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We are here!  We are working and we are thinking of you!

Now what can you give mom or any special woman in your life that is thoughtful, under $40 and support local businesses looking to survive COVID-19?  The instructors and I have a few simple items that say “I’m thinking of you Mom.”

Here you go.  We hope something calls to you.

DIY Semi-Precious Stone Bracelet Kit

Now is the perfect time for a little DIY.  Easily make wonderful bracelets with your mom, sister, daughter or friends through zoom if you don’t live together.  A fun thing to do together or by yourself to make something lovely and meaningful.  Beading is super relaxing and a great way to take your mind off things for a while.  Each kit includes semi-precious stone beads (your choice of color), string, clasps, and good juju from Melissa to create your own beautiful and unique bracelet just for you.

These are a perfect gift to make for yourself, someone else or purchase as a gift for another.

$35.00 Includes Free Shipping!

Purchase 1 Bracelet Kit Here!

Purchase 2 Bracelet Kits Here!

Purchase 3 Bracelet Kits Here!

Purchase 4 Bracelet Kits Here!

*When making your Pay Pal payment please let me know if you have any bead color preference or any kind of vibes you’re looking to manifest into your life!

 

Lavender Eye Pillows

Great for women, men and children!  These lavender eye pillows are perfect for relieving headaches, tension, migraines, puffy eyes, and sinus pressure.  They can be used during meditation, final relaxation after yoga, during yoga nidra or anytime you just need a break from the computer or life in general.  These eye pillows can be used for hot or cold therapy. Use hot if you need relaxation, have sore muscles, or abdominal pain.  Serve chilled if you have an injury, migraine, headache, puffy eyes or to reduce swelling anywhere.  Using only organic lavender and high quality handmade durable silk you will want to take it where ever you go.

#30 Includes Free Shipping

Colors available purple, turquoise, blue and pink.

Click here to purchase!

When making your PayPal payment let me know what color eye pillow you’d like.

 

Energy Clearing Kit

This energy clearing kit is a beautiful bundle of palo santo and selenite, wrapped with an organic dried rose.  This set is great for energetically clearing spaces, meditation rituals and decorating your space.

-Palo Santo is good for clearing negative and stagnant energy while sealing in positive energies.

-Selenite is cleansing and brings good luck and protection.

-Rose is wonderful for love and healing.

$25 Includes Free Shipping!

Click here to purchase

For questions on any of the above products you can email

melissa@blissfulbymelissa

Wow, the internet has exploded with offerings of online classes.  There are fitness classes, meditation classes, yoga classes, cooking classes and any other thing you might want to learn about. With so much out there, how do you choose?
Well, we now know money is powerful. Our purchases make a big impact on businesses big and small and it’s important to ask yourself who you want to support.  With so many people flocking online with their offerings, you might encounter some shoddy stuff.  So, I’ve created a few ways for you to think about looking for online yoga and Pilates classes.
  1. Do they have a brick and mortar location? These establishments definitely need your support. Hosting online classes without overhead is hugely profitable, so the expenses might be low and if you are paying for classes you may want to support a studio with an actual location. Your dollar will mean a lot more. Plus, when we can return to going into public places you will be able to meet the teacher and the people you’ve been practicing with.
  2. Do they offer your level? Does the online offering have the level that fits you? Do they have enough offerings that you won’t have to jump from website to website to find what you are looking for?
  3. Do they get to know you? If you are taking a free class or sign up for a yoga video subscription service, can the instructors really get to know you and your issues? What if there is an ongoing injury and some postures should be avoided? Only with a qualified instructor who gets to know you and interact with you, will be the most help.
  4. Do they charge? That’s not a bad thing. Studios who have online classes who charge will be invested in your experience and will want to keep you as a customer. The other thing you can look for is if they are charitable. Does your money to them support others as well?
  5. Will they let you try it for free? Since classes are online, you won’t be taking up the spot of a paying student. So see if they will allow you to take a complimentary class before you commit financially.
Use your power wisely. Consider what is really important to you in your practice or if you are just starting out. Then invest the time to investigate to find the right fit. You, your body and your mental health are worth it.

Having a place of sanctuary right now is pretty key.  We are in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and yoga studios are closed, kids are home from school, and no one can sit down at restaurants.  So how do we find a place to calm our minds, tell ourselves it will be o.k. or even cry some tears when it all feels overwhelming?  We create; that’s what we do!

  1. First thing you have to do is CLEAN!  Before diving into your practice or workout take time to sweep, mop, dust the shelves, open the windows and let some fresh air in.  Cleaning your space is just as important as the practice itself.  It will help you know what the space is specifically for and keep you focused on just that.
  2. ORGANIZE!  Pick up any clutter.  Place books, magazines, pillows and blankets into cabinets or neat piles that look put together and don’t disturb your eyes.  This way there will be less distractions both visually and mentally thinking I really should put those away.
  3. Find MEANING!  Find a direction to face that feels right.  Maybe the floor slants or the sun comes in a particular way and you feel better facing one direction vs. another creating a focal point.  Then at the top of your mat, make it SACRED!  Place pictures, memories, rocks, candles, dolls, flowers.  Use anything that helps you feel at peace, evokes love, gives you joy, or helps you feel grounded.
  4. Have what you NEED!  You may end up doing yoga and other activities that require props and equipment.  So make sure you have your blocks, blankets, bolster, strap, yoga mat, weights, Pilates ring, theraband, and maybe a ball.  The last thing you want to do is waste time trying to find something in the middle of your practice/workout.
  5. RITUALIZE! Before starting your activity, do something that will give you a boundary, a ritual that you do each and every time.  Say a Mantra or prayer.  Put up a sign, “Do Not Disturb.” Close the door, and draw a line on the floor “Do not cross until practice is over!”  Find a way to put up a boundary around your practice so you can keep distractions at bay.

Home practices present a multitude of challenges that your local studio has eliminated for you.  So now that we have to spend some serious time at home we should make the best of it and see if we can vibe up our space until we can get back to the studios.  But until then…..Om is where the heart is.

 

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