Easy Yoga Mat Cleaner {diy}

Yoga Mat Cleaner

 

You will need:

  • Spray bottle – I used a 12oz bottle from Target. It was about $1 in the travel size beauty products section.
  • Distilled or filtered water
  • Witch Hazel
  • Essential oils

Yoga Spray Ingredients
What to do

  • Fill your bottle 3/4 full with the water. I used about 9oz for a 12oz bottle.
  • Add in a few drops of your essential oils. I love bergamot mixed with an earthy scent like rosemary, sage, or cloves. Tea tree oil has great antibacterial properties.
  • Fill your bottle the rest of the way with witch hazel.


Essential Oils
Lightly mist your mat, and wipe with a cloth.


Wipe with a cloth

 

Detox Yo Body – Week 2 {Yoga Challenge}

Day 8: Trikonasnana B, Revolved Triangle
Day 8: Trikonasnana B, Revolved Triangle
Day 9: Garbha Pindasana
Day 9: Garbha Pindasana
Day 11: Peacock pose, Mayurasana
Day 11: Peacock pose, Mayurasana
Day 12: Pasasana, Noose Pose
Day 12: Pasasana, Noose Pose
Day 13 : Camel Pose, Ustrasana
Day 13 : Camel Pose, Ustrasana
Day 13 : Camel Pose, Ustrasana
Day 13 : Camel Pose, Ustrasana
Day 14: Shoulderstand, Sarvangasana
Day 14: Shoulderstand, Sarvangasana

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

Related Links:

Detox Yo Body – Week 1

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

Music and Death

Today, I didn’t want to do anything. I’ve felt like this a bit lately, but this morning was the worst. I browsed the Internet until 11am, when I had to start getting things done. This past week, and before that has been pretty hectic and when I get some down time, I’m unmotivated to do anything.

I finally worked for a few hours, and went to the store. I didn’t want to, but we needed (cashew) milk and something to eat for dinner.

After dinner, I put on some mellow/folk music (at this point I’ve had Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on repeat for the past 2+ hours), colored a mandala, and had a beer. When I was coloring (with colored pencils…because that’s so much more “adult”), I got really sad. Someone at work died last week and I was sad when I found out, but didn’t dwell on it. I didn’t know him well, and I don’t think he would’ve even remembed me, as I haven’t worked in the building in almost 3 years. I starting thinking about him. He was always happy. Always friendly, and always had a smile on his face. I think I’m pretty friendly, especially at work, but he was always smiling. He just had a warmth that was so genuine and personable.

You know how sometimes you’re kind down and just don’t have a reason for it? I finally forced my mind to calm down and I just got sad. It’s so heartbreaking when a good person dies. Everyone is good, but it seems unfair when someone so kind is gone. It’s just the end. Game over. The world moves on. In one sense, it makes me realize that before I know it, I’ll be 85 (hopefully) and think that life has flown by. But at the same time, life moves on. The world doesn’t stop when a good person dies.

I realized that for a while now, I’ve just been going through the motions. I get up, work, spend time with my family, etc. I’m happy, and very grateful for everything and everyone in my life, but I haven’t allowed myself to stop and really feel. Every time I interacted with my coworker, I left smiling, thinking that he was just so kind. I’m sad that he’s just gone.

Am I going to be that significant to someone some day? Am I going to regret all the time I’ve wasted? Will I look back and be proud of how I spent my life? I’ve been so numb lately. Not going anywhere. Not exceptionally happy or sad.

I’ve been so fortunate to mostly avoid death (as in people dying around me) up until pretty recently and I’ve found, I just don’t handle it well. Death is final.

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