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  • 9 Ways to Use Your Yoga Blocks

    Yoga Blocks: For All The Right Angles | The Manduka Blog

    They call them building blocks for a reason. Yoga blocks are essential tools to help you find balance, explore new poses and help bring comfort to your practice.

    Meet our in-house yoga teacher, Anne Spinner, who shows us how beginners and advanced yogis can use blocks whether it’s at home or in the studio. Follow her on Instagram or check out her website for more info.

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  • Survivor Story: Jennifer Winther

    We recently announced project:OM, a mindful movement to drive positive change at an epic level. The inaugural event will be held May 12-14th, 2017 and will unite One Million in the world's largest yoga class to benefit Susan G. Komen®. Manduka Ambassador and breast cancer survivor, Jennifer Winther, shares how her yoga studio became her sanctuary during chemotherapy treatment. 

    Breast Cancer Survivor Jennifer Winther Practicing Yoga

    When did you first learn you had breast cancer?

    I was diagnosed on March 25th, 2011. At the time, my son was in kindergarten, just starting spring break, and my daughter was in pre-school. My mother had been diagnosed with colon cancer when she was around the same age as I was. She died within a year, so it was a terrifying diagnosis. Continue reading

  • 4 Postures to Prepare for Splits

    Manduka Ambassador, Sara Quiriconi, shares four poses to prepare for full splits. Practice alongside Sara in her project:OM online classes. To learn more about joining Sara as one of the One Million to battle breast cancer, visit projectOM.com

    Sara Quiriconi | The Manduka Blog

    Props Needed: Two Manduka Blocks and one yoga mat. (My home practice go-to is The Black Mat PRO for the ultimate knee padding when working on those half splits and lunges). 

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  • Favorite Moments from Wanderlust O'ahu

    Following us on Instagram? You might have seen our social media manager's updates from Wanderlust O’ahu. Wanderlust Festivals are a great opportunity to plug in, try something new, and learn from some of the best. With extensive yoga class offerings, speakers, and music – there’s plenty to catch. For anyone who wasn’t able to make it, here were some of Zena's  favorite moments.

    Wanderlust O'ahu | Turtle Bay Resort | Manduka Blog

    The Views from Turtle Bay

    I've experienced a few Wanderlust locations and while I love the summer camp vibe of mountain towns for the other festivals, I've got to say, there was something very special about this remote resort nestled up against the sea on the North Shore of O'ahu. Is it just me or is the sound of the ocean a constant reminder to tune into your breath and go with the flow? Continue reading

  • Q&A with Movement Coach Mike Aidala

    To celebrate the new Manduka X Mat, we're checking in with powerful athletes to hear how yoga improves their performance as cross-sport influencers. First up? Movement Coach and Manduka Ambassador, Mike Aidala

    Mike Aidala | The Manduka Blog

    What is your athletic background?

    My parents always say I never met a ball I didn’t like. In high school I was an all-state football quarterback and an all-conference basketball forward. I also played football at SUNY Cortland. After graduating college early with a degree in Kinesiology and Fitness Development, I competed in Olympic Weightlifting. I then did Stand-Up Paddleboard distance racing and at one point even instructed skiing in Austria.  Continue reading

  • King Dancer Pose with Jennifer Elliott

    Manduka Ambassador Jennifer Elliott is an ERYT-500 and Yoga Therapist who has been teaching for 15 years. In this guest blog post, she shares how to use props to get into King Dancer Pose more easily. You will need two blocks and a strap. 


    In order to achieve the final pose safely, I recommend warming up with sun salutations and twists to prepare the body for the deeper backbends. Then you can begin to work on the components of the posture.

    Start by lying on your belly and reach back for the outside of the foot. Engage your hamstrings to encourage the foot to move closer to the buttocks and lengthen your tailbone to create space in the lower back.King Dancer Pose with Jennifer Elliott - The Manduka Blog

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  • The Ripple Effect Contest

    At Manduka, we believe yoga has a ripple effect that starts on the mat, but stretches far beyond.Souljourn Yoga Retreat in Peru | The Manduka Blog

    From January 18 to February 28, we’ll be looking for the most creative, passionate, and genuine ways our followers plan to create a ripple effect in their communities. Share a 60-second video showcasing how you'll make 2017 a better place to our Create.It page for a chance to win the experience of a lifetime. Continue reading

  • 5 Things We Love About The PRO Series

    5 Things We Love About The PRO Series | The Manduka Blog

    Optimal Transitions

    While the natural rubber of our eKO mat provides a tackier finish some prefer
    for holding arm balances or inversions, the performance surface of a PRO mat is ideal for moving toes through chaturanga or warrior transitions without catching on your mat. Continue reading

  • 7 Reasons to Try Yoga This Year

    Reasons to Try Yoga This Year | The Manduka Blog

    Wanderlust's Schuyler Grant and Jake Laub share seven reasons to commit to a regular yoga practice this year. Their 21 Day Yoga Challenge is the perfect program to get started and begin feeling the benefits. Sign up for the challenge here and purchase your Beginner's Kit with everything you need for a home practice. Continue reading

  • All The Challenges We're Trying In January

    To celebrate the start of 2017, our staffers are diving headfirst into some of the many yoga challenges being offered this month. Available both online and in studios, yoga challenges are a fun way to get motivated and plug into the community while committing regular time to your well being.

    Whether you have been wanting to give yoga a try for the first time, or return to a regular practice, we say there's no time like the present. Here are all the yoga challenges we'll be participating in this month.

    The Wanderlust 21 Day Yoga Challenge
    Level: Beginners Welcome
    Location: Online
    About: Schuyler Grant leads this beginner friendly challenge which seamlessly introduces 60 essential yoga poses in daily 20 minute sequences.
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