Exercise · Happiness · Life · Workout · Yoga

Yoga: Good for the Soul.

Standing on the edge of my mat, eyes closed, I take a deep breathe and begin to connect with my soul.

My spirit.

My inner being.

I have been practicing long enough, that I can maintain my balance without opening my eyes. With each slow breathe I feel blanketed in peace. My mind begins to calm. Thoughts begin to fade away.

I am HERE.

In THIS moment.

Just being.

Yoga is my heart. Every morning I rise and roll out my mat to practice this ancient form of exercise. Moving through the poses, I stay grounded and connected to the present moment. My mat is my sanctuary where nothing of the world can get to me. A place to let thoughts go. For that small amount in time, it’s just me and my mat.

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Before I found yoga, I struggled to like like/accept myself. I always wanted to be something better (thinner). Numbers consumed me ~ I counted calories & macros, weighed myself every day, wrote down my measurements. I focused solely on these numbers and depending on what they were, it could either make or break my day. I focused on hard core workouts that burned tons of calories but that left me feeling, bleh!

I researched a lot on yoga because I felt like it was not ‘enough’ exercise for me. I was used to doing more HIIT training and yoga felt really slow. I read through articles and sought out yoga teachers to gain some knowledge. What I learned was that yoga was enough! Not only is it stretching your entire body but it also involves a ton of core work and body strength and depending on the type of yoga you do, you can still burn calories and get a great workout.

There are so many different types, that depending on how you feel that day, you have endless options. Some of the more popular styles include Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bikram, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga and Restorative.

Check out this article from The Daily Burn that explains what each type of yoga is:

http://www.dailyburn.com/life/fitness/yoga-for-beginners/kundalini-yin-bikram/

 

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There is a form of yoga for everyone! You just need an open space, a mat (or even just your floor) and yourself. You don’t need to be super flexible or be able to master Crow pose or headstand right away. Like all things it takes practice. Each day you step onto your mat is a chance to grow. Both physically and spiritually.

If you already do yoga I’d love to hear what your favorite type is as well as what your favorite/most challenging poses are. Thanks!

 

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If you’re anything like me, when it comes to all things beauty you love to save a buck or two while not compromising quality. I have used almost everything out there when it comes to hair, make-up and nails. Having my cosmetology degree, I get to visit ‘special stores’ and get half-off name brand products. It really is awesome! I have my favorite brands of shampoo and styling products. My make-up routine is pretty much down, but when it came to my nails, nothing ever lasted. I used to frequent nail salons for acrylics or gels but hated the damage they left behind. Plus I was having to go in every 2-3 weeks and that wasn’t very cheap. 

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Here are some examples of what our nail wraps look like on hands:

Our nail wraps come on a sheet that offers different sizes so you can be sure to get the perfect fit. Each sheet will give you 2 manicures and 2 pedicures, PLUS you’ll have some accent nails left over.

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All this for the cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts! Each sheet is $ 15.00 or $ 3.75 per application. We also offer a pretty awesome deal ~  Buy 3 sheets, get 1 sheet free. That lowers the cost of each application and you have enough sheets to last you for 8 months worth of manis and pedis. 

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Each manicure will last you for up to 2 weeks and each pedicure will last for up to 5-6 weeks, with absolutely no upkeep. Amazing, right?!!! I think so!

They are super easy to apply too! You can do them right at home, in as little as 20-30 minutes. You can start off using a blow dryer, although we do have a mini heater that I highly recommend. It distributes heat evenly and it is really quiet.

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Besides that you just need alcohol wipes or polish remover, an orange stick, a cuticle pusher and manicure scissors. That’s it!

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We also offer gels and lacquers, nail and foot care products and our newest product, Colour Cure! Color Cure is a gel/lacquer hybrid. It goes on like a polish, has the staying power of a gel, then removes like a polish (with a bit of polish remover and a cotton pad) in as little as 3-5 minutes. It’s the first of it’s kind and it’s pretty much the bomb diggity. (If I do say so myself).

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