Toxin-free Yoga Mat
I learned early about the toxins in textile colors. This led to learning about plant and natural dyes for clothing and blankets. What a wonderful discovery and so beautiful but almost impossible to find! When I found this yoga mat, I purchased two immediately because I knew how difficult plant-dyed, organic products are to find even though I did not practice yoga! I used them as rugs and bed coverings to great delight. When I blogged about my love for them, the people who make them contacted me about helping them to sell them in the United States! Hurray!!!
Why would anyone risk their health while practicing yoga to improve their health? These handwoven organic cotton yoga mats plant-dyed with Ayurvedic herbs from UNESCO forests are designed for the cleanest & healthiest breathing experience possible.
Instead of breathing in chemicals that all rubber yoga mats are treated with, these mats are infused with Ayurvedic herbs picked from Agasthya forests (a UNESCO-listed "most perfect biosphere").
-100% organic cotton
-handwoven by artisans in Kerala, India
-5000-year-old Indian fabric dyeing technique
-all water used in making the product is rain harvested
-all power used in making the product is from solar heating
-all water used in making the product is poured back into the soil for replenishment
-can be rolled up to carry on your shoulder (cotton carrying strap included)
-mats are designed to grip the floor
-extra grip lines added for hands and feet
-every mat has a strong antiseptic herb (turmeric / triphala / neem) infused in it that kills the germs keeping the mat clean
-after use, roll the mat out and let it dry naturally away from the sun
Directions for washing: hand wash or machine wash (gentle cycle) using organic or any mild detergent (the herbs have been infused into the fabric at an early stage, so there's no risk of them being washed out). Do not dry in direct sunlight as some herbs like turmeric and red sandalwood fade when exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Washing frequency depends on the intensity and type of yoga that you do, but typically you don't need to wash more than once or twice a month.
Note: the bottom side of the mat has a unique natural rubber mesh that creates air pockets between the floor and the mat, thereby making the mat stick to the floor. The floor grip of the mat is as good as rubber mats, and far better than cotton rugs. The mat has a double weave of cotton and a natural rubber mesh creating enough cushion for yoga; however, those with sensitive knees may need to add a rubber mat as extra cushioning (be sure that your body does not come in contact with anything unnatural and/or chemical).
6' x 2.5'