We tried yoga a while back, but the experience left us, well, not relaxed. Needless to say, that hardly-used yoga mat went straight to Goodwill. But now we're ready to give it another chance, after hearing nothing but praise for the health benefits, so we're on a quest for the very best eco-friendly yoga mat. Here are a few options...
A couple of years ago, there may have only been a few options on the market; but now, it seems that an eco-friendly yoga mat can be found around every corner.
Being novices, we turned to Google to search for a yogi with an opinion on eco mats, and found one at Om Shanti: A Yoga Blog. Here are a few of their recommendations:
Manduka's eKO Mat, $70
Manduka's Black Mat Pro, $90. It's not officially an "eco" mat, but it does come with a lifetime guarantee, a pre-paid yoga mat recycling kit, and is made certified emissions-free.
Barefoot Yoga Co., The Original Eco Yoga Mat, $72. Rated number one by the NYT as well, this natural rubber mat has jute on the top for traction.
But we want to hear from you: what do you recommend?