Giving, Getting >> Taking, Letting

One of my intentions for the year is to grow my blog and really settle into this space. I started it only a little more than 6 months ago, and since then, it has really evolved and changed a lot (and likely will continue to a bit!). I hit 50 followers this week on Google Friend Connect, which I know is hardly a drop in the bucket compared to some blogs, but is still exciting for me. That's why it was perfect timing when I was contacted by GaiamTV to partner up for a give away!

As my blog evolves, one thing that I know I want to continue sharing about, is my love of yoga. It's why I started this blog in the first place, and honestly, my practice has changed my life in so many amazing ways. I was lucky enough to be able to try out GaiamTV for the last couple of weeks, and I have nothing but good things to say about this service. Gaiam is the real deal in the yoga world; I have used their mats for years, practiced along with their DVDs, and lusted after many-an-accessory that they make. This extension of their brand is sort of like the "Netflix instant" for yoga and wellness videos, where you can stream hundreds of videos on yoga, pilates, cardio, meditation, and tons more. Not just videos, either - they're the full DVDs that you would buy at the store. On top of that, they have lots of full length movies and documentaries (I watched Happy last night - so good!) about a wide range of topics, from nutrition to eastern spirituality, to sustainability to ancient wisdom. They even have an app so you can take videos to go. Perfect for the gym or while you're travelling.

The winner of this giveaway will receive their choice of any yoga mat or accessory (up to $60 value), PLUS a free month of Gaiam TV! I am super jealous that I can't win this myself. This is the perfect opportunity to kick off your New Year's intentions, or just to continue on your own wellness journey!

To enter >
> You must sign up for a free 10 day trial of GaiamTV.
> You must be a follower of this blog via GFC or Bloglovin'.
> Leave a comment here letting me know how you plan to be healthier in 2013 (be sure to include an email address)!

Bonus entries (One bonus entry for each. Leave an additional comment for each thing done.) >
> Like GaiamTV on FB.
> Like the abhaya page on FB.
> Tweet/Pin/Share on FB to spread the word.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm PST 1/17/13, and contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Winner will be drawn at random. Good luck!

shanti >> sondra



  1. for 2013 i plan to drink more water, eat more veggies, and live my dream :)

  2. i liked gaiamtv on fb

  3. i liked abhaya on fb under my business indigobeancreations

  4. Faith Bradley1/17/13, 7:42 PM

    I've been needing a yoga mat! For 2013 I want to continue what I've been doing (running) and run my first marathon in July. I also like to balance running with yoga since my muscles get really tight. I want to continue being vegetarian and remember to drink LOTS of water!