Category: Lifestyle

Down Dog App: Your Mobile Yoga Studio

Down Dog app review

Have you ever wanted to try yoga and feel somehow intimidated by the atmosphere inside a yoga studio? The good news is, there’s a mobile app that brings the studio yoga experience wherever you are. Down Dog is an IOS and Android yoga app that brings a studio-like Vinyasa yoga experience at the comfort of your own place. If you have a space for your yoga mat and a comfortable environment then fire up the app and begin your yoga journey.

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ProSource VCO: Soothe Up with Virgin Coconut Oil, Calming Oil and Coconut Soap

ProSource VCO, Calming Oil and VCO Soap

Growing up, I had been introduced to the many benefits of Coconut Oil. I remember our mom would cook coconut to extract the oil for personal use. While I munch on what’s left of the fried coconut, my mom would use the coconut oil for my sisters’ hairs and even skin. She said it makes them shiny, thick, strong and soft aside from treating the scalp for dandruff. I also encountered how a local tribe in Kalinga use it as antiseptic to treat wounds. Even the famous Whang-Od applied coconut oil to treat my fresh tattoo wounds. Coconut oil seems to be quite a wonder that’s why I was thrilled to receive a package from ProSource Philippines with a sample of their products, the Virgin Coconut Oil, the Calming Oil, and the Virgin Coconut Soap with aloe vera.

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Foot Zone Makati | Wellness from the Feet Up

Foot Zone Xiamen-style foot massage

While it is the season of giving, it is also the season we’re constantly shuffling around from one place to another. Whether buying gifts, attending parties or catching up with friends and relatives. Our feet can get a beating especially when it’s smarter to walk at times in the metro to beat the rush hour traffic. How about pampering our feet once in a while during the holiday break? Step into Foot Zone and treat yourself to a Xiamen-style foot reflexology. What’s so special about the Xiamen-style foot massage? I, along with my friends recently experienced Foot Zone’s 1 hour and 20 minutes Foot Reflexology and Back Massage at its recently opened branch at Jupiter, Makati.

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AirAsia PH Says #ThankYou with a Blog Writing and GrabCrar Promo

In this season of giving, saying “Thank You!” is one of the easiest way to show gratitude. Uttering these phrase could put anyone in an uplifting mood. No matter how small or big a gesture or favor, a simple “Thank You!” spells a difference. And to coincide with the season, AirAsia Philippines is saying Thank You to all its loyal passengers for a year of memorable journey. In line with this, AirAsia Philippines launched its #ThankYou Christmas Campaign with a Blog Writing Contest where participants can win two roundtrip international tickets and a pocket money of Php 20,000. On the side, passengers can also avail of the GrabCar Ride promo this December. Read on for the details

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A Look Into CBTL’s Giving Journal 2017

The CBTL Charcoal Gray Giving Journal 2017

There’s always something to look forward to during the year end for Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf avid customers like me. Stamp collection for the CBTL’s Giving Journal has been like a tradition already having gone three cycles with their hard-bound journal as planning companion. This year’s Giving Journal 2017 doesn’t deviate much from their tried and tested form from the Giving Journal 2016. The earthly colors of the pages, the inspiring quotes on weekly spreads, the coupons and the solid simple design lines which a lot of people came to love are still there. The changes for the Giving Journal 2017 aren’t drastic but more artistic on the aesthetic that centers around the theme for 2017 “The Cup that Changes Lives”. Let’s take a look.

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Eat to Live: Yoga of Eating Workshop at Life Yoga BGC

Ever since I started my yoga journey a year ago, I slowly realized I have become more aware of my eating habits. Not much on the choices of food first but on frequency and timing. Since yoga is best done on an empty stomach, I had to eat at least 2–3 hours before the session began. Eventually, I became more aware of what I eat, on how certain food and drinks can affect my practice. Like drinking coffee before practice makes me feel heavy. So it was very interesting to learn about the recent workshop from Life Yoga in BGC about “Eat to Live: Yoga of Eating” where the discussion focuses on mindful eating and yoga asanas to help on working on the internals. I was fortunate to have a chance to attend this workshop headed by French nutritionist Helene Dunlop and and yoga teacher Christina Dinkel Maningo. Hoping it would expand my knowledge on mindful eating and make simple adjustments in my lifestyle that could make a big impact beyond my yoga practice.

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