Namaste Blissful Body Yoga blog readers! The Blissful Body Yoga blog has moved permanently to the following address on blogger:


And you can keep up with everything I’m doing by following me on Twitter:


Blogger has always been my main site for the blog, and I had been basically copying all my post from that blog to this one, and my Tumblr blog, but I have been doing SO many post it has gotten too difficult to keep up with. I hope you will go to http://blissfulbodyyoga.blogspot.com/

and subscribe to my feed there so that you don’t miss a thing.

A lot of new, great things are coming from Blissful Body Yoga this year, and next, including the premiere of Blissful Body Yoga audio download meditations, available soon on yogadownload.com!! I am so excited about these. They are my offering to you, to bring yoga to your home and to help it grow in your life.

In the meanwhile, you many not be aware of my other blogs. I also write the Daily Gratitude Blog which can be subscribed to here:


Many of you are familiar with my fine art and work as a graphic designer. I started a blog to showcase my own work, and work of other independant artists, called the Teal Designs Art Studio Blog. It can be found here:


Prints on paper and canvas of some of my fine art work is available on ImageKind here:


If you need a graphic designer with 15 years experience in designing for print and web, look no further. You can few a portion of my portfolio on my Teal Designs site here:


Or contact me directly at, teal@tealdesigns.net

And of course a lot of you have been visiting my CafePress site for yoga inspired clothing and gifts, and…ahem..funny t-shirts, mostly inspired by friends and my husband, Mike. Thanks for making this the Blissful Body Yoga Store on CafePress so successful.


Thank you for all your support. If you love the Blissful Body Yoga blog please subscibe, and concider donating at my main site,


or the blog


May you be happy

May you be free from all suffering

Om Shanti, Shanti Shanti

Teal Marie Chimblo, Owner/Teacher, Blissful Body Yoga


Blissful Body Yoga

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Whoo hoo, I won an award!

Graciously bestowed open me by the Great Kate 8, author of the hilarious and warm-spirited blog, From The Mixed Up Files of the Siegels.

The Oops! Award was started by Amy Oops! is
to bloggers who inspire others with their humor and their talents, also
for contributing to the blogging world in whatever medium.”

Part of being chosen to receive this award is “paying it forward” by bestowing the award on five more ::awesomesauce:: blogs. So first, here are my five pics, and second, if you win, check the guidelines below so you’ll know how to pass on this special bit-o-praise to blogs that you love.

The Daily Buddhism
This is my very favorite blog. The author Brian Schell, is
a religion scholar and does an outstanding job making Buddhism clear,
interesting and even entertaining. I wait with baited breath every week
for the podcast, and scour the site when ever I get a chance. Terrific,
insightful stuff you will enjoy, even if you just have an academic
interest in Buddhism.

Bliss Chick
Because the author, Christine Reed,
is a fellow Blissologist, bringing you the best in all things blissful
from her own experience and through great resources. Check this post on secrets of extraordinary living, for a small sample.

Jaelyn’s Fairy Dust Cupcake Blog
I really even need to explain why this woman must get an award…many
awards. Fairy dust? Cupcakes? Oh, and she teaches yoga too! Everything
she does is a work of art…and makes me HUNGRY! Pay this site, and
author Jaelyn Williams, a visit.

The Roaming Lily
Live vicariously through author, Sarabelle,
as she travels this earth, sending us back postcards and stories of
art, architecture, cultures and the beauty that is roaming free.

Treehouse Jukebox: Adventures in Earth

Well, first of all the author, Emma,
likes brussel sprouts and yoga, so that puts her mighty high up on my
list. Second, she finds the most wonderful things to share that
enlighten, inform, and make you feel good.

Created by Isa Moskowitz,
it’s not just a blog it’s a show! Full of the spirit of punk rock and
cruelty-free, Vegan good eats, all from “Boo-ti-ful” Brooklyn, NY.
Check it out!

Congrats winners! Thank you for all the time, effort and love you put into your blogs. They are a great gift.


Pick 5 blogs that you would like to award this honor to; 2) Each award
has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog
to be visited by everyone; 3) Each award winner has to show the award
and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the
award itself, unless they don’t feel like it; and 4) Award-winner and
the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Oops” blog,
so everyone will know the origin of this award.

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Snatam Kaur – Shanti the Yogi « Treehouse Jukebox: Adventures In Earth

Found this on a GREAT blog Treehouse Jukebox: Adventures In Earth.

Is this not the sweetest thing ever?

What a gentle offering, and beautiful way to bring yoga to your little ones.

For all my readers who LOVE the Blissful Body Yoga designs (yoga inspired, funny s-shirts, great gifts) on Cafe Press, here is the sweet FREE shipping deal for the weekend.

Blissful Body Yoga Store : CafePress.com

CAFE PRESS FREE shipping this weekend! coupon WEEKEND50. http://www.cafepress.com/blissfulbody/

Here’s a little bit of what you will find on the site…

Chakras et kundaliniImage via Wikipedia

Enjoy this Kundalini Yoga class with the incredible teacher Gurmukh from Golden Bridge Yoga.

Her book The Eight Human Talents
is one of the most beautiful and useful books on yoga I have ever read.
She also does amazing prenatal yoga classes, and DVDs. I have taken her
classes at Golden Bridge in New York City, and they are

Kundalini Yoga
is an invigorating tradition of yoga. It will get your prana flowing,
leaving you energized and cleansed. I include Kundalini kriyas as a
part of my morning sadhana every day (check back soon for a post
detailing my favorite kriyas.)

The exercises may look at little
funny, but let me tell you they are amazingly effective, and not easy!
Don’t be discouraged if you find them challenging; they are well worth
your time and commitment.


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Healing Mandalas

This is a terrific post and invitation to meditation on a beautiful mandala from a blog I visit frequently, http://thezeninyou.blogspot.com.

Take a five minute break from your busy day to come back to mindfulness and peace. Enjoy!

The Zen In You: Healing mandalas

The Teal Designs Art Studio Blog: It’s BACON!!! Sure it’s bad for you…but it makes a great t-shirt.

Veggie Folks will want to pass on the bacon…but there is lots, lots more…

Lucky, lucky me! I would say I never win anything, but that wouldn’t be true now. I am so delighted. Thank you to the wonderful people at OperationNice.com and String-Ring.com! I am so grateful.

Picture of my hand with my cool ring to come soon…:-)

Operation NICE: NICE Giveaway #3: And the winner is!

This month’s special from goddessdownload.com

the Sun/Moon Astrological Meditations download $9.99 and receive the
brand new, Goddess in the Chakras download for free! This download will
be sent within 24 hours of your purchase.

of my newest releases, Sun/Moon Astrological Meditations, astrologer
consultant, Jannine Oberg from http://www.stellarstrategist.com, will help you
deepen your rituals by becoming aware of the particular energies of the
sun and or moon by tapping into their astrological influences. This
download contains 12 mini meditations for each sign in the horoscope.
You can also use it to learn more about your own astrological chart.

All downloads have been successful or your money back! No worries and it’s all green!
Visit the store today!

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our series on supporting your body and spirit as we transition into the
fall and winter seasons I have a few tips and products that will
support your respiratory system.

autumn and winter can be very challenging to sinuses and the
respiratory system. The changing climate, seasonal allergies, and dryer
air are a few things that contribute. The good news is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;
if you do the right things to support and build your immune system you
will be much less likely to get sick. So, here are a few things to try:

Give Your Sinuses a Bath with a Neti Pot
If you don’t already have a neti pot,
I HIGHLY recommend that you get one. I use mine every day, sometimes
twice a day, and I almost NEVER get sick. If I do get something it is
always the lightest little version and it goes away quickly. Using a
neti pot regularly has also decreased my seasonal allergies by about
90%. I have very little symptoms anymore. Neti pots have been used in
India and in Ayurvedic medicine for a very long time; the term comes from the Sanskrit, jala net
out of the back of my throat as well. This may seem really gross at
first, but I promise you the results are worth it! i, which literally
means “to irrigate with water”, and this practice keeps the sinus cavities clean and clear. To use a neti pot dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt
in 2 cups warm water (don’t use tap water that is unfiltered, the
chlorine content tends to burn the nose a bit), and pour into the net
pot. Go to a sink and tilt your head to one side. Place the neti pot in
the opening of one nostril and begin pouring the water. The solution
will go up into your sinus, give them a flush, and then pour back out
the other nostril. Repeat on the other side. If you tilt your head back
slightly, the water will head toward the back of your throat and then
you can kind of hack it out. Sorry, no other way of saying it. I find
that helps to clear the gunk at the back of the throat. Youtube has A
LOT of videos on this, and I know Oprah featured neti pots at some
point so you many be able to find some video of that out there. Here is
one to get you started:

You can purchase neti pots from The Heritage Store, and they have another product that I highly recommend for respiratory care, called Alka-Thyme.
It is a wonderful, refreshing mouthwash and gargle that really cleans
and alkalizes the mouth. It can also be used as a topical pack if you
feel a sinus or respiratory infection coming on. Just soak a wash cloth
in Alka-Thyme and place over the sinus/forehead area, or over the
glands on the throat, and on the chest. This is also a gentle and
appropriate remedy for children, especially right before they go to
sleep to help relieve congestion. I have started adding a 1/4 tsp of
Alka-Thyme to my neti pot saline mixture and it is very refreshing.
Alka-Thyme contains sodium bicarbonate which is another substance
recommended for sinus irrigation.

Support Your Respiratory System Naturally with
Mother Earth’s Respiratory Tonic
This is another favorite of mine from The Heritage Store.
It is a great support for the respiratory system and really helps
relieve the congestion and tightness associated with allergies and
colds. Their product description explains the active ingredients:

Earth’s is a therapeutic combination of horehound, which soothes
irritated mucous tissues, wild cherry bark to alleviate respiratory
distress, rhubarb, which cleanses the system, and elixir of wild ginger
for toning the digestive tract, preserved with grain alcohol in a honey
and syrup base. This gentle, pleasant-tasting tonic is safe and
effective for children and adults, just as Mother Earth intended.”

is the kind of product I seek out and use because it supports the body
in it’s own wisdom and healing process, instead of bombarding it with
chemicals that only treat symptoms and often lead to rebound effects
worse that the original illness!

Humidify, humidify!…and Open Your Windows
of the reasons colds and flus increase in the fall and winter seasons
is that as it gets colder we tend to close up our houses, thus locking
in stale air, dust and germs. Even during the coldest months if you can
air out your house for a few minutes each day, you can prevent this

Running a humidifier, at least at night when you
sleep, is another big one. We do this for babies all the time, and it
is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick. When sinus passages
dry out the friendly mucus
that provides a barrier to germs is reduced. Keep your mucus healthy!
Humidifiers are very inexpensive and can be found online or at any drug
store or department store near you.

Well, I hope you find these
tips useful. Please share in your comments any favorites you may have
for keeping the body and spirit healthy during this turn of the
seasonal wheel.

Also, for more good information check out this episode from Vitamin Junkeys 5 Tips to Survive Allergy Season Ep 19.

And don’t forget about drinking lots of Yogi Tea! it is a great support for the whole body. Find ideas for nourishing, warming meals for the winter months, here.

May you be happy, may you be filled with radiant health!

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