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 are 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 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!
Well, obviously I’m going to say ‘everybody,’ but allow me to explain why. Junior Eggs are perfect for young people, old people, less flexible people, vertically-challenged people… and 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.
I would say that apart from kids 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?
Yes… ish. Junior Eggs come in whatever colors are available — eventually this will mean all our standard colors. However, as Junior Eggs are currently being made from Namasteggs that didn’t pass muster (see below), color availability will be limited for a few months. You will always be able to choose from what we have in stock, and we hope you will go easy on us while we bring this product into full production.
Do I really need more Eggs?
If you want more control over your practice; If you are missing a few colors in your collection; If you own a yoga studio and not all your students are the same size; If you want your kids to do yoga with you; If you want the most adorable yoga prop ever invented… then yes, you need some Junior Eggs.
How many Juniors do I need?
If you already have our Classic Namastegg, then 4 Juniors would be optimal but 2 will suffice. If you don’t already have our Classic Namasteggs, we recommend getting at least 2 and they should probably be Hard-Boiled, so your Juniors can be softer. If you have pretty small hands then you can try our Hard-Boiled Junior Eggs and see how they work for you.
What density should I buy?
Since Junior Eggs will primarily be used for restorative purposes, softer densities are recommended for older people and medium will be fine for anyone else. Hard-Boiled Juniors are great for kids, or grown-ups with very small hands; and they are sensational for physical therapists and therapeutic yoga applications. They’re particularly great for standing on.
How much do they cost?
Junior Eggs cost 10% less than our Classic Namasteggs, and since our first round of Juniors are all considered “Scrambled,” you’ll save an additional 10% off all retail packages of Junior Eggs. You can purchase Juniors one at a time or in pairs.
Is it true that Junior Eggs are helping the environment?
Now that all my Eggs are made in the USA, I have a lot more control over the manufacturing. This is a good thing! But still it’s not a perfect process. Sometimes it’s the foam, sometimes it’s the machine, sometimes it’s just bad luck, but not every Egg comes out right. I take these rotten Eggs and use them to make smaller ones! … and the Earth could not be happier. The factory is happy, I’m happy, and if you get a chance to try these Junior Eggs, I’m pretty sure they’ll make you happy, too.
I’m excited to introduce this new product. It’s the beginning of more good things to come, so stay tuned as team 3ME works to make yoga more accessible to and enjoyable for everyone.
Order Junior Eggs in pairs, Hard-Boiled or individual colors via the Junior Egg Salad Bar.
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