Friday, September 4, 2015

Exercise and Meditation with YOGASMOGA

Lake meditation with YogaSmoga

Tree Pose with YogaSmoga

Petite workout clothing with Yogasmoga
Tank and Shorts thanks to YOGASMOGA | Earrings: Nadri

As I mentioned in my post a little while ago about my tips for reducing stress and anxiety, I like to make sure exercise and meditation are part of my routine. For exercise, I like running, yoga, and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts. As a former gymnast, gymnastics conditioning workouts (I find them on YouTube) feel familiar and fun for me, and it's amazing how little time it has taken to become much stronger with HIIT added to my exercise regimen.

I use the Headspace app on my iPhone for easy-to-follow guided meditation, but after using it for a while, I've found I've improved my ability to meditate on my own. It's still hard for me to do for longer periods of time, so I keep my meditations short and set a timer. I focus on checking in with and relaxing each part of my body, counting my breaths, and being aware of the environment around me.

To motivate myself to continue to engage in these two stress-busting habits, I like to make sure I'm outfitted with cute, well-fitting, comfortable, and functional workout clothing. A little while ago, YOGASMOGA asked me for feedback on some of their workout gear. I really liked the tank and shorts I'm wearing in the photos above. In an XXS (regular sizing), the Tickle Me Tank is a good fit for me, and the straps and overall length are petite-friendly. The foldover detail in the front is pretty and comfortable, and the band at the bottom keeps the top from slipping pr riding up during inversions and planks. The Sweet N Short shorts were also a good, compressive fit for me in a 2, and the length was such that I didn't need to adjust them constantly, a concern I often have with shorter shorts. Unfortunately, YOGASMOGA doesn't offer petite lengths for leggings or long-sleeved tops, which makes those items too long for my shorter arms and legs. (Note: I've found this to be a common issue with workout gear, and I've had my tailor successfully shorten leggings that don't have too much detailing near the hem.) I'm excited to get a lot of wear out of these pieces.

The weather looks lovely in Denver this holiday weekend, and I'm planning to fit in some exercise and lots of R&R!

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

x, Tam

Thanks to YOGASMOGA for sponsoring this post. All opinions, styling, and content are my own.

5 comments:

  1. That tank looks super comfy! I need to check out YOGAMOGA website to see what other styles they offer. Have a great holiday weekend :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  3. love your braids! can you give a quick how-to?

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  4. Nowadays, our mind is bombarded with an array of news and events, never remain slow down and detach, which builds stress, anxiety and many health issues. Meditation is one of the best ways to omit from busy schedule and take rest, make our-self relax and recharge our mental strength throughout the day. There is simply no fix time to meditate, just pick your iPhone, and install an app like you stated above and one more called “Calm” https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calm-meditate-sleep-relax/id571800810?mt=8 . It also features great guided meditations to return in a positive state of mind. It helps to get relax, bring more clarity in vision and fall asleep quickly by producing more than 25 soothing calming sounds.

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