Save on Your Yoga: DIY, Sales and Coupons

As a Yogi you are helping people stretch to health and wellness, here are some tips to stretch your Yoga studio budget with sales and discount coupons.

Whether you are a new Yoga teacher, setting up a new studio or refurbishing an existing yoga gym and have a limited budget here are four ways to save on quality yoga and stretching equipment:

 

Buy Yoga Mats on Sale Online

Instead of going to the sometimes expensive Yoga sites try other discount mass marketers such as Quill commercial office supply. They carry over 900 Yoga supplies at great prices. Top brands such as Black Mountain Products are lower priced than even Office Depot! The same black mat is $39.99 at Office Depot and only $25.49 at Quill.

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Use Discount Coupons and Get Free Shipping

Once you found a good price online save even more with Quill.com coupons. Then add items to your order to qualify for the free shipping saving even more. Save even more by both getting free gifts such as cookware, gifts, and bags. There is even a way to save more by enrolling in Quill Cashback rewards program. Sometimes after especially awesome saving stack of low price, coupons with free shipping and a free gift I feel a little guilty – but only a little 🙂

Make Your Own Props

Yes you, DIY people, you know who you are, can make your own yoga props at home.  Yoga blocks which help deep stretch postures and improve alignment can be replaced by a can of ravioli that is also 10 inches tall. You will achieve the same hard to reach pose at no cost since you can serve the ravioli to the kids after yoga class. No big cans, no problem use a large book like a dictionary for the same results. Yoga straps can easily be made by knotting together two old neckties or even a bathrobe belt to improve your flexibility. Here‘s more tips on how to make your own Yoga supplies

Buy Gently Used Yoga Equipment

There are lots of great deals on used equipment sold by studios that are closing or moving. Search on classified sites such as Craigslist in the Sporting Goods section, using the search phrase “Yoga”. In my local area, I found nearly new designer mats for $10, and bags for $5.00.  Studios can also purchase large lots of supplies such as blankets, bolsters and eye pillows at bargain prices.

 

How to Buy the Right Yoga Mat for Your Class

 

No matter whether you are a new, and an occasional yogi or a daily yoga devotee you need to select the right mat for your body to get your best results – here’s how.

Yoga mats give padded comfort between the floor and your body, especially important for your hips, elbows, and knees. Also, your mat creates your personal space in yoga classes.

Mat Materials: Most mats are made with PVA, polyvinyl chloride which helps reduce slipping and is affordable. However, PVA is not easy to recycle when you are finished with your mat. Instead, you could buy an environmentally friendly mat made from rubber that was recycled, jute, cotton or bamboo.

Thickness: While the stickiness prevents you from slipping it is the padding that will give you more comfort. Standard mats are 1/8 inch, and travel mats are thinner at 1/16 thick. For those who want more comfort and padding opt for a thicker mat at 1/4 inch thick.

Mat Length: Typical mats are 68 inches long which will be fine unless you want to really stretch out then get the super stretch mats.

 

 

 

Healthy Cookies are Big Business in 2017

2017 health trends included my favorite – the healthy cookie! Wow who knew that the perfect portable sweet snack could actually be good for you? Not only are the cookies delicious but many successful companies have been built upon these sweet treats.

Industry trade groups such as the Food Business News reported that the cookie category is the trending winner in the retail baking aisle. Up .92% vs 2016.  Baking business.com reported in its report 17 Retail Bakery Trends for 2017 as health trends in the top 10.  The total volume of baking business is $50 billion in sales annually.

Kookie Karma – Healthy Company Cookies Profile

Savvy entrepreneurs have capitalized on this trends and started successful baking companies selling health, vegan and gluten-free products.

Juli Novotny, a self-confessed health nut and Yoga teacher,  started Kookie Karma 7 years ago. In 2017 they sell over 6,000 cookies a week all without white flour and refined sugar. Here vegan, organic products are considered raw foods.  In 2004, she got her cookies and crackers on supermarket shelves in California. When the economic downturn happened in 2008 she formed an LLC and brought in a partner to get her company growing again.

Her business idea was borne of her own health problems and food allergies to soy, dairy, and gluten.  Since so few stores had food she could eat she started creating her own recipes.  After a year all of her health problems cleared up and a business was launched.

All of the Kookie Karma items only use organic ingredients and are vegan – which means they contain no dairy or eggs. She bakes the cookies in a low-temperature oven to just remove the moisture so they are still considered raw foods.

She had previously worked at a Whole Foods and there was her first customer. Expansion to other stores such as Jimdo in California then to New York, Las Vegas and across America. While she is private about her financial reports she did reveal that the sale is up 30% vs last year.

 

Top healthy baking trends include:

  • Savory Muffins – Yesterday’s overly sweet and calorie-laden muffins are out and lean, clean eating savory muffins are in. They are a mealtime muffin such as southwest corn muffins and pretzel croissants are big winners.
  • Clean Eating – Today’s educated, health-conscious shoppers demand to know exactly what ingredients are used in their baked goods.  Consumers are ingredient and nutrition focused and will pay more for products that meet their dietary needs.
  • Non-PHO Shortenings – The unhealthy fat, PHOS partially hydrogenated oils, are being replaced with better for your alternatives. Consumers have demanded healthier choices. Now bakeries are using palm and soy-based shortenings with tasty results.
  • Eclairs Comeback – The old-fashioned French eclair is making a big comeback with creative twists by talented bakers.  The classic choux pastry is filled with fruit cremes and decorated with chocolate.
  • Individual Tarts – Continue to grow in success due to their small portion control size and good looks.

 

Health + Desert Comingle

Despite everyone’s efforts at good healthy living our love of dessert is not going away. In fact, in 2017, the pie category grew 16% – more than any other category such as cakes or pastries.

 

Great healthy cookie recipe even for those who want to lose weight!

 

Botox Procedures in Las Vegas

Botox Injections treatment for wrinkles and fine lines is often seen as a very dubious and dangerous method of treating aging signs by many people. But believe it or not, Botox is completely safe and is used all over the world by women who care about their outlook. Aging signs can completely destroy the way you look and can be a confidence killer for many women in the world. You can’t stop the natural aging process but with good skin care, you can slow it down easily. But what if you never thought that aging would be so depressing and never thought of actually caring for your skin when it was still beautiful?

What About Getting Botox in Nevada?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many women and men across the globe ignore their skin only to regret it later. But there should be no regret because wrinkles and fine lines can easily be treated through Botox injections in Las Vegas. Botox injections have become a go to treatment for many people because of the effectiveness the treatment provides. In just three to six weeks nearly 80% of all your wrinkles will disappear and your skin will once again return to its youthful years, giving you a beautiful, soft, supple and young look.

Have a look here – botox by Francesca.

If someone tells you Botox is bad, don’t listen to them. Most of these folks usually have no idea what they are talking about and may misguide you. If you are in the Las Vegas area, getting Botox in Las Vegas is quite simple and easy and effective. All you need to do is arrange a consultation session with a doctor in one of the many skin care clinics in Los Angeles and go for the treatment.

Depending on your budget, there are many clinics in Los Angeles that can be both quite affordable and very expensive. Usually the expensive clinics have better equipment, better staff and is almost always headed by a very well known skin care specialist in specific areas. If you want absolute results, going to a very experienced doctor should be your priority. Don’t worry about the costs because first, they are not as high as many people make them sound like. Secondly, there is always some sort of financial aid available through the clinics. There are also many packages you can take advantage of to save money. Just whatever you do, make sure you get a consultation session booked before you completely right off the idea.

Unlock Your Hip Flexors Review

Have you ever wondered the damage you are doing to your body by just sitting down for long periods of time? Sitting is something we commonly do and it is pretty much constant in our life. But we bet you didn’t know that sitting for long periods of time can cause negative effects on your pelvic region which can result in bad blood flow, posture and even increased stress levels.

Diagram of Hip Flexor

According to ‘unlock your hip flexors’ the book by Rick Kaselj’s, something known as tight hip flexors is an extremely common problem amongst Americans. This ultimately leads to a poor posture, blood circulation problems and even cause constant back pain. You can also experience tight motion during exercises and even hormonal changes if you do not take care of the problem.

So does Rick’s program inside his book really help you solve all these problems?

Today we’ll dive in and find out…

Ricks program is certainly very effective when it comes to solving tight hip flexors. The program deals with various stretching exercises that will help you unlock your hip flexors. Once unlocked, you will experience a whole new life free of all the symptoms mentioned above.

If you have been having these problems and no doctor or medicine has helped you deal with it, its time you give Rick’s methods a try.

We picked up some tidbits of information from this authority site, which had nice things to say about it, and wanted to give them credit:

http://www.healthtransformation.net/unlock-your-hip-flexors-review/

Below are our main takeaways from the content.

  • A PDF of 63 pages that clearly and concisely explains the different functions of the hip flexors and why it is the most important part in your body.
  • It has many static and dynamic stretches that activates various muscles in your body that ultimately increases your mobility and flexibility.
  • The program is extremely simple and can be followed by anyone inside their living room.
  • Most of the stretches can be completed in under 10 minutes with great results.
  • The program also has a huge social following where you can follow what other people are doing and discuss your concerns and progress.
  • It is extremely affordable given its result oriented approach
  • The author has had personal experience with tight hip flexors and is also a certified specialist in sports injuries.

Tight hip flexors can be lethal in the wrong run. If you do not make an effort to fix the issue, at some point in your life, it will make your life a living hell. Ricks methods are known to work, so don’t wait and get your copy now.