Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Products and Free Shipping

We couldn't let Cyber Monday go by without joining in on the fun. YogaDudes has some fun new products that would be great little gifts for the yogis in your life and from now until December 7th, everything ships free with the coupon code SHIPMEFREE. Why stop at just Cyber Monday? Let the fun continue for a couple of weeks!

Here are some great gift suggestions:

OM Dangle European Charm

This item was just added to the YogaDudes shop. At the moment supplies are very limited, but more will soon be on the way. This charm is regularly priced at $12.99, but is now on sale for $8.99 and can be purchased here in the shop.

YogaDudes Bubble Earrings

These bubble earrings are just plain fun. They feature the signature "YogaDudes" set in a bezel-type silver setting and hung from surgical steel earring posts. Great on or off the mat and they coordinate with the bubble pendant necklace and the bubble zipper bling. For a limited time these earrings will be on sale for $19.99 (regularly $24.99). They can be found here in the shop.

YogaDudes Holiday Ornament

No home, studio, or tree would be complete around the holidays without adding a little bit of YogaDudes OM. This porcelain ornament measures 3" wide, hangs from a red ribbon, and comes in a little red pouch ready for giving. These ornaments are $14.99 and can be found online here.

OM for the Holiday Glass Pendant Necklace

Why stop the cuteness at the ornament? Why not wear it on your neck throughout the holiday season. You will undoubtedly be the hit of your next yoga class sporting one of these glass pendant necklaces. Regularly priced at $24.99, these necklaces are now on sale for $19.99. They can be found online here.

And don't forget to add the coupon code SHIPMEFREE during checkout to check free shipping. Valid until December 7th, 2912. Happy shopping.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Identifying Fiber Rich Foods

After recently having surgery I've been instructed to seek out fiber-rich foods as part of my "getting back to normal" procedure. I didn't think this would be a very big challenge, as I know a lot about food and nutrition and the notorious foods immediately came to my mind such as prunes, bran, beans. But after making that short list I found myself searching for what else to add. Where else can I easily find fiber?

As it turned out it was more of a challenge that I thought it would be. I bought some gummer fiber chews and yucky powdered mixes, but this was hardly the best way to incorporate more fiber into my daily meals. When I'm searching for answers to anything health-related Dr. Oz always come through. Gosh, I love him.

I was delighted to find these graphics on his web site and I thought I should share. Perhaps more people would like to save these for future reference.

And now I'm going to work on trying to convince myself that the pumpkin pie sitting in my fridge does not qualify as my go-to must-have serving of fiber for today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New YogaDudes Earrings

Our newest addition to the YogaDudes earrings line up are now in stock and ready for the holidays. Each one of these puppies was handmade and it was a long summer of cutting, gluing, and assembling, but the results are worth the effort. These earrings would make the cutest of all stocking stuffers so be sure to grab a pair for your pal and slip your own personal Santa a little wish list hint.

The new "bubble earrings"are normally $24.99 per pair, but we are introducing them at a sale price of just $19.99 from now until the end of November. It pays to be an early holiday shopper. Grab the deal while you can. You can view and purchase the earrings in the YogaDudes shop here. And you can also check out some coordinating accessories like the bubble necklace and the bubble zipper bling.

Friday, November 09, 2012

New Yogi Book Hits the Streets

If you"re looking for a holiday gift for a yogi in your life (and you already got them all the adorable YogaDudes accessories) or maybe you"re shopping for a male yogi, or maybe you just want a little something to read for yourself over the holidays . . . There"s a new book out called Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal my Colitis, Calm my ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness, by Brian Leaf. In the book, the author shares how with no real understanding of the practice he signed up for a yoga class.  Little did he realize then how that one class would ultimately set the course for a lifetime of exploration into the healing powers of yoga and other holistic therapies.

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi details Leaf"s triumphs, trials, and tribulations as he hilariously navigates his way through the world of yoga and holistic health. Along the way, he road trips to visit yoga studios around the country, has a spiritual experience at a Grateful Dead show, cures his chronic ulcerative colitis, and lives at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in his quest to become a certified instructor.“I explored, I traveled, I trained, and I experimented,” writes Leaf. “I searched for a way to feel comfortable and happy. I consulted psychics, scientists, yogis, swamis, Ayurvedic physicians, life coaches, and even (accidentally, I assure you) one prostitute. I tried meditation, herbs, flower essences, psychotherapy, and shouting out my angst…. And, I learned a lot.”

Twenty-one years later, Leaf teaches yoga and meditation, practices multifaceted healing, and is the beloved founder of a holistic tutoring center that helps students — whose ailments he once shared — manage ADD and overcome test and math phobias.

Through his adventures and misadventures, Leaf ultimately discovered eight Keys to Happiness, or rules to live by for health and vitality that he shares throughout the book’s 32 rollicking and wise chapters. Things like: Do yoga and if you already do yoga, do more yoga; cultivate and follow your intuition; apply Ayruvedic wisdom to your daily schedule; meditate; speak and act from your true self; and more.

I got my copy and I"m ready for some peaceful reading over the holidays! Well, one can hope for that anyway. Perhaps the book will help me get through the hectic holidays. You can check out and purchase the book .

Monday, November 05, 2012

Out For Repairs

Just a quick note to explain why there was, and continues to be, no November YogaDudes calendar. I know many people look forward to these little monthly calendars and often question what's up when they are late to hit the web. I'm sorry to say that the November one will either be very late, or non-existent, and for that I apologize. This month sure is starting off challenging. Both me and my trusty computer had to have some repairs done and have been knocked out of service for a while.

I will likely be blogging about my recent experience undergoing neck surgery. I have mentioned my "neck condition" several times throughout the past few years in blog posts. It is something that I've been struggling with for years and has recently gotten so bad that I had to quit doing yoga all together this past Spring (gasp). Well, the truth is out. I haven't been doing yoga at all! Gosh, I hate to admit that fact. It's been such a depressing time struggling with the pain and with the fact that I could no longer do the things I love to do. But I'm hoping all that will change now. I'm on the mend and I will explain what I've been through soon.

My computer, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be on the mend at all. I'm without my Adobe products and that's like removing one of my limbs. With any luck both of us will be back in action before December rolls around so you can look forward to the December calendar for sure.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

21-Day Free Meditation Challenge: Creating Abundance

Starting on November 5, 2012, the Chopra Center is offering 21 days of free guided meditations to those who register. A new meditation will be posted to the Web each day and the theme of this particular challenge is "creating abundance."

According to best-selling author, Deepak Chopra, through the guided meditations each day you will “discover and leverage the secrets to attracting abundance.”

You have nothing to lose. Sign up for free and make the 21-day commitment to mediation and more abundance in all areas of your life!