Yoga was intended to help bring clarity and calmness to your life. In a busy go-go world where we often don't slow down, it's important to have an outlet to let go of everything and reconnect with yourself. Once you've gotten into practicing yoga and feeling the benefits, you often have the drive to improve other areas of your life.
I try to improve our lifestyle in any way I know how. After learning that over 11% of ALL pesticides and 25% of ALL insecticides in the world are used each year for cotton production, I wanted to switch our clothes to a natural non-treated fabric. 20,000 deaths occur each year from pesticide poisoning, where as organic cotton farming uses no pesticides, fertilizers or insecticides. So basically by supporting organic cotton growing, you are helping save lives. I found a great company, Simply Chickie that carries 100% organic cotton hand-made tees, onesies and hats that are affordable and super cute!
Simply Chickie owner, Gwen, creates her own designs on papers she has collected from her worldly travels. She then cuts the designs and paints whatever might augment the picture. The original art is then computer graphically arranged and printed out on your product. She has over 25 designs to choose from and two great Yoga tees! Check out Ella in her Simply Chickie wear:
My favorite feature of the shirt is the Downward Dog pose on the butt!
This was E's first pose that she learned and her favorite by far. For a more advanced pose, have your child extend their arms without their head touching the ground. Have them go up on their tip toes and back down. You can really feel the burn if you do this in repetitive sets of 10!
You can get the Yoga Baby tee in either 2, 4, or 6T or in a onesie.
The discount: Enter mkokopelli20 at the checkout and get 10% off your purchase!
The Giveaway: Simply Chickie is giving away 1 Yoga Baby tee in any size
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST September 4, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada.
How to Enter: Visit Simply Chickie and tell me your favorite design and what size tee you would need. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.
2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar)
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a non-giveaway post
6. Go to Simply Chickie and vote which new saying should go on a tee (click the link)
7. Follow Simple Chickie on Twitter and Tweet about her company (click on the link to get to her page)