@ilovegurus: Sustainable, Natural Flip-flops Sourced from Rubber Farms in India

@ilovegurus flip-flops are designed with ancient Indian Sandals in mind! Style meets yogic history for these fashionable, comfortable, functional and, most importantly, socially-responsible flip-flops. Image, thumbnail image, & image below are courtesy of @ilovegurus & reposted with permission.

@ilovegurus flip-flops are designed with ancient Indian Sandals in mind! Style meets yogic history for these fashionable, comfortable, functional and, most importantly, socially-responsible flip-flops. Image, thumbnail image, & image below are courtesy of @ilovegurus & reposted with permission.

Sponsor for Week 8 of #JetSetYogi Summer Giveaway

Whoa, week 8, already? We are talking about Gurus (@ilovegurus) and their products as they're giving a lucky follower a rad pair of their flip-flops! Let's find out what makes their products so special, but first, I gotta reflect! This giveaway has helped me to mark each week in my mind and to perceive summer differently than I usually do. I've been so aware of it's progression, peak, and falling towards fall and the differences within myself as I co-exist with my surroundings. Summer seems so much shorter than it used to, especially as a kid! It helps to show me that the moments that make life special can be short and fleeting so it's best to practice staying present within those moments and getting the most out of each one, rather than worrying about unnecessary details or trying to control things we cannot. Just flow with the current of your life, seeing yourself as your infinite Self sees you - as perfect and beautiful.

A Brief Exercise in Self-Love

Close your eyes and take a few breaths (read it all the way first through, obviously!) :) Allow yourself to relax any tension in your face - the muscles in the cheeks, around the bridge of the nose, release the jaw, the inner ears... Allow that relaxation to spread around your body. Take a few moments to imagine your partner, best friend, parent or sibling describing you as "beautiful" or "special" to another person when you're not around. Imagine what they would say about you, how they would describe you. Focusing only on all of the positive and wonderful qualities about yourself, you'll carry this sentiment and appreciation for your Self and others with you through the day, the week, the rest of the summer, and into all seasons!

Who is @ilovegurus

Prem & Joe, CEO & President of Gurus, respectively, both have ancestors in India but came to know one another through work in New York. Coincedentally (or not), 5 years after meeting, they found out that their family’s lived within walking distance from eachother in India. Both of their families have rubber farms in India where they source fresh rubber from for their sandals (they make cool mats, too!). 

The design of the Gurus flip-flop draws inspirations from thousands of years of Indian heritage. On a trip to India, the founders found a traditional Indian wooden sandal that they modeled their Gurus after - the design is both functional and unique. You can't go wrong with a design inspired by something Gandhi wore! Plus, you can adjust the ankle straps to fit you and what activity you're doing.

This week - play to win a pair of @ilovegurus Flip-Flops!

On Instagram, follow, repost, and like to win! Full rules below! You have until Wednesday 12 pm PST to enter and win.


Why I love @ilovegurus

Their joint venture not only supports themselves and families for future generations but also respects their heritage and supports their family farms that have been passed down through generations and serve as income for some of their relatives.

Sourcing rubber from India is our way of sharing our culture with you.
— @ilovegurus

PLUS, they're partnered with Trees for the Future, a non-profit that plants trees with rural communities in the developing world, so that your purchases support the planting of trees and saplings to communities in need, "enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future" (from www.ilovegurus.com).

So many reasons to love them! Gurus are mostly natural rubber that's sourced from trees in a sustainable way. Everything in the candles, includes the packaging, is conscious of the environment.


How to play #JetSetYogi to win on Instagram

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  1. FOLLOW @ilovegurus & @rima_danielle to enter & for 1 entry

  2. LIKE the post #JetSetYogi post on @ilovegurus & on @rima_danielle’s page for another 1 entry (must like both)

  3. REPOST the image on the right using @ilovegurus, @rima_danielle, & #JetSetYogi, and let us know what life lesson you've learned while traveling!! - for another 5 entries!

  4. OPTIONAL: For additional 3-5 entries, tag 3-5 REAL friends in the comment section. (No celeb, giveaway hosts, or fake accounts allowed or your entry will be disqualified.) 

BONUS: Get 5 entries to the current week when you join my newsletter (I promise not to spam you). Enter your information below.