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Summer Yoga Giveaway #2: Three Minute Egg Namast-Egg Starter Kit CLOSED

Congratulations to our first summer yoga giveaway winner, Addie. Addie has won a Plank yoga towel set. Thanks to everyone who participated and lots of love to Plank for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway!

And now, we’d like to introduce you to Three Minute Egg!

UPDATE: Winner has been selected. Congrats to Candy Evans (comment #4) and thanks to all who participated!

What is a Yoga Egg?

Three Minute Egg has created a yoga prop which is similar to yoga blocks but the innovative and yet simple design of the Egg makes them much more versatile.

Three Minute Egg was initially created by Jason Scholder as a way to help stretch his lower back. His story of how this evolved into a full-fledged business (aptly titled “Hatching an Egg”) is very interesting and fun to read. Click here to check it out (oh yeah, did we mention that Three Minute Egg is an Asheville-based company? Woohoo!).

Think Outside the Blocks

These Eggs are ergonomically designed to work with the shape of your body. This is probably most obvious when used while lying on your back. The Egg maintains the natural curvature of the spine.

Eggs can also be used to relieve pressure on the wrists in Down Dog.

Practice advanced poses with more comfort and safety or explore more advanced poses in new ways.

This one prop can be used for all levels of practitioners and in many different styles of yoga. Click on these links for more information and pictures of the many uses of these Yoga Eggs:

The Giveaway

Take your practice to new levels with your very own Yoga Eggs. Three Minute Egg has offered to give one of our readers a Namast-Egg Starter Kit, which includes two Eggs, an instructional DVD, and a backpack that holds the Eggs.

How to Enter

Mandatory Entry

  • All you have to do to enter is visit the Three Minute Egg website and then come back here to post a comment below sharing something that you learned. Be sure to leave your email address so that we have a way to contact you.

After completing the mandatory entry, you can take the following actions and receive additional chances to win. Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry that you make. If any of these things are already true for you, it counts. Just leave a comment letting us know.

Additional Entries

Let the commenting commence! Contest ends Thursday 6/23/11 at 11:59EST. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday 6/24/11.

Have fun, good luck and here’s to your summer yoga practice!

The Asheville Yoga Center


  1. Candy Evans  June 17, 2011

    I am not sure I would completely give up blankets, but I am interested in the possibilities presented by the rounded shape of the eggs for supported poses. I work with seniors and folks who require modifications in postures all the time and the eggs would definitely be interesting to experiment with. Please enter me in your contest. :) peace!

  2. Candy Evans  June 17, 2011

    I liked 3 minute eggs on FB

  3. Candy Evans  June 17, 2011

    I already liked you peeps on FB. love AYC

  4. Candy Evans  June 17, 2011

    and clearly, I am subscribed to your newsletter….that would be how I knew you were having a contest. thanks for the multiple chances to win!

  5. Lisa B. Minn  June 17, 2011

    I use these to teach my therapeutic classes and they are great! They certainly are not the only prop you need but they are certainly a nice addition. I visited the website and am now inspired to try them for my own ashtanga practice.
    Thanks for entering me into your contest!

  6. emilie cook  June 18, 2011

    I learned that they are just the right shape for a reclining backbend

  7. emilie cook  June 18, 2011

    already subscribe to AYC newletter, already like AYC on facebook! thanks!

  8. Jen  June 20, 2011

    Impressed at how many can be used simultaneously!

  9. Caitlin Coffey  June 20, 2011

    Looks like a great prop to try!

  10. Caitlin Coffey  June 20, 2011

    I like AYC on Facebook

  11. Caitlin Coffey  June 20, 2011

    I’m subscribed to AYC newsletter

  12. Betsy  June 21, 2011

    These eggs look intriguing. I’d love to try them!

  13. steph rand  June 21, 2011

    I think this design is brilliant in it’s versatility. I can’t wait to use them on my lower back. Question: Do they rock?

  14. Mary  June 21, 2011

    The eggs are great! I would like to share them with many others.

  15. Gaileee  June 22, 2011

    I teach seniors, so this is very interesting to me (I also teach kids-from one age spectrum to the other). Here is what I learned from the Three Minute Egg website.

    Yoga can help, but without the proper support, yoga can hurt. The Three Minute Egg is the ideal yoga prop for seniors. It offers stabilty, extension, and comfort, all while being extremely gentle on the body.

    Comfort in every pose.
    Relieve pressure on the wrists.
    Ease stress on the joints.

    I’d love to win this and evaluate it with my seniors class (maybe the kiddos too) and see how I could use them.

    Gaileee at yahoo dot com

  16. Gaileee  June 22, 2011

    I liked the Ashville Yoga Center Page on FAcebook, with my name (gail pickens-barger)

  17. Gaileee  June 22, 2011

    I subscribed to your newsletter. gaileee at yahoo dot com


  18. Gaileee  June 22, 2011

    I retweeted about the eggs on my twitter feed at


    They may seem weird at first, but these yoga props are brilliant! Here’s a chance to win some Three Minute Eggs :) about 5 hours ago via HootSuite

    gaileee at yahoo dot com

  19. Gaileee  June 22, 2011

    Oh! I got confirmation on my newsletter subscription!
    gaileee at yahoo dot com

  20. kia  June 23, 2011

    I learned that they are ergonomic and designed to help you work your body into their use with balance.