yoga meaning 'union' is truly emerging as a viable industry offering countless schools of asana & now innovative props to help yogis everywhere make that connection with mind, body, soul - & now design. just as asana has evolved from the two original poses, tadasana (mountain) & svasana (corpse), so too have the props. after attending the yoga journal conference in nyc, i stumbled upon two of the most practical & perhaps most effective new asana helpers, where form & function have joined for their own sort of yoga, including the evolved block (aka egg) created by a 'recovering' furniture maker with a bad back & an all-in-one eco-mat which began as an f.i.t. professor's vision. stay tuned for my reviews after i give them a test-run!