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Vastra Ayurvedic Yoga Mat---Organic, Chemical-free, Handmade from Cotton & Jute- Dyed with plants/herbs from Ayurveda , All- Natural, Health-Conscious ,Travel-Friendly
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This Jeevastra mat is dyed in the herbs Neem, Tulsi, and Turmeric. The vibrant turmeric yellow combines with two shades of green that come from Neem and Tulsi Neem: It promotes a healthy circulatory respiratory system and is a great herb to be breathing in during practice. Nee m is great for the skin that comes in contact with it during yoga practice. In Ayurveda, neem is considered to be a wonder-leaf and is used for a host of preventive and curative medicinal ways. Tulsi: A great herb to be breathing in to reduce stress. Inhaling tulsi improves your focus and concentration during your yoga practice. Traditional Indian homes have a Tulsi plant at the house entrance as it is considered to purify the energy space. Turmeric: Turmeric has been included in the herbal mix to act as a strong antibacterial agent, to kill the germs from sweat instantly and keep the mat clean and hygienic for longer periods of time. It is also an internal cleaner used in Ayurveda to cleanse the physical system. When you decide to go Jeevastra, you support this ancient technology and you make a commitment to yourself and the world. Jeevastra mats are designed to enhance your practice by enabling the cleanest and healthiest breathing experience possible. They're made from organic cotton, handwoven in Kerala (India) and dyed in natural ayurvedic herbs by villagers whose families have been practising this 5000-year old Indian fabric dyeing technique for generations. You can roll it up and carry it on your shoulder using the cotton strap. Or, you can fold it and put it in a bag. The folding is especially useful when travelling. Jeevastra mats are designed to grip the floor, have extra grip-lines for your hands and feet, respond well to sweat, and are washable. Jeevastra mats are designed to improve your practice by enabling a healthy breathing experience. A Jeevastra mat is 6 feet long, 2.5 feet wide, and weighs about 1.1 kgs.
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When I first took the mat out, it had a strong plant smell to it from the dyes. Some people noted in the questions that it smelled like mold, but my guess is the smell is from turmeric to get the gold color, because it smelled pretty close to the turmeric I cook with. I'm 6 ft. tall and I still have length to spare, which is a nice change from typical mats. Even though it's long, it's thin enough that it folds up nicely, is light, and not bulky at all. It has rubber threading on the bottom to prevent it from slipping on the floor. I haven't noticed it bunching up or slipping any more than a typical rubber mat does. In fact, when it does bunch a little bit, I still find it easier to keep my balance on the thin fabric than a piece of bunching/bouncy rubber. The woven ridges at the ends are perfectly placed for hands and feet to help prevent them from sliding. I was worried that would be an issue, but it hasn't been.
It's fairly soft, but still has excellent traction. Slipping has not been a problem for me. The thicker lines of fiber at both ends not only provide extra traction, they help me with alignment. I do yoga on a carpeted surface, so can't speak about the mat's suitability on wooden floors. I'm very happy with my mat!
I really appreciate the quality and care that they put into making this mat. I also adore how pleasant the company is to work with & how they truly care about the environment, their employees, and their customers.
I will say the mat is beautiful, I didn't have much trouble with grip, and of course the company is attempting something worthwhile.
I would only recommend this mat if you are so excited about what the company is attempting that you are able to overlook the distractions this mat may bring to your practice.
I do still love the natural fibers and feel of this mat; however, it is not a good mat for hot yoga due to the service of the mat not being that grippy. I have a hard time going through the moves during my yoga session, so I have started using a different mat. I do still have this one and use it for exercises that do not require the same movements as yoga. If you use no-slip socks and gloves, you would probably be okay using this mat. Or if you use a yoga towel to give yourself more of a grippy service.
I recently purchased this mat, to use during my yoga sessions at home and in studio. I love the feel and smell of the mat! When doing my exercises at home, it works perfectly when I am inside my house or outside in the grass. It is a thin, so when I go to my in studio yoga sessions I always take another mat to put underneath it to provide a little more cushioning (since they have a concrete floor). You could probably use a yoga towel as well, but I decided to go with a mat. But for me the fact that it is organic, all natural materials was a big selling point. There aren't many mats out there like this one. I don't like the feel of plastic or rubber, which is why I love this mat. It provides a good grip for me. Only one time did I have a slight slip during a pose, but was able to get grounded again and didn't have any further problems. If you are looking for a completely natural mat, I would suggest this one. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was the thinness of the mat.
Most people probably want to put a very thin rubber mat underneath for cushion.
Hard for hands or feet to slide which was my main goal. Absorbs and wicks sweat away.
Could use more rubber on the bottom. Does not stick to high polish smooth wood floors used in many studios or schools.
But does stick to many rougher wood or other surfaces.
Looks great. Eco friendly as it gets...