Rubber yoga mats are not nearly as effective as the traditional Darbha Grass mats which help you conserve and not dissipate the yoga shakti you collect during your sadhana.
Darbha Grass is what lord Krishna recommended in the Bhagavad Gita as an ideal Yoga Asana. You can get these traditional darbha grass mats in south India or you can try ordering them through Giri Trading Company. You can google them and try to order them online.
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they all falling apart quickly…i got my mats from Ross for $6 and they last for few years…yes, they are no eco and fancy, but they are good mats.
Does anyone have any experience with Zenactive mats? I guess they are a new company. They are described as: “Extra Thick 1/4” (7mm) Non-slip, Extra Long 72" Memory Foam, ECO Friendly, Comes with 100% Guarantee."
It’s “[I]only[/I]” $45.
Zenactive mats are actually pretty decent. The only downside to them though are they get to be slippery for me sometimes. A lot people I know seems to be very happy with what they’re getting out of it. Overall nice quality especially when you take the price into consideration.
A quick search on amazon reveals exactly what you’re looking for. It’s called Ultimate Yoga Mat by Ali Rangwala. It’s not made of eco-materials but it’s very durable and boosts a 4.4/5 review on amazon. I think you should check it out. I might buy one myself.
I love my Jade Harmony Mat. I have really sweaty hands and feet and don’t slip on it at all. I recently wrote a whole post about the pros and cons of the Jade Mats if you are interested: http://journeysofyoga.com/jade-yoga-mat-review/
I’m always looking for new yoga mats too. I just discovered cork yoga mats. They are eco-friendly and high quality. Here’s the blog I discovered. I hear it’s popular with Aussie yoga teachers. I pre-order a mat at a discounted cost, but they are also giving away free mats right now. Hope that helps.
Helloooo to all,
So, I am trying find a good / reliable yoga mat but I dont want to spend a fortune.
A fellow yogi recommended a brand she had been using for some time - A Tiny Bit Fit (atinybitfit.com).
I’ve seen the mat she has and it seems great, just as good as my old Manduka mat, but at half the price. I am thinking about giving them a shot.
Has anyone had any experince? Do I need to be spending $100-150 or can I find similar quality at a better price, if I sacrifice brand?
Looks like they’ve recently set up on Amazon too… all 5 star reviews…
Interested to hear your thoughts? Do I really need to be paying through the nose for a mat?
You can buy a great Yoga mats: Nike, Adidas, Lululemon, Manduka, Hummal yoga mats,…
Yoga mats made from PU or TPE is good. Or you can try a mat made from natural rubber, but it so expensive.
Hi…All great forum on discussing on yoga!
Thanks so much. I went ahead and got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCT1OQU
It’s a little heavy but its probably the best mat I’ve had yet.
I think Manduka mats are great! yeah the’re kinda expansive, but long lasting and eco-friendly
Really good in my opinion.
I got mine from Form - love it, actually have 2 now as they do round and rectangular styles. Worth the investment as will last a long time. Eco-friendly, really grippy and machine washable (life saver after bikram!!! :)
I just picked up my Eco-Friendly TPE Yoga Mat Here : https://yogamatzone.com/
I’m very happy, my mat is of very good quality at a very reasonable price
I really thing that TPE Yoga Mats are the best.
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Back in the 70's everyone used a folded blanket, but when I got back to Yoga in 2015 I used my daughters, cheap from Walmart but the surface started to fall apart. and get bits left behind.
I now use a Jade Yoga rubber mat, and the company plants a tree when you buy one. It's serving me well, had it a couple of years, stands up to Hot Yoga classes.
$72 is quite a lot for a yoga mat, you can buy a yoga mat with beautiful decoration, as for the quality and eco-friendly issue, I didn't hear about the brand, but it shouldn't be bad if they sell it for $72. So if you like the design, just buy it.
I use Toplus yoga mat (around $25, bought on Amazon) it's a basic yoga mat, non-slip, appropriate thickness, so far so good. And I just received a survey from Toplus to help determine what they provide for next season. I feel so good to participate in it.