Our Family Loved This – Pink Yoga Mat Critique

However, I use it on carpet so it may stay put if used on bare floor. This is my 2nd Manduka black pro mat. The mat measures in at 1/4″ thick which means it’s extremely comfortable even if your only using it for stretching as there are some stretching positions that can get uncomfortable with cheaper mats especially if you suffer from pain in those areas anyways. I have now been using this mat for over 4 weeks and it’s been such a huge improvement over my previous mats that I felt inclined to come on here and write a review about it.

In the end, it performed better than what I was expecting. The only reason it didn’t get five stars is that there is an odor (that bothers my wife) that I am told will go away in time.

I compared my mat to my instructors mat and they are different – she has had her mat for many years, where mine is new, the manufacturing of the Manduka mat has changed, and the mat that I have is HORRIBLE! Manduka gave me a bag and a cloth that I can use on top of my mat because of the inconvenience, but when my cloth is dirty and I do not have it in class with me, I slip and slide all over this thing. Even though I placed it on carpet, it provides a very stable foundation for poses and provides just the right amount of cushioning. The surface of the mat is sticky, but not so sticky that it comes up with your hands when you transition to another pose.

This mat is more sturdy and thick, thus padding the sensitive bony prominences. It is not slippery, though I wouldn’t say it is any better than other mats if you are doing a very sweaty (like sweat dripping off you into puddles) yoga–you still need a towel. There are nice, thick yoga mats out there that cost half as much. Wai Lana makes some premium mats that are very nice.

The first day that I used it, I emailed my friend telling her that I had just fallen in love, with my new mat. I love this mat!

With the lifetime warranty, I think it’s worth it, if you practice yoga often. Hope this helps.

This is a luxury mat that is absolutely awesome to use. This mat offers enough cushion for balance security and allows you to relax and actually breathe into poses instead of constant rearranging yourself and hating being in class. Down-dog is very hard for me, and my version of the asana is rather wide, creating thrust at hands and feet. I bought this mat hoping to get better grip, especially when sweating, than is possible on lighter mats.

Well worth the price when I compare it to my $40 mat which was falling apart within a year. This is an excellent mat for all purposes.

It is very much a requirement in our household that the mat be able to withstand her activity [and her claws]. These mats do the trick, where other yoga mats have sorely failed. My memory hadn’t failed me. Worth the extra money, my first Manduka took a beating. We contacted the company to see why this was and they simply told us that the mat needed 6 months to be “broken in”. In my opinion, you shouldn’t have to put up with slipping and sliding for on a mat even if it is a new one.

However, I use it on carpet so it may stay put if used on bare floor. Garden Spades.