Back in December, 2011, I was awarded Entrepreneur of the Month in Asheville, NC. Here is a local radio spot they aired about it. I thought it was kinda cool….
Posts Tagged ‘yoga bricks’
Music, laughter, and a journey of the heart are the values that permeate Janet Stone’s approach to Vinyasa yoga. Having transcended many layers of personal transformation, through family, travels and yoga, Janet has emerged a powerful yogi, offering a vibrant presence that’s spreading like wildfire. Describing her own practice as “dynamic, prana movin’, heart-expanding, rough [yet] tender, fluid and steady,” the energy she emits is contagious and students love her.”*
Janet’s roots burrow deep into the soil of beautiful Northern California, where she came of age on a wide-open, free-loving hippie farm. It was there that she began to develop a profound, natural connection to the Earth. The farm was a haven of warm, cheerful brightness. An equal emphasis was placed on hard work & bailing hay, as swimming naked & dancing freely.
A passion for adventure, physical challenge, and flexibility has led Janet down many paths. Life after college landed her in Los Angeles where she spent 11 years funneling her perceptive energy into television and film. Her spirit eventually broke free of Hollywood and led her to (more…)
Thank you everyone for ‘Yakking” about us. We won! We have officially joined the ranks of “Most Yakkable!!!”
Below is the list of amazing things people have said about the Eggs. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Happy reading! (and it appears you can keep on yakking about the Eggs if you like, so go for it!)
Janet Babb says:
May 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm
I am a pediatric physical therapist and I have been using three minute eggs for several months to help the children learn about their bodies, support their posture, and be playful at the same time. The children love them. We continue to find wonderful ways to use them.
Mickie Dixon-Remington says:
May 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm
I love the 3 minute eggs, they have an endless amount of uses and I find them to be very valuable not only in my own home practice, I like to use them for arm balances, but for many of my students who are dealing with issues like arthritis, carpel tunnel and other aches and pains in general. I love the way they can move through a group practice without having to adjust and readjust the bricks. Have not used Silver Linings yet, but they sound great!
May 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm
I teach yoga in Madrid, Spain, and I first learnt about the 3 minute egg through an ad in Yoga Journal magazine. I found the idea so clean, and so simple that it seemed almost brilliant to me. I have some students with problems in their wrists that are finally practicing arm balances, thanks to the eggs. Other students love them for opening up their tight backs, they feel great. Definitely, a yoga prop that’s worth a try. Hard to believe nobody thought of it until now! (more…)
Blocks have been by far my favorite Yoga prop. I find there’s nothing better to use for removing blockages, for needed support, for propping up body parts in restorative poses. Well, ordinary blocks may need to be stacked aside now that I’ve discovered the 3-Minute Egg.
Fortunately, these are eggs that are vegan-friendly, so named for their oblong shape. They’re fashioned from the same foam material as standard blocks, but their rounded shape gives them the perfect curve for supporting the spine, the neck or the low back in any of the restorative asana interludes that make it possible for me to edit this magazine for hours on end hunched over a computer screen. The rounded edges of the eggs also make them a nice hand-hold for lunges and jump-backs in held poses and vinayasa sequences.
The company’s owner and inventor Jason Scholder has adapted them for use in his own practice and he’s a passionate advocate for their use. He’s not the only one. The other day, I had to scavenge my set from my housemate’s bedrooms, where they had decided to enlist the eggs for their own restorative practices. Find Scholder and the three-minute eggs in the Vendor Village at Bhakti Fest, September 9 -12, or online: threeminuteegg.com.
–Reviewed by Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, Editor in Chief
I feel a combination of gratitude and astonishment when people review the Three Minute Egg® and have this many positive things to say. I of course think it’s a great product, but I’m supposed to feel that way. I invented it! When other people take the time to share their thoughts and recommendations, all I can say is, “Thank you.” So today I am saying a belated ‘Thank you’ to Yoga Deals for doing such a nice write-up on my product. If you have anything you’d like to add, please do! And please share this with your yoga community. I really appreciate it!
the three minute egg is the new block on the mat, but what’s with the name? according to the founder and ‘recovering’ furniture maker, jason (aka creative dude with a bad back), the name was hatched (i couldn’t resist) because of the “great benefits [that] can come from a practice where one holds challenging poses for up to 3 minutes & restorative poses for at least 3 or more.” jason also mentioned, that we should be on the lookout for… (more…)
Every once in a while, someone creates a yoga product that makes so much sense, it’s hard to believe it wasn’t always around. This is most certainly the case with the Three Minute Egg®.
Like most skeptics, when I first saw the Three Minute Egg®, I didn’t imagine it would have so much to offer — or at least not so much to offer me. It didn’t take long to convinc and convert me. There is a bit of a learning curve associated with using the Egg, but the time spent is well worth the benefits gained. Jason Scholder (owner/inventor of the Three Minute Egg) brought two yoga instructors with him to the most recent New York Yoga and Raw Food Expo. The three of them spent three days offering private yoga instruction as well as three free workshops. I spent a solid half hour being led through a sequence of blissful supportive postures, and kept looking for excuses to wander back by their booth.
The Three Minute Egg® is (more…)
When I say, ‘Don’t try these at home.’ what I really mean is, please use caution when trying the poses described here, even though they’re not particularly advanced. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s always good to consult your yoga instructor and proceed slowly. If you don’t know whom to ask, contact us and we’ll connect with you someone knowledgeable.
Developed for couples trying to conceive, yoga for fertility adds several postures that can help increase the chances of pregnancy. Fertility yoga also works to balance the body’s hormones and helps direct energy to your reproductive organs, all of which can make your body more receptive to conception.
If you’re interested in trying fertility yoga, here are a few yoga postures to explore: (more…)
I’ve always believed that yoga is better for easing back pain than traditional therapies, but now there are an increasing number of studies that confirm it. Below are links to some articles that talk about yoga and back pain. I’ve also found some free yoga videos on treating back pain. The Three Minute Egg will be coming out with a video series on back pain in the next few months. Keep checking with us for updated ideas. In the meantime, Happy Reading!