Practice on it every day…
From left to right, here’s what I’m practicing on lately:
- Aurorae Classic Yoga Mat – 6mm, 3lbs, 24″ x 72″
- Jade Yoga Harmony Professional Yoga Mat – 5mm, 4.5lbs, 24″ x 68″
- Hugger Mugger Tapas Original Yoga Mat – 3mm, 2.5lbs, 24″ x 68″
- Magic Carpet Sapphire Deco Yoga Mat – 6mm, 3.5lbs, 24″ x 70″
- Manduka Black Mat Pro Standard – 6mm, 7lbs, 26″ x 71″
It’s a rough life trying to give each of these yoga mats all the time and attention they deserve, but they’re certainly motivating my 30 day yoga practice challenge for May (going strong so far:). I’ve been a longtime fan of pretty much all Manduka yoga mats–definitely my comfort zone–but I’m also usually happily surprised when I step onto different surfaces. These were all different and unique in their own ways.
Of this group, the Jade Harmony definitely has my attention and will spend a lot of time in future mat rotations. I’ve never tried a Jade mat, but I can totally see why so many yogis recommend it. Besides the great traction, it’s heavy enough that it lays out nice and flat on the ground without sliding or moving around. It just feels solid, but as you can see from the picture, it also rolls up pretty tightly and seems like it would be ideal for carrying to class. Since I spend most of my time on the mat at home, I’m less concerned about portability so the wider Harmony XW or the thicker (and heavier) Jade Fusion look really nice for a home practice too. For now, I’m more than happy with the sweet ride of the regular Harmony mat.
If you’re in the market for a new mat, you can find these, and practically every other piece of yoga gear imaginable (with a low price guarantee), at YogaOutlet.com. Besides finding great yoga deals, you also help support Daily Cup of Yoga–we get a small cut of any purchases you make through our site–many thanks and Namaste!
Cyber Monday is upon us…and some checking accounts will survive better than others, but there’s one thing for sure:
That’s right, one lucky winner will score a sweet new yoga mat courtesy of Manduka to keep for themselves or to share the gift of yoga with someone else. A little background on the eKO Lite:
The eKO Lite Mat is a wonder of eco-conscious innovation and convenience. Developed by yoga teachers looking for a high-performance, environmentally friendly mat, the eKO Lite features Manduka’s proprietary natural closed-cell rubber and comfortable sea-grass texture. The eKO Lite marries performance and durability with a lightweight, travel-friendly design. The eKO Lite will leave no footprint in landfills, and is perfect for people who want to make a commitment to our planet and take their yoga practice on the road.
Rules of the giveaway:
You have three ways to enter the contest…
1. Follow both Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Twitter and send a tweet to @dailycupofyoga using hashtag #yogahack.
2. Like both Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Facebook and leave a comment on Daily Cup of Yoga’s Facebook page with your favorite yoga-related quote.
3. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite yoga-related quote.
Pick one or all three entry methods. Do all three and increase your chances of winning!
I totally understand that many of you probably already follow Daily Cup of Yoga and Manduka on Twitter and Facebook, so your entry will still count if you send a tweet using the #yogahack hashtag or leave a quote on Facebook.
Anyhow, at the end of the day, I really don’t care that it’s Cyber Monday…I’m just excited to give away an amazing yoga mat to one of Daily Cup of Yoga’s amazing readers. Hence, the giveaway period will last from now until Wednesday morning (probably some time around 8 o’clock a.m. Eastern). The contest winner will be picked at random and announced Thursday morning.
Om Shanti on a crazy Cyber Monday and good luck!
P.S. You also have until the end of today to score 20% off any order on Manduka.com. Use the code GIVETHANKS at checkout!!