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!
In this video Cora Wen guides us through “Supporting Heaven and Earth,” a sequence with the Eggs that is good for the spine and promotes ease and relaxation.
This is the first in a series of Egg videos with Cora Wen. Three Minute Egg partnered up with Cora to create the Yoga Bloom THANK PINK Eggs with 10% of all proceeds going towards helping fight this disease and to support Breast Cancer Survivors and Thrivers. These videos are extension of that partnership and the mutual goal of supporting those afflicted with Breast Cancer.
Cora Wen is an expert in therapeutic yoga and leads teacher trainings and workshops around the world. We at Three Minute Egg are honored to be a part of the work she is doing. For more about Cora visit her website at corawen.com.
The Fall 2012 issue of the Himalayan Institute’s magazine, Yoga International features a wonderful article written by Egg Friend Cora Wen. In the article entitled Rock Your Way Toward Healing, Cora shares an Egg-oriented therapeutic yoga sequence she designed for breast cancer Survivors and Thrivers.
According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. With such staggering statistics, there is an ever-growing need for those afflicted by Breast Cancer to have support and community. We are proud to offer our support in collaboration with Cora Wen and the healing art of yoga.
“An unconventional yoga prop can calm the nervous system and assuage the fears of those coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, going through treatment or healing postsurgery.”
“While conventional yoga props allow you to experience a sense of opening and release, they don’t lend themselves well to a back-and-forth lullaby motion. So how exactly do you rock yourself into a gentle calm? I use Three Minute Eggs. Their sloping edges provide a rocking motion that gives the spine a safe way to release. This motion supports deep, conscious breathing and calms the nervous system so it can sort through—and make sense of—what’s going on.”
Cora Wen and Three Minute Egg partnered on a project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and thus the Cora Wen Yoga Bloom THANK PINK Eggs were were born. 10% of all proceeds from the sale of these Eggs will be donated to help fight this disease and to support Survivors and Thrivers.
Cora Wen travels the world sharing her expertise in therapeutic yoga and we are honored to be a part of the work she is doing. For more about Cora visit her website at corawen.com
Here is a video good for anyone at any time, of a yoga sequence Cora entitled, “Supporting Heaven and Earth.”
While yoga is not an activity that necessarily requires gear to participate, Alignyo points out that there are props that help to support and enhance your practice. Of the three props that they mention, the thriving online yoga community begins their article by exploring the Three Minute Egg®.
After opening in August 2011, Yoga Harmony is the first yoga studio that fully supplied their facility with the Eggs as their central prop. The studio has infrared heated, offering Hot 26, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga classes for their students, utilizing the Eggs as an integrative part of all forms of practice. In addition to being an Egg-Friendly Studio, Yoga Harmony is also an Egg Dealer. We are thrilled to have become a part of the yoga community in Nashville and we look forward to spreading Egg-love in the home of Country Music.
This is the second demonstrative 3ME workshop Jason has offered in 2012, following the first workshop organized by Yoga Carmen in Zurich, Switzerland, sponsored by our Swiss dealer, Yoga Artikel.
Yoga Bloom Pink Egg - Supporting the Search for the Cure to Breast Cancer
Three Minute Egg has partnered with Cora Wen to create the Yoga Bloom THANK PINK Egg. The Yoga Bloom Egg, now available in the Good Karma Eggs section of our Products page, is a Hot Pink Namastegg in honor of its devotion to breast cancer awareness. One side features the Three Minute Egg logo as found on all of our Eggs, and the other side is adorned with the Yoga Bloom logo, which is beautifully crafted. In accord with our commitment to Cora, 10% of the sales from these Eggs will be donated directly toward breast cancer awareness and education.
Many recent studies have pointed to yoga as a holistic supplement to breast cancer treatment, revealing many significant health benefits and an overall improved quality of life. Complications such as fatigue and pain have been shown to be significantly lowered as a result of certain types of gentle yoga, including restorative and therapeutic practices.
On Sunday, October 23rd, there will be an tutorial workshop on how to use Three Minute Egg® at Two Hearts Yoga & Fitness, located in San Antonio, TX. The workshop will be taught by studio instructor and 3ME ambassador, Connie Lozano.
The workshop begins at 2:00 PM with an hour and a half segment on using Eggs in Restorative poses. It will then proceed into another segment at 3:30 PM focusing on using Eggs in Vinyasa/active poses. For $20 you’ll get an in-depth tutorial that will carry on into your regular practice on how to maximize the benefits of the Eggs in both dynamic and and restorative postures.
Be sure to secure your spot by registering at (210) 248-8715. Check out their website and their Facebook page for more information.
“Sensory deprivation tanks operate on the premise that it is impossible to relax and to sustain relaxation if the nervous system is continually bombarded by stimuli. You can experience the same soothing effect…by the regular practice of [Supta Baddha Konasana].”– Judith Hanson Lasater; Ph.D., P.T., Relax & Renew
Under thoracic spine
Under thighs or shins
Between feet (optional)
To allow the hip flexors to release and the inner thighs to soften place an Egg under each thigh.(more…)
The Three Minute Egg® is not simply a replacement for the traditional square yoga blocks, although as people gain experience with the Eggs their blocks are often cast aside. The Three Minute Egg® is more than that. It’s a new way of thinking about yoga props. Even as its inventor, I am constantly surprised by its versatility (every teacher seems to find some unique application for the Eggs), and its versatility brings with it the need for some clarification.
Now that you’ve decided you want some Eggs, there’s a good chance you have a few questions. Can I get any colors I want? What’s a Hard-Boiled Egg? Do all the orange Eggs have signatures on them? In fact, you may be thinking (in a Ricky Ricardo sort of voice), “Jaaaason, you got some esplaining to do!” And so I will elaborate in this Buyer’s Guide for the Three Minute Egg® products.
All of these Eggs are the same size and shape. The Hard-Boiled Eggs (only available in Gray) are harder and a tiny bit heavier. The difference in hardness is important and noticeable. The difference in weight (unless you’re holding a gigantic box) is not. The general principle is this: if the Eggs are in your hands (think Upward Facing Dog), and your weight is on the Eggs (or any arm-balancing pose), you want those Eggs to be Hard-Boiled. For the most part, 2 is enough, although in some instances, you may want more. If you’re standing on an Egg, it absolutely needs to be Hard-Boiled. If the Eggs are supporting your head, spine, ribs, or chest (think Supported Back Bends or Forward Restorative Twist) and you’re planning to stay there a while, you will be more comfortable and better able to relax into the slightly softer Namasteggs (available in 7 colors other than Gray). A minimum of 4 is recommended (3 under the back/chest and one under the head). This golden ratio of 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs to 4 Namasteggs is what led us to create the Breakfast of Yogis and Yogi Meal (the only difference being that the Yogi Meal comes with our introductory DVD). (more…)
As a child, we look to our mothers for guidance. As a student, we follow our teachers as mentors. Graydon Moffat is both. Deemed the “Yummy Yoga Mummy of Toronto” by a local newspaper years ago, the name has stuck ever since. And appropriately so.
Like many first-time mothers, Graydon suffered from sleep deprivation and anxiety during her son’s first few years. It was then that Restorative Yoga really shined through, finally enabling her to relax enough to fall into a deep slumber once again. “Holding deep poses for a long time felt good,” she says, “especially after periodic diaper changes and other unconventional times.” (more…)