self. It’s an easy time to crack; to break; to give into the darkness. I get it. I see you. I’m here for you.
How to Meditate Regularly: A Beginner's Guide
So many of us feel stressed, fatigued, rushed and short on quality time. There are consequences for living in an overstimulated society. Sensory overload can negatively affect our physical and mental well-being. It’s vital to practice methods to reduce overstimulation when possible. Meditation can help your brain get away from the habit of excessive multitasking. For many, learning how to meditate, and where to start if you're a beginner, is the ideal next step in giving your brain some relief and vibrancy. First, it’s important to understand what meditation is. You will find many definitions but they all have a common theme; meditation is what you do with full awareness. You do not have to be seated a certain way in silence to learn how to meditate in a correct or perfect way. You might be walking or engaged in a task or hobby. If you're a brand new beginner, you don’t even need to involve of whole new set of skills, do something that is familiar to you that requires your full attention. I must also address what meditation is not. It is not about stopping all thoughts or creating a “blank mind.” Thoughts will arise and the key is to allow them to come and go without judging or clinging to them. You are actually observing the activity of your mind.
Cancer New Moon (7/4/2016)- Diving Into the Shadow: Finding Meaning In Our Greatest Gifts
Cancer finds itself in its element during this new moon. Ruled by the moon, Cancer’s watery nature is in high gear during this new moon cycle, and you likely find that your emotions are ebbing and flowing at this time. As the bearer of the unconscious, the moon and Cancer work within us to house our shadow, drives, intuition…our greatest gifts. Like the crab, we usually protect these things at all costs, when really, protection is not what they need.
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