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- Valentina's home brewed 'Protection' perfume oil: I love the handy roller and the lovely blend of frankincense, myrrh, and patchouli in this oil. It's perfect for wearing as I recover from being sick and need protection from energy around me throughout my day.
- 21 Drops natural aromatherapy 'sleep' oil: here's another beautiful essential oil that I'm going to be using constantly! I keep it next to my bed and use it in the minutes leading up to sleep. There's Palmarosa (to help diminish anxiety), Sandalwood (to quiet the mind), Vetiver (to help with relaxation) and Ylang Ylang (to encourage peace). Amazing!
- Pacifica sea foam complete face wash: I love the smell, texture and efficacy of this facewash. Makes me feel like I'm at the beach!
Most of us are tired of spending $75+ on a single piece of yoga wear. I'm so happy to see the Four Athletics brand emerging through their Kickstarter campaign. Keep an eye out - they're going to be doing big things in the yoga and fitness world! PS The diagram below shows how they are using crowdfunding instead of a traditional retail model. Amazing!
Stay tuned for the next part of the holiday gift guide... gifts to take your asana practice to the next level!
Finding awesome frames at reasonable prices can be hard. My absolute favorite place to shop online for glasses is Firmoo.com. Have you guys ever tried the site?
- A tree-pose shaped cookie cutter (!!!!) from Yummi Yogi. My holiday cookies will never be the same!
- Pumpkin spice macaroon cookies from Laughing Giraffe Organics. Delicious.
- Nasya oil from Banyan Botanicals. Great for opening up my nasal passageways so I can breathe deeply for the holiday season!
- Yogi Surprise yoga sequence series card. Loved the poses focused on self-acceptance, generosity, and serenity.
- Sibu Beauty sea buckthorn age defying eye cream. This stuff works great and helps make me feel pretty. Jess says, you're already pretty! haha ;)
- Yuni Beauty instant shower sheets. These things are genius...they're not standard size wipes - they're big! So it's actually like having a little mini shower. Highly recommend for any other yoga teachers who sweat a lot and need to run from class to class. Also, they're very reasonably priced if you need to buy more after the Yogi Surprise ones run out :)
- Breath Perception: A Daily Guide to Stress Relief, Mindfulness, and Inner Peace. This boko offers easy-to-read, helpful tools for mindfulness and meditation. Love it!
I'd love to hear your feedback, and as always, thank you so much for following along.
Finally, I'd like to invite you to stay tuned for an upcoming announcement about Sponsored Yogis 2015! I'll be accepting applications starting later this month, and I hope you'll check out the program.
Have a kick-ass weekend, and much love to you :)
PS If you missed it, the 2014 Yogi Holiday Gift Guide has some cool ideas for Christmas gifts.
GIVEAWAY! Firmoo is giving away 5 free sets of frames to Alive in the Fire readers! If you would like a pair, please leave a comment below or send me an email at aliveinthefire at gmail dot com and I'll gift you the code :)
PS Check out this other pair of sunglasses I reviewed for Firmoo a while ago. Happy shopping, yogis!
- The no-slip grip is incredible, better than any other mat I’ve used before.
- The mat is lightweight but still provides a lot of comfort. It’s amazingly cushiony for only being 5mm in diameter.
- I love the color! So fun and spring-y.
- The mat is made out of 100% recyclable PLUSfoam material. After using this mat for a long time, I can send it in to PLUSfoam and they’ll make it into new products. As they say, they’re “putting landfills out of business.” Amazing!
Today I'm excited to introduce you to Sam, one of my lovely sponsored yogis. Sam has been practicing yoga for over 8 years, in a variety of styles: Bikram, Kundalini, Dhyana, Hatha, Dahn, and Yin. She also enjoys Pilates, cooking, working out, dancing, traveling, writing, painting, photography, and learning new languages.
What is unique about me is my love for people and the ability to connect with anyone I encounter. I am an open spirit and I am willing to lay it all on the table. This characteristic easily puts others at ease, often moving them to do the same.
My ability to connect with people from all backgrounds in short periods of time is partially due to growing up as an Air Force brat and living everywhere from Tucson, AZ to Incirlik, Turkey. My friends, family and coworkers are throughout the world.
My background is in international security, Middle East, religion and sociology. I currently work for a government contractor in a typical DC job, and do freelance translation and editing on the side.