I'd ordered a new Manduka eQua from AllergyLiberation.com. On choosing a colour I went for for Sunset, expecting a bold, reddish towel.
However, when it arrived it was on the pinkish side of Pink. Though great to practice on, I had a little rant on the blog about
it's pinkness and the loss of my manly reputation in my workshop.
Clearly, there are some self-realized yogi's at Manduka who, rather than take offense, were chilled enough to see the funny side and immediately offered to send me a more manly towel.
And here it is.
Now this is a macho yoga towel. Grey, dare I say charcoal even and there is nothing pink about the bold red trim. THIS is a manly towel.
It speaks of practicing Ashtanga down the pits of the Rhondda Valley
As it happens I've kind of become attached to my pink towel, in a bright light it is, it's true,
quite pink but in the candle light it has a much warmer blush.
One thing I did notice this week was the difference in size between the old Manduka eQua and the new. The old towel, the lime green one (next to the new manly grey one )below, is quite narrow. Having got used to the wider new eQua over the last couple of weeks, I found it a little irritating jumping back on the old one, the seam being in the middle of my hands. Next to it is a picture of my brown Yogitoes, also narrower and a little shorter than the new eQua.