Want to get stronger in your yoga practice, stay cleaner and more hygienic, spend less money in the long run and have less of an environmental impact? Let me explain how using a traditional hand-loomed organic cotton rug will help you do just that. The reason I know this is because I have been using Mysore Rugs for over 12 years in my own daily Ashtanga Practice. I make repeated trips to India to see the rugs get made as well as learn yoga from the source. Gain Strength (to support your flexibility) – Sthira Sukham Asanam – Traditionally Yoga Asana was not practiced on sticky rubber mats. Standing postures were done on the floor then a blanket or rug was used to do the seated postures. Rubber sticky mats are western invention has the unintended consequence of allowing your feet or hands to rest into the stickiness of the mat. Saucha – Cleanliness – would you sleep in your bed with no sheets? Ideally we would like to buy only one yoga mat to put under our rug. If we are going to practice our whole lives then we need a surface we can remove & wash. It’s important to show up to yoga clean and by using rugs over your mat you can wash them as much as necessary depending on the level of sweat. Less Environmental Impact and Cost Savings – When using a cotton rug over your mat you will only need to buy one mat in your lifetime. It’s important to buy GOTS Certified Global Organic Textile Standards Organic Cotton & Dyes so that the environment and people producing the rugs aren’t harmed by toxic chemicals. Our goal is not to sell you 30 rugs but 3 or 4 that will last for years which is why we offer a 2 Year Warranty. Prana is there – these rugs are all made by hand on looms in small villages. The surface you practice on matters. Would you rather be practicing on an unnatural material mass produced by machines or on a soft natural surface made with care in a peaceful environment? Giving Back – A portion of our sales are donated to helping nature both people and the planet.
GOTS Certified Global Organic Textile Standards Organic Cotton & Dyes
Build Natural Strength In Your Practice By Returning To Traditional Methods
Our Organic Rugs Are Hand Loomed By Weavers in Indian Villages Not Made In Factories
Best Rug For Anyone Practicing Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style
10% of Sales Are Donated to The Mysore Foundation That Helps Kids in the Mysore Slums