Now that I am no longer perpetually pregnant, I have started doing things to tone my body and regain some of the strength and flexibility I have lost from enduring back to back pregnancies. I go for walks through my neighborhood with my babies, and I also have been dabbling in belly-dancing and yoga. These are great activities that even a beginner like myself can do, and you start seeing and feeling results rather quickly. (Which is great for impatient people who like instant gratification!) I have been doing light yoga routines for a couple of months now, 3-4 times per week. I already see a noticeable difference in my muscle tone and I feel more energized. I also feel a lot less anxiety in general. Yoga is great not just for the body, but for the mind as well, since it is very calming and requires great concentration. I usually do my routine very early in the morning, before everyone wakes up. This is my peaceful time before I have to worry about diapers and feedings and housework and all of the other stresses that come with being a mother. Surprisingly, yoga is something I have really started to enjoy and look forward to every week.
That's why I was so excited to get the opportunity to review the Mobility Pant from Be Present. Be Present is a wonderful company that manufactures comfortable and highly breathable yoga clothing. Here is more about their unique vision, taken from their website:
be present, a clothing line carried in yoga studios, boutiques, spas and resorts throughout the United States and the World, incorporates the yoga philosophy into the design. be present began as clothing for yogis and yoga instructors, and evolved into a company rooted in the experience of yoga, but designed for those who value versatile, simple, comfortable clothing. Yoga is a centuries old eastern philosophy with contemporary devotees, and yoga clothing needed a modern look that embraced and respected the philosophy without being commercial. Our pants are designed to weather the street as much as they are designed to hit the mat. In the years since the first be present pant was introduced, our line has set the industry standard for versatile, agile and mobile yoga pants. be present has consistently been on the forefront of creativity and originality in the yoga world. As the line evolves into a company rooted in the yogic lifestyle but accessible to anyone who values high quality, fashionable and active clothing, we will continue to be a leader in innovative designs.
Modern day yoga is often characterized with an appreciation of the present moment. be present is more than a clothing line, it is a way of life. To be present, one must always live a balanced lifestyle: listen to your body, let yourself daydream, have fun, sweat, pay attention to your social, sexual and spiritual being. At the core of be present are the seven chakras. Symbolizing energy centers in the body, each chakra is associated with a color and a symbol. Chakras are essential to the clothing line - which consists of shirts, pants, camisoles and matching chakra panties. The colors for the line are inspired by the colors of the chakras. Need more grounding? Red is root chakra, attributed to stability and inner strength. Want to feel sexy? Orange is sacral chakra, associated with being sensual. Big day ahead of you? Yellow is solar plexus chakra, associated with energy and increased confidence. Need a hug? Green is heart chakra, associated with compassion and unconditional love. Feeling shy? Blue is throat chakra, associated with increased communication and creativity. Want to be psychic? Indigo is third eye chakra, associated with the unconscious self. Need wisdom? Purple is crown chakra, associated with wisdom and the spiritual world.
How cool is that?! I love the idea of different colors representing the various chakras. I am curious to see if wearing these colors will actually effect my energy as stated. I could definitely use help in the shyness department! I am probably one of the most painfully shy people I know, and I have never been able to approach people I don't know well and start a conversation with them. I am always the quiet, under-confident girl in the corner. Perhaps I should wear more blue!
I just love the in-depth attention to detail be present puts into their clothing. Not only do they provide the most comfortable, fashion-forward yoga attire around, they also care about the wearer's emotional and physical well-being. I love a company that is passionate and brings their inspirations to life in the products they create.
I received the Mobility Pants in black from be present for my review. I cannot say enough wonderful things about these pants! Here are the product's features:
• Side slits that come up to the knees
• Two front patch pockets
• Drawstring waist
• Cropped length: 23” inseam
• Sits comfortably on the high hip, just below the naval; the rise allows for a wide range of movement during practice without needing to readjust your pants
Fabric: Breathe Weave™ - a lightweight, woven fabric with stretch that dries quickly
I have to say, these pants are some of the most comfortable pants I own. They are lightweight and super-breathable, which is wonderful for the obscene heat and humidity we get here in Virginia. Most days this summer have been well over 90 degrees, and going outside for even a few minutes will leave you damp and sticky. Yuck! I have used these pants not only for my early morning yoga routines, but also while running errands. That's right! These awesome pants are cute enough for everyday use, and look great with a cute tank or tunic. These are a nice, cropped length, and can be worn with sneakers or sandals quite easily. You can even dress them up with the simple addition of a few great accessories, like a colorful handbag or some great bangle bracelets! That's what's so great about these pants. While they were designed for wear during yoga practice, they can be worn anywhere!
If you do happen to practice yoga, you'll definitely appreciate the full range of comfortable motion you will achieve while wearing these pants. There is a convenient side slit that allows for intense posing and stretching without fear of ripping your clothing at the seams! You also won't overheat in these wonderful pants, as they seem to wick moisture away from the skin and then dry very rapidly. I have worn the Mobility Pants out and about on some very hot days and have not experienced that yucky, sweaty feeling at all.The fabric allows a good amount of stretch as well, so if you're one of those super-flexible women who can put your feet behind your head, you'll be able to do so comfortably. I myself cannot achieve such a feat! I have never been quite that flexible!
Overall, I LOVE my Mobility Pants from be present. These pants are fantastic for yoga as well as everyday wear, and they are oh so comfortable! be present has a wide variety of adorable yoga clothing that is colorful, beautiful, and made specifically for active, balanced individuals. Even my husband tried on my Mobility Pants and was impressed by their wonderful feel! Yes, he is a goofball...See proof below:
Interested in learning more about be present and their fantastic line of yoga (and beyond) attire? They offer a wide range of attractive, functional and comfortable products for both men and women. So no, your hubby won't have to steal your pants! Mine is just odd and was trying his hand at some "yoga" poses!
Here's how to connect with be present!
You can purchase be present attire on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
One lucky follower will receive the same pair of Mobility Pants I received in their choice of size. This is a $63.00 value, and some of the most comfortable pants you'll ever own!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter. IMPORTANT: For the mandatory comment entry, please include a valid e-mail address IN THE BODY OF YOUR COMMENT! Feel free to use the following format to combat spam: yourname(at)yourprovider(dot)com. If you do not do this, I may not be able to view your e-mail address to contact you if you win!
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents 18+ and will be open until 12:01AM EST on 7/30/2011. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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