‎Yoga Gives Back ‬Challenge {Yoga Challenge}

‎Yoga Gives Back‬ Challenge
‎Yoga Gives Back‬ Challenge

June’s yoga challenge is called ‎Yoga Gives Back‬. The focus is on the Ashtanga Yoga Method and giving back to the community. It’s hosted by the ever talented @beachyogagirl and @kinoyoga, and sponsored by @aloyoga and @yogagivesback.

Yoga Gives Back provides micro-loans and educational funding to the poor in India.  50,000 hash-tagged posts and @aloyoga will donate $1,000, 100,000 = $2,500 , 150,000 = @beachyogagirl and @kinoyoga will personally match @aloyoga’s $2,500 donation for a total of $5,000!

To participate in the challenge:

1. Post daily.

2. Use the hashtag #yogagivesbackchallenge.

3. Follow and tag challenge hosts @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @aloyoga @yogagivesback.

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

Related Links:

May Yoga Challenge – May I Begin Yoga 2015

April Yoga Challenge – Detox Yo Body

March Yoga Challenge – Journey to Handstand

February Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy in 2015

January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong in 2015

May I Begin Yoga 2015 – Week 1 {Yoga Challenge}

Downward Facing Dog
Day 1: Downward Facing Dog

 

Day 2: Plank
Day 2: Plank

 

Day 3: Chaturanga
Day 3: Chaturanga

 

Day 4: Upward Facing Dog, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Day 4: Upward Facing Dog, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

 

Day 5: Virabhadrasana. Warrior I
Day 5: Virabhadrasana. Warrior I

 

Day 6: Virabhadrasana B, Warrior II
Day 6: Virabhadrasana B, Warrior II

 

Day 7: Padmasana, Lotus Pose
Day 7: Padmasana, Lotus Pose

 

Leave me a comment on Instagram if you’re doing the challenge too!

Related Links:

May Yoga Challenge – May I Begin Yoga 2015

April Yoga Challenge – Detox Yo Body

March Yoga Challenge – Journey to Handstand

February Yoga Challenge – Let’s Get Flexy in 2015

January Yoga Challenge – Be Strong in 2015

SmartGlamour and Body Positivity

Be Yourself

SmartGlamour is a clothing company created and owned by my friend Mallorie Carrington. She’s been making clothes and into fashion for as long as I can remember, but it was about a year ago that I discovered her campaign for body positivity.

Body positivity was something I never knew I should care about. I was never really happy with my body but I thought 5 inch heels and losing weight was the answer, not acceptance.

SmartGlamour

About two years ago, I was really happy with my body. I was lean and fit and it was freeing. Then I gained about 10 lbs and I felt a mental weight added too. I realized then, that I cared way too much about how my body looks. Now, I focus on being healthy but because I truly enjoy it, not because I don’t like my body.

Smart Glamour

Another thing I love about SmartGlamour is that hey have clothes to fit every size. Generally to find clothes that fit, I have to shop in the little girls section, and the clothes still never fit right. SmartGlamour makes clothes in sizes XXS to 6X, plus you can customize everything they make.

Smart Glamour

I started off my SmartGlamour collection with this beautiful Allison Pencil Skirt that I do not wear nearly enough!

Smart Glamour Skirt

I tried out their custom sizing on the Jackie Skinny Pant. The only other dress pants I have that almost fit are in girls sizes, and they’re super awkward. Needless to say, I will be ordering more of these.

Smart Glamour
I wear this Bridget Cardigan all the time. I keep it at my desk and wear it almost every day.

Smart GlamourLast weekend I visited their Manhattan pop-up shop and found this gorgeous Micah Colorblocked Tank Dress.

Smart Glamour

Smart GlamourSmart GlamourDefinitely check out the shop in person before the end of May if you’re in the city.

Smart Glamour

Smart Glamour

Smart Glamour
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The message and quality of the clothes (they’re all handmade in NYC) cannot be beat. I already have a list of pieces for my next order!

You can find SmartGlamour on the web at their site:  http://www.smartglamour.com/

Also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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