Cotton Yoga Rug
Cotton Yoga Rugs are the preferred mat surface for Ashtanga Yoga, but yogis of any style can use these colorful rugs for asana or meditation. Made from 100% cotton, these colorful rugs are designed especially for Hugger Mugger. Use over a mat or on its own.
• Absorbent surface, great for sweaty hands and feet
• Fold it to use as a meditation pad
• Cotton fabric is durable and long lasting
• Thick and sturdy, resists bunching
• Use over a mat or on its own
Eco Properties: Made from natural cotton
Size: 28" x 74"
Made in India
Care Instructions: Hand wash and hang dry.
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These are great yoga rugs.
Many Ashtanga Yoga Rugs don't have the texture necessary for good grip, however, this one does. At the same time, the weight of this rug is substantial compared to some others -- I believe this is a reasonable trade off because the rug has traction and doesn't wrinkle up during practice.
I bought one about a year ago and am now getting two more so that I always have a fresh rug ready. I machine wash in cold and hang dry, and I expect many good years of use out of the one that I already have.
If you are new to using an Astanga rug, I think that they work best if you spritz a little water on the rug before practice. I use the rug over a travel sticky mat et voila, perfection!
Hopefully this is helpful in making a decision on which cotton yoga rug to buy. (Posted on 10/12/12)
great mat for good price (can be washed in machine!)
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I've had this mat for 2 years and I do hot yoga plus Astanga - I use this with a regular cheap sticky mat under. I did not buy the expensive hot yoga towels used by many yogis - this keeps its shape in class and as it gets wet it gets better (not said for other mats!) amazing that this is only 40+ dollars not 80 or 90 like so many hot mats. Also the previous review was wrong - I was mine all the time in cold water in the washing machine and it is fine - but a little faded but I like that. (Posted on 7/2/12)
maintenance makes this impractical for hot yoga
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The product description says "washable". The tag on the rug says "Hand wash in cold water, Dry cleaning recommended to preserve color fastness". This is not very practical for an item which is marketed as a hot yoga mat. (Posted on 2/7/12)