• Wed, Nov 23 2011

The Blissology Project Might Just Get Me Through Thanksgiving Stress

For me, the time period between now and about, oh, I’d say 2012 is usually filled with a crazed schedule, lots of un-fun “budget” problems, family drama, and better access to cookie platters than kale salads. Which leads to stress, erratic eating, missed workouts, bad sleep, and a compromised immune system (hi, cold & flu season: it’s me again). And yoga—one of the few things that counteracts the toll of the holidays on my body—often seems like one more (stressful) think to add to my too-long to-do list. Which is why I’m not just happy that Blisstree is partnering with Eoin Finn‘s Blissology Project because we get to offer you 30 days of yoga for $10; I’m happy because it might just get me through Thanksgiving stress, too.

The $10 pass gets you access to an online video library of yoga classes led by Eoin Finn: yoga teacher, TED talker, and founder of the Blissology project, whose happiness and calm is contagious (even through streaming video). You also get access to the Blissology Project Booklet, which outlines Eoin’s mission as well as the principles of his 30-day “Commit to Bliss” program: This is the part that might get me (and you) through Thanksgiving.

His “commitments to bliss”—yoga, meditation, nature appreciation, food awareness and gratitude—serve as a great support for maintaining good health habits this time of year. And fear not: He doesn’t subscribe a crazy schedule of workouts and meditation, or even a strict diet that you need to follow; he just gently reminds you that if you can maintain habits like daily yoga and eating whole (not processed) foods, you won’t just get through holiday stress; you’ll actually feel great and have more energy.

Plus, his yoga classes really are great. As a New York City resident, I have access to famous yoga teachers and great yoga classes every day. But I don’t have access to Eoin (his delight at how great downward dog feels really is contagious, I swear) or classes that cost less than $15 a pop. And working a yoga class into a busy schedule isn’t fun when studios only offer them at certain hours, and going involves extra time spent commuting (with a bag of yoga gear in hand, no less). So having these classes at my disposal—plus Eoin’s gentle reminders to commit to the five Blissology commitments—is going to make my holiday season a lot better.

Just follow this link to get access to Eoin Finn’s Blissology Project yoga classes if you want to give it a try.

And if you need some exercise inspiration but want to watch Eoin’s videos on your TV instead of your computer, you can purchase one of his 21 yoga video DVDs instead, including the 6-part Blissology Project DVD set, for $49.99. (But we still think getting 4 Blissology Project yoga sessions for $10 is a great steal!)

Namaste, and here’s wishing you a stress-less Thanksgiving holiday.

(Photo: lululemon)

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