Today I have 3 random yoga related things to share with you, none of which warranted their own post, so I figured why not stick them all together in a random all things yoga post!
#1 –YogaVibes Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Kellie from Will Run for Ears who is the winner of the 1 year class pass!
And don’t forget, even if you didn’t win YogaVibes always offers a 15 day free trial if you want to check them out!
#2 – I caught my grasshopper!
You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote a post about how sometimes when you step out of your comfort zone you fall on your face, like I literally did when trying a new yoga pose called grasshopper. Well today we worked on grasshopper again in class and I managed a much prettier version of it!
(See how my arm’s not collapsed and my hip isn’t dropped in the “pretty” one!)
#3 – A Yoga PSA: Clean Your Mat!
To some people this may sound obvious, but I’m actually surprised at how many people I talk to who DON’T clean their yoga mat at all!
If you think about it we’re always on our mat in bare feet, when we roll it up the bottom of the mat that was on the floor touches the top and then we’ll lie down and put our face right on our mat – yuck!
To clean your mat all you have to do is wipe it down with either a mat cleaner or just a little soap and water! (Just make sure to wipe all of soap off so it’s not slippery next time you use it!) Ready for something gross? Here’s what the washcloth looked like after I wiped down my mat today (and keep in mind I do this weekly, so imagine if you never clean your mat!).
I’ve also read that some mats can be thrown right in the washing machine on a gentle cycle (however check and see if this is recommended for your specific mat, I know it’s not for mine) and then hung to dry (just don’t throw it in the dryer, that’ll ruin it for sure!).
Well, there you have it, 3 random yoga related things!
Happy Tuesday and Namaste my friends!