12.18.14

the stylebook gift guide: for the kids

It’s been a whirlwind of a year, hasn’t it? Luckily the year is winding down and our to-do lists are dwindling. If you’ve still got a little one to shop for and don’t […]
12.17.14

the stylebook gift guide: for the men

Gift giving is not easy. And it only gets harder when you’re searching for good gifts for men. The fallback tie will always be received with a phony smile. Since guys are notoriously […]
12.16.14

the stylebook gift guide: for the fitness buff

While some people wait until January 1st to kick off fitness goals, there are folks who keep up the momentum year-round. Whether your special someone enjoys outdoor runs or sweating through yoga, these […]
12.15.14

the stylebook gift guide: for your bff

Buying for your bestie can actually be more difficult than buying for those you don’t know well. The pressure can be paralyzing, but forget the fancy candles or the Starbucks gift card. After […]
12.12.14

move of the week: sciatic nerve gliding

If you have suffered from low back pain or have had shooting pains down your leg, you may have experienced what is commonly know as sciatica. These sciatic nerve symptoms can occur at […]
12.12.14

the stylebook gift guide: for the mom

Moms are busy under normal circumstances. But moms are typically even busier during the holidays. Appointments, meetings, parties, shopping, prepping, cooking, hosting and more–December may just be the most stressful time of the […]
12.11.14

the stylebook gift guide: for the homebody

Home is the place where freedom reigns–where five o’clock can start around eleven, the currency is ‘cozy’ and slippers are mandatory. We curated this first gift guide for The Homebody–a woman who is […]
12.09.14

ask stylebook: pilates vs. yoga?

Katie: How do I know if I should take Pilates or Yoga? Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 200, RYT 500: Pilates & Yoga are complementary exercise systems, so I often recommend that clients take […]
12.08.14

the difference between pilates and yoga

Pilates & Yoga are both therapeutic forms of exercise. At Mind the Mat we use the word therapeutic to describe forms of movement that are intentionally designed for safety and to achieve a […]
11.26.14

black friday in alexandria

Whether you are the first in line at the department store every Black Friday morning well before sunrise or whether you avoid the Black Friday shopping tradition at all costs, we’d like to […]
09.22.14

mind the mat: five moves, two ways, one great workout

This past Friday, we introduced you to the two inspiring women who founded Mind the Mat, a pilates and yoga studio in Del Ray. Today, they are sharing with you five moves for […]


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