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100 % natural cotton. The cotton fabric is not treated with synthetic finishes during manufacturing
Yes. Both sides can be used.
We use direct cotton dyes. The dyeing process is natural. Our dyes are free of Benzedrine and can fairly be described as eco-friendly. They do not contain mercury, lead, chromium, copper, sodium chloride or toluene. We have installed a treatment facility where the residual dye water is treated before being used for irrigation of vegetable fields. This treatment does not include dye effluent with organic bacteria, as this is not considered an eco-sustainable practice.
In Northen India- near the birth place of yoga
The manufacturing process is done by hand. No electrical power is used.
10 days – 3 days of weaving + 7 days for the other production operations
Our Mats are hand-woven. Cotton will last longer than synthetic PVC substitutes (PER,TPE) or rubber
The Yogosana mat can be washed by hand or machine with cold water. line dry. Between washings you can spritz your mat with tea tree oil to keep it clean. Learn more about how to clean your Yosgasana mat.
The nature of a cotton yoga mat is just the opposite of a sticky mat. With a sticky mat – the more you sweat – the more you slip. With our cotton mat the more you sweat – the more you stick!
If you need more resistance as you start your practice you can dampen the mat with water. We like to add a few drops of sandalwood oil to the spray bottle for a wonderful relaxing essence. See how our cotton yoga mats grip, rather than slip.
We guarantee our mats for 15 years againts manufacturing defects
You can try your mat for 30 days. If your not satisfied, for any reason, you can return it for a full refund that includes the initial shipping cost. Fine Print: The Weaver’s Signature Card needs to still be attached to the mat. You will need to pay the return shipping cost. That’s it! When you’re happy …we’re happy!
Yogasana is a Classic and Traditional Yoga Mat. Our mats represent yoga at it’s origins. They works well for most styles of yoga. It preforms well Outdoors or Indoors. It does not have the spongy feel of plastic or rubber mats. The mat provides a grounding to the earth with the firm feel of a natural fiber.
Because the mats are made of natural fiber a limited amount of shrinkage (<10%) can occur after the initial washing. We list the size of our mats as 24″ x 72″. We weave the mat to a 25″ width – so with possible shrinkage it maintains the 24″ width.
One can use the Yogasana Mat on top of an existing sticky mat. We also provide a Grip-It! Pad. With this natural rubber underlay in place, the mat is anchored to the floor
The natural weave is initially firm but the cotton will soften somewhat over time. Also, Indian yogis have commented that the texture offers a natural acupressure effect on the hands and feet.
We didn’t choose this design for three reasons. First, it adds cost and isn’t required by many yogis – so it becomes a non-elective option. Second, our mat would not be reversible. Third, we feel that the rubber would delaminate (shed) after repeated washing over time. We felt the simpler solution is to offer the rubber underlayas an option that we sell for $15.
Why Choose a Yoga Mat made from natural Cotton?
Check out this video by Sadhguru about the importance of using natural materials for a yoga mat. Specifically…Cotton!