One of my clients with the absolute best set up of any home I’ve ever seen has a yoga studio and home gym right in his house. It’s ridiculously awesome. I was over there the other day and I must say I was impressed. The most important part of any yoga routine, of course, is the yoga mat. So I wanted to review this awesome mat real quick because if you’re thinking of doing the same thing, it really is a great idea.
Gaiam Print Yoga Mats (3mm)
The Gaiam Print Yoga Mat is 3mm in width and retails for $26.98 on Amazon. It is available in a variety of colors and patterns to fit your unique personality. The mats are designed to make yoga enjoyable and comfortable and feature a textured light tack, non-slip surface. These yoga mats are latex free and are composed of earth friendly, non harmful ingredients.
These mats are free of the 6 harmful Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP that are commonly found in other yoga mats. The Gaiam mats are lightweight and durable, making them easy to transport to yoga class. There are several different designs available to suit your personality. This mat offers a decent amount of support and rolls up easily.
Unfortunately, when you remove this from the packaging, there is a slight odor. The mat needs to be aired out and the smell will dissipate after the first or second use. Some users have stated the mat is a bit slippery, if this occurs, just wipe it down with a warm soapy rag and leave the mat out to dry.
This mat is a little pricy, but offers a lightweight and durable fix for your yoga obsession. It can easily be tossed in a gym bag and won’t put a strain on your bag. The thickness of the mat provides support for working out and offers a non-slip surface. There are few yoga mats out there that don’t include the 6 harmful ingredients. This mat allows you to cater to your own personal style, and can withstand generous amounts of usage.