I started doing yoga a couple of years ago and love it. I’ve discovered though, that there are just about as many different styles of yoga mats as there are different styles of yoga! My daughter was raving recently about the eco-friendly Jade yoga mat and wondered if I knew anything about them. I hadn’t heard of them and decided to do some research. I was impressed by their website and their philosophy. Jade yoga mats are made with natural renewable and sustainable rubber tapped from rubber trees and contain no PVC or synthetic rubber. JadeYoga is committed to producing their mats in the U.S. in compliance with all U.S. environmental laws even though they could be produced cheaper in China. Because their mats come from the rubber tree, they thank the trees by planting a tree for every mat sold. They also offer a reuse program bringing used yoga mats to people who can’t afford them, thereby helping those in need and reducing the number of yoga mats going into the landfill.
Sold on their philosophy, I was eager to try one. The company sent me a demo mat and I’ve tried it a few times. I have to say it is completely different from my other eco-friendly yoga mat or any other mat I have used. The Jade yoga mat has unbelievable grip! I noticed I could hold my downward dog and pyramid pose better and longer. With a strenuous workout, my feet and hands get sweaty, but even so, I didn’t slip. Apparently the open cell natural rubber guarantees optimum grip. There is also better cushion and more resilience than other mats. You really can feel the difference! My yoga teacher tried it and agreed the grip was amazing! Jade yoga mats are also great for pilates and other exercise routines.
Yoga offers tremendous health benefits at any age, but especially as we grow older. It helps with relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. If you aren’t already doing yoga, give it a try and consider using the Jade yoga mat. It feels good supporting an eco-friendly company with a quality product genuinely doing the right thing for the earth, even if it means paying a little more.
Information compiled from jadeyoga.com.