I waited about over a year to finally pull the trigger and get one of these yoga mats and I'm so glad I finally did. It's beautiful and makes me excited to practice every day. Not sure how much heavier and larger the standard mat is, but this travel mat is still perfect for home use (it's too cold to try outdoor yoga as of now!)
I was a little nervous to try a yoga rug instead of my normal mat, but the OKO rugs are just so beautiful I couldn’t resist. It has transformed my practice. There is something so powerful about the beautiful, handwoven material and the tactile feel while practicing.
I can’t thank this company enough for making such transformative pieces for my spiritual practices. Always left in awe. Keep it up! I have purchased three mats thus far.
If you checked the site and are wondering to yourself, “damn, why are these so expensive?” It’s because you’ve never truly had a mat that is like this. OKO is one of a kind. The mat and carrier are BEAUTIFUL. The stitching make you wonder why you’ve never learned how to make fabric pieces your whole life (because I’m sure it’s insanely hard), but the work is amazing. Every time I look down at the rug I think to myself how beautiful this creation is that someone else has made for me and my practice. I’ve always used a traditional mat with a towel over it. I don’t know why I’ve been doing this my whole life (not to slip!) with this rug there is no uncomfortable movement. I am no longer slipping. I ordered another one lol omg the rose quartz! So now I will have the travel mat and the “home” mat!! I wasn’t sure about the tassels at first, but after doing my practice it made it SO much easier to have those! This MAKES me want to practice every day. It is worth the purchase and sure to last a long time. Thank you OKO! You’ve changed my life. For real.