As a yoga teacher, my students often ask me questions. And a common question is “What type of yoga mat should I buy?”
The Yogi and the Yoga Mat
Lets be honest, we don’t need a yoga mat to practice yoga. We do however (most likely), need a yoga mat if we are taking a yoga class. Often times a yoga studio will have mats students can borrow or rent. But as a yoga practice develops, there comes a time when a yogi, feels the need to acquire their very own yoga mat. The yogi and yoga mat spend so much time together.
When it comes to yoga mats, there are so many choices….
The cheapest yoga mats, are made of synthetic materials, they tend to be slippery and have a texture and smell I don’t particularly like. But I have used cheap yoga mats, I have used them a lot. If you have one and it works for you, continue to use it. And feel good about it. But, if you are thinking of buying a new mat, and you can afford it, remember to think about quality, durability, and of course, think about the environment. The purchase of a good quality Eco-Friendly mat will initially cost more, that is true, but a good quality mat, can outlast a cheaper mat by years!
I celebrated my 36th birthday last week. In the morning, I taught a lovely yoga class, and walked home to a discover a package at the door. A new yoga mat. A Jade Yoga Mat. Happy Birthday to me.
Jade yoga mats, are really good yoga mats. I love the way my Jade mat feels. Jade mats are made with natural rubber and have non-slip properties. I never slip. These mats are long-lasting and the colors are beautiful too. I feel good practicing on a mat made from natural fibers. And I feel good supporting a company that shows concern for the environment and actively helps build a kinder, healthier, and more peaceful world.
Here is a link to their website,check out Jade Yoga for yourself.. http://www.jadeyoga.com/store/home.php
Please note:I know there are many good yoga mats to choose from and many great companies too. But I have found a mat I love and have been using for years. Jade makes a very good quality mat. Thank you Jade Yoga…