February 14th, 2013
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!
Steve Gold (@stevegoldmusic)
Stay tuned for next week's theme: PULSE.
February 14th, 2013
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
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.
Happy snapping, let us know if you have any questions.
January 2nd, 2013
2013. This is going to be the best year ever, if you're up for it.
We are. And we're here to support you. This isn't about resolution, it's about evolution. Change is constant, so what new beautiful thing do you hope to manifest this year?
Share your intention for the new year. Whether it's patience or healing or being open to love, put it out there. Sharing our intentions with others strengthens our commitment to them, and we are fully here to cheer you on.
We also think your yoga practice can help guide you in making your intentions into reality. So we're giving away a Manduka Kit (your choice!) to 3 yogis who share their New Year's intention in the comments below. Winners announced Monday!
Practice on, and all in.
December 17th, 2012
Ashley was teaching her regular vinyasa class and demonstrating Cobra pose. But at 8 months pregnant, there are some poses the body (well, mostly just the belly) won't do in the traditional sense. Ashley had this realization about a moment after it was too late to do anything about it. She went from Cobra to Nobra, tipping over uncontrollably in front of the whole class. Instead of getting upset, she immediately burst into laughter, and her whole class laughed as well.
That's when she knew her yoga practice wasn't going to be about "advanced" asana anymore. She let it go, making room for the new chapter in her life and the little miracle growing in her belly that would change it forever.
Ashley's yoga has come into a whole new journey deep in the mind, paying close attention to her thoughts and focus. She now feels more love and respect for her body and chooses to dedicate every practice to her growing family.
We loved learning about Ashley! And we can’t wait to learn about you. Tell us about yourself on our You Series page, at Manduka.com/You.
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