In most yoga classes, nonskid yoga mats are the standard. They can be thick, thin, patterned, solid, long, short, colorful, neutral, eco-friendly or not so much. What they have in common is that all these mats are patterned after our Tapas™ Original Mat, invented back in 1990. These mats have been a fantastic innovation for so many yoga practitioners, keeping all of us safe from sliding hands and feet.
However, teachers in some traditions recommend practicing on a completely different surface. In Ashtanga Yoga, the style developed by the late Patabhi Jois, Yoga Practice Rugs are the standard. There...read more