While the world is asking us to slow down and stay home, I know that some of you are seeking new ways to evolve in their practice. These days you’re challenged to build an at-home practice. Which is a wonderful way to keep your body moving and to calm your mind.
If your practice is usually in a yoga studio, these times you’ll be challenged to create a small corner at home where you can practice. Even in the smallest at-home corner, you’ll need to have your mat. And, that’s all.
Since the crisis hit us, I’ve been practicing way more than normal. Each practice has been on a Manduka PROlite mat which I recommend it as a must-have yoga mat.
Here are the reasons why I love this yoga mat:
According to Manduka, all of the Pro Series mats come with a lifetime guarantee. If you take care of your mat well and use it following it’s intended use, it’s covered under the lifetime guarantee.
This mat is intended to be used for a lifetime.
So in terms of investing, to me, this speaks volumes in terms of the price, which is proof of the company’s faith in their product.
During these COVID-19 times you must know that the Manduka PROlite mat has closed-cell surface, keeping moisture and bacteria at bay, increasing longevity and making post-class cleanup a breeze.
Along with the lifetime design, one of my other favorite things is that according to Manduka’s website, these mats are made without harmful emissions into the atmosphere, unlike other brands of PVC yoga mats or athletic gear. The lifetime design also means fewer yoga mats in landfills.
The hearty life-long design and environmentally conscious manufacturing process should make any Earth-loving yogi a little more at peace with their mat choice.
The Break-In Process
Manduka mats are known for needing a break-in period at first, and according to your preference, may even require a manual break-in process with a salt scrub.
Let me just say, I had no idea yoga mat exfoliation was a thing, but the reason for this is that there may be a film leftover from the manufacturing process that can create some slipping during use. Sure enough, I did notice difficulties with slipping at first, and that’s probably the only negative thing I can say about this mat.
If your hands are slipping during the practice, you can check out the salt-scrub technique that Manduka recommends, and the problem is solved.
Go-To Yoga Sidekick
This mat has officially become my go-to yoga sidekick and I would recommend it to anyone looking to deepen their practice with an environmentally-friendly mat that will last a lifetime.