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It’s (almost) Summer, Relax! “Relaxation Basics” by Mary Pullig Schatz CD Giveaway

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Ah the sticky sweet sweatiness of summer’s imminent arrival. We can already see ourselves lounging under the hazy sunshine, sand between our toes, a frosty beverage within reach, Matt Damon trading off between strumming softly on a guitar and hand feeding us bites of watermelon…hey, we can dream what we want! Really though, with Memorial Day at the tail end of this week we’re pretty much in the homestretch for sum-sum-summertime. Which, of course, is the perfect reason for a giveaway!

And with pitta season ready to raise the heat, why not take the opportunity to keep it cool and slow it on down? Presenting the first of this week’s It’s (almost) Summer, Relax! giveaways:

WIN: “Relaxation Basics” by Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D, author of the best-selling Back Care Basics. We’re honored to be giving away 10 copies of the CD!

“Relaxation Basics” offers progressive relaxation techniques as an aid in managing daily stress, as well as stress-related conditions and illnesses, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscular tension
  • Chronic physical and emotional pain
  • Grief recovery
  • Recovery from surgery or injury
  • High blood pressure
  • Tension headaches
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia, jet lag, steroid therapy, and sleep cycle disturbances
  • Irritable bowel and other gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders
  • Hormone imbalances and PMS
  • Electronic communication overload

In three guided sequences, she gently leads you in consciously relaxing your muscles and your breathing. Read more about it here.
Big thanks to Rodmell Press for providing the prizes.

TO ENTER: When you need to relax what’s your favorite soothing sound to help cool your jets? Crashing waves on a beach? A resounding “Om”? The hum of summer lawnmowers? Let us know!

You have until this Friday to enter. Winners to be chosen randomly and announced soon after. Good luck!

Stay tuned for more It’s (almost) Summer, Relax! giveaways later this week.

UPDATE: CONGRATS to WINNERS! if you see your name below please send your mailing address to yogadork@gmail.com!

1 – Ang

5 – lmg

8 – Sara Kirby

9 – Kate

11 – Charlotte

15 -Blissful Girl

16 – SD

18 -Dogfood Provider

20 – Nadia

23 – Chris

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28 comments… add one
  • The sound of an espresso machine machine brewing a perfect latte. With beach sounds in the background. And reggae music. I have trouble relaxing. Can you tell? LOL!

  • Erin

    Thunder and rain, the sound of a crackling fire in a wood burning stove, and silence, pure silence.

  • Carrie

    Ocean sounds, and rainstorms. 🙂

  • The sounds of silence.

    No, not the song.
    The sounds of silence.

    Bob Weisenberg

  • lmg

    Lotus pose in silence in a candle lit room. Helps me cool down and relax on those hectic hot summer nights!

  • Birdsong outside my window

  • Kimba Carvalho

    Walking along the ocean edge with sand scrunching between my toes; snorkeling mask and fins in hand

  • I like the sound of crickets. Their distant chirps letting me know they are there hiding in the grass, like little lawn ninjas.

  • Kate

    My friends always laugh when I tell them I’m a Yanni fan, but my favorite relaxation song is Enchantment. Lots of piano and flowing movement.

  • the sound of my cat purring.

  • silence

  • Jackie


  • Moi

    My kitty purrs, summer quiet, and raind… not necessarily at the same time. I actually listen to CD’s in times of need though too!

  • AW

    The soft rustling of leaves from a summer breeze
    As I listen for the faint heartbeat of of my unborn son
    My ear resting gently on the smooth skin of my wife’s belly

  • Blissful Girl

    The sound of the breeze in the leaves, the birds singing and the joyful noise of children playing. While chillin’ in my sunroom with all the windows open.

  • SD

    Early evening sitting on my backyard swing and hearing nothing but the birds and the sound of my fountain.

  • Laura White

    The pitter-patter of raindrops outside my window….

  • Crashing waves, but that’s rarely available to me. The close second is the snoring wuffling sleeping dog sounds produced by my pitt bull mix, Charlee.

  • Lucy

    Silence. No talking. No words. Maybe the sounds of the ocean in the background or even a good piece of classical music like Clair de Lune. But definitely leave out any people speak.

  • 1. Slow, simple, sensual Eastern instrumental music. Think mosaic of Middle Eastern, Indian and Far Eastern music. Perfect for yoga, soothing meditation and relaxation.
    2. If possible, listening to waves crashing…live.

  • the sound of rain beating on the roof.

  • Alan

    I usually use white noise… it’s more relaxing than it sounds 🙂

  • Chris

    Any water sounds – waves, rain, a waterfall.

  • Hi,
    I’m a music composer and I make soothing and relaxing music I’m sure you all would enjoy,
    visit my site to hear some of my work : http://sites.google.com/site/capoproductions/
    My youtube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/CapoProductionz

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    UPDATE: CONGRATS to WINNERS! if you see your name below please send your mailing address to yogadork@gmail.com!

    1 – Ang

    5 – lmg

    8 – Sara Kirby

    9 – Kate

    11 – Charlotte

    15 -Blissful Girl

    16 -SD

    18 -Dogfood Provider

    20 – Nadia

    23 – Chris

  • Magnificent website. A lot of useful information here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thank you in your sweat!

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