Onzie Bikram Yoga GIVEAWAY

Hello everybody!  So today is a big and kind of scary day for me because for the first time I am posting photos of myself with my belly bare.  For many years, I was extremely self-conscious of my body.  In fact, I sort of came of age feeling like I looked terrible and never feeling happy about the way I looked either in regular clothes, exercise clothes, or God forbid, a bathing suit.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter our Onzie giveaway below to win a $100 gift certificate to Onzie yoga wear!Onzie Bikram Yoga GIVEAWAY

Practicing yoga has changed a lot of that for me.  For starters, its helped me tone and strengthen my legs, back and abs.  Second, though, it’s helped me to feel proud of my body for the things it enables me to do, rather than always looking critically at what I don’t like. This is my personal favorite out of all the benefits of yoga.

When the brand Onzie approached me about doing a four-part giveaway of their spectacular yoga clothes, I was thrilled.  I picked out some lovely outfits and waited for the package to arrive.  Opening the bag, I saw great pants and little tiny bras!  The type I had never worn before.  So wearing these was a first for me.

When Marc and I ventured down to Florida a few weeks ago for his best friend’s daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, I put on the first outfit and asked Marc to snap some pics on the beach, figuring that the opportunity for such a great background would never present itself again.  So, to make a long story short, welcome to our ONZIE YOGA SERIES and to kick things off, today I’ll be modeling a very pretty and comfortable outfit and explaining the virtues of two Bikram yoga poses.

But first, just to explain the virtues of this outfit.  The pants are smooth, silky and comfortable and very chic with a combination of navy and army green.  And the bra has a pretty cross-front design that is comfortable and light to wear; meanwhile, it’s supportive enough to get you through a strenuous workout.

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Onzie yoga clothes

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I love this bra because it puts the emphasis on the front which you see above rather than the back, keeping the back staps nice and simple.  The navy and grey combo is also so pretty and modern.

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Now, onto the yoga poses.  Bikram yoga, which takes place in a hot room usually for 90 minutes, is a series of poses.  Here you see me attempting the first pose in the Bikram series, Ardha Chandrasana, or Half Moon Pose.  “Ardha” means half and “chandra” means moon.  The idea is that in the full expression of the pose your body resembles a crescent moon. When I first started Bikram, it killed my arms to raise them above my head and I could not hold this pose for more than a few instants. Over time, I grew stronger. Even within each class, I find myself able to stretch just a wee bit more to the side and gain flexibility. The half moon pose is said to heat the body up, improve circulation, straighten your core, firm the stomach, buttocks, hips, and thighs, and realign the spine and help correct posture.

half moon poseThis next pose which takes place later in the Bikram series is called Tuladandasana or Balancing Stick Pose. This pose is said to strengthen the entire party, including the upper thighs, shoulders and abdomen. Balancing in this post looks easy but really is not since you need to have your upper arms cradle your ears.  I have to add that doing this pose on the sand – which is not what you would do in a conventional Bikram class — only made it all the more challenging. And please note too that I am just a practicer of Bikram and not an instructor nor a professional trained to give instructions.

Well, that concludes the introduction to our Onzie giveaway. Thanks so much for reading! If you are looking for a terrific work out for a mom who is trying to gain strength, flexibility and endurance (plus sweat out all the “Mommy stress”) please consider Bikram! And whether you practice Bikram or not, check out Onzie yoga wear for your workout needs. You won’t look back.

xo Melissa

Onzie Giveaway

Prize(s): $100 Onzie gift card – 1 winner


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CloudMom received free products in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed in this post are mine.

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  • Tori

    I love the design of that sports bra, looks so comfy!

    • It is very comfy and looks stylish, the best of both worlds!

  • Meagan

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I love their stuff!

    • I’m glad you got to check them out, good luck in the giveaway 🙂

  • Laura

    I LOVE their clothing! Great designs and so stylish.

  • Sue Barney

    That looks like a fantastic spot for a workout!

  • Elisabeth

    You look fantastic!

  • Megan Sanchez

    I would love to do yoga on the beach in these amazing clothes! I’m just getting back into a workout routine after baby. It’s a lot harder the second time around!

    • I can definitely relate, Megan. Some amazing workout gear is a great motivation! Best of luck to you!

  • cynthiac

    Working out is so much nicer in appropriate clothing. This looks comfy and pretty.

    • Absolutely, and pretty workout clothes serve as a great incentive to get dressed and get going!

  • Elle

    What a great giveaway! They have some really cute items. I love all their prints.

    • Good luck! Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Kay Saunders

    This is some cute stuff!!

  • Amber Lee Kolb

    This is such a wonderful giveaway, thank you!! I have Arnold-Chiari brain malformation and I had brain and spine surgery last year. It would be wonderful to win this as I continue on my weight loss journey/recovery!

    • Thank you for reading, Amber! Best of luck on your recovery and journey!! xo

  • JillianToo

    You look great! Thanks for introducing me to Onzie. I love their Daydream print.

    • Thank you! Such a fun print 🙂

  • Linda Meranda

    Great giveaway to look great while working out

    • I know it makes a big difference for me! Good luck xo

  • Brenda M

    Nice clothing neat designs

  • Breanna Pollard

    Thank you for the giveaway! You look fantastic.

  • Michelle M Weaver

    Would love some new workout clothes!

  • My wife would love it if I won this for her. 🙂

  • Clara

    I Love Yoga!

  • Betsy R Barnes

    Your workout photos by the beach looks so relaxing and peaceful.

  • Sara

    Looks great!

  • laroyal06

    I really love the top!

  • Lisa Coomer Queen

    This looks like nice yoga clothes.

    • They are amazing!! Best of luck in the giveaway 🙂

  • Charles-Linda Bradshaw

    I would love to have this for myself.

    • Best of luck, thanks so much for reading!

  • DJohnson

    I love yoga clothes, but have never tried this brand. It looks like they have so great items.

    • Yes they do! Fingers crossed for you xo

  • rosannepm

    My favorite clothes not only to workout in but to wear around the house or even while traveling to go to breakfast in a hotel

  • Angela saver

    I would love this for my daughter & I! She would be really excited too!

  • I so miss the beach – great pics. And some really nice clothes, I always feel better working out when I have cute clothes.

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Sarah Hayes

    i love these pieces. Id love to have nicer things to work out in

  • Tricia316

    I make a list of things to do each year. For next year’s list “16 things to do in 2016” I want to practice yoga at least once a week. I’ve always been intimidated to try yoga but I am definitely going to do it! If I can rappel 30 stories down a building, jump out of a plane, learn to fly a plane, and run a 5K I can do yoga!

    • Wow! A great list. And yes you can! I hope you’ll find it as refreshing and challenging as I do 🙂

  • Outrun1986

    I want to try to go to the gym in 2016, I have lost quite a bit of weight and I want to keep going!

  • Sharon Braswell

    You are the perfect model for this workout gear, because you look great! Thank you!

    • Thanks so much, Sharon! I appreciate it 🙂

  • Richard Hicks

    They have some nice workout stuff

  • joey simmonds

    The pants you have on look like a lot better quality than most I have seen from other companies.

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Love their pieces

  • Sand

    They have a great selection of clothes.