November 13, 2017
Feeling fed up with a worn out yoga mat?
Maybe you’ve tried (and ditched) several yoga mats already. When yoga mat woes have you down, it’s time to replace a flimsy mat with one that is expertly crafted.
There are so many yoga mats to choose from... Is it possible to confidently pick one that has guaranteed quality?
Imagine having the one yoga mat that does it all:
We rigorously rated our best yoga mats for 2017 based on 10 important questions…
These professional mats are extra long and thick compared to standard mats. So, if you’re tall (or tend to move around a lot) this mat is perfect.
The base is thickly lined, and won’t slide around on the floor.
Mat size: 72" x 24" x 5mm thickness
The texture of these mats are surreal. On first impression, it’s shocking how soft the microfiber surface is to touch. Caution - you might start to snuggling with your mat in class!
There’s no need to line these mats with a towel because your grip actually improves as you sweat.
The no-slip, ultra-absorbent surface is engineered to maximize traction, whether you’re practicing slow and steady or jamming with hot yoga.
You might imagine my horror when I spilled a post-yoga smoothie all over my mat.
My brain yelled at me:
No!!! I’ll never get that out!
Surprisingly, simply wiping the mat down with a damp cloth and mild soap totally cleaned the mess. Not a stain was left!
A special sublimation dye printing process is used to ensure that the design will never fade, even with lots of use.
The base of this yoga mat is made of 100% natural rubber.
Plus, there is absolutely no harmful, synthetic PVC.
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This mat is made with natural rubber, which is recyclable, renewable, and sustainably resourced.
Fresh from the package, the mat smelled minimally of the plastic liner. This smell went away within a couple of hours of being opened.
With long-term use, the mat stays fresh. You won’t hesitate to rest your face on this non-stinky (and very soft) yoga mat!
Although these mats are very sturdy, they weigh just 5 pounds each.
They’re especially easy to carry in a great, 100% natural cotton canvas mat bag.
All mats in the Yoga Mats for the Devoted collection are inspired by yogis and designed by independent artists.
With so many options and colors to choose from it’s possible to choose a unique mat that expresses your creative side.
A portion of each mat sale goes back to the indie artist and yogi team that designed it.
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April 04, 2022
One of our all time favorite teachers is the late Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell was a preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher who had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. He had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.”
In the video below, Campbell discusses winged fish, the feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ -- all mythological images of a shift in consciousness. This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
March 18, 2022
The Science of Yoga Part 2 examines posture.
Learn more about the scientific effects of meditation on the brain by checking out the work of Harvard Neuroscientist Sara Lazar. Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.
Watch Sara's TedX talk, "How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains".
Explore more Yoga and Meditation wisdom here:
February 10, 2022
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ―Amit Ray
Yogis have known the importance of the breath for thousands of years. The ancient sages taught us that “prana”, the vital force circulating through us, can be cultivated and channeled through a spectrum of breathing exercises.
Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body. Utilize the Breath video to create a controlled meditative breath.
Learn more about meditative and yogic breath from our great selection of yoga and meditation wisdom books:
Yoga Wisdom: frequencyRiser.com/YogaWisdom
Meditation Wisdom: frequencyRiser.com/MeditationWisdom