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Giveaway

From My Closet Giveaway: Yoga Attire

Congratulations Alyssa! You are the winner of this week’s giveaway.

Thank you so much for participating, there were so many beautiful comments!!


 

This shirt is classic. It’s great to wear around the house, to yoga, or with a pair of your favorite jeans. What’s really special to me about this shirt is that it was one of the first organic shirts launched by a big designer (Donna Karen New York). It’s a great comfy shirt, you will enjoy it.

These comfy pants are made by Inner Waves Organics. They are 100 percent organic and are made in the U.S. Whats not to love about super comfortable and eco yoga pants?

This necklace is created by The J. Stone Collection and is made from all recycled materials and sterling silver made in the USA. It symbolizes the tree of life.

From My Closet Giveaway, Yoga

I love this bag, I think it is so pretty and prefect for spring and summer. It is designed by Vine Street Market, based in Los Angeles. The company sources re-purposed fabrics and organic materials. I used it for a long time, it’s excellent to bring to farmer’s markets or the beach.

These DVDS are good to travel with or do at home if don’t feel like making it to a class. I LOVE the teacher who leads it. Her name is Nikki. I went on a very amazing yoga retreat taught by her in Ravello, Italy with my friends Woody and Laura. It was a beautiful trip and she is a very special teacher.

From My Closet Giveaway, Yoga

If you want to win the items in this yoga giveaway, leave me a comment below telling me why yoga moves you or (if just beginning) why you are going to start?  

I will announce the winner on Friday June 27th.

With Love,

Alicia

 

• LIMIT ONE COMMENT PER ENTRY. MULTIPLE COMMENT ENTRIES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. (NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, SORRY).
• THIS GIVEAWAY ENDS AT MIDNIGHT PST, THURSDAY JUNE 26
• AFTER WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED, ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLAIMING YOUR PRIZE WILL BE EMAILED.
• NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GIVEAWAY.
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  • vegyogini

    Thank you for the giveaway! I came to yoga nearly 10 years ago. Through it, I transformed my body, allowing me to find my center and my flexibility, emotionally and physically. It made me feel graceful and showed me the importance of community. I have so much gratitude for this practice.

  • Kirsten Malzahn

    I love yoga because it meets you where you are at. It’s not a competition. Whenever I’ve been away from my yoga practice, it always feels like I’m coming home when I start again.

  • Trace William Cowen

    As a full-time freelance writer, I currently have the good fortune of being able to work from home. Though this gives me a profound and truly contagious sort of joy, the reality of spending most of my time locked away in a home office can be a bit daunting! Thankfully, my girlfriend and I decided to take up yoga last year (shortly after we made the full switch to veganism). Though I’m certainly no master in the art of yoga just yet, the past eight or nine months have given me a fresh perspective – both on my writing and on my life, in general. Yoga moves me by giving me a daily “perspective refresher,” of which I am eternally grateful!

  • Sarah Dillard Wozniak

    Yoga helps me focus, makes me strong, and clears away all the nasty cobwebs. It’s THE miracle cure!

  • Valerie Atlantamomofthree

    Awesome! I would love to win these products to begin my yoga life! I am going to be starting an evening, get-ready-for-bed routine, and these things would perfect for me. Hopefully, I will love it so much that I carry yoga over into my day as well. :D

  • Monica Newbold

    Yoga not only nourishes my body, but it nourishes my soul. It also led me to a vegetarian lifestyle!

  • tania

    Yoga is a deep connection with myself and the earth around me, it helps me breathe easy and become more centered. <3

  • April Godden

    Yoga always makes my body and mind feel so much better

  • http://www.facebook.com/shortcakesstuff Amanda Wegner

    Yoga is one of the only relaxing things in my life with 3 kids running around. :)

  • Courtney

    I enjoy yoga because it centers and relaxes me while I get exercise. It reduces my stress and makes me feel great!

  • Gary Harders

    I do yoga because it helped me not have to take my PTSD medications or my blood pressure medication. Still learning the breathing. Don’t know why that’s a problem area. I think all vets should do yoga.

  • Ellen Sorg

    Ohh!! Best contest ever. Yoga moves me because it brings me back into myself–which is exactly where I need to be sometimes. It gives me the moment of inner-reflection that is necessary to move forward in all the otehr areas of my life. Love it!

  • Stefanie L. Juliano

    I went 100% vegan Feb 26, 2014 and signed up for a studio last week (it has been great so far)! Also, since Feb 25, 2013 I’ve lost over 150+ lbs and continue to be committed to my new and lasting lifestyle :) thank you

  • Ani

    I’m starting yoga because I’ve had some back/neck issues and I’ve heard that it really helps!

  • Robin

    I haven’t been doing yoga long but already I have gained so much. My body and sense of balance is stronger and easier than its been for many years. I am learning to breath, I feel like I’ve been given a new standard to live by and I am reminded to take deep breaths more frequently even when I am not practicing at that second. Also, because of the improvements I am seeing in myself, it motivates me to want to continue practicing yoga as well as find other ways to improve my quality of life.

  • Aurora Parlin

    Yoga helps keep me strong emotionally as well as physically -that’s why I love it!

  • Shannon Lord

    Yoga is my source of strength, release & calmness for this momma of two! I wish I could do it more, but I fit it in when I can & sometimes it is just mandatory! I am a stay at home mom of two; 10year old son with ADHD & Asperger Syndrome. Some days are good, some days are rough. Yoga centers me and reminds me to remain calm & thankful. I also have a 4year old daughter likes to do it with me & if I can instill this kind meditation learning in her at this age it will be very helpful as she grows. Thank you for all your kind living & loving Alicia! XOXO Sincerely, Shannon

  • Kat Kerley

    I did yoga years ago and stopped about a year ago. Laziness… I miss it soooo much though so I’m going to have to stop being lazy haha

  • Deirdre White Jones

    Yoga has helped me relax and feel more grounded, I love it!!

  • Marti

    I have been sedentary for about the past 8 years. I just started working as a personal care giver and already down 10 pounds without doing anything different, except work. I am motivated to continue moving my body – stretching – bending – releasing. Yoga will be a great part of my new life of movement and journey to a healthy body and mind.

  • Lisa P.
  • A Lamb

    I have been practicing yoga on and off again for 10 years. It’s funny how you think you can live without yoga and then when you return to a regular practice you realize you weren’t living fully. Practicing yoga is bringing your body and mind into become closer together whether you are aware of it or not. I love noticing how different I feel after a class as compared to when I went into the class. I wish more people did yoga and I wish I would do more yoga than what I do now!

  • Shannon Stephenson Swenson

    I have suffered from extreme anxiety for years. I have adopted a vegetarian diet and daily yoga practice and it has changed my life. I am a better mother, wife and human.

  • Christine Gilman

    It moves me to be present, and when I drift away, I am gently nudged back to the here and now.

  • Shel

    I was blessed to become a mom at 21 with an amazing son and at 42 was blessed with finally giving him a sibling. I’m 44 now and raising a toddler at my age has been so rewarding (and yes, at times exhausting), so I’ve learned to slow down, soak in the beauty of the world (aren’t children amazing at how they help us do that) but I often forget to take some me time, just me, to relax both mind and body. I find myself getting so wrapped up in trying to “do it all” and always place my children’s needs first (cuz that’s what mama’s do) ♥ so Yoga is a perfect medium to break away from all the cleaning, cooking, organizing, bill paying, worries and take a deep breath (or five) and reconnect with my body, my soul and clear my worries and stress. A happy relaxed mom is a healthier mom. I realized I focused so much on feeding my family whole organic foods, using natural body care and household care, that I also needed to take time to focus on a healthy mind. Yoga gives me that. I am newer to it, but it has made a difference from the start. I set my alarm a half hour earlier than I used to for the day, make a cup of green tea with raw honey or a fruit and greens smoothie, and have some me Yoga time. Those mornings are The Best!

  • Dana Emmel

    3 yrs ago, while 8 & 1/2 months pregnant for my daughter, I fell down our flight of steps… and spent the night in the hospital… they released me & said the baby was fine, but they couldn’t do xrays because I was pregnant… 2 weeks later my Emma Rose sprung forth… & my insurance was dropped… I could barely walk or move for 6 months… finally the following January I got my insurance back, and immediately went to the drs, had xrays, & an mri… finally after months and months of suffering they told me I had broken my back in that fall & they could do nothing for me except give me pain pills… I refused to except that… I’m very strong willed… and let them know that… they told me to try yoga for pain management… not so easy to do on a very limited budget… but you tube has some good videos, and my family bought me a couple dvds to follow… I have very limited mobility, I can only do a little at a time, but I’m in love with yoga… It’s so peaceful, and helps me so much… I refuse to give up. You are so wonderful Alicia… I wish you and your family a long beautiful healthy happy life… Namaste… ;)

  • Christina Malone

    As a busy CEO Mom, yoga moves me to de-stress so I can be fully engaged with my family at the end of a long day. I started yoga when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I completely credit both of my easy labor and deliveries to yoga.

  • Krystyna Meade

    I love yoga because it helps me slow down, breathe, and focus on letting go of any stress that I harbor.

  • Jill Lacasse

    I practice yoga everyday to clear my mind and replenish my soul. I do yoga to set goals for myself through challenge poses and use my time on the mat to focus on all my blessings and gifts. Through my vegan lifestyle and yoga practice in the sky, on land and in the water, I preserve my body as a temple and use my deep breathing as a way to not only benefit my health but my lifestyle. I exhale stress and hate and begin fresh inhaling goodness, grace and joy.

  • Dominika D

    I struggle with arthritis and I’m hoping that yoga will help me ease the pain. I tried prenatal yoga when I was pregnant with my first child and I felt absolutely amazing.

  • leslie

    Yoga is the perfect combination of physical and mental exercise. It challenges you to push everything else out of your mind and focus on your breathing and be in the moment.

  • Gina

    Oh my gosh, I love yoga. I’ve been practicing for just shy of 10 years and there is not doubt in my mind that it is the reason that I went vegan.
    When I took my very first in-person class, my teacher said, “There is a connection between peace and the vegetarian diet. You cannot live a peaceful life if you are ingesting pain. It’s impossible.”
    Those sentences stayed in my mind and little by little I started cutting animal meats and products out of my diet. Eventually I went vegan – two years ago.

    Yoga made me aware of my body – how I was treating it and what I was putting into it. I don’t think I would have had this awareness had it not been for yoga.

    I have decided to go for my yoga teacher training in October. I hope to spread this knowledge and maybe I can be that yoga teacher that changes someone’s life!

    I’ve documented my yoga journey for the past year on Instagram – @ginamarie_yogini if anyone wants to check it out! :)

  • Kristine

    Even after the worst day, yoga helps me to focus on what’s important and improves my mood tremendously.

  • Moya

    I had done yoga in the past, and was wanting to get restart and to lose some weight. But was told recently that I couldn’t do anything on my knees (jumping and such) that would be to stressing. So I guess i’m now a all the time Yoga girl, and think this might be a great way to get back into it!

  • Lauren Maher

    I am a beginner, but I like that, in addition to gaining strength and balance, I get the opportunity to work on my patience. Yoga is definitely a whole body/mind workout.

  • Caity Russo

    I have been practicing yoga for about a year now and it has made a huge impact on in my life. When I first started Yoga I thought how could this be a workout ? No jumping around, loud music or yelling instructors. I began going not just because it was an amazing workout I began to attend yoga for my “mind body and soul.” It has been a very healing experience. After a very rough year. Yoga helped me transition and adapt to a vegan life style. It has brought me peace of mind. As a vegan, you have concern for your health, the environment and welfare and protection of others and I found that this falls completely in line with yogic ways of living. there is a huge relationship between veganisim and yoga philosophy. Practicing yoga and becoming a vegan fit together like magnets and since I have adapted both life style changes I feel empowered. Yoga has not only made me physically fit but has transformed me inside out. Yoga has defiantly moved me in many ways, it makes me feel alive. I have learned to live in the now, to get back up when I fall, and to let go of things that no longer serve me. Hope this inspires others to give yoga a try. ~Namaste

  • http://www.itscarmen.com ≈ CARMEN ≈

    Yoga is something I REALLY need to get back into. I’ve lost a lot of flexibility, so it’d be great for that as well as just calming my entire being. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  • Kat S

    Yoga stands as an example to practice qualities that I would like to incorporate in my everyday life. I’ve learned to be patient with myself, be kind, and to love how each and every person expresses themselves.

  • Catherine Roccaforte-Probasco

    Reading this really inspired me, not just because of a cool giveaway, but because I’ve been a certified Group Exercise Instructor since 1985, and I’m waiting for direction, trying to decide if Yoga will be the next chapter in my journey. I studied Yoga at the Introduction to Body/Mind Fitness class at Moraine Valley Community College for 8 weeks in the summer of 2011. The Instructor, Nancy, is amazing. I took the class to earn Continuing Education Credits toward my renewal of my certification for AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). I looked forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays because Yoga made me feel amazing, inside and out. I’m passionate about my career, and I want to be the vessel that helps those who I encounter feel amazing inside and out as well. <3

  • Natalia Reynolds

    Yoga was a surprising discovery for me, and even though I am a beginner still, I have a lot of respect for it already. While it offers lots of benefits, for me personally, it is a must have to deal with daily stress. Also, since I am a veggie lover it only makes sense to make Yoga part of my lifestyle. It completes me =)

  • Carla S

    I am going to start yoga again because it keeps you really flexible and gives you inner peace. :)

  • Kathy Fern

    I got here through the 21 Day Kickstart program at pcrm.org. So excited to see the new me! I’ve only done yoga a handful of times, but EVERY single time, I felt a great benefit. I need to make it a regular thing in my day, and I want to eventually be able to do it without going to class.

  • Leilani Jensen

    I love doing sun salutation. It really helps everything to fall into place! And I love chanting the guytrie mantra. It helps me release he’s no
    Longer serves me.

  • Nicole Cavalea

    Hi Alicia, I have been practicing bikram yoga for 2 months now and I feel more at peace and centered as a person. It complements a healthy plant based diet perfectly. I feel complete. The Kind Diet book changed my life 4 years ago. Thank you!!

  • Amanda Williams

    I tried Piyo once, and would like to try it again. Yoga is intimidating to me physically, but I believe it could be beneficial mentally.

  • Louisa L.

    Yoga is so calming and stabilizing. I feel so much happier and steadier in my life when I practice it. Currently, I’m trying to get back into yoga after a year of hiatus. I hope to use it to ground myself, as well as improve overall health and flexibility. Plus, it’s fun. :)

  • Heather Pering

    I just started yoga practice and love it!!!

  • Jessica Mays

    I love to practice yoga because it gives me such a sense of calm. Lately, i have introduced yoga to my three year old daughter and she has taken to it so well! It excites me so much to see her “practicing” and enjoying it herself! I even bought a yoga card set called “Yoga Pretzels” (a “mommy and me” yoga activity set) and she asks to practice all the time :) I love that we can do something together that we both love and makes us both feel good.

  • Janet Muscatello

    I have M.S. and yoga helps me feel so much better. I can go to class 2 days a week and I would love to put these beautiful clothes on. Have a nice day!

  • Sarah

    Yoga is the only thing that helps ease my back pain. I love how you feel after you come out of savasana when you’ve just had a really centering workout. You feel so peaceful and balanced. Nothing can replace that!

  • jennifer

    I just started hot hatha yoga two weeks ago and I feel so much more in touch with myself and i feel more centered. I have alot of chronic injuries from the military and yoga so far has been Tue only exercise that doesn’t exasperates my injuries. It has and will continue to change my life for the better.

  • Nycole

    Yoga gives me the space & time to find freedom. Freedom from anxiety, freedom from worrying, freedom from judgement. Even when I struggle in the postures, finding that mental calm is beautiful. I’m sure my friends are sick of hearing about it haha I just want them to experience what I do:)

  • Savannah O’Hara Curtis

    I have been struggling with anxiety and OCD for most of my life and this February, my husband was in a near fatal car accident with a semi truck, making my anxiety and OCD go into overdrive. He survived, but I had a mental break down anyway. The thought of losing my soul mate and the father of my two young children was too much for me. I went to a partial in-patient program at a local hospital and they recommended yoga to help bring calm into my life. I have been doing yoga for a few months now and I feel like it, along with a vegan lifestyle, has helped me find strength and breathe through everything. Yoga has helped teach me that I can get through anything, I just need to breathe deep and focus.

  • Lindsay miller

    I’ve never done yoga but I’m trying to start a healthier way of life. I have 5 children and I’m only 31. I want to live a healthier life for me my kinds and my husband. I’ve done some research and yoga is very good for you and your body and I can’t wait to get started!

  • Tori N.

    Yoga moves me towards better flexibility and breathing with my running. I’ve been struggling with both, with regard to running, for the past year and a half. This summer I decided it was time to incorporate more flexibility, better breathing, and a stronger core. Yoga has all of that and more. Plus it just makes you feel good. :)

  • Lindsay miller

    I’ve never done yoga but very excited to get started. I’ve been doing some research and found out its very good for you emotionality and physically. I have 5 children and I want to start living a healthy life for me and for them.

  • Rebecca Davis

    I started doing yoga about two years ago. My weight and anxiety had spiraled out of control. Someone told me that yoga was a great natural de-stressor, so I gave it a try. Yoga combined with walking and eating clean have helped me to lose almost 100 pounds! Yoga saved my life and continues to move me daily to my goals of living a kind, healthy and peaceful life.

  • Jenny E

    Yoga reminds me that contentment is not in any one perfect position. Balance is best practiced when adjusting to the changes between desired states. As life, yoga.

  • nancyloohoo

    Yoga works wonders for my lower back

  • Laura

    I love yoga because it is very relaxing to me and it is a way for me to pamper myself. Most of my time is spent taking care of my disabled son and it is easy for me to forget to take care of myself, then I get a little frustrated. Yoga is a way for me to get back to my normal, centered place. I don’t think I could live without it!

  • Heidi

    I love yoga on the beach. There is an amazing connection with mind, soul, and nature that is very peaceful in yoga.

  • Heather Hart

    Yoga has helped so much with my anxiety, as well as getting my body back after hormonal birth control completely threw it off balance. I lost touch with my body for so long and there are no words to describe how it feels to have it back after practicing yoga for the last couple of years! Needless to say, I won’t be running on the hormone train ever again!

  • Danialle Birdwell

    I’ve worked out to a few yoga videos during the past 5 years of my life, but I only recently started practicing yoga more seriously within the past year and a half. It really appeals to me because it carries a deeper meaning, one of working to change you from the inside out, whereas a regular workout routine (i.e. lifting weights, crossfit, etc) doesn’t really carry a deeper meaning for me. I love yoga. Through yoga I feel as though I’ve finally started blossoming into my own unique person. <3

  • Stacy

    I’ve only done yoga a few times and love the relaxed, whole, recharged feeling I get. I would love to do more of it and those dvds would a great/cheaper way to get going again. Thanks for your blog!

  • Bianna Deig Owen

    LOVE YOGA! It has changed my life. I no longer have back and neck pain. It has helped my overall wellness and I know it has improved my body that I can’t even measure yet. :) Yay for yoga!

  • Lindsey Solano

    This mama loves yoga! I practice 5-6x per week. I usually go to my favorite studio/teacher in Boulder, CO once my little bambinos are asleep. Yoga makes me a calmer more centered and balanced attachment parent. I love how I feel my body and heart open after a good sesh. Between yoga and yummy kind food, I usually walk around feeling like I’m in a little cloud of happy bliss!

  • Christiana Scott

    I love yoga because it makes me feel so relaxed and blissful after a class. You inspire me so much and just recently went vegan and feel amazing! Best decision I’ve ever made! Your book thekindmama sits on my bedside table and i read it before bed. Even though Ive read it once before i like to still read it to remind me how important it is to nourish your body with the right foods. Im not pregnant but plan to be when the time is right…thanks to you i will be prepared! :)

  • Hope

    I’ve done yoga here and there in the past 10 years but don’t love close for daily or weekly classes. I would love to learn enough to practice on my own. It always feels great during and afterwards. It’s a beautiful thing.

  • Krista

    I am starting yoga this month as a natural, drug-free way to treat stress, anxiety, and back problems that have started to bother me. I had to have surgery this past weekend and it was a direct cause of poor posture and bad desk design at work! I’m hoping this will help me control my back problems, increase flexibility, and help me live a more relaxing life!

  • http://www.cavinelizabethphotography.com Cavin Urquhart

    It strengthens me emotionally and physically. It’s cyclical. :-)

  • Martha Lawson

    I love the way I feel after I have finished yoga.

  • Kristen

    I haven’t done yoga in about 5 years since I quit the gym after having my first son. I still exercise, but actually drove by a yoga studio today and remembered how much I loved it and the way it made me feel. Then I searched your book because I have cystic acne and heard you say how going vegan helped yours go away, and then I see this! It’s a sign that I need to start again! I loved how at peace I felt afterwards; it’s a natural high that I cannot put into words. I also still stop myself constantly and remind myself to breathe and enjoy the moment or to relax and not stress, and that’s something I learned through yoga. Thank you for this opportunity :-)

  • Jenna Albertine

    Why am I going to start yoga?: “I want to remember that no one is going to make my dreams come true for me… it is my job to get up every day and work toward the things that are deepest in my heart… and to enjoy every step of the journey rather than wishing I was already where I want to end up.” – Kathryn Budig <– recently read this and am truly inspired by this yogi! And that pretty much sums up "why" for me.

  • Laurie

    Yoga moves me to work hard to increase my flexibility and stave off the aches and pains of life.

  • Megan Martindill

    I’m looking to start yoga because I think it’ll help me be more relaxed. I’m looking forward to some time to myself.

  • Lindsay

    Yoga came to me about two years after I started living a kind life. Once I found it and disciplined myself to a regular practice, everything just fell into place and I felt an inner and outer peace that I’d never experienced before. It calms me and reminds me that I can control myself, and my reactions to the outside world. It reminds me that being kind is important, and that I can make a difference with love and light.

  • Miss B

    I recently started belly dance classes, and I decided to add yoga as well to improve my strength and balance.

  • Lacy

    Yoga moves me by allowing me to let go of my mind and just trust my body. I feel empowered to be right where I’m supposed to be when I’m doing yoga.

  • Angela

    I have been meatless free for two weeks after seeing Earthlings. I have been going to you Alicia for advice and knowledge:) I need to get back into yoga to be the best I can be and help me focus! Thank you for all that you do!

  • Mary H.

    Apart from helping me to feel great mentally and physically, yoga is also a great way for me to practice non-judgment of myself and others. I’ve been practicing yoga for 4 years and love it.

  • Jessica

    I first started practicing yoga 8 years ago at a doctors suggestion to help with an auto-immune condition. It worked, and I no longer consider it an issue, and am getting back into yoga for the second time to help with stress, and to center myself.

  • Shelley B

    Hi – I am getting older, 53 to be exact – don’t mind saying that as I feel better than I did in my 20′s and 30′s. I have practiced yoga on and off for several years but understand more clearly now than ever that I need to maintain a supple flexible body to really get the most out of each day. I want to continue my practice to keep the balance within myself and show the world that aging is all a state of mind. Thank you – Namaste

  • Lisa

    I love yoga, I began a few years its given me some flexibility back and helps keep my anxiety under control :) it can be hard to fit it in to work / family life.

  • Darren Hankner

    i would like to win the DVD’s please
    Reason is I beat Cancer with a raw vegan diet and green juicing in the past
    I have cheated and went off the diet, Now I think it may be back
    Yoga is suppose to be good for people with Cancer
    I was also born with Mild Cerebral Palsy and had 17 operations on my right leg by age 17.
    I am 47 now and can run 4 miles on the treadmill on a good day
    Please can I win the DVD’s?? I have a huge Blue Ray collection of movies

  • Steph

    I did yoga throughout my pregnancy. It helped me to stay calm and centered and appreciate my changing, beautiful body. Now with my 11 week old baby, I’m trying to find the time to keep practicing. But even ten minutes makes all the difference. Would love to win these goodies!

  • Angie Doel

    I love practicing yoga – it grounds me, calms me, and completely opens my heart. I want to commit to daily practice!

  • Linda O

    Yoga has helped keep me grounded and peaceful throughout my pregnancy. My baby arrives in a few days and I am looking forward to yoga being an integral part of my body’s healing process!

  • Lauren Elizabeth

    Yoga moves me because focusing on my breath and the moment just before closing the practice reminds me that we all come from the same place; it helps me to see people with love. :) I also like knowing that if I fall down or misalign in a position, I can always reset and adjust and try again.

  • Becky Dean

    I found yoga a few years ago and my practice has given my life a new meaning. I started out taking classes and reaping mostly physical benefits and a calmer feeling life. Now that I have a daily morning home practice I have been able to listen to my body and do what feels right day to day, rather than pushing myself in certain classes. I become pregnant almost 9 months ago and sadly took a break from home practice, due to fatigue and life just becoming more emotionally complicated. I have stared it up again, two months strong and am feeling both physically and emotionally prepared for our sons birth and becoming a mama. I know now that my home practice needs to remain with me always, I am just not me without my practice.

  • Pamela Weichmann

    I used to do Yoga before the birth of my son (now 6 months). I would like to get back into it and find some mama-baby yoga poses.

  • megan norman

    I was doing great with my practice a couple of years ago, and now, I am always meaning to get back to it, but life seems to interfere with my intentions. I do miss my practice and know that I need to carve out the time to return, but that is easier said than done!

  • Katie

    I am only able to practice once a week due to my schedule but it keeps me centered throughout my week. It gives me the tools to be a better mom, wife, and employee. Without it I feel as though I’m a boat with no oars. Just drifting. Yoga has become an essential part of who I am!

  • Jennifer

    My yoga practice not only feeds my soul but it aligns me , mind, soul and body. It keeps me more in tune with myself and the universe.

  • Womanhearmeroar

    Yoga is amazing! It is mind, body, and soul. It is an hour of quiet that you take for yourself and just breathe! It makes you feel peaceful and strong! Powerful stuff.

  • Kimberly

    Yoga was instrumental in rehabbing my lower back pain. Now that I’m pain free, I stick with it because it’s an hour and half to quiet my mind, not to mention I need to stretch myself out after sitting at my desk all day!

  • Karin

    I am a yoga teacher and feel lucky to be able to share practice with my students. Not in it for the money, that’s for sure. Would love to update my wardrobe. Old Navy pj’s are getting a little faded :)

  • Laurie Geller

    Yoga gives me the space i need to step out of the daily crush of busyness, and just remember what if feels like to be in my body.

  • MaryAnn

    Yoga moves me because it stretches me physically and mentally. I leave the mat feeling recharged but also calm & relaxed. I feel ready to handle whatever life – especially my 2 boys – throws at me.

  • Debi Cole

    I NEED to get back into yoga.I was doing quite abit up until about two years ago!! I loved it! Loved the teachers..and the friends I made and how I felt….xxoo

  • Judy

    I want to start yoga to increase my flexibility. I’m an organic gardener but feel sore after a day of harvesting.

  • Callie Williford

    I am a beginner but I always love yoga because of the very simple and obvious fact that it is an exercise for the body and the mind. It can be challenging, soothing, relaxing, difficult and transformative. I think it is the most personal thing that you can do for yourself and it’s wonderful to customize your practice and make it work in the way that is most beneficial for you. It can be 5 minutes or 5 hours and it can make you sweat or get you ready for bed. It is the best way that I have ever known to get in touch with myself, which is something we all avoid from time to time!

  • Raina

    It helps me to balance and energize!

  • michelle

    I am new to yoga. I have had a lot of recent stressors in my life, ie changing jobs, a new move, ending of a relationship and I need an outlet that will help bring me peace in my life. I’m hoping yoga will provide this!

  • Rplaporte

    I recently began practicing yoga at home to take time for me and my body. I sit at a desk all day and suffer back, shoulder and neck pain because of it. Yoga allows me to physically nourish my body and take time to center my being. I let the clouds clear away from my mind and body and gain needed energy and optimism to continue forward down my life’s path. The rewards of yoga are almost instant- I absolutely love the peace it has brought to my mind and life. I’m finding I’m recommending people try yoga for themselves all the time now- it’s easy to get into (Youtube is a great place to start), affordable, you can do it at home, AND you get to wear super comfortable clothing. That’s win-win-win-win and that’s only scratching the surface!

  • Molly

    I practice and teach Yoga because of the unbelievable healing
    aspects for the mind and body. I love that you can accomplish so much just be
    using your own body and breath! Yoga helped me cope with the sudden passing of
    my father and has helped me to reconnect with myself after other struggles as
    well. My mat is my safe haven and when I practice I feel the weight of the
    world being lifted off of me, even if sometimes it is only for that hour. When
    I teach, the joy of helping my students find whatever it is that they came to
    the mat to find (whether it be the ability to touch their toes or to find
    themselves) is the most gratifying feeling in the whole world! I love Yoga! J

  • Jennifer Contessa

    Yoga literally saved my life. I had Chronic Lyme disease for six years and it us the only thing that I could do to feel better. My joints were hurting so bad do to Lyme arthritis. I was stiff every morning and yoga brought me to a new place in health. I went Vegan right along with it after reading your book. Thank you so much! You changed my life without even knowing it:-)

  • Janis

    Yoga has been moving me ever since I turned 50.For over seven years now,
    it has moved me physically and led my body to be more flexible,
    stretchy and less crickety :). More importantly, it has moved me
    spiritually as I have gradually learned to lead a more centered and
    inner-peace-filled life. It moved me to meditate. It moved me to learn
    more about the whole yoga picture. It moved me to be vegetarian and
    vegan. It has moved me to be a better parent, coworker and friend. It has moved me and continues to move me as I
    continue to grow my practice. Thank you, yoga, and to my wonderful first
    teacher, Liz. :). What a difference it has made in my life.

  • Kellie

    I am just beginning yoga. I need to get back in shape after having my baby. I am ready to start yoga not only for my body, but also for my mind and soul. I think it is great way to find peace and strength in life. I am so excited to start this journey.

  • Jaime Och

    I am new to yoga. Over the past several years I have been in a lot of pain with my back and my feet and have been told that starting a yoga practice will help with these problem areas. I have also heard that whilt practicing yoga will help heal my body it will also allow me to be more in touch with my body. With all of the bad genes in my family, I needed to make a change to help make sure that I change my future. I want to be around for my kids.

  • Lauren Silva

    Yoga is very near and dear to me because it is what helped me overcome depression. During high school and the first portion of college I battled with horrible bouts of feeling worthless. I enrolled in a yoga course at my university and the practice made me feel powerful. I realized that I am in control of my life and I can choose how I want to live each day. I went on to create a website focused on mind-body healing for my senior project at school.

  • Christie

    Alicia,

    A girlfriend pointed me in your direction, and I am SO grateful for all of the hard work you’ve done perfecting the Kind Diet and Kind Momma!!! I just learned I am expecting my first, and it is terrifying!!! Reading your books have reaffirmed the decision to eat healthy, stay active, and pay close attention to my body has built my confidence that I am doing all the right things to help my baby grow!!

    With regards to Yoga, having practiced for many years, it is the highlight of my day to be able to relax and push my core and body to breath deeper, hold longer, and spend quality time with myself ( and now baby) !

    Just wanted to say thank you for being a positive influence in my life and I look forward to continually learning from you for years to come!

  • Ashley Chew

    Yoga makes me feel connected to myself. & I love how light &bright I feel afterward:)

  • Deborah Hayes

    I have been practicing yoga since 1995 and finally because a certified teacher. I love what the practice has brought to my life, both on and off the mat. I originally came to yoga looking for a work-out but over the years I have come to simply adore yin-yang and restorative yoga practices.

  • Joanna

    I love yoga because of the time I get to spend taking care of my body and mind. After yoga, there is such a peaceful feeling. I tend to go with friends, which I love, because I have that time to myself as well as time with friends. We all leave feeling so relaxed and happy and sharing that experience is wonderful.

  • Nicolien Maurer de Jager

    Daily Kind Yoga is my stable basis in life, giving me inner peace, strength and energy!

  • http://laceydeboer.myrandf.com Lacey

    I love the feeling of light, love, and strength I recieve when doing it

  • Alissa Sherman

    I love practicing yoga! I balance it with running for all over excercising.

  • Bridge

    Yoga helps me have more patience for my 2 year old!

  • Diana A

    I started practicing yoga about two months ago, i decided to start after i read your book and decide to make a change in my lifestyle. I’m really in love with this practice it helps me relief all the stress, find my inner peace and keep me in movement. I’m really excited with all these changes going on in my life i already feel like a better person. Thank you Alicia!!

  • Jessica

    Yoga is community. I’ve always been a bit of a loner, but I feel a deep connection to myself and those around me when I’m on my mat. Yoga has given me a level of connection that I have been yearning for, with myself and others. It’s life changing!!!

  • Amy

    I just started practicing yoga (kundalini) trying to improve my health and become more mindful. I’m hoping to incorporate more into my professional life where I work on the eating disorders inpatient unit here at BC Children’s Hospital (Canada). Would love this swag to use there too!!

  • bohomom

    I need this !!!!!! My daughter is graduating from high school this week and off to university in the fall. I’ve been a single mom her whole life and will be navigating my way through “empty nest syndrome” big time, as it’s been just me and her for the past 18 years. My plan is to start dedicating some time to nurturing my “self” – eating healthy (I’m a vegetarian; and love your Kind Diet book – ). I really want to be consistent with my yoga practice, can’t afford a class, so the dvd’s would rock!! I would so LOVE this inspiring gift – fingers crossed! Good luck everyone!

  • Sierra Kluson

    Yoga centers me. It gives me time to let go of life’s stresses and re connect with myself. I have fallen out of regular practice over the past two years and really need to start again!

  • Sulun Cooper

    Yoga has been in my Spirit for many years. I’ve tried several types, moved on to different exercises and now I have found myself back to Yoga. A place of peace and tranquility. I am 47 years old and I’m ready to commit my life and energy to a completely healthy life. No compromise. I surrender. It’s time for the next Chapter.

  • Carrie Stratton Toomey

    I recently rediscovered hot yoga and I love it! I have always been an avid exerciser, but I felt that I needed something gentler after an ACL surgery, cortisone shots in my SI joints and many other injuries. Yoga helps me get the exercise and sweat I crave, but I get an even deeper sense of fulfillment and pleasure after a session. Yoga is a journey through yourself to your best self. With yoga, I can exercise without pain and find stress release and a sense of lasting calm. I feel like it is something I can do for the rest of my life. :-)

  • Meg

    I started Yoga in 2007 to help move me through depression. I realized I was incredibly angry at the world, my life, my family and friends, and that’s not the person I wanted to be. So when I do yoga, it brings me home to my core. I’m reminded that I’ve come so far.

  • Holly Rodgers

    Yoga is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your body on so many levels. It benefits your physical self by stretching and releasing tension in your body that builds during the day. Yoga is a great way to start your day because it prepares your body to face the challenges ahead, be grateful for the amazing things you could experience if you’re open to it, and just be present in the moment. Ending the day with yoga can help you to decompress and destress and prepare your body for the restful sleep it needs to have energy to face the next day. These are just the physical benefits! On a mental, emotional, and spiritual level, yoga allows you to clarify your thinking, step back from a distressing situation, and appreciate the beautiful planet that we are part of every day. Consider adding yoga to your life to get the most out of what life has to offer.

  • Ashlee Elliott

    Yoga teaches how to be calm in all situations in life. It is a great way to take care of you body and mind through meditation at the same time. Yoga teaches a reverence for life and simply feels great! But my favorite part of yoga is developing a yoga community. Yoga studios encourage people to get together in a healthy way and can build great connections. My favorite place to practice in my hometown currently is at our Downtown Market. Every Saturday here yoga takes place in the greenhouse! It is full of life and drives people to get moving and support local vendors in the community:)

  • Shaine

    I just started practicing Yoga a month or so ago. I tend to really throw myself into whatever I’m passionate about. This means staying after classes for 45 minutes sometimes just to talk to the teacher, reading article after article, buying books to learn more, etc. The most important thing I’ve learned is that Yoga is not about how far past your toes you can reach. It’s a way of life, and a way of thinking about the world. Since incorporating Yoga into my morning routine, I really and truly feel so differently about the world. I see things more clearly. I appreciate the sky, the trees, the air, the clouds, the WORLD! It sounds corny, but it is so true! My mom has never been one to work to stay in shape, so I’m really trying to introduce Yoga into her life. Maybe winning this will inspire her!! Thank you :)

  • annifive

    Yoga has reshaped my body and mind. I feel longer and leaner inside and out. :)

  • Stephanie Logan Ruffin

    Greetings! I am writing on behalf of my daughter…. or rather, as a surprise for my daughter — she doesn’t know i’m about to sing her praises! Emma will be a senior in college next year. She is just home from a semester in Costa Rica, where she studied sustainable ag and lived with a non-english-speaking family with twin 6 y-o girls — heaven!! Emma has grown from a curious engaging child to a mindful seeker of knowledge, bliss and adventure! She is fiercely passionate about our natural world and has dedicated herself to being a positive change agent against climate change.

    Emma is a blogger for ElephantJournal, the online yoga & mindful living blog which I’m sure you’re a fan of ~

    Emma discovered yoga as a student in Boulder and it has become an integral part of her life. She came home for what will probably be her last summer with the family and immediately sought out and got a work/study job at a local yoga studio, to deepen her practice. She doesn’t get paid, but rather swaps cleaning the studio time with yoga sessions! My blissful daughter is so centered after her yoga classes. She is learning so much about herself spiritually and is inspiring to the whole family. Today is my birthday and her wish for me is to join her w/an intro yoga class — I guess she knows how wonderful it makes HER feel & she wants to share the love…….

    Emma is a beacon of light and love. Thanks for reading my missive, I think you can tell who this girl’s #1 fan is!!

    With thanks,

    Stephanie

    ps. Right this second: Emma is here in my office and just said out of the blue, “I dreamed I did this really cool yoga pose last night. I just DID it”. HA!! We’re clearly on the same wavelength…..

  • Amy Gutierrez

    I was just beginning to practice yoga at a local studio last fall when I suffered an ankle fracture (NOT while doing yoga!) that sidelined me for 3 months as non-weight bearing. So I’m back and ready to find peace and wholeness for my body and mind! Super excited to be back!!

  • JoAnne Franzenburg

    When all else fails, I always go back to yoga. I have been practicing yoga on and off for nearly 10 years. I have tried all different types from Yen to Bikram. I recently have been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and have got to get started back to some type of exercise, for both the physical aspect and most importantly the mental aspect. I love the way yoga clears my head and makes my body feel. <3
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  • Whitney Allison Shook

    Hi Alicia! I have just begun my yoga practice. I chose to begin because I felt like I needed to be more consciously aware of my body and the way that it feels. Yoga has helped me to be more in tune with my physical self, and as a result I can give my body more of what it needs like rest, nutrition.. or yoga!

  • Kathryn Edmiston

    i am very interested in starting yoga. i have always loved the idea of it; i used to do poses and practice handstands in my bedroom in high school before i had ever even heard the word “yoga”! since my son was born (he is almost 3), i’ve been trying to find an efficient way to get back into working out. i’ve been telling myself for months to start yoga, i just really need to START.

  • Sandra Dionne Adragna

    I have always wanted to try yoga but just never have. Finally with the encouragement of a friend both my daughter and I have signed up to start a beginning course in yoga. I’ve heard it is a great way for stress relief and mental focus.

  • Alyssa A.

    I am starting yoga after VERY STRESSFUL year and a recent fall with neck injury that still gives me headaches. Yoga is a non-drug way to deal with the body issues causing the pain.

  • Amber Clinkard

    I just started yoga and I love how powerful I feel in the core. Plus my 4-year-old daughter loves to do yoga with me.

  • Brandi Young

    I think that yoga moves me through the passion of the instructor. Somehow all of the wonderful women I have had lead my classes know just how to get you in touch with the earth and inner being. It is amazing to face your own strength and weakness and leaves me feeling emotionally and physically purged.

  • Sarah

    As someone who has suffered tremendously with anxiety and OCD, yoga has been a lifesaver for me! I feel the most grounded, calm and at ease with myself during and after a class. If I don’t practice regularly, I find my anxiety creeps back slowly as I am not in touch with my spirit and soul. I can get on my mat, stand in tree pose and let myself ground with the earth and find my anxiety floats away. Yoga will be a part of me for the rest of my life! Namaste!!

  • Kate

    I’ve just started incorporating yoga with pilates (yogilates) and I love it! It’s a great way to clear my mind and prepare for the day.

  • Brittany Kay Bates

    I have been practicing yoga for 6 years. I started when I found out I was pregnant and wanted a more gentle form of exercise. What I found was far more than exercise, and I have been practicing nearly every day since. It helped me get through the pain of losing my third little girl to a miscarriage 3 years later, reconnecting me with my body, opening me up to the realization that my body is not broken. Yoga helped me to realign my inner self. ♡ I have an unbreakable bond with this exercise and the peace it brings me and now to my little girls as well.

  • Amanda Spalt

    i’m a vary anxious person, i was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder 2 yrs ago. every time i ever did yoga, i felt the best i’ve ever felt. i work out to feel good, & yoga makes me feel good. it’s very invigorating and calming at the same time. Namaste.

  • http://www.phifoundation.org/health-benefits-of-green-tea.html Chuck

    Hi, I am not entering the contest for the above but want to leave a comment about yoga. I have been doing yoga since age 12 and I have no idea what I would be like physically or mentally without yoga. Physically I do not have aches and pains like what is supposed to be normal for people my age. Mentally and emotionally I just keep getting better month after month as far as feeling what everyone wants to feel– perfect peace, endless love and joy unparalleled. Soon I will be writing an article about what Sigmund Freud called the “oceanic feeling.” He described it as a feeling of unbounded oneness with the universe. Dr. Oz has his patients do yoga and he also does it.

  • connie Curtis

    I have just started yoga. My doctor recommended it to help with strength and flexibility. I work from home so I have looking for good yoga dvds or streaming. I love how its helped me physically and mentally. Its making a big difference after just 2 months. I am calm and feel strong after doing it now. Its helping my balance. I feel at peace now when I do it and practice breathing when I start feeling stressed. Its great and I love that I have found it.

  • Krista Shaffer

    Yoga is my peace. My little family has had an extremely difficult past year and yoga has helped me so much I can’t put it into words. I can’t say I leave practice feeling complete again but I always leave in a much better place than when I entered the studio.

  • Natasha Manchester

    Yoga makes me feel alive, I started yoga in january of this year and have lost 10 lbs already. I am not the typical yogi that is super fit Im a five foot curvy yogi. Yoga has given me the chance to love myself and love my bodyI do it 4-5 hours a day.

  • Megan

    Yoga moves me because its always there for me. It helps me through ruff stressful days and helps me work out life’s kinks.

  • Zia Bossenmeyer

    I always tell everyone, that when I leave yoga I feel AMAZING. It’s better than antidepressants. Skies are bluer and my body feels free and loose and amazing. I think it’s the best healing tool that has been discovered!

  • Robin Annette VanArsdale Kerst

    Yoga changed my life in 2009 when my marriage was falling apart and someone convinced me to take an Inner Engineering class with Sadhguru and Isha Yoga. It took my mind, body and spirit to a new place and allowed me to rethink my actions and ways of dealing with problems and stress. Yoga practices helped save me and my marriage.

  • monica nowac

    I have two small children and my husband and I both work full time. My time on my mat is my only real me time so I savor every min of it. I am also a runner so some time in pigeon pose does this body good!

  • Jenn

    Yoga moves me in so many ways! In fact, many days I feel it saves me ; ) The connection of mind and body is so important. It helps me to stay mindful and to stay with my breath. I get anxiety in large groups of people, and yoga and pranayama have given me tools to cope. Just focusing on my breath and looking within, I am grounded once again. Yoga also helps my body to stay limber and aids in digestion, which I need! Thanks again for the offer Alicia.

  • Christina

    yoga is my balance! i love all types and the way it brings you back to the presence.

  • Summer

    Today while watching a video, the speaker, Kris Carr, said, “Fear has a purpose, how can you use it, how do you go through it, how can you face it, surf it, ride it and then get to the other side of it?” And it led me to believe that vegetarianism and yoga may help lead me on my journey to overcoming my fears. In all honestly, it has me stagnating. I am frozen in fear and feeling desperate that I will never make a move. Then, I came across this blog and cant help but feel the universe is trying to show me the way… Bring on some yoga!

  • Tara Haggerty

    I found yoga last year after suffering an injury from running my first 5k and found it to be more fulfilling than running! It really grounds me and I feel like it’s more than exercise for the body-it’s also exercise for your mind and soul!

  • CopyCatChic

    I’d love to win this yoga package! I’m just starting to get my body back in shape from having my 2nd baby. It’s a lot harder this time around. I’ve found that working out at home works the best. The DVDs sound perfect!

  • KimMSr

    My daughter and I used to go to a Saturday morning Yoga class at our local gym, she moved 2 states away for school and without my partner the class fell off my schedule. I just ordered a Yoga DVD from a popular “team” type website so I can get back into practice. What I loved about Yoga when I was taking the class was the quietness of my mind during the sessions. It was a great way to start the weekend; I am hoping to get that feeling back once the DVD is delivered.

  • Jennifer Albertsen Blonsley

    I have enjoyed yoga for several years. Unfortunately, last month I had surgery that has prevented me from going to yoga for 3 weeks. I just got clearance to start again! :-) This outfit would be so comfortable when I go back to yoga.

  • StacyAnn

    I can have severe anxiety and yoga helps me by calming me and relaxing me so I don’t need medicines. Yoga is something that I can do with my 2 kids ages 5 and 8. That is how it moves me :)

  • Jennifer Madrid

    I really want to start doing yoga so I have a peaceful way to unwind after a long day of work. I work with special needs adults and have twins of my own. My days can often be stressful and very busy!

  • Brittany Browning

    There is something poetic and powerful about being able to so deeply connect with your true inner self while also feeling the raw strength of your physical body. Yoga moves my body towards a stronger, more balanced being while also moving my mind towards clarity and peace.

  • Dori Umphreys

    I have PTSD and I have found lots of healing through my practice of yoga. I’m still a beginner in many ways but yoga helps me to keep myself calm and more focused. I feel relaxed and less stressed and it helps me to feel better physically as well. So Id say yoga moves me along on my path to healing.

  • Anne Perry

    I love yoga. It helps me feel centered and at peace.

  • Tabitha

    I am a mother of 3 and yoga allows time for me to decompress and stay grounded. Cant live without it.

  • Brittany Browning

    There is something so poetic and powerful about being able to connect so deeply with my true inner self while also experiencing the raw strength of my physical body. Yoga moves my body towards becoming a stronger, more balanced being while moving my mind towards clarity and peace.

  • Paula Carrasquillo

    I am a survivor of domestic violence, emotional, and spiritual abuse. Yoga saved my life. A few short years ago, I was on the verge of giving up on my life and giving up on finding my faith. Then I started practicing yoga, and within a few short months, love sprang eternal into my life. I regained my health, my joy, and my motivation to live. I gained a desire to share and empower others to try yoga, too. I’ll soon be certified as a yoga teacher and can’t wait to guide and inspire others on their healing and recovery journey. Namaste. Om shanti. Peace to you and your outreach. <3 ~Paula

  • http://www.jessicaperlman.com Jessica P

    Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a certified Yoga Sculpt teacher :)
    It feels so amazing to say this because never in my wildest dreams would I be practicing yoga very regularly, let alone be guiding peoples’ practice. I am maintaining a 55 lb. weight loss and am recovering from my eating disorder. Yoga has given me a healthy relationship to exercise, something I’ve never had, and the reason being because it is meditation and provides a spiritual solution to my “life qualms”. On my mat, my mind, body and spirit align and soar and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my strength since becoming vegan! I feel amazing :) I love your book and would be so grateful to win these yoga gems you are offering! I’ve had to give away a lot of my clothes because they don’t fit me anymore!!! YAY! Also, this saturday I am auditioning to teach Yoga Sculpt for my home studio CorePower Yoga where I trained. Eek! Wish me luck! Thanks Alicia and all of you kind lifers! You inspire me to be my best and most beautiful self.
    xoxo
    J

  • bella1120

    Yoga is the best. I turn to it more in more trying times

  • http://www.jessicaperlman.com Jessica P

    Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a certified Yoga Sculpt teacher :)
    It feels so amazing to say this because never in my wildest dreams would I be practicing yoga very regularly, let alone be guiding peoples’ practice. I am maintaining a 55 lb. weight loss and am recovering from my eating disorder. Yoga has given me a healthy relationship to exercise, something I’ve never had, and the reason being because it is meditation and provides a spiritual solution to my “life qualms”. On my mat, my mind, body and spirit align and soar and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my strength since becoming vegan! I feel amazing :) I love your book and would be so grateful to win these yoga gems you are offering! I’ve had to give away a lot of my clothes because they don’t fit me anymore!!! YAY! Also, this saturday I am auditioning to teach Yoga Sculpt for my home studio CorePower Yoga where I trained. Eek! Wish me luck! Thanks Alicia and all of you kind lifers! You inspire me to be my best and most beautiful self.
    xoxo
    J

  • sarah

    It forces me to listen to what my mind has to say to me and I can’t escape it with distractions.

  • Kristina Fukuda

    I’ve never done yoga before, but have been wanting to try it for a while now. Friend’s who do yoga tell me it’s great for relieving all the little aches that go along with sitting at a desk all day. I’ve also heard that yoga helps stop, if not reverse the shrink-as-you-age phenomenon and as a 5’2″ woman married to a 6’4″ man, it would be nice not to shrink! I also love the idea of being more connected to my inner self and grounded and centered in general.

  • Carrie D.

    I’ve never tried yoga, but after reading some of the comments, I feel like I MUST try it! It sounds like it can do amazing things for your body and mind.

  • http://Inspired-Living.org Basia

    Yoga leaves me:

    Harmonious,
    Appreciative,
    Present,
    Peaceful,
    Yummy! :)

  • Amanda Stamm

    I wear my yoga pants everyday when I workout. I have taken a few yoga classes and think they are a good way to stretch and relax. It really relieves stress. I’ve enjoyed the classes I’ve gone to. Plus, I love how you’re Eco-friendly!

  • Frenchpetal

    I am just realizing after 50+ years that I have PTSD and anxiety. Yoga is becoming a vital way for me to gain confidence, acquire better coping skills and obtain a healthier body. I enjoy the convergence that yoga brings to my spirit, mind and body – it makes me feel whole. I am a beginner, but these cool gifts will pump me up for more!

  • Madeline

    Yoga makes me feel alive and energized. It is my favorite form of exercise!
    I recently gave up coffee so I instead use yoga in the morning to wake me up!
    I have been practicing every day for 3 months now and I feel stronger than ever. I never thought of myself as a strong person, so I am just amazed at what my body can do. I have muscles where I have never had muscles before (and they said vegans can’t have muscles haha).

  • Devon

    I just recently started doing yoga after I started to live a kinder life. It not only helped me loose weight and become healthier physically but it has also allowed me to become healthier mentally. I love that it calms, centers, and amazingly helps both your body and soul. I don’t think that I would have done it had I not changed my life to a kinder one and I am so grateful that I bought The Kind Life it has changed my life for the better in so many ways.

  • Sara S

    Yoga centers me in a way that nothing else can. It can be invigorating, meditative, relaxing or sometimes it can bring on an emotional release. It differs day to day depending on what your mind and spirit is in need of.

  • Autumn Batchelder-Gerasimidis

    Yoga helps me quite my mind and help me put what is important in to perspective.

    • Joanne Morehouse-Power

      I love yoga because as my daughter is fond of telling me: “mom, you are a much happier person when you are going to yoga. and when you’re happy so am I.” Darn kids make you cry all the time…

  • Grace

    I love the time to decompress- put away technology, worries from the day, etc and just focus on breathing and being in the moment.

  • Melissa K.

    When I first started taking yoga classes that is all it was: a class. 90 minutes of stretching and a work out. But then I started listening. Listening to my teachers, listening to my body. And eventually listening to my mind. I felt so good after each class and after a few years of feeling better and better I decided to go a little deeper. I was not raised in a spiritual or religious house, and these yoga classes were somehow giving me the feeling that I was connected to something far greater than I had ever known. I decided to move to an ashram here in the states to learn more about yoga. I learned that the classes were just one part of Yoga, that the postures are a warm up for the stillness. And it’s the stillness that moves me. It’s the silence of the mind that moves me.

  • AKM

    I have mental health issues, and living in the now is almost impossible for me as I am either mourning or regretting the past or worrying about the future. If I’m doing yoga, I am focused ON YOGA, and it just might be the ONLY activity I know of that keeps me in the present.

  • Charlotte Pierce

    Yoga moves me because it engages my body, mind and soul. It takes me out of the crazy world and in to a few sweet moments of peace.

  • Diandra Renee

    This summer I want to free myself from things holding me back from living life as beautifully as it can be lived. I want to experience new things and get back to the basics..which is feeling good/love. The stories that I have heard about yoga have a common thread…peace. For that reason alone I want to start practicing at home. I believe that if I center my energy..it will definitely change the way I handle things that occur in life.

  • Jaden

    HI! My name is Jaden! Alicia has inspired me to live a greener and vegetarian lifestyle. I have been doing yoga twice a day now for a while and haven’t found anything else that calms my body, and my mind like yoga does. I am a Biology/Anthropology major and love doing yoga outside–that way I can study birds and do yoga at the same time! Yoga can take you away from the digital age and put you back in touch with nature…it helps you center and focus and find the beauty in life that has been lost over time because you’re actually taking the time to relax and enjoy it.

    It brings me peace, which was hard for me to find for a long time.

    - Jaden.

  • Rebecca Murphy

    I love yoga! It is amazing for your mind and body. When I don’t feel like doing yoga, I know that is when I need it the most! Would love this prize pack. None of my cute, comfy yoga clothes fit me right since having kids ;)

  • Jaden

    HI! My name is Jaden! Alicia has inspired me to live a greener and vegetarian lifestyle. I have been doing yoga twice a day now for a while and haven’t found anything else that calms my body, and my mind like yoga does. I am a Biology/Anthropology major and love doing yoga outside–that way I can study birds and do yoga at the same time! Yoga can take you away from the digital age and put you back in touch with nature…it helps you center and focus and find the beauty in life that has been lost over time because you’re actually taking the time to relax and enjoy it.

    It brings me peace, which was hard for me to find for a long time.

    - Jaden.

  • Amy

    Yoga always leaves me with a sense of calm, strength, and a deeper connection with my body and spirit

  • Julie Brydon

    Yoga is the one time I let everything extraneous melt away and just am at one with myself. Yoga is very much about being present, focusing on now not before or later. I always feel so peaceful and free when I’m in yoga class. It makes a world of difference in how both my mind and body feel.

  • Kristin

    I am a medical resident–sometimes the ten minutes to an hour I get to practice in the morning are the only time i feel like a person all day.

  • Jaden

    HI! My name is Jaden! Alicia has inspired me to live a greener and vegetarian lifestyle. I have been doing yoga twice a day now for a while and haven’t found anything else that calms my body, and my mind like yoga does. I am a Biology/Anthropology major and love doing yoga outside–that way I can study birds and do yoga at the same time! Yoga can take you away from the digital age and put you back in touch with nature…it helps you center and focus and find the beauty in life that has been lost over time because you’re actually taking the time to relax and enjoy it.

    It brings me peace, which was hard for me to find for a long time.

    - Jaden.

  • emily

    Yoga connects me with my inner soul! It makes me feel at peace with myself and the world around me. Pure bliss!

  • emily

    Yoga connects me with my inner soul! It makes me feel at peace with myself and the world. Pure bliss!

  • Rebecca Johnston

    yoga IS NOT JUST GREAT FOR THE BODY AND MIND BUT CAN OFFER RELAXING POSES AND WAYS TO DECOMPRESS WHEN STRESSED OUT AND HAVING A LONG DAY. AS A DERCUMS DISEASE PATIENT IT KEEPS MY MUSCLES LOOSE AND HELPS WHEN THOSE DARN LIPOMAS WANTS TO START TAKING OVER MY LEFT CALF. I BELIEVE THS SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS SINCE P.E. IS BEING TAKEN AWAY ALL OVER AND OUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THAT. IT IS DEFINITLY A GREAT PRACTICE TO GET IN TO…

  • Cara Little

    Yoga works for me because it makes me feel stronger and healthier without feeling like I’m ”working out.” Also because you always run into like-minded, cool, vegan people in class.

  • Leah Tannehill

    Hi there! My name is Leah, and I actually just recently decided to become vegan. Both a friend of mine who is vegan as well as “The Kind Diet” were very inspirational in me beginning this wonderful journey! I also recently got accepted into the nursing program here in Sheridan, WY so I have decided to start doing more yoga when the program begins seeing as how I won’t be working and will have the time. Most importantly, I am looking forward to the relaxation time, because goodness knows I’ll need it. Nursing school is very stressful, and yoga has always been a very relaxing and rewarding exercise for me. It makes me feel so peaceful inside, and at peace with my surroundings.

  • Nancy Oliver

    I’m 61 years old and my daughter has been trying to get me to try yoga. Just last week I heard of a woman who has been doing yoga for 6 years and she didn’t start until she was 85 years old. Is that not amazing? I figure if she can do it I shouldn’t have a problem starting since I’m in great health.

  • Ally Lin

    Yoga is just an amazing form of exercise- I’ve been doing yoga and pilates since college (back in 2005). It’s extremely relaxing, and it strengthened my body like never before. Thanks for the giveaway Alicia! :)

  • Nancy

    As a single mom, I have been so crazy busy with work and taking my boys to lacrosse practice and games on the weekend; I decided that I need something that will be just for me to detox from all stress that consumes me every minute of each day. It’s time to start yoga to become strong and clean my body from all the ick!

  • etirv

    Yoga is my bliss.

  • Kristen Payne

    I am incorporating yoga into my life to 1) help calm my mind and ease tension, 2) increase weekly exercise time for all of the health benefits, 3) increase flexibility, and 4) improve healthiness of my family. I am preparing to get pregnant and am following the guide to having a healthy pregnancy in the Kind Mama. I am so happy to have a vegan guide to pregnancy with natural suggestions for easing symptoms and calming the mind (like yoga). Thank you so much for the book!!

  • liz fisher

    Yoga moves me to become a better person. It drives me to be compassionate to every living being. It has given me both inner and physical strength. But I don’t practice for myself. My intentions are for those around me. I hope my way of life, thinking, treating people inspires someone to start practicing. What a wonderful world it would be with more yogis!

  • Luv What You Do

    OMG! What a fantastic giveaway! Yoga is my ME time! It moves me to take care of myself, prioritize myself, and remember the benefits of rest.

  • Michelle Howe

    I am just starting yoga. I want to live a happier and healthier life and feel that yoga can help me get there. I cant wait until I find my peace and can share it with the world!

  • Petra

    Yoga is something that has impacted every part of my life. It aids my concentration, and allows me to sleep better. Yoga connects me to the world around me, and contributes to mindful eating and communication with others. It allows me to really focus on bringing peace to the people and creatures I come in contact with every day. Yoga also helps my health by providing both strength and stress relief. Yoga has become such a huge part of my life that I am traveling to Costa Rica in a few months to begin yoga teacher training so I can share this peace and confidence with others.

  • Connie

    I love doing yoga because it gets me out of my head. It helps me to focus on the moment. I just breathe…and hold…and breathe…and move…with power and grace all at the same time, there is nothing like it. Strong, confident, beautiful, sexy yoga :)

  • Lisa

    Yoga is great exercise that is actually KIND to the body. I was a runner for years, and can remember telling myself to push through pain, thinking it made me stronger. With yoga, I am much more in touch with what my body is telling me it needs. With yoga, I don’t get injuries and I feel great afterwards! I think yoga teaches us to be more mindful people in general.

  • Jennifer Blackmon

    i’m a yoga teacher and have to say it isn’t the yoga that moves me. it is the spirit of everyone sharing the practice with me, whether i’m a teacher or student at the time :)

  • Laura Podrasky

    I love yoga for stretching out my hips and glutes so I can run and ride. I’m very new to yoga but I know it’s super important.

  • Sveta

    I am so excited about this give away. I have started practicing yoga about a year ago. I don not have time to join a yoga studio, so I do yoga at home using DVDs. I introduced my kids to Yoga as well.
    It has become part of our everyday routine.

  • Alaine Williamson

    Yoga brings me back down to earth and reminds me of the important things in life like health, loved ones and kindness. I follow your blog from Australia and would love to win this giveaway! Yoga and veganism have recently become my two passions in life :).

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.roberts.1976 Carol Roberts Clark

    relaxes me and puts me into focus and steadys my moods i love yoga excellent for anyone

  • Courtney Balles

    Yoga makes me feel whole. It is a way I can reconnect to my mind, my body, my spirit, and the earth. I struggle through seated meditation, but moving meditation (yoga) is complete bliss. I am currently doing a 30 day yoga challenge (available for free on Youtube) and have not missed a day yet- I’ve done 24 days in a row and I’ve never felt better! I hope to make it a lifelong daily practice because when I stop practicing my depression tends to roar it’s ugly head.

  • Michelle Kelly

    Yoga makes everything right again in my life. Whether I need grounding, centering, release, energy or decompression, yoga helps me achieve that. One of the biggest adjustments to motherhood I’ve had over the past 16 months is finding time for my yoga practice and other outdoor play that was the center of my life outside of work pre-baby. My daily morning practice sets the tone and intention for my day, and a longer, deeper weekly practice refuels me.

  • Lisa Welch-Sweeney

    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and arthritis several years ago, and started doing yoga on the recommendation of my rheumatologist. It always makes my body feel better physically, as well as help clear my mind and bring me to a center of balance. When I haven’t done yoga for awhile, I can certainly tell – I feel stiff, achy and very scattered as far as my thoughts go! Yoga is a blessing to me on many levels!

  • Shelly Brown

    I love yoga because it centers me. It’s a great workout too and it’s so possible to achieve those beautiful arm, back and neck muscles by doing it. I can’t get those any other way. I love Bryan Kest classes in Santa Monica! I have full on out of body experiences after a good practice.

  • janice pridgeon

    Yoga has enriched my life maybe even saved it! I have lupus and I’ve been doing yoga for a few years I had to stop for a few months to help my mother relocate from another state and I’m ready to get my health back No yoga brought on stress and high blood pressure and as I get back into yoga I know it will be Great for me Yoga is THE KIND LIFE !

  • Bonni

    Yoga makes me feel happy, healthy and connected with the universe. It is the perfect balance to all the cardio and weight lifting I do. It stretches my body, my mind and my soul and goes hand in hand with my plant-based lifestyle. Do no harm. It’s a great opportunity to destress and segue into meditation. Thank you, Alicia, for your huge contribution to our planet. Namaste

  • Cherie

    Yoga makes me feel strong and connected. It re-centers my focus on the important things. And one really cool thing about yoga is that I really appreciate the miracle of breathing as I listen to myself and those around me inhale and exhale in unison. :)

  • Risha Zuckerman

    Yoga keeps me grounded and able to handle the ups and downs of my life. It’s my time to relax, let go, and just be present. It’s hard for me to function with it.

  • Brandy

    Yoga moves every part of me! Connecting with my breath, being present, practicing compassion for myself and others (including animals, of course), as well as honouring my body, are just a few of the ways yoga illuminates my very soul. I honestly don’t know where I’d be without it:)

  • Michelle Barthle

    I have so many family members that have been doing Yoga for many years now and are loving it. I’ve never been a flexible person. I’m hoping yoga will help me to stretch & lengthen my muscles. Your organic yoga wear looks like an awesome addition to my new workout!

  • sentssaver

    I want to start yoga because I want to be healthier & relax more!

  • Madison Tyler

    Yoga helped me to realize my true self. It made me love myself so that now I can love others. :)

  • Jennifer Jandaghi

    I’m finding myself and discovering my inner peace place,and believe that with yoga added will be a great conduit (recycling-gear) and added bonus of low to no impact . Thanks Alicia for this giveaway ! ;-)

  • tammy

    I would love this as a way to exercise. I have been wanting to learn yoga but I am in a small town with no classes. Any other exercise is hard due to my illness. I believe yoga could help me not only physically but also as a form of medication to help me emotionally.
    thanks for all you do.

  • Cari

    Yoga is my therapy. When I’m in class or doing yoga at home, it.s my time. Yoga is my restart button.

  • http://www.albertandsullivan.com Elvira Albert

    I just finished reading your book and in many ways, it was an eye opener. Your recommendations make sense to me so I decided to follow your Superpower meal plan. Majority of my days are spent behind the desk with very little movement and so I decided to incorporate walking and yoga into my daily routine as well. My hope is that it will alleviate some of my back pain and/or improve my posture. Thank you for writing the book. Thank you for encouraging us to be kind to ourselves and our surroundings.

  • Sarah Lynne

    Hello! I am currently practicing prenatal yoga in preparation for birth in October. I’m still at the beginner level as I have not been practicing consistently over the years. I know how much yoga can help with so many discomforts during pregnancy. I hope it eases my third trimester aches and pains I’ve heard so much about.

  • Jennifer Ruth

    Once a yoga teacher told me that yoga helps train you to remain in sometimes uncomfortable poses — or positions that challenge you — with an attitude of acceptance of “what is”, knowing things will pass. And how that’s a perfect metaphor for life, in that it our purpose in life is to be present, open, and accepting of whatever the moment brings, even if it challenges us or seems unpleasant. Hearing this totally deepened my gratitude for yoga, and for life itself!

  • alyssa

    I started practicing yoga during college, about 7 years ago.This practice has continued to play a role in my life ever since, as I explored different countries, moved to new cities, and eventually began my career. No matter what new adventure life brings my way, I can always return to the mat for grounding and to become centered. I found out today that I am beginning another adventure- I am expecting my first child! I know that yoga will continue to be that thread throughout my life, and I am so thankful that I have my practice at a time that I am a little nervous about what is to come! I am also very thankful that I found your website, and I can’t wait to read Kind Mama! I really admire your outlook on life and pregnancy.

  • Jill

    I’m considering starting the practice of yoga.. just need that little push! I sit in an office chair for many hours in the day and while I’m pretty active otherwise, I don’t really have a good method of relaxing and toning through the kind of movement yoga offers. Would love to try!

  • nicole brown

    After much skepticism to trying yoga, Im glad that I did. Not only has it made me stronger its given me a peace of mind. I have physical ailments and over the years of various exercise and diets , I have found that without loving yourself and finding serenity its hard to live a mindful life. Kundalini yoga helps me through days that can be difficult it has helped me concentrate on my third eye and find inner peace that can help keep you positive in any situation. I can’t say enough about yoga !
    To all the skeptics out there namaste ….

  • Jade

    Yoga gives me a sense of acceptance – I feel better equipped to handle the challenges of life and can do so with a new found grace.

  • Shirley

    How Yoga Moves Me :)
    Hello Everyone!! This is my first post on ‘The Kind Life’. I am extremely thankful to all of you for the information and inspiration I am finding here. This great, big, wonderful universe is moving me in such an amazing direction that I just have to share a bit of what has been occurring, especially since it has led me to ‘The Kind Life”, and the chance to explain why yoga moves me.

    I have been a student of yoga since my pre-teens. At 34, I can say that yoga constantly moves me back into union with myself. My practice always seeks to move me back into harmony, love, respect, and appreciation of this life and all of it’s amazing, sacred creations. I suppose that is only natural, as one of the meanings of yoga is “union”.

    Yoga is moving me into a space within in which my heart is just open. While beautiful, it is also an overwhelmingly emotional experience.

    Lately, I am deeply, deeply feeling compassion, love, and heartache for the harm that is occurring to our most innocent beings, and I am reexamining the ways in which I can take action. I have always tried to live a very conscious life, from the food I eat, to how I clean my home. I have always tried to reduce harm to the earth which sustains her inhabitants. Lately, however, I am seeing my impact in a whole new light.

    My yoga is bringing me back to the 9 year old I once was. The 9 year old I once was received her first failing grade after telling her teacher that she refused to participate in a science project that was involved horrifying cruelty to animals (dissection). In fact, at 9, I was proud of that failing grade. I stood up for what I believed was right, especially in defense of my animal friends.

    Yoga has been many things for me – my resilience, my guiding force when completely confused, a source of peace and happiness, and a way of understanding myself and the world. Now, yoga is moving me into an amazing place within myself, where 34 year old me and 9 year old me are one. I will continue to examine my role and impact. I will not hesitate to make the decision I know is right to minimize harm. Thanks to yoga, I can feel that every move that makes the 9 year old me proud is the right one.
    Every bunny rabbit, robin, mockingbird, squirrel, chipmunk, and kitten that takes turns visiting me on my back porch in the morning is proof of that :)

    Thanks for letting me share :)
    –Shirley :)

  • Jody Byrd

    Yoga keeps me in tune with my soul

  • Emily Saltmarsh Sands

    I have been a vegetarian since the age of 5 and vegan for the last three years or so. I also have an 11 month old- vegan baby girl (thanks to you for supporting the concept!) Yoga to me is my place to be calm and connect with my inner self. I tend to have high anxiety and when I am practicing yoga, even if it’s just 15 minutes I feel so much better throughout the day. Thanks for everything you do Alicia!

  • Tammy

    Yoga is so sacred to me. My mat is like a magic carpet ride that takes me deep within. Yoga allows me to integrate emotions and experiences i have, that otherwise i may struggle with. I am so grateful for my practice and i love how every time is a brand new experience! I would really appreciate if i won this ! Thank you for all you do, Alicia!

  • DeeDee Scott

    My husband and I started yoga in January, and our lives have forever changed for the better. We’ve learned that it’s not just about the asanas and pranayama we practice on our mats. It’s about the love, gratitude and kindness we focus on off our mats.

    It’s through yoga that we found you and The Kind Life. We’ll forever be grateful that you’re one of our guiding forces on our yogi journeys.

    Thank u and Namaste

  • ShantiDemi

    Yoga reminds me that we are all connected. We are one. I feel so incredibly connected with the universe when I allow every step I take in my day to be lead by a state of union (yoga)…which brings me pure bliss.

  • Amber Andrews

    I’m a beginner when it comes to yoga, but I’m excited about the journey and learning about how it can not only tone my body, but also nourish my soul. On a side note: I just went to watch Clueless at a local theatre. It was my first time seeing it on the big screen (I’ve of course watched it dozens of times at home) and it was amazing!!

  • Jennifer S

    I recently started practicing yoga, after my sister went through the training practice to become an instructor. I saw the way it transformed not only her body, with flexibility and strength, but also enhanced her spirituality and connection with the world. When I practice yoga it feels good, like it’s exactly the type of exercise my body needs. It makes you very aware of your body, your breath and your state of mind. It helps to teach meditation and stress relieving techniques. Yoga is the type of activity you can do anywhere, I even have a fold up mat to take on vacation. I also appreciate how serious yoga practitioners tend to follow vegan or vegetarian lifestyles.

  • Rida

    I have only recently started doing yoga. I am very much just a beginner, but it has such a positive influence on my life. I have started to pay more attention to what I eat/drink, etc. on a daily basis. One example of this- I have taken up green smoothies! The best part is that my parents, who are far from healthy, actually enjoy them and ask me for some! I am committed to keeping up with yoga as I start medical school in August. I’m sure it will be very stressful, but yoga will help me cope with that and so much more!

  • nobuggs

    The kind diet changed my life. My health is awesome thanks to my now 3 months of being a vegan. It has not been easy but your book inspired me. I have lost 12 lbs and I have not gone to my rheumatologist for a recheck. They had told me I had lupus but being a vegan proved them wrong. Now I am inspired to do yoga. I have been running and even did a 5k for the Susan G Koman.Thank you for making this new change easier because being hispanic is hard to give up meat , eggs and cheese

  • http://sleepy-tigers.blogspot.com Chloe

    I’m from Australia so I probably can’t enter, but I just wanted to say how I used to think that yoga was just a scam with all this stuff about finding your inner peace with yourself, etc…
    I took up Bikram Yoga with a friend because she asked me to come try it with her, and it was probably the best experience of my life. I soon became infatuated with it, and not only does it release all the tension in my back and joints; but the quiet in the room, and the time we spend in savasana allows me to meditate and reflect on my day/week/or any bad experiences I’ve had and take all the negativity out. I always leave the room feeling refreshed and relaxed, having sweated and completed a workout too! :)

  • celia appel

    For me yoga is a way of dealing with my extreme anxiety and finding my true self. And then, once I have connected with myself, it reminds me that we are all connected, so I connect with the rest of the world.

  • Jamie Kay

    Hey all! To be honest, I tired Yoga one time and felt like a total ding dong. I honestly thought I would be “graceful” at it because I was a dancer(not stripper) for most of my young life. Since then I have 2 fabulous children, which did a number on my once fabulous body. I have a bunch of weight to lose, and I don’t want to do one of those fad diets that usually fail. I’m considering giving Yoga another shot. Thanks Alicia for all the great advice and hard work you put into this website. Much love to all of you!

  • Shannon Evans Nuss

    I have a very high stress job that I’m not in a position to leave right now. I want to have a baby and I kmow my stress level is preventing that. I just recently started yoga and noticed my stress hasn’t gone down but my ability to deal with stressors has since starting yoga! Been reading the kind mama and love it so far! (Its already all marked up with notes!)

  • http://www.pursuitsofpassion.com/ Heather

    yoga is an integral part of my wellness! I practice at least once a week and cannot imagine life without it.

  • Kelly Benshoff

    Need to get in shape after injury and just signed up for a Toga class so could really put to use! Thanks for all the kind encouragement!

  • AgelessJen

    I’ve been practicing yoga (mainly hot) for 3 years…started when I realized that jogging was no longer an option. Initially, I did weight training on non yoga days, until I realized that I was getting PLENTY of weight training doing yoga! My hubby is now practicing yoga (not hot) & loves it. We’ve been entertaining the thought of converting an extra room into a yoga “studio” for us to use at home! As someone who is only 5’2″, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that I gained 1/2 an inch in height, thanks to yoga!

  • Amy Good

    Good Morning,
    I have tried yoga a few times and love it, but in the area I am in (Fairfield County, CT), it is expensive and the timing always seems to target the stay at home moms, or on weekends, so I am not able to go to classes. I would love the ability to do yoga at home but have been skeptical on the DVD’s. I am worried about wasting money on a DVD that isn’t good. So having a DVD that is done right would be perfect for me.
    I find that yoga is an easy way for me to relax when I get home from work.(Providing my cat doesn’t try to help) as well as strengthing my core muscles. but the instruction is what i lack and being able to do this from home with great instruction would be a great way for me to get this to be a habit in my daily routine. Amy

  • Kyra

    Yoga is amazing! It has so many healthy benefits. I love baby yoga too and getting my child involved with me. It’s rewarding for all! I have found that my body is more flexible and my posture has never been better. I love to do some moves after a LONG car ride, and my body always responds positively and I’m less sore and stiff very quickly after. As for my child I love that I’m teaching early healthier habits, along with a great nutrition. I have a lot more energy than when I do not do yoga for awhile (even if I’m on vacation I try. So much easier than going to a gym!).

  • Candice

    Yoga flies me to the Moon and back ! :)

  • Carolyn Deyoe

    In addition to the peace and calm yoga brings me, I love that it is an activity that is non-competitive. It is you against yourself – seeing small improvements in flexibility that make your proud of your body.

  • Jennifer

    Yoga has been a wonderful escape for me from life. It’s my time to relax and not think about my problems. Yoga has made me more calm in my day to day life.

  • Christine Ward Campos

    Yoga helps stretch and loosen all my stressed out muscles and keeps me from being driven insane by my kids.

  • Tori North

    I’m going to start yoga again because I never should have quit it, or let myself think I was too busy. Yoga is a journey to patience, inner peace and loving yourself which in turn builds love for those around you. When I was doing yoga; I was strong, I was fearless, I was at peace with all of my anxiety (which is now full force), I had every for my son, I was a better parent. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about how I was then, compared to the scared, angry, self-loathing person I am now.

  • Jennifer

    Yoga has a very special place in my life! I go as often as I can, but I always try to atleast make it to the Friday night yoga class (end of my work week- helps me to unwind) and the Sunday night yoga class (about to start my work week- helps me to relax and clear my head and prepare for the week ahead). Yoga is a very visceral experience for me. I like cardio, working out, and all that jazz as well… but yoga is really the only activity that really connects my mind and heart with my body.
    I started going to my yoga studio last year during a really rough time in my life. I had just been laid off from work. To cope with all the stress, fear, and emotions accompanying my unemployment, I really needed something to relieve my anxiety and help me look inside myself to get in a good mind set. Yoga and meditation really helped me during that time. In New York City where a yoga class can easily run you about $30, I was so happy and grateful to find a place in my neighborhood where classes are only $5 and there are donation based classes every single day of the week as different time slots! The instructors at this studio are not at all in it for the money and I love that philosophy.
    One of my favorite yoga instructors at this place preaches veganism during her class, which I love! At the beginning of each class she reminds everyone to dedicate their practice to a being- could be a human or an animal. At the end of each class she always tells everyone “be kind to animals. Don’t eat them!” This tends to get a few laughs, but I love that she says that. I sincerely hope it resonates with everywhere in the class.

    Anyway… that yoga retreat in Italy sounds amazing! I am dying to go on a yoga retreat!!

  • Lisa Kerr

    I want to start doing Yoga because I recently lost 35 Lbs and I want to start doing something that is good for my mind as well as my body! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

  • Melissa

    Trying to add yoga into my workout routine. Training for a 10k and lifting but I know I need to work on my flexibility as well. Yoga will help build my flexibility, strength, and endurance.

  • Melanie

    I attend Vinyasa yoga once a week. I have a full time job and two small children so once a week is all I can fit in at the yoga studio, although I do yoga every day at home with my kids. At the end of class, my fabulous teacher Mel always says during Savasana that we all deserve to be there and we were all meant to come that day. The way her voice soothes and affirms my choice to be there in conjunction with the relaxation of Savasana at the end of class always moves me to tears. They are tears of joy and gratefulness for the power of yoga, for both the mind and body.

  • Melanie

    I attend Vinyasa yoga once a week. I have a full time job and two small children so once a week is all I can fit in at the yoga studio, although I do yoga every day at home with my kids. At the end of class, my fabulous teacher Mel always says during Savasana that we all deserve to be there and we were all meant to come that day. The way her voice soothes and affirms my choice to be there in conjunction with the relaxation of Savasana at the end of class always moves me to tears. They are tears of joy and gratefulness for the power of yoga, for both the mind and body.

  • Kelly

    I love yoga! When I really started doing it regularly I saw the great benefits to my mind and body. Yay yoga!

  • Keri

    Hey, I am 16 years old and have been a vegan for three years. I have practiced yoga for four years and have recently started hot yoga. I hope to become an instructor, my reason being: no other exercise can teach you so much while making you feel so great. It teaches you to drop ego, to work through fear, and most importantly to breath.

  • Anne

    I love doing my little yoga routine in the morning : it’s refreshing to the mind and body, and then I’m ready to start my day! And I love the way that yoga makes me feel kinda “closer” to my body… It might sound strange, but it’s true :) I’m more conscious of all its possibilities and wonders!

  • Ashley Bonnell

    I love yoga because it makes me feel more connected to my body, myself, and the world around me. It makes me want to be a better person every day I practice.

  • http://monicamansfield.blogspot.com/ Monica Mansfield

    I love yoga for the calmness it brings to my mind and my body. I think without that I’d go crazy worrying about all the things I can’t control.

  • Rebecca

    Hello Alicia,
    I am a recent yogi convert and, quite simply, yoga has changed my life.
    Fresh out of university, I started working in the City of London in a fast-paced, often stressful, corporate environment. My hours at the office are often very long and I never felt I had “space” for myself. I never felt truly relaxed, calm, stretched out and at peace. I love my work but I felt something had to change.
    After my first session of yoga 4 months ago, I knew I was hooked: it was the first time in 5 years I had managed achieve a truly peaceful and restful sleep. No tossing and turning. No waking up in the middle of the night worrying about emails. It was the sort of sleep I needed and deserved (!). I felt like I had found my very own pause button and could momentarily stop everything that was stressing me out. My mind and body were at peace and I was able to let go of anxieties.
    Since then, my love for yoga and the benefits it furnishes, not only for me but also those around (people, animals, my immediate environment and this wonderful planet on which we live) is boundless. My journey with yoga has become as much of a spiritual and educational journey towards understanding myself, as it is a physically challenging practice.
    My journey with yoga and self-discovery continues… Yoga was the key to opening that box and this is why yoga moves me. :-)
    Have a great and energising day.
    Rebecca

  • Jessica Potter

    I’m new to the yoga community. I’ve been getting my feet wet participating through DVDs and Internet blogs/vlogs. I am really liking it so far. I decided to begin doing yoga because it’s a low impact activity, that also helps with breathing. I am also a runner and thought it’d be nice to alternate between the two activities. Especially because of the breathing component. I look forward to becoming more knowledgeable about yoga.

  • Katie Meghan

    Yoga lets me celebrate all the things my body is and can do, rather than the things it isn’t and can’t. <3 Namaste!

  • Alisha Chappell

    First off I would like to say that I have been in search of your book, “The Kind Diet” for a few months now. It must be very successful because it has been impossible to locate, which is how I ended up on this website! I am pretty confident that I will be on here quite frequently and this yoga attire giveaway is the perfect way to begin the journey! Yoga is been apart of my life for roughly 3 years now. I first tipped my toe into the yoga pool three years ago while attending University and felt it was the first daily exercise routine that I could do without hesitation. I have never enjoyed the gym or outdoor running, but yoga seems to be the missing link. Whether hot, vinyasa, traditional hatha, yin, or moksha I leave the classroom with the most uplifting feeling. There is nothing I love more than a silent hot room with the lights dimmed, instrumental music playing softly in the background and the sound of bare yogi feet floating across the hardwood floor. Yoga makes me feel good about myself inside in out increasing confidence, healthy eating habits, satisfaction, relaxation, circulation, libido, energy and my amount of yoga clothing. Sometimes its as simple as putting on a pair of yoga leggings to remind you of what yoga has to offer, so I am glad I found this page on the very last day!

  • Ana Silva

    I love Yoga! I love how challenging it is and calming at the same time. Once I finally tried it about a year ago I have been hooked since! I’m so happy I found your books and am a new Vegan.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    Yoga relaxes me and make me feel more calm and happy. I’m a beginner.

  • Jeanne Yates Tomlinson

    Yoga keeps me grounded and has made me a better person. It awakens me.

  • Starr Quesenberry

    alicia yoga transformers me completely I am calmer more self sufficient and even more independent I’m more aware of everything around me.it has taught me to be patient and calm ,understanding.Yoga can transform your body in many ways like weight and flexibility but for me to be comfortable with you I am and who others are around me.yoga changed my life not only with my mind my body and my body but the way see the world and life. Starr

  • Rachel Carbary

    A couple of years ago I was in a really bad car accident. I was working as a Field Technician doing habitat restoration work which is a very physically demanding job. Suddenly I found myself unable to do any of the required tasks at work due to back and hip pain. The accident took me out of my career and also left me confused about how to properly exercise. It took me some time before I found my way to yoga but once I did I was hooked. Now, I am working out with a personal trainer as I try to regain my strength before a couple of upcoming hip surgeries due to the damage the seatbelt did in the accident. He has told me a couple of times that the yoga has helped me prepare for the training we are doing. I have balance and awareness that comes from doing yoga. I am so glad I found my way to yoga and the world of sun salutations. It helped me heal in mind, body and spirit.

  • Kate

    I’ve been doing yoga for years off and on. A few years ago I started getting panic attacks and yoga has really saved me!! I’m always more calm when I’m practicing regularly.
    Yogi for life!!

  • beth

    I have been vegetarian for over 20 years and vegan for about 1 year..I feel so clean and free from emotional turmoil. .yoga free’s up the body and mind …being vegan free’s up the spirit within us all..a match made in heaven

  • Nancy Martinez

    When I first started exploring yoga, about three to four years ago now, I would try out different yoga studios and gyms, but always seemed intimidated by the flexibility of the practitioners around me. These, were also years of much spiritual growth as well. So I began practicing at home to help with my own confidence. Not too long after, I found a place I connected with and about a year later became a fitness instructor teaching resistance stretching to senior citizens. I love their spirit and wisdom! Because of my stretching class, I was later able to sub some gentle yoga classes and as I did, so did my spiritual practice also grow. The members would often comment of my growth. The gym has since closed for major repairs and although I was saddened to leave my members, I’m excited for my new ventures and mostly excited to connected further with my practice and people who are also searching for or on their journey to further open themselves up to themselves :) I believe it’s part of my purpose and journey. I have also found a new yoga studio through my friend Jeneen. I’ve felt such a deep connection to this place in just a month, that I picked up an application for their up coming yoga teacher training coming up in just a couple months! I’m soo excited (and a bit nervous) but the Universe always lets me know I’m in the right place. In this case, another friend of mine, Allison (who now lives in Michigan) knows the owner and teacher of this particular studio I’ve now been going with! Thank you for your inspiration! Namaste :)