I felt good about buying this mat. I am a yoga instructor and use it for all of my classes that I teach, and it comes in very handy when teaching hot yoga. For me it was worth the price knowing it was sustainable, hand made, fair wage, all the good stuff. And I use it so much already. It can be a little slippy but the grooves help so much and I have sweaty hands when I practice. On top of all that, it is beautiful and I love to support a women owned business.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the yoga rug. I love the idea of supporting ancient craftsmanship and sustainable fabrics but most of all, the product has to perform. My worry was that it might be a little bit slippery, but because of the perfectly-placed stitching, my hands always had something to grip too. To be honest I feel as if this product has a much longer life than a rubber or mat from man-made material. Great quality and craftsmanship
If you’re on the fence, get it! You won’t regret it! It’s by far the best yoga mat I’ve ever used! I don’t slide around when I get a sweat on and the stitching on the ends of the mat help as well! I love that it’s a beautiful mat, and it also doesn’t irritate my allergies! I love the more natural option for yoga mats! Thank you! Can’t wait to order an additional color!
I love my rug! It is truly a work of art. I was nervous about placing a pre-order with a new company but my rug arrived perfectly on time and as described. Oko Living is an Oregon based company empowering women and it feels good to support them. The fact that is is eco friendly and made with natural dyes and Ayurvedic herbs was a real selling point fo me. It even comes with a cute little bag of soap nuts for washing! The rug did take some getting used to at first, but once I learned to ground down through my hands I was able to achieve greater contact with the earth during vinyasa than with my rubber mat, especially when I start sweating; that is when the rug really shines. The quality in craftsmanship is apparent upon arrival. This is not your typical yoga mat. Lindsay has always been very quick to respond with any questions in a sweet and professional manner. If you are thinking about investing in a quality yoga rug, this is the company to go through! I highly recommend this product.
It is really lovely, I was really impressed when I received it. I was sure my feet would slide on it and that it would slide itself quite a bit, but the bottom of it is really grippy ensuring it does not move once placed on the floor. The ribbing for hands and feet feels surprisingly comfortable and ensures you do not slide on the mat during warrior or up dog posses. Highly recommended, it feels so luxurious and I guess it sound pretentious to say it, but I’d say it feels authentic, somehow more connected to my practice. It also makes me meditate more, because I just feel so much more in tune with the practice. Highly recommended. Will be curious to see how well it holds up over time and whether the grippynes on the bottom remains, but thus far no complaints, only positive impressions :)