Rated 4 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simone18 This mat is EVERYTHING!
After buying a mat at a extremely large chain that I won't name (rhymes with Bal-Tart), I was disturbed to read a warning label that said: "This product contains one or more chemicals known to cause cancer and reproductive problems." I immediately took it back and came to gaiam.com. I love this mat! The design is beautiful, it has just the right amount of grip and feels good under my toes! AND it's safe :)
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Greezy SOOOOO SLIPPERY
Was super excited to get this mat but I was severly disappointed. It is SOOOOO slippery I have tried everything from washing it with laundry detergent to doing an apple cider vinegar rinse. I thought maybe after some time practicing on it the slippery surface would wear off but I have had this mat for two months now with twice a week classes and I am still sliding off my mat! Too bad will have to store this one away and search for a better mat.
June 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Alie Too much slip, little traction, breaksdown quickly
I consider myself a serious yogi, who practices 4-6 days a week. I purchased this mat in early 2013. The mat is way too sticky for poses like downward-facing down. My hands slip and I cannot get a good enough grip with my palms in order to stay in the pose for a decent amount of time. Needless to say, I am replacing this mat with another brand. And, I'm hesitant to purchase yoga-related products from Gaiam in the future.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by smallapartmentyoga With patience, you'll love it
I was obsessed with this yoga mat from the moment I saw it. So of course I ignored all of the reviews claiming people slipped right off. And lo and behold, it was quite slippery. Immediate frustration (mostly because I knew I liked the design too much to part with it). So I kept using it, cautiously, and surprise! It is now not slippery at all. I do moderate yoga but I also use this mat as my home base for other work outs (cardio, strength-training). After a couple of weeks it is now the most perfect yoga mat I could wish for. Appropriately squishy, sticky (in the good way), and beautiful and motivating. So don't panic if you're slipping and sliding; just be patient while you break it in.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bethany721 I love this mat. It provides enough cushion that it is comfortable to sand and lay on but not enough to alter my balance. The chakra print not only help keep me focused on my practice buy they help me position myself for proper form. I have had this mat fo about 9 months and use it about 3-5 times a week and it has held up great!
November 20, 2013