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JadeYoga: Props are your FRIENDS!

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by JadeYoga. This post also contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase a product through my link I may receive a small amount of compensation. All photos, unless otherwise indicated, are by Ashlee Hamon Photography.

As you may know, I am a JadeYoga ambassador. Which basically means that I LOVE their yoga mats, products, and mission and love sharing my knowledge of Jade with y’all.

The mat look familiar from my holiday greeting?

WEBLoraBeachYoga-45Photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography, Sweater via Le Tote, necklace by Sacred Charms Jewelry, malas by Jivala Jewelry, leggings by Nesh NYC, yoga mat by JadeYoga

That mat is a JadeYoga mat! 🙂

WEBLoraBeachYoga-44Photo by Ashlee Hamon Photography, Sweater via Le Tote, necklace by Sacred Charms Jewelry, malas by Jivala Jewelry, leggings by Nesh NYC, yoga mat by JadeYoga

And JadeYoga wants to help me celebrate my birthday month! WOOHOO!



Y’all know how much I praise yoga straps and blocks. They are amazing tools to bring yoga to your body. You can use a strap to lengthen the arms and make for happy hamstrings and back. A block can lift the butt and also lift the floor to you. They are indispensable tools for any home yoga practice–but especially for athletes and those of us who sit a lot, run around a lot, or are just generally living a busy lifestyle! Sometimes a prop can be your best friend!

Thanks to a prop you can find a deeper version of a one-legged balancing pose such as this half moon :


Or you can take a moment to chill and gently open the back in a supported fish:


Basically props are super awesome, lovely and amazing things! (Not signs of weakness, but signs of strength!)

And JadeYoga and I want to help you to practice with props! For my birthday we have a special giveaway for you to help take your practice home with you and use  blocks to assist in going deeper and more safely into postures!

We are giving away one awesome JadeYoga towel (perfect for hot days) and TWO JadeYoga wood blocks!

Thanks JadeYoga!

Check out these awesome blocks:

JadeYogablocksPhoto courtesy of JadeYoga

Pretty cool, huh?

Plus, the towel in addition to being super effective, super soft, and super pretty provides one month’s worth of clean drinking water to a person in the developing world. How great is that? JadeYoga believes in giving back. The blocks also help the environment, going back to protecting our rainforests. I love sustainable practices from good companies. You go JadeYoga!

jadeyogatowelPhoto courtesy of JadeYoga

It’s easy to enter the giveaway, see below for details! 🙂 The towel and blocks have a combined value of approximately $75. I hope you enjoy another birthday present for you all! I hope that, regardless of whether or not you “win,” you check out JadeYoga, start using some yoga blocks, and transform your practice for the better.

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Thanks again JadeYoga! Y’all are the best!!!


  • Montana

    January 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

    i can always use more towels! Then I wouldn’t have to wash mine so much haha. I like the raspberry colored one 🙂 and the blocks would be awesome too! Half moon would have nothing on me then lol.

  • Megan

    January 29, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Happy birthday! I admire Jade for committing to provide one month’s worth of clean drinking water for one person in the developing world for every towel sold.

  • Judith

    January 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I like the midnight blue one! I would really love the blocks to enhance my workout!

  • stacy hancock

    January 29, 2015 at 10:51 am

    i like orchid, do they ever carry cotton towels?

  • Holly E

    January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I really like the midnight blue one.

  • Ruth C

    January 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Jade Microfiber Yoga Towel in Slate blue

  • Chaitali

    January 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I really like the light blue one 🙂

  • Laura B

    January 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Happy (almost) birthday! I love the idea of wooden blocks! Cool!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    January 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I’ve actually never used a yoga towel before!

  • laura @ scribbles and sass

    January 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    the slate blue is absolutely gorgeous. towels are so great to stop the slipping and get some grip when your mat is sweaty.

  • Paige c

    January 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I like the teal!

  • Renee @ Bendiful Blog

    January 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I need a good high quality yoga towel I’m always just using a random hand towel from my house!

  • Kait @ ChickadeeSays

    January 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I love the Orchid towel! Such a great brand!

  • Ken C

    January 29, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Slate Blue full towel

  • Haley @ Running with Diapers

    January 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I always need a good yoga towel. I can’t be slipping during down dog.
    I like the purple towel best.

  • erin

    January 29, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    midnight blue!

  • Becky @ Disney in your Day

    January 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I don’t have a yoga towel yet! I love the purple color.

  • theresa j

    January 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I like the slate blue

  • Kay Lynn

    January 31, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    They’re all so pretty. I like the orchid color best.

  • Farrah

    January 31, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I love the midnight blue one, and I think it’s awesome that they donate to awesome causes and organizations! :]

  • BreannaS

    January 31, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I like the dark blue microfiber towel.

  • Roxy

    January 31, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I like the Jade Microfiber Yoga Towel in Orchid

  • Natasha Manchester

    February 1, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Im loving the Jade Balsa Superlight Yoga Block
    I am in need of new blocks, mine have gotten chewed up by the new puppy hahaha.

  • kate m

    February 3, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I like the midnight blue. i’ve never used one of these towels.

  • Calli

    February 3, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I like the colors; I would choose midnight blue!

  • Wehaf

    February 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I like the midnight blue towel, and I love that Jade Yoga supports The Water Project.

  • Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    February 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I have actually never used a yoga towel!!

  • Lisa Jones

    February 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I like the slate blue towel!

  • liz l

    February 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Midnight blue is my favorite

  • Jennifer @ Teacher in Training

    February 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I like the purple & orchid ones.