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Free Yoga Music Download!!!

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My Face book post from yogajournal.com shared this with me and its followers today! If you are interested please check it out. Who doesn’t like free music!

 

My Yoga play list is coming later this week…after all these exams…. 🙂

 

Happy Monday!

 

Free Yoga Music Download.

Jade Yoga mat

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Well my little vacation is over in Las Vegas for now (even tho I wish it wasn’t) but I am back to the yoga studio starting my practice again. The owner of the studio had new mats in when I got back and I was totally excited. My starter mat was a little banged up from traveling and over use.

 

I LOVE IT. I bought the Jade encore mat which is made from recycled rubber. I need to break it in a little but im not slipping and its thicker to help my knees. Perfect.

 

Only thing is you have to keep it away from the sun. it will get brittle and slick. But other than that its perfect. Check out their site! They have a lot of good stuff.

 

And if you are in a budget crunch check with your Yoga studio. Sometimes they get products at a discount.


Jade Yoga Mat

Lavender- A natural way to help relax

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Even in my first semester of pharmacy school, we were starting to learn about the benefits of natural products as well as the traditional pills you are used to getting from your pharmacist. This is exactly the kind of education I was looking to get and one of the main reasons I wanted to go this school (there is a full herb garden out side…)

Anyway as I head back to school in a few days, I want to find ways to help keep  my stress down. Obviously the  Yoga is going to be a HUGE help but sometimes with three exams, work and internships I need some help getting to sleep. We learned that Lavender contains a compound that acts in the same way Xanax would (obviously not as intensely but a similar smaller effect). Here are some other benefits that I found on organicfacts.net:

Nervous System: Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves. Therefore, it helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity.

Sleep: Lavender essential oil induces sleep and hence it is often recommended for insomnia.

Pain Relief: Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains including those caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago. A regular massage with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.

Urine Flow: Lavender essential oil is good for urinary disorders as it stimulates urine production. It helps in restoring hormonal balance and reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder. It also reduces any associated cramps.

Respiratory Disorders: Lavender oil is extensively used for various respiratory problems including throat infections, flu, cough, cold, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, whooping cough, laryngitis, and tonsillitis. The oil is either used in the form of vapor or applied on the skin of neck, chest and back. It is also added in many vaporizers and inhalers used for cold and coughs.

Hair Care: Lavender essential oil is useful for the hair care as it can be very effective on lice and lice eggs or nits.

Blood Circulation: Lavender essential oil is also good for improving blood circulation in the body. It also lowers blood pressure and is used for hypertension.

Digestion: Lavender oil is useful for digestion as it increases the mobility of the intestine. The oil also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.

Immunity: Regular use of lavender essential oil provides resistance to diseases.

Skin Care: The health benefits of lavender oil for the skin can be attributed to its antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammations. It heals wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns rapidly as it aids in the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is added to chamomile to treat eczema.

Check out the link on the side for info about other organic products as well!

 

 

The perfect to and from yoga class jacket!

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Stride Jacket*BR

First let me say that Lululemon is one of my favorite stores ever and wish I could have one of everything they have. Literally.

I saw this jacket on-line since I unfortunately do not have local store in Va. I called my boyfriend and told him me MUST go get this jacket as soon as I get into town. Lucky for me he ran out and got it for me as a present.

This jacket is quite possibly one of the most comfortable things I have had on in a while. This particular version is a little more lined so it is perfect for running from home to a yoga class or from work to a yoga class. It zippers up to protect your neck in the wind and the hood comes forward enough to protect your face in the rain with still being able to see where you are going. The thumb holes are great and the zipper doubles as an emergency hair tie if you find you forgot yours when you get to your yoga class.

The length is longer so for me that is great since I will most likely wear it with tights to class. It is a little more in the expensive side (the more lined version is 128.00 in the store) but it is very much worth it.

Lululemon is an amazing store for Yoga clothes and accessories. I plan on going back to buy a new mat with the money I didn’t have to spend on this jacket 🙂

 

Here is a link to the website:

http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-jackets-and-hoodies/Stride-Jacket-Brushed-28634?cc=9528&skuId=3427531&catId=women-jackets-and-hoodies

Happy shopping!!

 

-Jess