SmartMat Pose of the Week: Triangle Pose

  The triangle is a powerful symbol in general, and definitely within the Yoga tradition. A point-up triangle (as shown below on the left) can represent the masculine energy; the fire element; and the ascension of energy to the spirit realm. In contrast, a point-down triangle (as shown below on the right) represents the feminine […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week: Mountain Pose

  Don’t be deceived by its seemingly simple alignment. Mountain Pose, Tadasana, when held in right alignment is an incredible pose for feeling the potency of your energetic body. It also is a pose rich with symbolism and meaning in the Yogic tradition.   Just like the majestic mountains we see in nature, this pose […]

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SmartMat Pose of the Week: Downward Facing Dog

  Many Yoga poses are named for the shape they mimic, and to allude to certain qualities they seek to awaken in the practitioner. Downward-facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is no exception to that rule. Known for their loyalty and role as playful companions, dogs are often considered trusted allies and protectors in our lives, […]

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SmartMat Class Lineup (what Yoga will you learn?)

  Wow! What an amazing month it’s been. Within 24 hours of our indiegogo campaign, we met our fundraising goal, taking SmartMat solidly into the next phase of production. The community has spoken, and its overwhelming support of SmartMat is evident. We are so grateful for everyone’s contributions and are incredibly excited to share with […]

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Geek Talk about pose recognition

The following post was written by Paul Hodgson the engineer behind the data analysis and pose recognition of SmartMat.   Warning: Geek talk ahead   So, how is this actually going to work? How will SmartMat know which pose you’re attempting, and how to guide you? What makes it so “Smart”? I’ll try to answer these […]

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So How Does This Thing Work?

  I have an inquiring mind, and when I use things, I like to know why they work the way they do. Something about understanding the “behind the scenes” helps me to get more out of the experience and helps me to know how best I can utilize a new item. So, when SmartMat, the […]

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Five Reasons SmartMat Will Revolutionize Your Practice

  Lists are good. They bring clarity and focus, and in this case, they help us hone in on the compelling reasons why SmartMat will take your practice to the next level.  Check it out.   BETTER ALIGNMENT. Scientific studies have shown that Yoga styles with heavy emphasis on alignment like Iyengar Yoga can actually […]

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Staying True to a Tradition and Open to Change

  I am not a gadget girl. I like to keep things simple, pure, and basic, especially when it comes to my Yoga practice. So, when I first heard about SmartMat, my initial reaction was that it wasn’t for me. But I’m an open-minded person; so I decided to learn more about what this mat […]

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Don’t Miss the Revolution Because of a Misunderstanding

    Whenever there’s a new innovation, especially in a very old tradition like Yoga, eyebrows get raised and questions come up. As we started sharing information about SmartMat with folks in the community, we came across some common misunderstandings about the world’s first intelligent yoga mat.   For those of you who don’t know, […]

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Why We Built SmartMat

As entrepreneurs and visionaries, when we look at ideas and consider them for development, the most common reason to consider a project is “That is cool and I can build that.” Unfortunately just the fact that something is cool and within reason to develop, does not mean it can be a raving success.   The […]

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