After years of patience, some begging, and numerous customer requests, I am excited at last to announce the release of the Junior Egg! Juniors have the same shape as our Classic Namastegg, but they’re a couple of inches smaller.
Why 2 sizes of Eggs?
When I made my first Eggs out of wood there were actually 2 sizes. One was just a bit smaller than the other and both had their advantages. The Namastegg provided a really expansive heart opening, but on mornings where I just didn’t have that much backbend in me, I’d lay over the slightly smaller Junior Eggs instead. I wanted to bring them both out right away, but my trusted advisors wouldn’t let me. There were right. Now, however the Junior Egg’s time has come!
Who should have Junior Eggs and why?
Well, obviously I’m going to say ‘everybody,’ but I will narrow it down a little for you. Junior Eggs are perfect for young people, old people, less flexible people, vertically-challenged people… and almost anyone using Eggs for Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall). I am particularly excited because Junior Eggs are so great for kids. Yoga is being taught in many schools now. I even witnessed a game recently of Red Light, Green Light that somehow involved Down Dog, Tree Pose and a Seated Forward Fold. As Juniors are a little lighter, a little smaller, and a bit more manageable for young hands, yoga kids will feel totally empowered having Eggs that fit their growing bodies! Teachers will love the Juniors because they’ll offer kids a point of focus for their practice. Getting a room full of kids to sit still is tough. Getting them to sit on Eggs is easy!
How are they used?
I would say that apart from kids or people with small hands using them for everything, grown-ups will particularly like them for their therapeutic and restorative values. Eggs fit in places most other props can’t, and Junior Eggs fit those places even better. Therapeutic yoga teachers will appreciate being able to better moderate the support they give their clients, and their clients will benefit greatly from these subtle adjustments.
Can I choose my colors? [...] more
“Jason’s workshops changed the way
I use props when I teach.”
As a Purna Yoga instructor, I have an abiding love for props. They can make poses more accessible either by filling in space or acting as extensors, or they can help practitioners understand action in a pose by providing contact sensation to give direction. And while the Three Minute Egg® seemed like a nice enough prop to backbend over, I didn’t understand the range of its applications until attending a workshop with Jason Scholder. Put simply, Jason Scholder’s Three Minute Egg® workshops changed the way I use props when I teach. As a result, my students are learning more, reconnecting with beginner’s mind in the process, and making new discoveries in their practices. Previously I saw the Egg as just another prop in the arsenal, but now it has become the first tool I reach for.
As the adage goes, necessity is the mother of invention. This seems especially true of Jason Scholder and his creation of the Three Minute Egg® as a prop to relieve chronic back pain. For some, this would be the end of the story. Jason creates a prop, uses it to treat his back pain, and a new prop joins the pantheon of yoga props suited for therapeutic purposes. [...] more
Here at Team 3ME, we’re not afraid to walk the line, right near the edge. Maybe we should be! But, we’re not. So in the spirit of being fearless, we bring you…
The Top 8 Reasons Dads Love the Three Minute Egg®
8. Eggs make great conversation starters when wooing single yoginis.
7. In a pinch, Eggs can make a pretty good football.
6. Eggs are easy to clean. So, go ahead and have those pre-yoga hot wings. Soap and water will take care of the rest!
5. Eggs come in bro-friendly colors like Charcoal, Slate and Desert Sky so you don’t need to pretend to be borrowing your girlfriend’s pastel yoga blocks when you go to class. [...] more
Our good friend and yoga therapist, Jules Mitchell, is teaching a workshop for Healthy Knees & Hips on July 13 and she’ll be using Eggs! If you are in the Los Angeles, CA area, definitely check out this workshop. We can all benefit from this information and Jules’ experience in biomechanics.
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Instructional Yoga Videos and Now Much More!
We’re proud to announce our brand new, redesigned, totally awesome Videos page! We’ve added descriptive categories, video interviews, asana demonstrations, and even a Featured Video. We’ve organized the content to make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.
This new page, which we’re calling Three Minute Egg® Television or more simply 3ME TV, will evolve as we add more videos and more categories. In fact, we’ve recently added a new Coming Attractions page, which features some of the beautiful new videos of targeted asana sequences geared toward, for example, strengthening your back and reducing back pain. These full-length instructional videos will be released in the future.
Check out our new video page and let us know what you think of the new layout and the new features. Thank you for your interest and support in the Three Minute Egg® yoga prop!