Do You Namaste?
|August 16, 2012||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under FitGear, GIveaway, Yoga|
**This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered.
First, I want to thank all of you for your prayers, thoughts, and positive thoughts. My dad is recovering well and should be going home today. Fingers crossed!
It’s times like these where I need some ZEN. Luckily yoga does that for me. I have been practicing yoga off and on for the last 7 years … and by practicing I mean just that. I need A LOT of practice haha. I recently found a yoga studio here in Richmond Hill that I really enjoy. If you’re local, I highly recommend checking out Awakening Yoga. It’s small, cozy, and awesome. I have had two of the instructors so far and thoroughly enjoyed my classes.
Whenever you are participating in any form of exercise, the tools of the trade become important. Yoga is wonderful because all it takes is your body and a mat. When the folks at Aurorae Yoga offered to send me one of their mats to review I jumped all over it.
The Aurorae Yoga classic yoga mat is pretty awesome. It’s extra long and extra thick measuring at 72” x 24” with 1/4″ thickness. The extra long is something I seriously love since my legs are LONG. I am impressed that I can stay completely on the mat In order to fully review the mat I have been using it the last couple of weeks for my practice.
The verdict? Pretty good! Like I said, I was able to stay completely on the mat. The extra thickness kept my knees happy in camel pose. The only thing is that I sweat profusely in my “warm summer flow” class so I was slipping and sliding all over the place. As soon as I put my yoga towel down though I was good to go. The slip-and-slide problem is reoccurring with me with every mat so I am pretty sure I can blame my overactive sweat glands AND some #PROOF that I actually use it …
Anyone notice the pose I am doing in the second one down on the right?! That’s right … crow. The pose that has alluded me for years is now my beyotch. ;) You can also check out Aurorae Yoga on Facebook and Twitter to see their other awesome products!
To make it even better? Aurorae Yoga is giving away a yoga mat to one lucky Food, Fitness, and Family reader! How can you enter?
Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite yoga pose is.
For an EXTRA entry, click to tweet this message: WIN an @AuroraeYoga mat from @FoodFitandFam http://bit.ly/OxQUqZ #yoga #FitFluential #FitGear and leave a comment that you did.
For an additional entry, go to my Instagram (@FoodFitandFam) and find my mat photo and comment you want to win. Come back here and leave another comment saying you did!
Giveaway ends August 23, 2012 at 5:00PM EST. The giveaway is open to US residents only. I will choose a winner using Random.Org.