Yamuna Yoga/Pilates mat.


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Yamuna Yoga/Pilates mat.
It being a long while since I’ve done yoga I used the web to find out some things to search for when choosing an exercise mat. I’ve been meaning to restart and as I’m an amputee I’ll be using sitting poses so this mat is a good choice for me. I need comfort and of course non slip when I’m trying to get up – you try rising from floor with only one leg – its not easy and a slipping surface is a nightmare!!
Things to look for :
1). Thickness; Too thin, can be uncomfortable, too thick yoga mats can feel wobbly when standing. making you more wobbly. Thinner ones roll up easily for carrying. 2). Material; Foam or Fabric/jute types seem to be most common. Think about how well they grip floor, any allergies ( i.e. Latex) and how they seem up to wear, especially if used frequently. Foam rubber ones may wear in patches, jute ones probably longer lasting but thinner. Any info on treated finishes, eco friendly, anti-bacterial etc. How easy is it to clean? 3). Texture, Foam.rubber types grip well, jute/cotton ones may slip unless some anti slip or textured backing. Will texture irritate you ? Think about how well it grips feet, esp. when holding standing poses.
My thoughts on this mat:
1. This mat is very thick and comfortable and comes with an elastic strap that fits over both ends for easy carrying.
Think about storage , transporting it, whether you want one to roll up or a folding one. Its very easy to roll up, very soft and flexible and the strap means it can be hung in a cupboard to save on space.
2.  The material of this one is hypoallergenic and free of harmful substances (Latex and Phthalate free). It can be cleaned easily with simple soft brush and soapy water, I would wipe over after each use with a disinfectant on a cloth to keep fresh and clean.
3. This foam mat grips well on both carpet and hard floors. Its very comfortable to use for both sitting and standing poses and feels stable. I think this would be very good at absorbing impact and protecting joints when exercising.

I think as well as using for an exercise mat this will be useful for emergency mattress, when teens have friends to stay, and my daughter uses it in front of the Wii so the floor doesn’t vibrate and become noisy when kids playing on it!

yoga brown and jute

shame I can’t get it the right way up! Beth is using this mat. bren has the jute one ( review to come)

My Testers!!

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