We are all familiar with those spongy ribbed PVC yoga mats, with their worn interior at your regular feet placement positions, that wafting odour of yesterday’s sweat and the small flaking particles it leaves every time you roll your mat away. Not only is this hugely unappealing but being made from Polyvinyl Chloride this product is one of the most environmentally hazardous consumer materials ever produced. And as an environmentally conscious yogi yourself why not dig a little deeper and discover some alternate options that will not only aid your yoga practice but will be far more beneficial for the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in the full lifecycle of your yoga mat.
We have always been passionate about the sustainability and ethical nature of our products, and by sourcing only the highest quality materials which meet our values means we are often supporting suppliers from all corners of the world. Many of these suppliers are located in countries where national laws for protecting workers are inadequate and poorly enforced and environmental practices are more of a guideline than a requirement.
At Luxya Yoga we take sustainability very seriously. We knew we wanted to create a brand that held true to our personal beliefs and made sustainable development a key part of the business. We believe as a brand and as a company we have a responsibility to care for and preserve the environment. To leave our planet in a better state for our children.
Comfort on the mat is essential to establishing a regular yoga practice. And whilst there are many factors to consider when choosing a new yoga mat, the thickness is certainly a key component to the overall comfort of your practice. But thicker is not necessarily better, the right mat for you will be dependent on the type of yoga you practice, your general joint health, considerations on your stability and balance and of course the flooring type that your regularly practice on.
So, you’re thinking about transitioning from the studio supplied yoga mat and purchasing your very own? But how do you go about choosing the best mat for you and your practice? With the abundance of choice on the market these days it can feel overwhelming. But all this choice allows us to select a mat that not only suits your individual practice, but also your priorities, lifestyle, environmental values and of course your budget. This guide will help you to navigate the complexities of your options so that you can find the perfect fit that is right for you.