Fusion wellness mind + body

You can easily create your own space to practice yoga, Pilates and stretch, buying

having a yoga mat. When I first started practicing yoga over 20 years ago, I

impulsively bought a pretty purple one, based on color alone. What a waste of $35.

Like any fitness gear, it pays to do a little research and to know some tips from wellseasoned

yogis. Here are things I wish I knew before buying my first yoga mat.

1. Yoga mats have varying thicknesses and weights.

2. Some yoga mats are eco-friendly.

3. Certain yoga mats tolerate sweat and slip better than others.

4. Check out what the materials are made of.

– Mats made of natural rubber will smell like rubber for at least a few weeks.

– Cotton rugs aren’t slip resistant.

– Jute or Cork mats wear down quickly and will need replacement if you

practice regularly.

5. Go for a brand you trust and respect.

6. Go for a thicker mat so it will give your back enough support on the varying yoga

studio floors.

A bit about Jade Yoga

Jade Yoga is committed to making the world’s best performing, most environmentally

friendly yoga mats. All Jade Yoga mats are made sustainably in the US from natural

rubber. They provide an optimum grip and offer better cushion and more resilience

than any other yoga mat. You can just feel the difference.

A Jade Yoga Mat is a rubber yoga mat made from dried natural rubber tree material.

All Jade Yoga Mats have a Brasiliensis – a renewable resource with a strong internal

mesh. It does not include the Latex component of the tree – good news for those with


Superior open cell rubber ensures:

– Optimum grip offering unequalled non-slip performance

– Contains no PVC, EVA, TPE, heavy metals or ozone depleting substances

– Traction is incredible, even when wet from perspiration

– Unmatched “compression set” resistance and shock absorption

– Incomparable cushioning

– Exceptional resilience and durability – will not tear, skid or buckle

– Totally biodegradable

Please comment below with any yoga mat thoughts, or questions. I’d love to be able

to support you in your yoga mat search!