Yoga Journal is Giving Away 70 Yoga Mats

In honor of National Yoga Month, Yoga Journal is giving away 70 yoga mats. 11 mat brands are included and if you are curious what they are, check out the contest rules. If you’re ready to offer up your email, click here to enter. The contest ends September 30, 2016. Good luck! 


Hump Day Inspiration


Just a little something that I found to be very relevant to this blog.  Gabrielle Bernstein is a life coach, author, motivational speaker, etc.  I follow her instagram page and it’s full of affirmations so check it out to find your inspiration on a daily basis.

Also, tonight is the last night to enter the online yoga membership giveaway!  I will be choosing two winners tomorrow at 9 am PST so get your entries in before that time!

Online Yoga Membership Giveaway!


I was contacted by recently and was offered a gift membership to their online yoga community.  Here was the blurb they sent me:

We are the first bilingual online yoga community offering high-definition streaming videos in English and French.   MyVirtualYoga has a growing library of practices that explore various yoga traditions: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Kundalini, Pranayama, Meditation, and more.  On top of the videos, we also feature a wide range of wellness information related to natural health surrounding yoga (nutrition, internal retreats, Ayurveda, meditation, Pranayama, herbalism, aromatherapy, etc.).

The thing that caught my eye first was that they had videos in French!  I studied French for a long time and it’s also been a long time since I’ve used it but I can still speak/understand a few things here and there.  I may try to take a class in French and see how I do!  I just signed up for my membership and am excited to try it out. has also generously offered you broke-ass readers a free gift membership as well!  I am able to give away two 3-month online memberships to the site!  This is valued at $57 each and is not redeemable for cash.

It’s easy to enter.  Just list three words that describe your yoga practice in the comments section below and I’ll pick two winners at random next Thursday morning (January 30).  So if you are looking to try yoga, start a home practice, expand on your yoga related health and wellness knowledge, supplement your gym membership, or whatever your reason, enter now!

In the meantime, if you wish to follow via their social media outlets:

Facebook: My Virtual Yoga
Twitter: @myvirtualyoga
Pinterest: My Virtual Yoga

Good luck!

And…More Online Yoga Resources

YJ Online Classes

At some point, I’m thinking I might need to compile all of these resources onto a master list – perhaps on the blog?

A site like Yoga Journal has so many resources – it’s great but it leads to me being overwhelmed and overlooking all that the site has to offer.  Thanks to the most recent issue of the magazine, I caught part of an article that mentioned their online classes.  There are audio and video options – all the guided meditations are audio files. The videos can be filtered by type, level, teacher, and wellness focus.  There are a TON of videos under 5 minutes that break down poses, which has been personally so helpful for me.  BTW, Yogaglo has this too and it’s free as well.  The videos at most are 35 minutes long so it’s great for those looking for shorter practices, whether it’s to focus on a specific part of the body or building up to a peak posture.  I have definitely used these videos to help me understand poses better and get sequencing ideas for my own classes.  Many of the classes are designed by well known instructors so if you want to take advantage of their knowledge for free, check it out.

There is an abundance of online yoga resources.  And I have a giveaway for a new online yoga company to share with all of you on Friday – stay tuned!

Free Bike Light Giveaway in San Francisco

This post has nothing to do with yoga or running.  But it is health related and is for all the broke cyclists out there in San Francisco.

Through the “Light Up the Night” campaign, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority are giving away free front and rear bike lights to cyclists who don’t already have them.  Not only does this increase your safety while biking at night, but it’s the law.  I don’t know about some of you but it freaks me out biking around next to big buses and cars during the day – I would NEVER bike at night without ensuring I was visible to vehicles.

The giveaway stations will be in the Lower Haight tonight (November 21), the Mission District on Tuesday December 3, and Civic Center on Tuesday December 17.  Times for all days are from 5 – 7:30 pm.  You must have your bike with you so it can be installed.