Top 5 Nutritional Superfood for Smoothies

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Secret Smoothie Ingredients to Give Your Mind and Body a Boost

What happens on the yoga mat is only part of the full equation for living a healthy life. What you put into your body plays a big role in what you can get out of your body. Achieving your best state comes as a result of a proper balance of diet and exercise. One of the best things I do for my body every morning is to make a delicious smoothie. Smoothies have the amazing power to do everything from settle your stomach to detoxify your organs. Are you ready to improve your mind, body and soul one delicious sip at a time? My list of essential ingredients to sneak into your smoothies will help you boost your brain, calm your spirit and energize your body.

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BaliniSports Introduces New Fashion Guidelines for Yogis

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BaliniSports Introduces New Fashion Guidelines for Yoga Outfits

BaliniSports is inviting women around the world to learn about innovative ways to squeeze more out of every piece of yoga apparel they own. The brand is releasing five essential tips for stretching your wardrobe to create flawlessly stylish outfits. Designers at BaliniSports have collaborated with fashion models to create guidelines for how to pair various items from the brand’s collection with everyday fashion essentials. The brand hopes to give women the confidence to dress comfortably and stylishly without needing to spend a lot of time or money.

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6 Sports Bras Every Girl Needs by Lucky Magazine

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BaliniSports Ranks High on Lucky Magazine’s List of Essential Bras

Lucky magazine has chosen to rank a product from BaliniSports as one of the top six essential bras every woman should own.

The brand’s fitted yoga bra has been ranked third among pieces from household brands such as Adidas, Victoria’s Secret, Under Armour and H&M. The publication praised the bra for its fashionable look and comfortable fit. The fact that the bra is designed using kinetic science for superior support was highlighted in Lucky’s endorsement of the product. The review also pointed out that every seam in the bra is carefully measured. It is anticipated that customers will appreciate that the fabric in the bra is cut according to a calculated dimension to offer the highest level of compression available on the market today.

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BaliniSports Now Sold at EvolveFitWear

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We are so excited to announce that our Balini Brand yoga clothing is now available on Evolve FIT Wear. A woman owned and run company, Evolve FIT Wear truly knows what we love to wear on the mat and how to look our best before, during and after yoga. The yogi girls over at Evolve discovered our must have Bikram tops and bottoms earlier this year and just couldn’t wait to feature us on their site. Continue reading

Hot Yoga Poses That Make You Better In Bed

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Top Sexy Yoga Poses That’ll Make You Better in Bed

If you are in a good relationship and planning to get one step ahead in your relationship, then first you have to be ready for that. How can you prepare yourself, when you will have the most pleasant experience of your life? Often girls plan to have makeup support for that very moment, but it doesn’t work to make you better in bed. You need to make your body capable of attracting your partner for that special moment. Get help of yoga to make your body comfortable for that pleasant moment. I am suggesting you few exercises that will surely make you better in bed.

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How Yoga May Help Relieve Depression

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How Yoga May Help Relieve Depression

Like the rest of the world, all of us in the BaliniSports family were shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Robin Williams. I want to take the opportunity to reach out to the yoga community to talk about the benefits of yoga while coping with grief over the loss of such a tremendous talent and legend. My reaction to the news was particularly strong because I have personal experience with depression. Do you want to know what helped me pull through it? Discovering yoga and founding BaliniSports. Walk with me on a journey through pain, healing, and finding my true purpose. Continue reading

The Perfect Pair of Bikram Yoga Shorts

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The Perfect Pair of Bikram Yoga Shorts

Attending a yoga class doesn’t mean showing up wearing a boring combination of loose shirts and yoga pants. Yoga shorts, affectionately coined as “booty shorts,” are a great way to switch it up and look great at the same time. When you look good, you feel good, and you remain diligent in your practice. Yoga shorts are a great option for yoginis of any shape, size, or style. Ready to take the plunge and try out a new sexy style of Bikram yoga clothes? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s why you should start wearing booty shorts to yoga and how to find the perfect pair. Continue reading

How To Find The Perfect Bikram Yoga Apparel Online

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The BaliniSports story is certainly serendipitous; a yogini whose passions for the Earth and for yoga found her creating an online brand of bikram yoga clothing that’s as good for the Earth as it is for yoginis. Shopping online for bikram yoga apparel can be intimating, so what better proof of confidence could a yogini ask for than having clothes designed and made by a yoga enthusiast herself? Here are some things to look for when shopping for hot yoga clothes online.

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Make Everyday Great With This Morning Routine

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Make Everyday Great With This Morning Routine

If you wake up and start your day off with positive feelings, thoughts and energy, everything else falls into place, and you can enjoy a productive, creative, fulfilling day ahead. Start incorporating a few habits into your morning routine, and each day you’ll see the benefits. Some of the benefits include: Continue reading

3 most versatile pieces of yoga apparel

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3 most versatile pieces of yoga apparel

 

There are two types of people who buy yoga apparel: those who actually wear it while working out, and those who only buy yoga bras and pants because they’re comfy, cute and make one’s body look slimmer and more toned.

If you’re in the first category, you’re probably less interested in how chic your yoga pants look like, and more concerned about their functionality, but for those in the second category, the versatility of yoga clothing is of top importance, as the items are purchased to be wore not only to gym classes but also when hanging out with friends or traveling. Continue reading

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga?

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The Benefits of Practicing Yoga

In our world today, there are a million different ways to get your daily workout in. From Fitness Centers, to personal trainers, cutting edge equipment shipped right to your home and even streaming Fitness TV channels. If you want to skip the workout all together there are a plethora of quick weight loss programs including meal plans and beverages with promises ranging from a better body to a clearer mind. Your options are seemingly unlimited in this day and age. Continue reading

5 yoga poses for slimmer legs

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5 yoga poses for slimmer legs

Fake it until you make it isn’t the best principle when it comes to fitness and body weight. While you can dress to hide those few extra pounds or to look slimmer for a special occasion, it’s really hard to hide the lumps and bumps while at the gym, especially if you’re dressed in yoga pants and a comfy but revealing tee. Continue reading

BaliniSports is committed to meet Bluesign standards

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BaliniSports is Committed Their Entire Supply Chain to Meet Bluesign® Standard

Yoga wear brands like PrAna, Adidas, and BaliniSports have now committed their entire supply chain to meet bluesign® standard, while already one third of Lululemon Athletica fabric mills are bluesign® system partners. Bluesign ® certification means that every part of the textile supply chain uses chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, production workers, and end-customers. Continue reading

10 Ways to Bikini Body – Yoga Style

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Are you seeking to get perfect bikini figure in less than one month? If yes, then you should move towards yoga. It is Indian technique of achieving perfect shape of the body in less than one month. You can try it with your sexy yoga clothes every day and get perfect fitness to wear a bikini. Here are 10 postures that will surely help you in getting sexy bikini body:

1 – Downward – Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

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This posture is very comfortable to practice. Just wear your angel booty shorts and then stand in down dog position. In this position, your hips will be up, and you will stand on your feet and palms. Keep your waist and knees under your hips and shoulder. Thus, you will come in a complete position of down dog posture.

2- Down Dog Split

To practice this yoga pose you have to be in the down dog pose, but slightly you have to pick your one leg up in towards sky. Keep your leg straight up, and thus, your body will come in the posture of down dog split.

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3- Creacent  lunge – Anjaneyasana

To perform this yoga pose for sexy body, you have to change your down dog pose by taking one step forward. Keep your right foot between your both hands and one leg behind. Now see straight and lay your hand on your finger tips. It is low lung position.

4- Warrior II – Virabhadrasana

Standing in mountain pose first. Align your left heel behind the right heel and then turn your left foot out to 90 degrees.  Turn your hips out to the left.  Raise your arms with strength and make sure they are parallel to the floor.

 

5- Standing Split - Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

This is an advance pose in Yoga.  Remember to always do the best you can slowly.  First you start by settling your hands down to earth and slope towards your right leg’s knee. Additionally situate your left leg up in the sky. Thus, you will come in standing spilt pose of yoga. Try this pose in sexy yoga clothes for more comfort.

6- Standing Split Squat

Bend your right leg’s knee and keep your left knee outside your right ankle. To balance your body in this posture, take support of your fingertips.

7- Upward Bow – Wheel Pose

This pose itself it’s a whole body work out.  First start by lie on the floor, and bend your knees.  Bend your elbows and spread your fingers on the floor, fingers facing your feet.  Breath and push your tailbone up toward the pubis, and use your core to lift the buttock off the floor.  Slowly lifting one leg up if whenever you feel grounded and comfortable to do so.

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8- Plank Pose

Start with downward facing dog, and inhale and draw your torso forward.  Make sure the arms are perpendicular to the floor and the shoulders directly over the waist.  Torso parallel to the floor.  Breath and hold for one minute if you can.  Repeat 10 times through out the day.

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9- Upward Facing Dog:

Upward facing dog is usually done as part of Sun Salutation.  Perfect for opening your heart chakra.   Start by lie on the floor with both legs close and hands next to your shoulder.  Slowly pressing the top of your feed down and lift your upper body by pressing into your palms.

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10- Full Boat Pose – Paripurna Navasana

This is probably one of the most challenging exercise for abdominal. Sit on the floor with straight legs in front of you.  Slowly lean back and lift both of your feet at the same time.   Do your best to make sure your back is straight.  Both legs should be straight as well.   Ideally your thighs should be around 45 degree angle from the floor.

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If you will apply above mentioned yoga pose for sexy body, then you will surely get sexy body in less than one month.

Kim Kardashian in BaliniSports

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Love yoga and own your mind as well as heart confidently

 

From the living prodigy, Kim Kardashian, to any mortal souls, Yoga has been adding power to the very essential part of one’s life. The entire psyche and soulfulness of one’s life is fabricated by the exemplar essence of life that is fitness by way of Yoga and a proper yoga clothes for yoga. In a recent release it was found that even Kim Kardashian could not strive to fend off the exponential realms and vantage leveraging aspects of Yoga and was spotted in a Balini Sports yoga apparel. A heart throbbing living repute and stardom was seen wearing a BaliniSports Yogini Capris with a Birkin Purse. Nonetheless it’s a myth to follow the brain and mirth to follow the heart. Connecting mind, body, heart and eventually the soul is the true expression of Yoga. Continue reading

Qualities of Great Yoga Teachers: Find an Instructor & Class that Inspires You

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Qualities of Great Yoga Teachers:  Find an Instructor & Class that Inspires You

With yoga becoming increasingly popular there are more varieties of styles, studios and teachers than ever before! To someone who is new to yoga, it can be difficult to find a class that’s just right for you. Yoga is for everyone, it’s simply a matter of finding those styles and teachers that resonate with you and will inspire you to thrive. Here are a few components to look for in a yoga instructor or a specific class or style. Continue reading

5 Benefits of Hot Yoga

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Five Benefits of Hot Yoga

It’s no secret that Hot Yoga is popular. Celebrities, athletes, even busy moms are flocking to studios. Hot yoga is designed for everyone, truly anyone can do it. Unlike Bikram, hot yoga isn’t based on of the same 26-posture series. Instead, it tends to be more of a flowing vinyasa style practice, linking one pose to the next like a carefully choreographed dance. Here are 10 great benefits from a 90-minute beginner hot yoga class:

1. Flexibility:

First thing to remember: Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening and your body and aligning your spine. However, increased flexibility is an evident benefit to practicing Bikram or hot yoga. The heat will allow you to safely reach new levels of flexibility, even in beginner’s postures. The heat will make your muscles more elastic, allowing you to fold and flex much deeper. IMG_1491

2. Strength:

Hot yoga is low impact and uses tiny muscles you didn’t know you had, building muscle tone.  Spine strength is a primary focus within hot yoga which is the key to a long healthy life! While physical strength is a great benefit, we often lose sight of the emotional strength gained from hot yoga. The practice is the true definition of mind over matter and the endorphin rush after completing a session will leave you feeling like there’s nothing you can’t do!

3. Breath:

If there is no breathing, there is no yoga. The definition of Hatha Yoga asana is: stillness in a posture while breathing normally. With the added element of the heat, you have to breathe deeply, yet controlled! This breath strengthens your heart and lungs, improving lung function. It won’t take long before you learn to breathe in a full and controlled manner and you’ll breathe easier and deeper than you ever have before. P1380760

4. Detox:

The yoga postures themselves are detoxifying for your muscles, organs, and glands, but sweating furthers the detoxification process. Many postures compress and work the thyroid, helping to regulate the gland and balance thyroid levels. The way you stretch and compress your internal organs and glands stimulates metabolism and increases your energy, so you feel better and burn more calories outside the room.

5. Healing:

The primary purpose of this yoga is therapy. With a regular practice, these postures can help to heal old injuries and also prevent them in the future. This is especially true for, but not limited to, back pain. Don’t skip the postures that are slightly uncomfortable. Many poses are designed to work the spine in every direction, creating a healthy spine and thus a healthy nervous system. Hot Yoga is also known to reduce symptoms of conditions and illnesses including diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, arthritis and obesity. Try a hot yoga class. You’ve got nothing to lose! As you advance, you gain tremendous focus and determination. The ability to focus carries over to your daily life. When you can focus on the task at hand, you’ll excel and you can enjoy life more. And of course, make sure you’re ready to take on the heat with BaliniSports yoga apparel! My personal favorite is the Fiona Yoga Jersey paired with the Angel Booty Shorts. The fabric is lightweight, breathable and moves with you allowing you to focus on reaping the amazing benefits of hot yoga.

How to Learn to Love Yourself and Your Body After Sexual Trauma

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How to Learn to Love Yourself and Your Body After Sexual Trauma

 

Fact is, survivors of sexual trauma have higher rates of experiencing addictions, eating disorders, serious health issues and of course PTSD symptoms and more.  I know because I spent many years going through all sorts of health and emotional issues myself and thankfully I am here today to share hope, inspiration, wisdom and tools to help you along your path.

Survivors have a tendency to become ungrounded, be disconnected and “out of their bodies” and experience episodes of anxiety, reactive patterns, panic attacks and more.  The body quite often can be perceived not as the beautiful miracle is it, but as something to be harmed, destroyed or battled with. Add on toxic emotions to the mix and you have a breeding ground for disease of both the mind and body.

Yoga and meditation became my saving grace to heal.

If you are a survivor of sexual trauma, the path to loving yourself may not be immediate, but do know that in time, when you plant the seeds in your garden of self love, before long your garden will bloom, and it will just be a matter of continuing to give it nourishment and pulling some weeds occasionally to keep it in full bloom.   Here are some tips to help you learn to love yourself and your body and heal after sexual trauma:

1. Practice Loving Kindness Meditation.

This will help plant the seeds of kindness and compassion for yourself as you go along your path. It will also greatly help reduce stress on your mind and body and empower you to release toxic emotions from your heart that will help you move into health and wellness and away from stress and overwhelm.

2. Breathe and Get Into Your Body.

Whether you choose yoga or some other mind/body activity, it is important to be able to connect your breath with your body and turn on the relaxation response. This is why yoga is so powerful, as it does this and removes excess tension and stuck energy in the body to help facilitate healing. Grounding and restorative poses are especially helpful to help create a sense of safety and connection with the earth and your body when you can feel so disconnected and ungrounded. Learn how to use your breath and movement as a tool to become empoweredwithin your own mind and body.

3. Reach out and ask for support.

You don’t have to do this alone, you don’t have to live in silence or shame and you can have all you need to heal.  You just have to be willing to ask and receive.

4. Drink plenty of pure filtered water and eat organic real, whole foods.

The more you put the good food in, the better you will feel and the clearer your mind will become.  I know you may not feel like it, but trust me, just take that first step and eat some real food because it will start momentum in the way you need to go. Say a gratitude prayer before each meal and take a few deep breaths.

5. Thank your body.

Each morning show some love and gratitude to your body and before you go to bed at night, be sure to thank your body for all it did during the day. Your body responds to what your mind thinks. Thanks and gratitude will help change the cellular structure. Send your body love and it will bloom.

 

I hope this helps you find your way out of the darkness and into your light. It gets better. Believe and trust it will. I am leading a special workshop just for survivors in NYC on Saturday July 19th that you can find more info about on my website.

 

With lots of love,

BY: Jody Mello
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Jody Mello is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, 500 hr Certified Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher and Certified Reiki Practitioner. Her passion is empowering other women to heal themselves from the inside out by diving deep into their soul and healing the root cause of their health and emotional issues. After healing her own health and emotional issues holistically, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, disordered eating and pelvic issues, she aims to support other women to truly heal and love themselves on a deep level. She works with women who have a past history of sexual trauma that are experiencing health or emotional eating issues that wish to heal holistically on a deep spiritual level.

 

 

Best Anti-Aging tips

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Best Anti-Aging tips for Yogis

 

Moreover, doing yoga is so convenient that it can be done even at home. These also do not involve very strenuous activities that can put too much stress in the body. Yoga is perfect for people who are interested to know other anti-aging practices. All over the world, more and more people are discovering the anti-aging effects of it. Below are some of the reasons why yoga just might be the answer to keep that active body filled with energy and a face that just radiates with a youthful glow.

 

1. Posture

As a person tends to age, maintaining a good posture can be quite a challenge. It is also unavoidable to lose muscle mass and to feel that the bones have weakened. However, due to the various yoga poses that enable the body to be flexible yet strong, a person can surely maintain good posture and core strength.

 

2. Supple Skin, No Wrinkles

Unknown to many, practicing yoga just might be the trick in getting rid of wrinkles! Practicing yoga promotes healthy facial skin cells which will boost the production of collagen, the skin’s anti-aging and anti-slacking property. Yoga is also known to get rid of toxins in the body, as well as the skin, therefore keeping a person’s skin clear and radiant.

 

3. Energy and Vitality

Through yoga, the body will surely be recharged and amped up at the same time. By itself, yoga is also a form of exercise. With the body getting to do the work that it needs to do, it does not only burn calories for weight loss, but also provides that energy boost and overall balance of the body. Of course, when the body is feeling energized, so will the person be. Therefore, no more gloomy mood that is definitely a tell-tale sign of aging.

 

4. Reduce Pain

Aging can be a painful experience for some people, but yoga can deal with that as well. Tight muscles, when prolonged, can lead to more serious problem and worse pain in the future. With yoga, the stressed out and exhausted muscles of the body are brought back to their relaxed state. The spine, which is a very important part of the body, is also exercised with simple yoga positions. Yoga also makes a huge difference in the flow of blood and oxygen in the body.

 

5. Stress-free Mind

With so many things to worry about, stress is one of the easiest things to resort to. But with simple meditation while holding a yoga position, breathing becomes so much more than inhaling and exhaling air. When practicing yoga, the mind enters a relaxed state, as well as the body. The nervous system calms down and gets rid of anxiety and stress. Remember that having a happy disposition is one of the most important elements of being young!

Tips on how to travel light & stylish!

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Personal Packing Tips from a Yoga Queen:

 I put almost as many miles on my suitcase every year as I do on my yoga mat. My husband’s busy career means we’re traveling as a couple nearly every week. I made the decision to tailor my lifestyle to keep up with his frequent flyer miles because a long distance relationship simply wasn’t an arrangement I was willing to live with. Even with all the technologies to keep couples connected, I still prefer to have my suitcase sitting next to his at the airport. Luckily, I can run my online yoga apparel company from anywhere in the world. I even use our travels to meet up with clients and important names in the fashion world who are interested in collaborating with BaliniSports. You might say I’ve chosen romance without choosing to let my dreams of running a fashion empire die. You might be wondering how exactly to pack a business empire and a marriage into one little suitcase. Let me give you my own personal tips and tricks for how to pack lightly and stylishly.

A Simple Black Dress

A versatile dress can take you from a romantic dinner with your husband to a lunch with a prospective client so easily. Fold the dress in a special laundry bag to avoid lint and wrinkles.Ballet Flats
If you ask me, high heels take up too much room inside a suitcase. A pair of black flats looks fabulous with hot yoga apparel and or a polished business suit.
A Scarf and Denim Jacket:
This is another look that I create often when I am visiting Los Angeles.  The look is so cute, and people don’t even realized I was wearing a comfortable yoga tank.  Scarfs are light weight and best accessory for traveling on the road.  At night, throw in a denim jacket to complete the look for dinner.
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The BaliniSports Megan Tank or Fiona Tank
After using this cute, flirty tank top for my morning yoga routine, I throw on a cute cardigan and start my day. I have also been known to pair this tank top with a black skirt and black blazer. This look allows me to show business connections that my fun, flirty design style is truly a part of my real life.

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The BaliniSports Miranda Bra or Brittany Bra 
This is my everyday bra. I feel light, free, and supported as I run errands or sketch new designs for my collection. My shape never looks better than when this sweet little bra is hugging my curves.
Sample Beauty Products
Ask for samples the next time you’re at the beauty counter or salon. Packing small lotions and shampoo bottles instead of large containers will save so much room inside your suitcase.Versatile Makeup
Pick makeup items that cover more than one aspect of your face. Use a rosy lip gloss to add color and shine to your lips, cheeks and eyelids. Line your lashes with black eyeliner to avoid having to use multiple products to make an impact. These little tricks will allow you to go heavy on the glamor without packing heavy.

 A Yoga Towel

I visit a lot of different yoga studios on the road. I never want to risk picking up germs by renting yoga equipment. Make sure you leave room in your luggage for your personal yoga towel.

My Final Thoughts on Packing Light
What you pack in your suitcase isn’t nearly as important as what you pack in your heart. My travels would not be as amazing as they are if I didn’t keep up my daily yoga practice on the road. In addition, my notebook is never far from reach. My mind is always working to create soft, resilient yoga wear for women around the world. Did you find my stylish packing secrets helpful? Stay tuned for more tips on how to live a fabulous life full of love and yoga.