Hey lovely readers, I hope this first post in October finds you enjoying all things fall if you are in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere. The change in seasons can be so welcome: new colors, new smells, new temperatures, and a new approach to our practice. But let’s face it, we are all creatures of habit and some times the newness of the season causes us to slip and fall and stumble. We cannot find our footing.
Enter the Muladhara Chakra, that downward connecting, Earthy chakra which keeps us stable and rooted. Utilizing a practice that connects us with our feet, close to the ground can be such a great way to ride the waves of seasonal change. Check out my most recent MindBodyGreen post about grounding during Vata season (fall) for more tips on tapping into that Earthiness.
With all the slipperiness and unsteadiness that comes with seasonal change and the need for some sure footing in mind, I was thrilled when the crew at NamaSTAY towels asked if I wanted to do a giveaway for my awesome readers. These really cool mat towels have an ingenious flap that folds over (and stays!!) the top and bottom of your mat so they do not slide off during even a very sweaty practice. Add to the fact they are great colors and ridiculously soft and grippy and I was sold! I even used mine during my eldest elf’s baseball game the morning after a crazy and rainy night. That towel kept my Utkasana rooted and dry despite the soaking wet ground. They are the pumped up kicks for mats of the barefoot yogis!
The NamaSTAY folks have given me a towel to offer to one lucky US reader and a 20% discount to any readers of this blog for future purchases (use the unique FLYINGYOGINI code on checkout).
Here’s the skinny on the giveaway:
What: One NamaSTAY towel of the winner’s color and size choice.
When: The contest is limited to US residents only and runs from 10-15-2012 through 10-25-2012 6:00 a.m. EST. The winner will be notified in the comments, on the Flying Yogini Facebook Page and on Twitter.