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September 6th, 2013

Go There: Manduka’S Fall Challenge And Giveaway

This season we’d like to take you away. Out of your comfort zone and into a daring new place. Out of your head and into your body. Away to where real growth happens and your truest self comes out.

We want you to Go There.

We can’t tell you exactly where ‘There’ is - only you can do that. But Manduka will help, as we challenge you to try more, trust more and feel more. Go THERE.

And show us what it’s like.

Let’s Go There using Fall as inspiration to try something new and express yourself entirely. Then comes the bravest part: sharing a photo. Go There to Instagram tagging #LetsGoThere and @MandukaYoga, or upload to the special tab at Manduka’s Facebook page.

Every two weeks, one yogi whose photo helps us all Go There will receive a specially created Manduka gift set. To help guide your journey (and your photos), we will focus on a series of themes inspired by Manduka’s Fall color ways:


Starting today: THRIVE
Open your heart on or off the mat.

Starting September 23: VERVE
Reveal your real power and strength.

Starting October 7: EMBRACE
Go where your emotions flow.

Starting October 21: INDULGE
Treat yourself to the ultimate restoration.


So now get up. Get out. Go There for a chance to be your most you (and win a new + improved eKO Mat, Recycled Foam Block and eQua Towel, all in the season’s new color, THRIVE).


And know that we’re always here to support.

Practice On,
Manduka

August 1st, 2013

Your #Innergps And The Thrill Of Adventure

It’s been an honor to be part of your journey. Over the last 5 weeks you’ve followed your #innerGPS to Inner Peace, hOME, Back to Nurture, the Thrill of Adventure and Another State (of mind). We hope this path has helped you rediscover your inner teacher, your inner road map and all the possibilities that lay in front of you. You remain our greatest inspiration.

Here are some of our favorite photos from last week’s #innerGPS theme, ‘Another State,’ including from our winner @axiology, who takes home a classic Manduka Black Mat PRO and MatSak in Shade.

Here is the photo from our winner, @axiology, plus a few of our other favorite #innerGPS Instagrams:


By @axiology, who won last week's #innerGPS contest.

Here are some of our other favorites!


@aaronearlyyoga


@anzafreeway


@drlibertybell


@caro_yogachic


@dash319


@elyzzi


@eugesees


@sydneyhawkins

Stay with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we keep following our path, and following yours.

Here’s to the journey,

Manduka

July 25th, 2013

#Innergps Giveaway: Visit Another State (Of Mind)

We all have an “inner GPS,” the guiding intuition that tells us when we need to take a break or take a chance. But when we get distracted by routine, it’s harder to hear that internal voice telling us to merge ahead. So this is a call to relearn how to find, hear and follow your innerGPS and let it lead you to the most spectacular place you’re supposed to be.

Last week, you set out for the Thrill of Adventure. Setting yourself up to experience courage, learning to trust your heart so it becomes easier to follow. We love your #innerGPS Instagrams – here are a few of our favorites from last week’s Thrill of Adventure theme, including our winner @kellyard23, who takes home a ready-for-anywhere eKO Superlite Mat, eQua Hand Towel and Practice Journal.

Here is the photo from our winner, @kellyard23, plus a few of our other favorite #innerGPS Instagrams:


By @kellyard23, who won last week's #innerGPS contest.

Here are some of our other favorites!


@alchemytours


@allisonslater


@anobel


@e1m2ma


@elyzzl


@416cyclestyle


@Sydneyhawkins


@yogawithtaylee

And now we start our last Inner GPS Giveaway theme: Another State (of mind). Go somewhere unfamiliar – an experience or environment way outside your repertoire. Put yourself in a new situation so that you can think and see differently. It could be a literal place, like Utah or that super authentic Laotian restaurant. It could be a spiritual place, like the view from Savasana. Show us your world from ‘Another State’ on Instagram using hashtag #innerGPS and you could win Manduka gear to support your journey: the classic Black Mat PRO and MatSak in Shade.

Here’s to recalibrating your route,
Manduka

July 18th, 2013

#Innergps Giveaway: The Thrill Of Adventure

This Summer, we’re following our #innerGPS. More than following intuition, it’s asking the soul where it wants to go so that the body can take it there. And we’ve been to some brilliant places so far – to Inner Peace, the Staycation of a Lifetime and Back to Nurture.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from last week’s theme, Back to Nurture, including from our winner @wanderlustingsoul, who takes home our first ever two-tone PROlite Mat in Merge and a Manduka eQua Towel.

Here is the photo from our winner, @wanderlustingsoul, plus a few of our other favorite #innerGPS Instagrams:


By @wanderlustingsoul, who won last week's #innerGPS contest.

Here are some of our other favorites!


@kristenterese11


@roosamaija


@l1sa_dawn


@sydneyhawkins


@ak_in_ar


@maltballz


@pursuitofwild

This week we enjoy the Thrill of Adventure. Doing something that takes us out of our comfort zone – not for the sake of experiencing fear, but for experiencing courage. Go out on an adventure, near or far, and Instagram a photo from the journey using hashtag #innerGPS. Next week, one person will win an eKO Superlite Mat, eQua Hand Towel and Practice Journal to help support the journey to come.

See you on the path,
Manduka

July 11th, 2013

#Innergps Giveaway: Home And Back To Nurture

The best part about following your inner GPS is that you’re always on the right path – the one your heart lays out for you. And with Summer’s warm weather, extra daylight and breezy attitude, this is the best time of year to listen to where you’re being called and go there.

And while you’ve been following your #innerGPS, we’ve been following you. On Instagram. Last week, we asked you to point your inner GPS toward hOMe: a staycation for the heart, wherever it happens to be. And you shared so many photos of what you saw when you truly opened your eyes to hOMe. Here are a few of our favorites, including last week’s winner @volkkl, who’s new PRO Squared Mat is the ultimate staycation prize.

Here is the photo from our winner, @volkkl, plus a few of our other favorite #innerGPS Instagrams:


By @volkkl, who won last week's #innerGPS contest.

Here are some of our other favorites!


@slackergospel


@416CycleStyle


@aliyaalewine


@allisonslater


@eranschgod


@josoco823


@mrsramage

This week, head Back to Nurture. Point your inner GPS to your own version of self-care and share what you see there. You might like jogging solo at dawn, whipping up a kale smoothie or climbing trees with the ones who make you laugh. Whatever your Back to Nurture, share it on Instagram using hashtag #innerGPS for a chance to win a new Limited Edition PROlite Merge – our first ever PROlite mat available in two-tone colors, plus an eQua Mat Towel to comfort and protect you when things get a little sweaty.

It’s an honor to be part of your practice, and a joy to see your pictures.

With love,
Manduka