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My very first purchase of a yoga mat and I'm so happy I've grabbed this one!
I have Fibromyalgia (aka I have chronic wide spread pain; my knees and hips being the worst), so having this extra cushion-y mat has been great. (Lying on side however is not as cushy)
Only downside so far is, it is quite stinky once unravelled. I had it out on our clothes line for a few hours though and it's much better. Also if you were buying this because it's blue, it's not really. It's a very light purple. Or at least mine is. But to be honest! I actually wanted a purple mat, so it works out haha
A side note, for whatever reason a sticker was placed onto the writing where the free yoga session is, it was a pain to get off I tell ya. Maybe move it elsewhere next time for future people.
For those who do heavy duty yoga, I don't see why this wouldnt be a great mat. It sticks very well! It hasn't moved around at all for me. Bare in mind I do only do lighter yoga poses haha
Overall a great mat! Would buy again and would recommend!
This is a lovely quality mat, well made with beautiful clear bright colours for the chakra symbols. However, the colours are very bright indeed against a really black black background and this makes for a 'visually noisy' effect. (A lot of hotel carpets used to suffer from this phenomenon!) The only other downside is that the pong hangs around. I struggle with both visual noise and 'chemical' smells so have only used the mat once and ended up feeling a bit peculiar so I may not keep it. But if you're not overly sensitive like me and that's not a problem, go for it for the reasons cited at the top of this review.
This is my second Gaiam yoga mat. I appreciate the fact that it's slightly thicker than most, as I have a rather boney spine. It doesn't smell of petrochemicals, like some cheaper mats. I like the design. It helps to have something to focus on when balancing, and is just nice to look at! It gives pleasure every time I use it, so worth paying that little more.
Gorgeous print and amazing quality. Love that it’s thicker too as I have bad knees. The material is just right: soft but with enough anti slip (without being overly rubbery). Extra length is perfect, and it’s the first mat where my sweaty palms have stayed put too! Just fallen in love with this and it helps that’s it’s so beautiful!
Yoga mat just arrived and it's beautiful! Bought to match my living room to encourage more yoga at home and it is such great quality. Only criticism is that it arrived a couple of days after the delivery tracking said it had, but definitely worth spending a little more for the added thickness and design. 10/10 Nb. The navy is a little darker than it appears in my photos. It is definitely more of a light purple set against a navy blue background.
Beautiful design. Very good grip for both socks users and bare foot yogies. Definitely worth the price. Arrived quickly in a double packaging preventing form the mat being destroyed in transit. Despite negative comments on the smell of the mat - it doesn't smell at all, it was ready for use straight after unpacking. I highly recommend this mat!