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February 2013 Archive

February 28th, 2013

The Shade In Your World | Now=Wow

This Spring we're challenging you to see the extraordinary in this moment – to find the remarkable hiding right before your very eyes. If we choose to be present to it, NOW has a lot of WOW. So to help inspire you, every week we're giving away Manduka color collections from our Spring Line.

Last week was SHADE, and we were so moved by all the beautiful ways you captured the SHADE in your world that we wanted to share them here – this collection of cool sanctuaries. We hope these inspire you for this week's giveaway, GLOW.

By Ashlee Skow (@a_skow), who won last week's SHADE contest and the entire family of Manduka mats and towels in SHADE.

Here are some of our other favorites!


Caroline (@carottte)


Lacey Brake (@weareinfinitelybeautiful)


Sebastian (@7sevan on Twitter)


Charlotte Easterling


Xander Labayen (@416cyclestyle)


@kylavinacco


@msabahi


@Reanninm84


Alina Panaitescu


Ashlee Nobel (@anobel)


Kimberly Jenna DeZerga


Kimberly Truesdell (@healthystrides)


@KaitlinDenig

February 28th, 2013

Now=Wow Giveaway | Flow And Glow

Know that post-yoga glow? The one that radiates off your skin when you get up from savasana and hit the sidewalk. You're a little brighter than you were 90 minutes before. Really. That glow IS special to yoga, and when your eyes are open to it, you can see it everywhere.

We're being present to the GLOW happening in the world all around us. Right NOW is pretty WOW, if we choose to see the magnificence of this moment. Maybe it's the sun rising from behind an old building, or a bowl of sweet limes fresh cut at the farmer's market. With the lens of yoga, and the lens of your camera, capture how Now=Wow – warm up to the GLOW and you could win the entire family of Manduka products that color.

Snap a photo of where you see GLOW in your world and share it on Instagram or Twitter using tag #NowIsWow, or upload it to the Facebook entry page. For every photo submitted, Manduka will make a donation to Off the Mat, Into the World.

For Inspiration, check out the POP, PULSE or SHADE that this community saw in last weeks' giveaways. Then get out there, flow and GLOW, and it might open you up to something much bigger.

More of the Manduka Spring Collection can be seen here.

February 21st, 2013

Now=Wow Giveaway | Cooler In The Shade

Why do you come to your mat? Is it your refuge? Your sanctuary? Maybe it's where you deeply drop in, find awareness and give thanks while all of your worldly cares wait outside. Maybe your mat is your SHADE on a hot summer day.

We're celebrating the moments of clarity that happen when we step out of the blazing distractions and step into the present. The NOW. This moment is special, and yoga helps us see all the little details that make it so marvelous. This week we're challenging you to use the lens of yoga, and the lens of your camera, to see how Now=Wow – it could win you the entire collection of Manduka products in SHADE.

Snap a photo of the spectacular SHADE in your world and share it on Instagram or Twitter using tag #NowIsWow, or upload it to the Facebook entry page. For every photo submitted, Manduka will make a donation to Off the Mat, Into the World.

For inspiration, check out the POP and PULSE that you saw in the last weeks' giveaways. Now get out there, find your SHADE, and maybe it will inspire you to see something much bigger.

February 20th, 2013

The Pulse In Your World | Now=Wow

This Spring we're challenging you to see the extraordinary in this moment – to find the remarkable hiding right before your very eyes. If we choose to be present to it, NOW has a lot of WOW. So to help inspire you, every week we're giving away Manduka color collections from our Spring Line.

Last week was PULSE, and we were so moved by all the beautiful ways you captured the PULSE in your world that we wanted to share them here – the beat practically jumps out of these photos. We hope these inspire you for next week's giveaway, SHADE.


By Alian Daou, who won last week's PULSE contest and the entire family of Manduka mats, towels and accessories in PULSE.

Here are some of our other favorites!


0ndrea


Allie Bautista


Amanda Charland


Amber Turquesa


Elen (@alphacaell)


Louisetays


Shannon (@BoiseShan)

February 20th, 2013

Now. Is.Wow

Take a deep breath. Allow yourself to notice how it feels. This moment you are experiencing will never be again. Every moment, just like a breath, is distinct and unique. When was the last time you breathed just for the enjoyment of breathing? When was the last time you paused and basked in nature around you and the sky above? The leaves of the trees, the cloud patterns, and the surrounding atmosphere will never be that way again. You are even different now than you were a few seconds ago.

We think as we move from day to day, month to month, year to year, everything remains the same. We measure our life in increments of time and a belief that once we have something or get somewhere else, then we’ll be happy. Then.

What if our happiness was created by how conscious we were in this moment? Wherever you go it is now. Take a deep breath. Taste it. Enjoy it. Embrace the present as the gift it is.

This moment is powerful. This moment is beautiful. This moment is all there is. This moment is yours.

What will you do with your Now?

February 14th, 2013

See The Pop In Your World | Now=Wow

This Spring we're challenging you to see the extraordinary in this moment – to find the remarkable hiding right before your very eyes. If we choose to be present to it, NOW has a lot of WOW. So to help inspire you, every week we're giving away Manduka color collections from our Spring line.

Last week was POP, and we were so moved by all the beautiful ways you saw POP in your world that we wanted to share them here:


By Melanie (@melsavoie on Instagram), who won last week's POP contest and the entire family of Manduka mats, towels and accessories in POP.

Here are some of our other favorites!

0ndrea


Holli Pepper


Jacquie Winiecki


Jenn Scott


Melissa Howey


Steve Gold (@stevegoldmusic)


Veronica Haskell

Stay tuned for next week's theme: PULSE.

February 14th, 2013

Now=Wow Giveaway | On Pulse With The World

Today brings a new chance to fall in love with this world. Somehow here in the middle of February, our hearts beat a little louder, our thoughts feel a little warmer and love feels a little stronger. That's the PULSE of this time of year.

And that's what we're celebrating. This moment. It's quite remarkable, if we're open to seeing it. Yoga helps us be present to life's rhythms – from the breath in our lungs to our feet on the street. Yoga is like a new lens for seeing the world, and we're challenging you to use this lens, and the lens on your camera, to capture how Now=Wow.

Go out into your world and see the PULSE of it – just like our new Spring Collection color. Snap a photo and upload it to Instagram or Twitter with tag #NowIsWow, or upload to the Facebook entry page. Then we'll collect your photos into galleries and select one yogi to win the entire family of Manduka products in PULSE.

For each photo entry or tag, Manduka will donate $1 to Off the Mat, Into the World. A non-profit organization inspiring leaders who are fully present. So get out there, start being present to the PULSE in your world, and you might discover something much greater.

February 6th, 2013

Now=Wow Giveaway: Look Around, You Won't Want To Miss This

Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Those are the words of accidental yogi Ferris Bueller. And he's right. It's important to look up, to allow ourselves to be awed. Possibility comes from presence, so this Spring, we have a challenge for you.

We're celebrating NOW. Yes, now. This moment. This is actually quite a remarkable moment, if we're open to seeing it. Yoga helps us be present to the WOW, like seeing the world through a new lens. So let's use this lens, and the lens on our cameras, to capture how Now=Wow.

Every week we'll showcase a new Manduka Spring Collection color: Pop, Pulse, Glow, Breeze and Shade. We'll share what inspired these colors, then you share what they inspire you to notice in your own life. Instagram or Tweet a photo tagged #NowIsWow, or upload to the Facebook Now=Wow contest page. After each week, we'll collect your photos into galleries and select one yogi to win the entire family of Manduka products in that color.

For each photo tagged #NowIsWow or uploaded to the Facebook entry page, Manduka will make a donation to Off the Mat, Into the World, a non-profit organization inspiring leaders who are fully present.

So let's stop overlooking and start seeing how bright this world can be. This week let's POP. A color that says "here I am," so here we shall be. This is how we see the world in POP.

Share what you see around you on Instagram or Twitter using tag #NowIsWow, or upload to the Facebook entry page for a chance to win a POP PROlite, eQua Towel, eQua Hand Towel and Cotton Yoga Strap.

Happy snapping, let us know if you have any questions.

Practice On,
Manduka