Updated: Apr 23
This mat literally has my back. Find out if this yoga mat is your match.
After I did my yoga mat research, my husband purchased the Jade Yoga Harmony Mat in teal for me as a holiday gift in 2017. I’ve been practicing on this mat almost daily for two years, and it's one of my favorite yoga mats.
Here are three reasons why:
1. It’s less slippery and more sticky than other mats. My feet and hands stay in place and I have better traction, so I can go deeper into poses. My Downward Facing Dogs, and just about every hip-opening pose, are longer (and stronger!). This mat also gave me the courage to attempt arm balances I had not previously tried, such as Side Crow. (Check out my article about Bakasana (Crow Pose).
2. It’s versatile. I can take this mat to any yoga class—hot, vinyasa flow, hatha, restorative—and I know this mat will have my back. Literally.
3. It’s eco-friendly. There’s nothing synthetic about these mats. They’re made of natural rubber from rubber trees. Plus, Jade Yoga plants a tree every time a mat is purchased. Try this foundational yoga pose on a Jade Yoga mat.
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Practice It: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
From hands and knees in tabletop, spread fingers wide as you curl your toes and straighten your legs.
Bring sit bones high as you soften heels toward the earth.
Nod your head “yes “and “no” and peddle your legs if that feels good.
Linger here for a few breaths.
When you’re ready to come out of the pose, bend your knees, look toward your hands and walk your feet toward them in Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold).
Roll up one notch at a time until you come into Tada-asana (Mountain Pose).
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