As other reviews mentioned, this yoga rug does shed a little but not enough to be distracting. The ribbed weave on each end of the rug helped both hands and feet stay put. I really noticed how comfortable the texture was during prone and supine postures such as cobra, bow, plow and of course, corpse pose! The natural material promotes calmness and freedom to turn inward during practice.
Finally an organic option for yogis in the states! You can immediately feel the energetic difference practicing on an organic yoga mat. It even smells better. I recommend!
The more I use my new Oko Living May the more I love it. It is both functional and beautiful. I also love that it’s so environmentally friendly - no more sticky mats for me! It actually makes me stronger since I’m not relying on the stickiness to hold poses. Worth every penny.
This yoga rug is plush to the touch but sturdy with a grippy bottom-side. I usually work up to sweaty hands by my second down dog and the moisture plus the sewn-in ribs at either end of the rug give my stances awareness and grip. I also can’t stop getting people to ask me about it. The benefits of this rug make it easy to brag on because it’s so good for the earth and antimocrobial too. I got this one and the chakra rug. I haven’t looked back. It does pile like a true rug would. I don’t hate it, it’s an authentic experience but just heads up.