Yogasana makes the world’s most eco-friendly yoga mat.
The story of Yogasana begins in 15th century India with the mystic poet and Master, Saint Kabir. Saint Kabir is one of the iconic saints of India and was born in the ancient city of Benares (modern-day Varanasi). Kabir earned his living as a humble weaver and formed the framework for an honored tradition in this region of the world. The weavers of Benares proudly continue the trade to this day. It is the wisdom and history of these weavers where the Yogasana cotton yoga mats are born.
Our handmade and woven yoga mats are crafted by master weavers who are decedents in the professional lineage of Kabir. Benares is steeped in mysticism, spirituality and yogic tradition. It’s in this region that Shiva, the Lord of Yoga, is said to have lived.
An earth-friendly yoga mat grounded in nature
Near this birthplace of yoga, Yogasana has been making cotton rugs for almost 20 years. We applied our cotton weaving expertise to make a mat dedicated to the practice of yoga.
Our handmade mats are extremely strong. They are guaranteed for 15 years, but you can expect them to last a lifetime.
The journey of our cotton yoga mats
Each mat takes 10 days to make, including 3 days to weave. The whole process is completed by hand. The mat spends 3 days on the loom of a master weaver. After the mat is finished, a card is attached that bears the name of the weaver. This signature, in Hindi, represents the‘hand-off’ to the yogi who will own the mat for at least 15 years (that’s our guarantee) and perhaps a lifetime. Our foundation – Yogasana Circle – directs part of the proceeds from the sale of each mat towards providing school supplies for the children of the workers who make our mats. We believe the karma is good!
Our mats are available in 7 inspiring colors:
Your eco-friendly yoga mat guide:
- Yogasana mats are 24” x 72” – slightly longer than standard yoga mats
- They are reversible and cold water washable
- They can be used outdoors as well as indoors.
Our eco-sustainable mats will last a lifetime; after service to the yogi they can be used as a hall runner in a home – they will never be consigned to a landfill like rubber or plastic yoga mats.
We are dedicated to making the finest yoga mats on the planet. We treat our workers and partners with respect. We hope Yogasana will support your yoga practice for many years. We always welcome your comments.