International Yoga Day: These eco-friendly mats will you help you practice, and protect the environment
Grass beneath your feet. Self-aligning mats. And acupressure for enhanced asanas. This International Yoga Day, step on a whole new world beneath your feet.
Milind Soman’s Deivee has a unique mat made from a grass and cotton fibre, called Sambu. The natural cooling grass from India provides durability and a high density of thickness, which keeps muscles and joints protected. With adequate cushioning for comfort. Rs 3,499 onwards.
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While many yoga mats use different materials, Liforme takes it a step further as they also make sure you practice yoga with the right alignment. Being an eco-friendly mat, it is made from natural rubber and is easily biodegradable. Practice the different positions using the perfect angles, with the help of the mat, as it also has a firm grip. Rs 1,360 onwards.
Juru Yoga takes the sustainable turn with organic cork mats. With excellent grip, they are also dust repellent and odourless because of its natural material and anti-microbial feature. The mat also has a longer life as it is reversible and can be turned over to use the other side. Rs 2,999 onwards.
Made from freely available Water Hyacinth in North East India, this yoga mat by Aqua Weaves is 100
per cent natural and eco-friendly. It is entirely handmade, soft with a powerful grip, and is biodegradable as well. Rs 1, 955 onwards.
Pressure on point
The acupuncture foot mat uses acupressure therapy, which focuses on all the important pressure points in your body. With a computerised design, the mat is made of complete rubber and is perfect for a quick yoga session every morning. Jog on the spot for three to five minutes daily, to initiate blood circulation if you do not have time for a long session. Rs 799 onwards.
Quinergys has a unique mat called Smart Chatai made from river grass called Madurkathi or Korai grass. Woven in West Bengal, it is purely organic as it also uses fibre colour on its cotton threads. With dimensions of 3 ft x 7 ft, it is available in earthy colours as well as a cool Mediterranean blue. `2,999 onwards.
Plyopic’s travel yoga mat functions as a multipurpose mat and towel along with its sweat grip technology, which does not hamper your practice mid-asana. Being eco-friendly, the dual mat is made with certified materials, which are smooth and also prevent bunching. Rs 4,550 onwards.