glossies for less

amidst the many recent deaths in the glossy world, there are still some pretty pages you can flip through. so if you are still a closet tree killer who just loves to hold something tangible while reading, at least you can do it at with a
time inc. employee discount.

maghound, the magazine lover's best friend.


enlighten up & get a free t in nyc

subsidize your movie-going experience with a yogacity nyc free t-shirt on on april 2 at 6:30 for a showing of ENLIGHTEN UP! at the ifc center.

tickets can be purchased the week of the show at http://www.ifccenter.com/. the first 50 peops to enter the theater will recieve yogacity nyc t-shirts - a worthy reason to make it for all of those pre-movie trailers....


dirty lil secret - confessions of a yogini

dear bendy yogi,

the cleaning of my yoga mat has been well overdue for a looooooong time (check out the pic if you don't believe me, you can probably make out a 'dirt angel' if you look).
in the midst of my spring cleaning this past weekend i decided to add cleaning my yoga mat to my list of things to do [read: clean].

the directions on my kulae organic yoga mat
cleaner suggested a few ways to clean my mat, depending on the level of dirtiness (e.g., daily cleaning, medium cleaning & deep cleaning & restoration).

i, obviously, opted for the deep cleaning & restoration option, which instructed me to:
  • spray the mat directly with the solution.
  • let it soak for 3 minutes.
  • follow with a wet cloth & work it into a lather.
  • rinse, wipe & air dry.
  • repeat if necessary.

in my case the repeat was necessary, so i did all the aforementioned steps twice. it definitely cleaned up my mat, but i think this sucker will wear the badges of hours of down dog for life. all in all, i think it worked well (considering my filthy circumstances)! also, it now has a great citrus scent so at the very least my mat smells clean & fresh - despite some the permanent scars. in the future i'd love to be a "daily cleaner" - here's hoping!

-twisty twin

sound familiar?

show 'mat' some respect & commit to a cleanliness routine, after all it is a basic yoga sutra.

here are some options (now you have no excuse):
  • a diy recipe - you'll need a spray bottle, water, & a few drops of the essential oil tea tree & lavender.

now fess up & cast your vote: how often do you wash your yoga mat?


$500 of good vibes for one dear lil' fan

dear lil' devas & their 'good vibes policy,' may help you feel better about accumlulating more yoga stuff. this toronto-based company offers customizable, uber comfy bamboo & organic cotton yoga gear. one of it's most unique pieces is the multi-tasking blanket/wrap - yup, a blanket (amazing for svasana or snuggling) AND a long wrap skirt (great for covering up that yoga booty before/after practice) in one. this just screams yes for the traveling yogini in me!

is kind to the earth & community, makes beautiful things with them both.

deal: if that wasn't enough to make you a fan, now dear lil' devas is hosting a drawing for $500 (a credit for their conscious yoga life for a conscious lifestyle), simply become their fb fan by march 13th, 2009 & you'll be entered!


poll of the month results - what do you splurge on?

we're just going to keep this short & sweet. in these harder times we are facing, here is what you said you still splurge on:
  • fitness/yoga 56%
  • bath/beauty products 19%
  • dining out 12%
  • shoes 12%
glad to see everyone is staying in shape!