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HARVEST IN THE NEW YEAR

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Alex Curtis

Even though the holidays are over, and 2015 is here; there is still the hustle and bustle of holiday stress.  Traveling back home, work starts up again and don’t forget that massive pile of returns you need to make.  (Why does Aunt Carol still send the worst holiday sweaters?!) 

With the start of the New Year, new intentions and new goals, make it a point to focus on you.  Give yourself time to relax, breath in fresh air, be active, get outside, and unplug from technology.  It is important to find your own personal outlet to escape the daily stresses of every day life.  Here are a few ways that you can focus on you and let go of the world, for a little while at least.  Give one or more a shot and see what resonates with you, make it your own.

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Yoga for Travelers

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 16, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Ever feel like one single airplane ride takes away many of the hours of yoga practice you've accumulated in your body? Given our love for international travel and constant exploration, our team here at The Travel Yogi definitely understands the feeling! We've got a few yoga tips while traveling to help you feel rested and ready to begin your adventure after your flight.

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Montezuma, Costa Rica

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 13, 2015 12:29:00 PM

A Destination Suggestion from Juil Ambassador, Dagmar Spremberg

I fell in love with Montezuma the first time during my visit in 1999. The best way to describe it is as a charming fishing village with an abundance of character and never-ending nature. I’ve been living here now for 13 years and every time I travel to other places, I fall in love with it again...

I’d love to share with you the best Montezuma has to offer. That way you’ll know what to expect when choosing it as one of your future destinations and, I promise, you won't be disappointed.....

1. The Nicoya peninsula counts as one of 5 worldwide Blue Zones (www.bluezones.com) these are places where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else in the world! Reasons for this include  the high calcium and magnesium content in the water, which is supportive of healthy bones, as well as an active lifestyle and exposure to healthy doses of sun to increase your natural intake of vitamin D. I have personally also discovered that living with the natural rhythm of day and night is extremely healing. Sunrise and sunset are all year round between 5.30 and 6 am/pm and therefore you will go to bed early, have a good deep restful sleep and wake up early with the sun and the beautiful sound of the monkeys and birds....the body will be grateful and you can leave your watch behind :)

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Mirrors of Love

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Anton Mackey

A mirror shows us our reflection. It gives us a different perspective of ourselves. But the most useful and powerful mirrors are not made of glass. They are made of Souls.
Every single person and situation that we encounter in our everyday life is a mirror for us to see different points of view. An opportunity to see what others see looking right back at us.

Now this is a tough pill to swallow sometimes. When that mirror is an angry stranger cutting you off in traffic and then flipping you off. Or when it’s that annoying lady on the plane who can’t control the volume of her voice. Or that righteous and radical religious person judging others for having a different belief. I know what you’re gonna say, “but I don’t do (fill in the blank)!” Our ego will do a really good job defending our not so pretty side. But when we begin to see everything as an opportunity to learn something about ourselves we start to gain a deep appreciation for everyone else. We see that every situation is being Divinely orchestrated in a way for us to learn a beautiful lesson. And most often what we see is generosity, compassion, and kindness.

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

A Giveaway to Celebrate New Beginnings – Juil x Buddha Pants x Tiny Devotions

Posted by Eva Caruso

Jan 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Are you looking through your holiday gifts and wishing you had gotten a new pair of comfly Heram pants and designer mala beads? Well, you’re not alone!

We’re giving you that opportunity by partnering with our friends at Buddha Pants and Tiny Devotions to give away your new 2015 favorites. This giveaway package has a retail value of $350 and includes any color/style of Juils, a Tiny Devotions Grounded Mala, and a pair of Buddha Pants of the winner’s choice. Don’t miss your chance and enroll yourself to win this ultimate giveaway for the New Year here. http://info.juil.com/buddhaxjuil

Increase your chances of winning and receive an extra entry by liking the Juil, Tiny Devotions and Buddha Pants pages on Facebook!

Grounded Mala - Green Brecciated Jasper, Picture Jasper, Suyi Jade and Sandalwood

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

LEGACY MUSINGS: DHARMA TEACHINGS OF AUTHENTIC SELF

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Imagine you’re standing in the middle of a battlefield and you are the main hero in an epic war. You look out and see all your brothers, sisters, family, community, teachers, elders, youth, friends and enemies. Your mouth runs dry, your hair stands on end and you start to tremble and sweat. You fall to the ground in a panic attack and have a complete melt down. You cry out: “I cannot do this! I don’t want any part of this! I’m finished! Please take this away from me.” God is standing next to your side and you are pleading for a bargain. And with a hint of a smile, God begins to lift you up and tells you: “Rise up. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. You can do this. It’s the sacred purpose of your existence. It’s time to grow in your Soul. It’s time to say YES to your Divine Life Purpose.” 

This is one of the most classic scenes in the famous yoga text called the Bhagavad Gita, which means “the Song of the Blessed One”. Beloved by both Thoreau and Gandhi, this text embodies the divine conversation between the Self and self, the immortal and mortal, and the infinite with the finite. The two main characters are Lord Krishna, the “dark one” and the warrior Arjuna, “the light one.” Together they are the integration of spirit and matter, the inner self and the outer self. 

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Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Janet Stone and the Art of Yoga Project

Posted by Guest Blogger

Jan 6, 2015 10:02:00 AM

A few months back, Juil decided to do a special collaboration with one of our amazing partners and ambassadors, Janet Stone Yoga. Together we wanted to generate a giving spanda that offers gifts to some very special yoga teachers whose work is some of the deepest expressions in this practice of service.

By teaming up with Janet Stone, Juil was able to connect with those who walk the talk of yoga and gift out three pairs of Juils to three tremendous teachers who are constantly giving to others. As proud partners of The Art of Yoga Project, these teachers offer their time, wisdom, and practice to incarcerated, transitioning young women in the “system.” Through yoga classes, counseling, and creative arts practices, The Art of Yoga Project gives women a space for strength as they continue their journeys. Please visit them at http://theartofyogaproject.org.

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One Step A-head: Help for Neck Pain

Posted by Guest Blogger

Dec 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM

The last few months have been overflowing with joy as I welcomed the arrival of my first child, Lilah, and my first book, The Roll Model! These “projects” have been filling my head and heart simultaneously for the past year, but I am happy to say, I can now share some of my newer ideas again!

The first idea hit me hard on the head (relatively speaking) the other day. I picked up a 15-pound bag of dog food for my puppy (oh yes, I also “birthed” a puppy recently too!) while out running errands on foot. I was carrying Lilah in her carrier, and had very few options in terms of how to walk the quarter mile back home carrying the sack of food without squashing Lilah. So I hoisted the bag of food on top of my head and voila!

The puppy food had just enough yield to slightly conform to the shape of my head, which made balancing it relatively easy. The bag of food was not light — 15 pounds is not like wearing a beret — and my neck and spinal muscles had to do quite a bit of dynamic stabilizing in order for that bag to not fall. They also had to inform me of their position so that I could avoid overloading one area of my neck over another. By the time I got home, my core felt worked out and my posture felt better than ever.

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Letting IT Go

Posted by Guest Blogger

Dec 30, 2014 10:35:10 AM

The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.”
Iyanla Vanzant

We all have an IT. The IT (internal turmoil) is an event that could have happened twenty years ago or yesterday. It’s that event that always seems to be with you, whether consciously or unconsciously. The one that keeps popping up out of nowhere. The one that you think about when you wake up in the middle of the night.

Why did this happen? 

Why did IT happen to me? 

What did I do to cause IT?

How can I get rid of IT? 

And that one big IT will create many smaller ITs that will affect your relationships and your daily interactions.

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Topics: Ambassador Spotlight

Fall and Winter Food Favorites – Why This is the Best Time of the Year

Posted by Guest Blogger

Dec 29, 2014 10:00:00 AM

By Alex Curtis

Sadly summer has come and gone – the days are shorter and nights grow colder.  As the seasons change and jackets and boots emerge from closets, we can start to get excited about all the wonderful produce the colder months have.  Many of the best fruits and vegetables have their peak growth season in the fall and winter!  There are many reasons why eating in season produce is great!

If you are anything like me, the taste of the food you eat is very important. When food is not in season locally, it is shipped in from other parts of the world. When transporting crops, they must be harvested early and refrigerated so they don’t rot during transportation. As a result, they don’t develop their full flavor. It is recommended to consume about 5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day; this is far from exciting when you are consuming flavorless fruits and vegetables.

When you eat in season produce, you are getting the full package of nutrients. When produce is harvested early to endure a long distance shipping experience, it’s not going to have the full complement of nutrients it might have had. In addition, transporting produce sometimes requires irradiation to kill germs and preservatives to protect the produce (yuck).

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