From day one I’ve had to use a towel under my hands at the front of the mat to keep from collapsing in down dog. I’ve tried them all, your standard “sticky” mat, a Mysore rug, etc.
Yes, 7 pounds. Put this mat down on carpet, and you’ll have no problems–it will not buckle or give in downward facing dog. Each and every one of them was unsatisfactory and too thin. This is one great mat. I’m an avid practitioner, and in five years of religious practice, the Manduka mat was my fourth mat purchased. I started with a Prana mat that went bald around the hands and feet positions for down dog. When I gave it to my mom, she was so excited. Her mood after yoga class was completely different however.
It’s much heavier than 6.5 pounds, I think it probably weigh around 10 but it’s okay, I still love to tug it around from class to class. The thickness and padding of this mat are fantastic; I don’t have to use any cushioning. However, anybody who purchased this mat must have noticed the extremely strong smell it gives out. It literally stunk up my entire room when I unfolded it.
As far as using it, it has an amazing floor support and the mat grips the floor very steadily, either on hardwood or on carpet. The support is nice with excellent thickness. I purchased the mat because Amazon gave a discount on a first purchase. That was my justification. You’ll feel the difference. The extra thickness feels delicious and is so comfortable.
Yoga is among one of the most leading forms of practise. Yoga is good for you and restful. One of the requirements for yoga is mats. Among the different variety of mats, there are 2 that are extremely popular, natural cotton yoga mats and raw rubber mats. Natural cotton rubber mats are mats made from natural cotton for the padding. Raw rubber mats are made out of rubber. Which one of these is better for the average yoga member?