Tuesday, March 31, 2009

YogaDirect will be exhibiting at the 2009 Yoga Pilates Conference in Toronto, ON!

Here's the latest press release about our upcoming exciting trip to the Yoga Pilates Conference:

"Hartford, CT, March 30, 2009 --- YogaDirect.com, the largest direct importer and manufacturer of quality yoga equipment in the United States, is attending the 2009 Yoga Pilates Conference and Show in Toronto, ON. The conference, which is North America’s largest yoga event, will be running April 2nd through 5th in the North Building of the Metro Convention Centre. YogaDirect will be exhibiting at booth number 421 to a crowd of over 10,000 anticipated participants from all over Canada, the United States, and abroad.

YogaDirect will be showcasing their custom printed yoga mats, blocks, bags, t-shirts, and monogrammed straps. “With the success of our custom printed equipment, we’ve seen an increased demand from new customers located outside the United States,” says account representative Emily Nichols. “This encouraged us to exhibit in Toronto. Also, at YogaDirect we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service and attending this conference presents the opportunity to meet some of our international buyers in person,” continues Nichols.

YogaDirect.com is the largest direct importer and manufacturer of quality yoga equipment in the United States. Since launching in 1999, YogaDirect has taken great pride in its’ outstanding customer service, 100% satisfaction money back guarantee policy, low prices, and high quality. For more information, please contact Shelly Ouellette at 1-800-331-8233 or visit www.YogaDirect.com."

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour!

I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow from 8:30pm-9:30pm is Earth Hour. Be nice to the earth and sit in the dark for an hour tomorrow night. Maybe take that time to meditate :)


Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring = New Plants, New Soap, New Yoga Kits!

Yesterday I went to the store and bought some tomato, pepper, okra, and basil seeds and planted them. I am pretty excited about growing them because I have never planted anything before. I have the perfect apartment to do it in too because my back porch is always in the sun. It will be great to have fresh vegetables and spices!

Speaking of things that are fresh, I recently have been on a pesticide and additive hating kick. After discovering that some of the bath products I have been using contained WAY too many chemicals for my liking, I discovered Castille soap. It comes in a bunch of different natural scents (I chose lavender) and it can basically be used to clean just about anything! I have been using it as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and face wash for the past 2 days, and I feel soooo clean! I also think it is cleaning my bathtub every time I shower as well because it leaves the room smelling so clean and wonderful when I am done showering.

And Spring is finally here! In a few weeks I will be starting a springtime fruit and vegetable fast. I did it last spring and it really got me in the mood for Spring cleaning :)

At YogaDirect, we've got these great new kits in. One is geared more for beginners and the other is for use with a Yoga Ball, but the best thing about these kits is they come with everything you need!

You can choose from either the Beginner Yoga Mat Kit with DVD

Beginner Yoga Mat with DVD Kit

Or choose the Yoga On The Ball Kit with DVD

Yoga on the Ball Kit with DVD

Friday, March 6, 2009

Getting Sick...and How to Get Better

It's official, I am getting sick. I am not sure if it is just a sinus infection or if I am getting a cold, but I am not feeling well. Either way, I have been upping my vitamin C intake and using my neti pot more often to keep my nasal passageways moist. My apartment has really dry heat pumping through it in the winter and I'll bet that is something that caused me to feel bad. Irrigating your nasal passageways with a neti pot is so good for you. You can get your own Neti Pot from YogaDirect.com

Ceramic Neti Pot from YogaDirect.com

Another way you can help battle winter colds is to eat a proper diet full of fruits and vegetables, and taking a good multivitamin really helps as well. As a vegetarian, I have found that I don't get sick that often, and when I do, it isn't for that long. And though I still haven't set foot in an actual Yoga Studio in a while (for shame!) I have been keeping up with my postures in my home. I find that the cold weather in winter makes me so unmotivated to step outside, so practicing in my home has really been the only option for me these days :) But stretching and toning your muscles with Yoga also strengthens your immune system, so Yogis are less likely to get sick! Although if there is an illness going around in your family or in the place where you work, there's really not a lot you can do about it. For me, I'll just keep doing what I am doing and hope I start feeling better soon!