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January 5th, 2012

Happy You Year!

Happy New Year! Or rather, Happy YOU Year. For us, this year is all about you. We want to get to know you, your practice, and your life, a little better. What’s your intention for the New Year? Tell us and you might receive a Manduka gift to match! Here are some of our winners so far:

Our first winner, Dale Sandley, won an airCORE Bolster for sharing his intention for the New Year: “I will be injury free this year, and run the races I missed last year.”

After Janine White Duffy shared her intention to “…find 15 minutes each day and write in a journal to clear my head. Although I practice yoga almost daily, I still need that extra time to get some stuff out of my head.” we felt compelled to give her a Practice Journal to help her find an outlet for her thoughts.

A very tall fan, H. Robert Huke, is receiving an 85” Black Mat PRO to help fulfill his intention: “I am going to get my 6'5" and 250 lb. body into a headstand without the benefit of a wall.”

Share with us on Facebook, because every day we'll be supporting one person's intention with a free Manduka gift to match.

December 20th, 2011

Win A $1,000 Honeymoon With Your Soul Mat!

You’ve found your Soul Mat and we couldn’t be happier. To show our excitement, we are offering a chance to win a $1,000 Honeymoon with your Soul Mat!

To enter, share your Soul Mat story – and don’t forget to include a photo!

• Grand Prize: $1,000 Travel Voucher
• Second Prize: $300 Manduka Bucks
• Third Prize: $100 Manduka Bucks

December 6th, 2011

How To Unroll A Flat Mat Every Time. Thank You Fit Sugar!

1. Lay your mat out on the floor, with the side you practice on facing up. To help you remember which side is which, you can write your name in small print with a Sharpie on the top corner where your hands would be in Down Dog (learn the basics of the Down Dog pose here). Writing your name on your mat is also a good idea in case you lose it.
2. Off the mat, walk over to the end where your feet would be in Down Dog. Squat down, hold onto this end with both hands and then flip it to the right so the side you don't practice on is now facing up.
3. Start rolling your mat from this end all the way to the top of your mat. The side you practice on will be exposed (as well as your name).
4. The next time you're ready to practice, hold onto the top end with both hands and flick the rest of the mat away from you, unrolling it so the side you don't practice on is facing down. You're left with a flat mat every time.

December 5th, 2011

And The Winner Is…Black & Light

You named the next Limited Edition Black Mat PRO. You looked at the color and let it inspire you. And we had a tough time picking just one name. So we're giving our 5 favorite submissions the new Black & Light PRO mat as soon as it comes out in January.

Deep gratitude for being part of this process!

Black Bird (first submitted by Angela Capodanno)
Black Diamond (Julia McSheffrey)
Black Azure (@Mandabeat)
Black Surge (Katie Cordes)
Black & Light (Emily Tharpe)