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100 % natural cotton
Yes. Both sides can be used.
We use direct cotton dyes. The dyeing process is natural. The residual dye water is treated before being used to irrigate vegetable and fruit fields that surround the manufacturing facility.
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
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 underlay in place,the mat is anchored to the floor
The natural weave is initially firm but the cotton will soften 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.