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Great yoga mat!
on September 17, 2006
I bought this yoga mat about a month ago and have used it over a dozen times already. As soon as I got the mat in the mail I opened it, washed it with soap and water and hung it to dry for two days. This is something my teacher recommended as she says it helps because new mats tend to be less sticky and washing helps break them in faster. The first couple of times I used the mat it was still a little slippery. My hands slid out alot when I was in downward facing dog, but the mat seems to be improving with time. That's why I am waiting to write this review. I love the mat; it's breaking in very well. The thickness is really nice especially when doing boat and when rocking on the spine...I don't feel the floor and therefore no pain. The extra length is also nice...it gives me more room. All in all it's a great mat, and for the price it's even better. And I loved the color selection. I went with burgandy and my unique color sticks out in class...helps me find my mat if I leave the room and come back, and it also helps me in the locker room when there are 3 dozen women with mats (mostly pink I might add). Great mat, highly recommended...just give it time to get broken in!