We often hear from yogsters how difficult it can be to bring their yoga off the mat. When we’re in our practice on the mat, we’re more likely to tune in, to remind ourselves to release, to watch our breath, to let go of judgements. Then, we step off…and are confronted by the stresses and realities of our everyday lives and that‘s about when yoga flies out the window (or off of our facebook feeds). This is why we’re such fans of books like this one right here featured in our latest YD giveaway.
365 Daily Meditations For On And Off The Mat by Scott Ginsberg presents a year’s worth of daily meditations inspired by the challenges and graces of a hot yoga practice. Ginsberg, creator of one of Technorati’s Top 100 business blogs on the web, uses the principles of yoga to offer daily inspirational meditations and jewels of wisdom with a perspective that can be easily applied to life. It’s your day-to-day guide for self-inquiry and living yoga on and off the mat. (See below for excerpts!)
WIN: We’re giving away 5 copies of 365 Daily Meditations For On And Off The Mat, courtesy of Ixia Press, a new imprint from Dover Publications with inspiring books focusing on leadership, business, spirituality and wellness. (pssst…For more information on Ixia Press, and to SAVE 20% on their entire catalog, see their ad below on this page.)
TO ENTER: Because this book is all about a daily practice, let’s take this opportunity to think of ways we can be a bit more conscious in our daily lives. Think about it. What’s one thing you do every day that could use a pause, or a touch more attention? Maybe it’s driving, or eating, or…<gulp> replying to people on Facebook? Share with us in the comments!
Giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm,
Thursday November 23 (Thanksgiving!). We’re opening it up for one more day, Monday November 27! Five lucky winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
Read a couple of sample meditations:
UPDATE: Thank you all for entering and sharing your personal goals and thoughts on taking a very necessary pause. Our winners are…Natalie, Atiya, Becky, Wendolyn and Henry! Congrats! Please keep an eye out for an email from us.