Be Present

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August 24, 2012

If you’ve come to one of my yoga classes, you know that I continually make reminders to be present, let the mind go so you can focus on the union of the body and the breath, coming into the essence of what yoga is all about.

Of course, being present isn’t always the easiest thing to do. So, if you need an extra little reminder to take you to that place of calm, you might want to check out the line of simple and super comfortable yoga clothing by a company aptly named – Be Present.

Their cute lotus-themed logo can be found on most of the pieces, and when I wear mine and get a peek of that logo as I fold forward into uttanasana, it always give me a subtle reminder to stay present in my practice.

The cool folks at Be Present recently sent me two pieces of clothing from their line, and I wore them this summer when I taught yoga and also attended classes.

I have to say that I absolutely love the Modal Racerback Tank they sent. I’d never heard of modal, but this fabric feels  silky and soft on the skin, and it fits tightly around the waist. I like the unique detail of the gathered racerback, and the ruching in the front provides a very flattering fit (especially if you want to hide your belly).

When I first tried on the Mobility Pant, I felt more like I should be taking off for an African safari than going to teach a yoga class. But, these pants are so comfortable, and that long side slit provided a nice breeze up my legs as I taught on the beach on hot summer days. I can see myself lounging around in these on a lazy Saturday afternoon as well.

Here are a couple of cool things you need to know about Be Present:

  • All their clothes are made in the USA.
  • They are a small, family-owned business that follows environmentally friendly practices.
  • The colors for their line are inspired by the colors of the chakras. (Humm, they sent me my Mobility pants in purple, the color of the crown chakra, associated with wisdom and the spiritual world. I like that and feel very wise when I wear them!)
  •  Their clothing is perfect both off and on the yoga mat, and they have great styles for men too.

ENTER TO WIN A FREE PAIR OF MOBILITY PANTS

To help celebrate my blogiversary/birthday week here at The Daily Downward Dog, Be Present is offering a pair of FREE Mobility pants to one lucky DDD reader. To enter, please do one of the following:

Like Be Present on Facebook

Follow Be Present on Twitter

Check out their clothes at www.bepresent.com – especially their new VOTE shirts!

Then leave a comment below and let me know a technique you use to help yourself to be present either on or off the yoga mat. I’m hoping to pick up a few tips from all of you, and if you struggle with presence of mind be sure to browse through the comments!

The deadline to leave a comment and officially enter this giveaway is Friday, August 28th at noon, when one winner will be randomly pulled from a hat. The winners will be announced here and also on The Daily Downward Dog’s Facebook page. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

If you’re feeling a little love in your heart, please tweet or share this giveaway on Facebook or with a friend.

I’m going to purchase this shirt below to serve as an extra reminder to my students to BE PRESENT!

Wear Be Present to be in the moment, to live!

 

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