It’s nearing the end of the first month of 2012 already! And we’d like to remind you in this roller coaster whirlwind of tornado-asana we call life, that it’s just as important to nurture your Yin along with your Yang.
There are just some days when thinking about getting on your mat for several rounds of Surya A and Surya B conjure up visions of torture tactics rather than methods of feelgoodness. Ugh. We know the feeling.
Even still, we may have a hard time slowing things down and taking that time out we so rightly need to chill and relax. Which is why we’re so thankful for restorative yoga and practical resources like Judith Hanson Lasater’s ‘Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times‘. And the props, oh yes, that lovely proppiness to get us in just the right zone and position.
WIN: As part of #365yoga we’re delighted to be giving away 3 copies of ‘Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times‘ by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT., a practical resource for finding your own deep relaxation for newbies and veterans alike. (courtesy Rodmell Press)
BONUS: One lucky reader will win this beautiful, handmade bolster from Inner Space Yoga. It’s truly an honor to be hosting a give away of YD pal Angela McWilliams’s gorgeous and unique creations. Perfect for meditation, yogaing, lounging or interior deco, because it’s so pretty!
TO ENTER: It’s Relax and Renew Haiku time! NYC Resident Restorative Yoga Maven, Jillian Pransky reminds us, “Tension is who we want to be, relaxation is who we are.” Tell us, in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5, what helps to bring you back from the brink of tension and stress to a state of relaxation and to who you are (yoga-fied or not).
snuggled on bolster
hot tea brewing, inhaling
love, exhale relax.
3 ways to enter:
1. Post in the comments here.
Entries open until 11:59pm January 31st. A winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE! The wait is over. Congrats to Bill K and Deirdre R for winning a copy of the book! And a huge congrats goes to Lisa ~ Fat Yogini for winning a copy of the book AND the beautiful bolster. Yay! Thank you to all for your inspiring haikus, in whatever form they ended up 🙂
May you find yourself relaxed and renewed again and again.
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