Soak, on the Shopping Channel! Watch it now.

We’ve been busy, and a bit out of touch with the blog. Thankfully it has been all in the name of good things and lots of work! We’ll be more on top of this moving forward.

Yesterday, as you may already know, we had our debut on the Shopping Channel! It was a very exciting day, full of new friends, new activities and selling Soak!

Jacqueline was the guest on-air, and Chris watched the numbers and helped from the sidelines. When experiencing such new and exciting adventures, it helps not to be alone!

We are very pleased to share with you the link to the great gift set we made, exclusively for them (you have to click to see it), as well as some awesome photos of the television that Chris took in the green room (the nice place where guests wait when they aren’t on air) and Jacqueline’s Dad took from home (the nice place where parents watch proudly as their children sell stuff on TV). We love the grainy look of the shots, combined with the TV buying information. All scents are available online, so get them now! Thanks for watching. We’ll let you know our next air date as soon as we have it.

Oh, and did we mention, you can even watch the video of our on-air episode too! (you have to click on the video link above the image on the Shopping Channel page selling Soak…)

Check it out! Thanks again for choosing Soak. We wouldn’t be where we are today, without you.

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It’s Friday and I’m bagged. Week 15: The yoga bag

Author: Ngoc 

Grab a coffee or tea and join us each Friday, to learn how these Soak worthy bags came to be. Are you bagged? Send us your favorite bag. If we feature it here, we’ll send you a Soak gift pack, in a pretty bag, of course!


Mother’s day is just around the corner and Dafina brought in this sweet plant that her son lovingly grew for her to show his appreciation. For those of you who don’t have a green thumb consider giving your mom a gift certificate to take some yoga lessons. 

 

Yoga is meant to be therapeutic and unite the mind, body and spirit. There are many physiological, psychological and biochemical benefits of practicing yoga. Visit the ABCs of yoga to learn more about how yoga can enhance your life. 

 

CNIB is running a national yoga campaign, the Great Canadian Yoga Stretch, for the month of May in support of blind and partially sighted Canadians. Soak is great for washing yoga gear so we’ve been asked to contribute mini-soaks to be given out in the goodie bags to all of their participants. 

As I was exploring their site and reading about yoga, it was interesting to learn about all the products offered to enable those who are visually impaired to safely learn how to practice yoga. With a VIYM and a cd with step by step instructions geared towards those with little no sight, even someone who has never tried yoga can easily learn. 


Week 4 | Simple tips for wellness while you knit.

Author: Jacqueline

I always appreciate a good Pilates class, row or workout. Recently I’ve come to covet my Pilates class, focusing on my arms and shoulders, post-knitting.


Rather than sharing the exercises and stretches I have developed myself at home (which are modeled after my kitties and their stretches), I consulted Petra, my Pilates instructor and the owner of Sphinx Pilates in Toronto. She gave me some simple tips to remember while knitting.

Petra is committed to helping her clients access their greatest potential through Pilates. She enjoys sharing teachings that have enriched her own life.

It is worth noting that I wasn’t the only closet knitter experiencing arm fatigue in the class. Once we started on the subject, others perked up with similar strains and aches as I am experiencing. These tips are also useful if you sit at a computer for an extended period of time. Or, say, if you sit at a computer during the day, then go home and knit as well! Enjoy.

Three simple tips for wellness while you knit:

  1. Drop Your Elbows
  2. Get up and Stretch
  3. Massage those Hands!

1. Are you tensing up through your shoulders?

Just let your elbows be heavy (* this is key*), notice the freedom through your neck.

2. Get up and stretch or stretch sitting…reach your arms up wide to the ceiling and look up too…every 20min 

3. Your hands are working hard in a repetitive movement – show them some appreciation once you’re done.

Use a small ball (you can buy it at a dollar store) and roll it in between your hands. Get it into the webbing of your hands. Wellness Made Simple!

 

I’m off on a tradeshow trip this weekend. I’ll be taking my knitting on board! I’ll be sure to take these stretch tips with me. I have a small ball (as described above- a super ball, from the Dollar Store). I’ll be doing extra stretches on the plane, as well as rolling out my hands. I also roll out my feet, but that’s another story.