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 at www.threeminuteegg.ca
–Reviewed by Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, Editor in Chief