This Jeevastra mat is dyed in the herbs Neem, Tulsi, and Turmeric. The vibrant turmeric yellow combines with two shades of green that come from Neem and Tulsi Neem: It promotes a healthy circulatory respiratory system and is a great herb to be breathing in during practice. Nee m is great for the skin that comes in contact with it during yoga practice. In Ayurveda, neem is considered to be a wonder-leaf and is used for a host of preventive and curative medicinal ways. Tulsi: A great herb to be breathing in to reduce stress. Inhaling tulsi improves your focus and concentration during your yoga practice. Traditional Indian homes have a Tulsi plant at the house entrance as it is considered to purify the energy space. Turmeric: Turmeric has been included in the herbal mix to act as a strong antibacterial agent, to kill the germs from sweat instantly and keep the mat clean and hygienic for longer periods of time. It is also an internal cleaner used in Ayurveda to cleanse the physical system. When you decide to go Jeevastra, you support this ancient technology and you make a commitment to yourself and the world. Jeevastra mats are designed to enhance your practice by enabling the cleanest and healthiest breathing experience possible. They’re made from organic cotton, handwoven in Kerala (India) and dyed in natural ayurvedic herbs by villagers whose families have been practising this 5000-year old Indian fabric dyeing technique for generations. You can roll it up and carry it on your shoulder using the cotton strap. Or, you can fold it and put it in a bag. The folding is especially useful when travelling. Jeevastra mats are designed to grip the floor, have extra grip-lines for your hands and feet, respond well to sweat, and are washable. Jeevastra mats are designed to improve your practice by enabling a healthy breathing experience. All mats comes with a thin layer of natural rubber for more grip. A Jeevastra mat is 6 feet long, 2.5 feet wide, and weighs about 1.1 kgs.