Do I take the Manduka or what?
I've used it pretty much every day for two years, hate the thought of jumping about on anything else. How does anyone practice Vatyasana on a regular mat, or rocking back and forth on your spine in Garbha Pindasana....
What DID they do before they invented the wheel?
It's a little known fact (according to Wikipedia) that The Manduka was invented by T. Krishnamacharya who found an ancient text on closed-cell mat production in the Mysore palace library (this text was, of course, latter eaten by beetles). Until then, Yoga asana was a static affair, pretty much just Padmasana on a deer skin, as we know from the Yoga sutra's. Krishnamacharya made this first Manduka mat and came up with another 83, 999 asana's before his tea. Unfortunantely that first Manduka was made up in a faux tiger print and never caught on.
Can you take a Manduka as carry on, I have one of those nifty Manduka carry straps. Airlines are paranoid about deep vein thrombosis, perhaps if I tell them I need the mat to avoid it, I'll be allowed to take it on and pop up to the first class lounge for practice.
And what about when I'm there, on the course. Didn't somebody mention here once, that when they were themselves on a course, to which they took their Manduka, they spent the whole time shifting it from one end of the room to the other.
Has anyone used both a travel Manduka and a normal Manduka, how do they compare really? I mean if your used to the one does the other....... do?
'You do not do, you do not do
Any more, black shoe
In which I have lived like a foot' Sylvi Plath (famous former Astangi and Manduka Ambassador )
Obviously it will be the gray equa rather the pink.... sorry, sunburst. (As it happens I just bought another eQua towel on ebay, came across it by accident, glacial blue and under a tenner, couldn't help myself, pictures to come).
And another thing.
What do people wear on such courses, Practicing at home I just wear a pair of shorts but I think one would feel slightly under dressed. I guess I have those blue Adidas, could get another couple of pairs of them. Do people really practice in t-shirts? Inversions? How does that work. It explains the one armed handstand of course the other holding down the shirt. I point blank refuse to tuck a vest into my shorts.
I googled current LA fashion and it seems the picture above is de rigeur in Venice Beach. That I can handle, the robe will be ideal for the meditation part of the course and perfect for all those VK savasanas.
..... and people wonder why I practice at home.