Mika Yoga Wear Review

Fun, Funky and Functional - this is what we look for in new yoga clothing here at Black Dog Asana...well that...and a whole laundry list of other criteria. You won’t catch us in just any yoga threads. It is tough to measure up to our standards, but there are amazing yoga companies making products that that do. We’re not being snobby, we’re just making sure that yogis are getting the most out of every ethically made product that they buy! We are very excited to tell you about an exciting company that is constantly coming up with new styles that make you look as good as you feel both on and off the yoga mat. These clothes are so awesome that we keep finding reasons to ignore the whole #nostretchypants challenge and wear these guys all of the time. Why you ask? Because we can! Mika Yoga Wear is fun and functional yoga clothing that easily holds up, no matter what we might put it through.

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Embrace Mother Nature's Gifts

This holiday season living simply is a great way to avoid stress and become grounded. Living simply does not mean being dull, boring or bland. It means saving money, spending time and living more. Each Fall and Winter, Mother Nature provides us with a bounty of beautiful and inspiring gifts. By living simply, we can embrace these gifts and bring them into our homes as decorations throughout the season. In the Spring and Summer we cut, dry and arrange flowers all through our living spaces. Why should we stop just because the weather grows colder? Autumn has a wonderful cornucopia of colors to enrich your home and the stark contrast of the Winter makes its deep colors pop. So forget the dead, the dull and the fake holiday decorations and opt for the real things instead. Head out into your backyard or to your locals farmers market or tree stand for inspiration this year.

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Rainbow OPTX

Colors have a direct impact on our moods. Just think about Seasonal Effective Disorder and how now we, as a society, are recognizing the impact that Winter – or more specifically, a lack of color can have on our moods. But why is this? Why are we so affected by color? Could it have something to do with our bodies’ energy? Stick with us here, we’ve all heard about chakras – the spinning energy centers in our bodies. Each chakra has a specific color associated with it. When our moods shift, it could be because our energy is out of harmony, and if this connection is true, then we can utilize color therapy to bring it back into harmony. But how? How can we harness the colors of our chakras to shift our moods?

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Reading Tea

Living Simply Reading Tea OK, maybe we should have put a comma somewhere in there – but at least we got your attention.  This blog post is not on divination but rather a sure fire way to relax while increasing your health.  So far, in this blog post series we have talked about cleaning, organization, […]

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Simple Cleaners

Living Simply With Simple Cleaners In this blog post series so far we have talked a lot about getting organized before the holidays hit.  The first post looked at cutting down on the clutter in your living space, changing the energy and making your space more relaxing and calming.  The next step was balancing your […]

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Balance Your Calendar

Living Simply Balance Your Calendar Year after year, do you fall victim to the holiday burnout?  One party or shopping trip too many can zap the last of your energy stores and leave you wonder where the holidays went. This is an exciting time of year – friends and family will be coming back into […]

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Fall in Love with Less

Living Simply Post #2 Fall in Love with Less Fall has started, and we have started preparing for the holiday season.  Even though we are only a few days into this season officially, our calendars are being dotted with parties, get togethers and shopping trips.  We are planning out what we need for each and […]

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Living Simply

New Blog Post Series Living Simply When you stop to sip your morning tea or coffee (and we mean actually stopping and sitting down to enjoy it, not dashing out the door), do you think about how busy we are…and how we got this way?  What happened to us? Was it technology? We have been […]

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Heralding the Holidays

Heralding the Holidays With Family Traditions With the advent of supermarkets, the mass production of food skyrocketed.  What our parents and grandparents once jarred themselves is now readily available at a low cost, with no effort neatly and brightly packaged on the shelves on our local stores.  My Grammy (my grandmother on my dad’s side […]

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McKeating Mantra

The McKeating Mantra Everything in Moderation Growing up there was one phrase we heard over and over again.  “Everything in moderation”.  I heard it from my mother, from her five sisters and her two brothers.  My cousins started saying it and it became like “The Song that Never Ends”.  Ok it wasn’t that bad but […]

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Brewery Yoga

A New Yoga Trend is Brewing A Guest Post by Emily Wickryk of Yoga with Em! Brewery Yoga is a trend sweeping the nation.  Young adults are looking for ways to combine healthy activities and social settings.  Pittsbughers are no strangers to this trend.  Brewery Yoga is currently being offered at The Copper Kettle Brewing […]

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The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear On Halloween and Everyday Now that the nights are getting colder and the days are starting to grow shorter, it feels like Halloween is right around the corner.  Well it does if you’re like me and get so excited for the Holidays that you rush the seasons a bit.  It was […]

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Change Your Language

Change Your Language Out with the old, and in with the new. We have mentioned this bit of advice in previous blog posts but it is so important that it bears repeating now and again in the future.  To do anything positive, to be successful, we must stop treating ourselves so negatively.  Not everyone treats […]

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