Daily Cup of Yoga Presents…Cyber Monday Manduka eKO Lite Yoga Mat Giveaway!!

Cyber Monday is upon us…and some checking accounts will survive better than others, but there’s one thing for sure:

You can’t beat a FREE Manduka Yoga eKO Lite Mat
on Cyber Monday!!!

That’s right, one lucky winner will score a sweet new yoga mat courtesy of Manduka to keep for themselves or to share the gift of yoga with someone else.  A little background on the eKO Lite:

The eKO Lite Mat is a wonder of eco-conscious innovation and convenience. Developed by yoga teachers looking for a high-performance, environmentally friendly mat, the eKO Lite features Manduka’s proprietary natural closed-cell rubber and comfortable sea-grass texture. The eKO Lite marries performance and durability with a lightweight, travel-friendly design. The eKO Lite will leave no footprint in landfills, and is perfect for people who want to make a commitment to our planet and take their yoga practice on the road.

Rules of the giveaway:

You have three ways to enter the contest…

1.  Follow both Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Twitter and send a tweet to @dailycupofyoga using hashtag #yogahack.
2.  Like both Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Facebook and leave a comment on Daily Cup of Yoga’s Facebook page with your favorite yoga-related quote.
3.  Leave a comment on this post with your favorite yoga-related quote.

Pick one or all three entry methods.  Do all three and increase your chances of winning!

I totally understand that many of you probably already follow Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Twitter and Facebook, so your entry will still count if you send a tweet using the #yogahack hashtag or leave a quote on Facebook.

Anyhow, at the end of the day, I really don’t care that it’s Cyber Monday…I’m just excited to give away an amazing yoga mat to one of Daily Cup of Yoga’s amazing readers.  Hence, the giveaway period will last from now until Wednesday morning (probably some time around 8 o’clock a.m. Eastern).  The contest winner will be picked at random and announced Thursday morning.

Om Shanti on a crazy Cyber Monday and good luck!

P.S. You also have until the end of today to score 20% off any order on Manduka.com.  Use the code GIVETHANKS at checkout!!


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Smithsonian yoga exhibit lectures now all online for you

Originally posted on The Confluence Countdown:
I’d been paying attention to the Freer|Sackler Youtube page, figuring at some point they’d get up some things from the big yoga exhibit. I slacked off, but they are available at this link. They’ve been up a couple of weeks — and only have 60 or so views each,…

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes for Yogis to Live By

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!

2011 iPod Touch vs. 2001 iPod…Evolution on Display

It’s a beautiful thing…

High Vibrations Yoga DVD by Jo Tastula

I’ve been practicing yoga pretty regularly lately with YogaGlo and one of my favorite yoga teachers on the site is Jo Tastula. Besides having a great Australian accent she teaches a pretty darn near perfect vinyasa flow class. I always feel inspired, focused, and in the moment afterwards. Most of her classes on YogaGlo range between 30 and 60 minutes–enough time to get good and sweaty–, but I recently discovered she also has an excellently produced DVD, High Vibrations Yoga, which consists of five short meditations and five sun salutation practices. Any combination of the practices can be completed in less than 20 minutes. Great for those moments when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to reconnect with and realign your body’s energy.

For the love of lululemon…

…in case you were wondering what to do with all your lululemon bags…

Mindful Breathing: Round n’ Round We Go…

The most effective and accessible antidote to anxiety is to establish a grounded, centered breath with sound, referred to as ujjayi, “one who is victorious,” or ujjayi breath, “victorious breath.” Read more to learn how to find the ujjayi sweet spot…

Get your virtual chillax on with Yoga Retreat on Facebook…

You know you’re curious to find out what this Facebook “Yoga Retreat” game is all about. Well, wait no longer, Yoga Retreat is now live and just waiting for you to unleash your virtual yogic amazingness.

Bhakti Fest 2012: The Festival of Yoga, Kirtan and Wisdom from the Heart Returns to Joshua Tree September 6-9

Bhakti Fest is celebrating its fourth season September 6 – 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. Yoga, kirtan music and wisdom workshops will be offered in the tradition of the dynamic Bhakti Fests since 2009.

According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti is devotion to love. Shining within and without like the sun. We emanate pure love whenever and wherever we go, giving unconditional love to everyone, especially our personal relationships. This year’s Bhakti Fest will be a total immersion in this love for all the presenters and attendees.”


  1. My favorite quote: You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.

  2. My favourite quote from Sharath Jois: “Everyone can do Ashtanga. Except lazy people.”

  3. my new favorite yoga quote, as said by a local instructor: “The pose begins when you want to leave it.”

  4. I quote the astounding yoga sutra: “The wisdom obtained in the higher states of consciousness is different from that obtained by inference and testimony as it refers to particulars.”

  5. “The rythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”

    B.K.S. Iyengar

  6. “You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.” – Sharon Gannon

  7. “let your practice be a celebration of life” -Seido lee deBarros

  8. “In stillness all conflict must end.” Phillip Urso

  9. “He shining, everything shines through him.” – Bhagavad Gita

  10. Followed both on twitter and tweeted!

  11. Liked you both on FB and left a quote!

  12. You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state. ~Sharon Gannon

  13. “Ashtanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory.”

    Pattabhi Jois

  14. One of my favorites…
    “Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go —
    what does matter is who you are when you get there.
    ~max strom

  15. A quote from every one of my yoga teachers: “don’t forget to breathe!”

  16. The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. -Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

  17. “Make an attitude to be in gratitude, you will find the whole Universe will come to you.” – Yogi Bhajan

  18. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

    Not exactly a yoga quote, but it’s one I use when meditating.

  19. ” The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind. ”

    Rodney Yee

  20. For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself. Mary Glover

  21. my favorite yoga quote:
    “Desire, ask, believe, receive.”
    – Stella Terrill Mann

  22. I love the sutra “stirum sukham asanam”

  23. Favorite quote “Eye on the drishti!” – my current yoga teacher

  24. “Any belief, whatever it is, is counterproductive in the context of the practice of yoga. One holds a belief instead of knowing. For example, you wouldn’t say you believe in your right ear, since you know your ear, no belief is required. Believing always excludes knowing. When jnana (supreme knowledge) comes through the practice of yoga, you will know. Do not be satisfied with believing.” -Gregor Maehle

  25. Breathe through it, and release anything that does not serve you. ~anonymous~

  26. Another from Sharath: “First month paining, second month tired, third month flying”.

  27. oh em gee…i need a new mat!! it would be divine if i won one. perfect 😉

    fav. quote…”namaste'”…says it all, nothin’ better.

    grace and peace – jami

  28. I like, “Submit to a daily practice. Your loyalty to that is a ring at the door. Keep knocking, and eventually the joy inside will look out to see who is there.”

    I don’t know who it’s by. I had saved it a while ago. It is perfect inspiration to practice every day.

  29. “Practice and all is coming”

  30. Nowagandhi says:

    “The world is the gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda

  31. Natasha Damiani says:

    In the spirit of yoga girl….
    “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” – Author Unknown

  32. yoga is the best way to maintain peace and spiritual mind…….

  33. yoga is the way of life!


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