My Manduka Theory

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kermit, my new Manduka mat.

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While Jane named her sand mat “Sandy” and Crissy her aqua mat “Aqua” (which, together with mine, made up the triplet Mandula eko mats I bought from the US), I named mine Kermit after the famous Sesame Street character Kermit the Frog. Manduka, I learned, is the Sanskrit term for “frog.” Since my mat is green, I also think the name suits it well. PLUS, varrahyoga and manduka put together, I am reminiscing the Kermit-Miss Piggy love team!

The website doesn’t say so much about the product design, only that the professional yogis put their efforts together to come up with a mat that will last a lifetime. My guess is that the mat is designed to resemble human skin (sole in particular). When I was still actively trekking and hiking, I remember our team leader once instructed us to take off our mojos and hiking shoes/sandals and go barefoot, as the human sole, he said, has the best grip even on slippery surface.

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The Manduka mat does not have grids or lines like most mats do. Its surface appears and feels much smoother but when I do downward dog on it, man, it does stick to my hands and feet!

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Hmmm, does my theory make sense?

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11 thoughts on “My Manduka Theory

  1. Wahahaha….now I understand why you said there was a “connect”. Bagay nga ang Kermit. On second thought…I am thinking of renaming Mandy to Sandy. What do you think?

    Now that 3 of us have names for our mats, what do you think can we call Jon’s black (lava) mat? Wait…NOT lava-tory ha? Heehee….

  2. I am in a playful mood now…

    More suggestions for Jon’s mat:
    lavabo
    lavada (naalala ko kasi yung pic niya na naglalaba!)
    la vamba

    🙂

  3. Hello everyone!

    It’s late here but I just had to log on…I sensed the energy…haha.

    I think I’m the most uncreative when it comes to naming her Manduks…Aqua.

    Chons, one of my pen names is Hermit The Frog. Hehe, it’s because I can (at will) disappear from society like a hermit even when I’m right smack in the middle of people and events. And then Frog kasi mahilig ako tumalon — although I think that’s more Rabbit than frog…

    Natatawa ako sa mga V wordplay niyo because of Jon’s lava Manduks. Ewan kung funny ito sa inyo but before closing my PC at work today, I had to attend to a media company named Vingo TV!!! Nalaglag ako sa upuan ko kasi kung Pinoy ang content na binebenta ko tapos Pinoy ang target market ko, would I really want to sell on Vingo TV?!?

    p-f froblem, b-v provlem.

    Jon, ano kung Mt. Pinatubo nalang name ng Manduka mo?

    🙂

  4. Hahahaha… ngayon ko lang nabasa mga comments nyo… para akong tanga dito sa kusina tawa ng tawa, hahahaha….

    Having brunch at 1pm after a 3 hour morning practice.

    Naisip ko lang Lava-dabadoo… masyadong seryoso ata yung Lava boy, hehehe… tapos biglang sigaw ng “Magma Man” pagnagja-jump through, hahaha…

  5. Ahahahahaha….

    @Chon – Sandy na siya ngayon. Paki-edit nalang.

    @Crissy – Oo nga, hina ko naman sa math. Sobra nga ng isang _ Alam mo na kung ano yun kaagad ha? Pwede ka sa Wheel of Fortune!

    @Jon – kainggit naman tong mamang ito. 3-hour practice huh?

    Lava-dabadoo!!!! Hehehe. Sige bagong mantra mo na rin yang “Magma Man” ha? Kaya mo bang panindigan yan dito sa Pinas? hehehehe….joke, joke….

  6. 1 hour pranayama + 2 hours asana practice… hayaan mo na at wala akong ibang magawa dito sa disyerto… ayoko naman magbilang ng mga eroplanong dumadaan sa himpapawid at baka masiraan ako ng bait, hahahah.

  7. Jon, ingit lang kami dito at nakakapag-practice ka ng 3 hours straight.

    Gagawin mo yang Magma Man sa yoga portrait shoot mo ha!

    Yesterday pa masakit tiyan ko kakatawa sa exchange na to. Di lang ako maka-reply kasi mas nanaig ang antok.

    🙂

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