The Three Minute Egg® offers a new way of thinking about yoga props, which allows for unique and diverse applications. With this versatility comes the need for some further clarification. When deciding on which Eggs to purchase, there’s a good chance you’ll have a few questions. For example, what’s the difference between Hard-Boiled Eggs and Namast-Eggs? What are Yin & Yang Eggs? Can I choose any colours I want? Why should I purchase my Eggs as a Starter Kit? Allow me to elaborate…
There are two variations of the Three Minute Egg®: Hard-Boiled Eggs and Namast-Eggs. Hard-Boiled Eggs are denser, a bit heavier (5oz.), and come in 1 colour (Slate Grey). Namast-Eggs are slightly softer, lighter (4oz.), and come in 7 colours (Desert Sky, Dijon, Hot Pink, Pink Adobe, Purple, Teal Green, and Tibetan Orange). While Hard-Boiled Eggs and Namast-Eggs are all the same shape and size (12″x 4.5″ x 3″), it is the difference in density that is important and noticeable. The general principle is this: if the Eggs are in your hands, and your weight is on the Eggs (think Upward Facing Dog or any arm-balancing pose), you want those Eggs to be the denser Hard-Boiled Eggs— for the most part 2 Eggs are enough. If the Eggs are supporting your head and/or spine (think Supported Fish or Reclining Butterfly Pose) and you’re planning to stay there for a while, you will be more comfortable and better able to relax into the slightly softer Namast-Eggs— a minimum of 4 is recommended (3 under the spine and 1 under the head).
The golden ratio of 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs to 4 Namast-Eggs led us to create Yin & Yang Eggs like the Breakfast of Yogis and the Yogi Meal Starter Kit. Yin & Yang Eggs come with both Hard-Boiled Eggs and Namast-Eggs in one complete package.
Hard-Boiled Eggs only come in one colour, and are made with higher density foam. It is the higher density foam that is crucial and makes them ideally suited for practices involving arm-balancing and weight-bearing poses, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Iyengar Yoga. Hard-Boiled Eggs are an excellent tool for learning and practicing jump-throughs, and add challenge to balancing postures and handstands. If you weigh 108 pounds or more, any time the Eggs are in your hands and your weight is on the Eggs, those Eggs should be Hard-Boiled. The shape of the Egg protects your wrists, and the position of the Egg naturally shifts in order to accommodate your body’s changing orientation to the ground. The height offers you a little more clearance while you learn the technique and build core strength. 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs are generally sufficient for personal use.
Namast-Eggs are available in 7 beautiful colours and are softer, adding additional comfort when placed under your back and head. Designed and intended for Yin, Restorative, Senior, and Therapeutic Yoga practices, where less pressure is applied to the Egg. These styles will benefit from 4 or more Namast-Eggs in order to assist in supporting alignment, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. If you are serious about your Restorative practice you will want more than 4 Namast-Eggs, and chances are you can utilize 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs (under your legs or knees for example) where a higher density Egg could be beneficial. If this is the case, we strongly suggest that you consider our Yin & Yang Eggs, as these come with both types of densities. While the use of Hard-Boiled Eggs is beneficial for most, those weighing less than 108lbs can still use the softer Namast-Eggs for all types of yoga practice.
Yin & Yang Eggs come with both Hard-Boiled Eggs and Namast-Eggs. Any time the Eggs are in your hands and your weight is on the Eggs, those Eggs should be Hard-Boiled. For postures and poses where less pressure is applied and comfort is paramount, Namast-Eggs are more beneficial. Yin & Yang Eggs offer the best of both in one complete package!
Our Special Edition Alignment & Flow DVD demonstrates how the Eggs can be integrated into a dynamic practice, and is included in all Starter Kits. Complimentary, you will receive our 3ME Signature Backpacks with every order. Looking to Egg-ccessorize further, visit our Egg-cessories product menu to separately purchase our natural spray cleaner, DVD, and backpack.
Looking to create your own unique Egg combination for personal use, or are you interested in selling and/or using the Three Minute Egg® in your studio or store? Check out our Custom Orders product menu for more information. Whatever you decide and whatever you order, we are confident you will love your Eggs and that they will inspire if not revolutionize your practice. Please don’t hesitate to email or call us with your questions. We welcome the opportunity to speak with our customers and if there’s anything we can do to help you, we hope you’ll give us the chance.
Thank you for making the Three Minute Egg® a part of your life.