Sporting Gaiam's nature-inspired Earth Meets Sky design, this yoga mat offers the perfect floor support for serious yoga enthusiasts. The mat is made of 100-percent-natural, latex-free rubber, with an elegant, comfortable surface that provides a gentle cushion for bones, joints, and pressure points. The light-tack, non slip material also keeps your feet and hands secure during tricky exercises, so you can perform downward dog with confidence. And thanks to the dark brown color and fashionable silhouette print, it's easy to identify this mat when mixed with others. The imported mat measures 24 by 68 by 0.12 inches.
About Gaiam Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, eco-friendly or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products.
Gaiam's goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people's lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility. Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs. It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam's strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers' needs with meaningful solutions.
The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.
A comfortable cushioned mat that provides cushion for bones, joints and pressure points with textured surface for secure footing and hand placement. Also, this mat is environmentally friendly since it is made of 100% natural rubber!
Attractive, nature-inspired yoga mat with Earth Meets Sky print
Made of 100-percent-natural, environmentally-friendly rubber
Provides gentle cushion for bones, joints, and pressure points
Light-tack, nonslip material for secure footing and hand placement
Dark brown color; measures 24 x 68 x 0.12 inches
Great Yoga Mat Great mat - what could be better than a fully functional mat that's cute as well? If only doing yoga were as easy as choosing this mat....more info
exactly what i expected! great product! This yoga mat is exactly what I was expecting, and I'm very pleased with it!...more info
Beautiful and does the job Forewarned about the funky smell this mat has upon first opening, I aired it out flat for the first night, and haven't had any problems with the odor since then.
The pattern on this mat really is beautiful and is a nice added bonus when doing inverted positions; you get to look at pretty leaves! It's a very basic pleasure but don't knock it, I say.
It is slightly thinner than some other mats, so really I guess it just depends on how bony a person is. My biggest problem areas are actually the tops of my feet when doing child's pose, camel pose, and any other pose that involves pressing them flat against the floor. With this mat the worst edge is taken off but I still have to modify sometimes. However, I do yoga on a hard wood floor and for this the mat is perfectly comfortable for my other joints, even when rolling on my back. I wouldn't want a super-thick mat when dealing with standing poses and downward dog, because of balance issues and the fact that thicker mats tend to stretch more.
My one misstep with this mat was when I tried to clean it for the first time to get any factory film off that might be contributing to sweaty-hand slippage. I used "mild detergent" and water like the packaging says, but I didn't realize how porous it is, and ended up having to roll it up in a towel to get out the huge amounts of water it was refusing to relinquish. Even after that I had to hang it next to the radiator for a few days to get out the last bits of moisture.
So those are a few things to keep in mind. I still really like the mat, though, and feel it was a good purchase....more info
Pretty and functional yoga mat I love this mat! I find its the perfect thickness and definitely sticky enough for the poses I do. I was worried about the stench almost everyone mentioned, so I opened mine in the garage. To be honest, I didn't smell anything unless I put my nose right up to the mat. I did leave it outside for a bit, just in case. I absolutely love the rich chocolate brown and beautiful teal colors of the mat...gives me something to look at while doing my yoga. I tried ordering this mat on Gaiam's website, but they were out of stock and said they were discontinuing it. I'm so glad Amazon had it and at suck a good price. A great buy for me!...more info
Nice mat! Love it! I was extremely excited when my mat came in the mail! And it came so quickly too! I ordered it on Valentine's day and it came on Tuesday! I didn't even use two-day shipping! I actually got the free shipping. Amazon did a great job with delivering it!
I was afraid of purchasing this when I was reading some of the reviews on the smell, but when I opened mine, It didn't have a strong odor at all. I mean, it smelled like a yoga mat smells like, but nothing toxic like. I even used mine a few hours after getting it! My only problem, and I think this is for all yoga mats, is using it on the carpet is a little difficult to do. I guess my next investment will be something to put under my yoga mat. Now I am waiting for my matching bag that goes with it. I'm super excited! The website has other nice designs too. ...more info
Sweet mat So far, after airing it out I have enjoyed owning and using this mat. I don't do hot yoga so I don't know if it gets slippery with sweat or not, but it has served me well so far....more info
Great Yoga Mat! I love this yoga mat! It did have a strong smell upon opening, but I just aired it out (I unrolled it across the couch in the den) overnight and it was fine in the morning. I think it has plenty of cushion and it looks very pretty in my yoga room too!...more info
not joking about the smell The mat is lovely- as another reviewer said, the colors are better in person. And the thickness and stickiness feel good to me.
Some reviewers said they didn't notice much of a smell; maybe it's the luck of the draw, but mine smells really offensive. I've got it hanging over the shower rod to let it air out, and the bathroom smells like something toxic and chemical. Hopefully it will dissipate in another day or so......more info
Slippery To expensive for such a slippery mat. Downward dog is nearly impossible, making it complicated to focus on breathing or relaxing. Over all Review
2)Toxic scent after initial unwrapping of product
1)Length im 5"8 and this mat is just long enough for me anyone taller should buy a longer mat
2)The perfect amount of stickiness
3)Design is alright,so if your into asthetics then it's a con...more info
Yoga Mat review It is a fun mat especially when in downward facing dog, looking at the blue leaves. The mat was smelly first few times it smelt like a fresh paint, but the smell was gone after 2 weeks....more info