Manduka Review

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 HELLO & HAPPY SATURDAY

 

I’M A HUGE ADVOCATE OF THE YOGA PRACTICE AND LOVE TO HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST WHEN IT COMES TO MY MAT, PROPS, AND BLANKETS… 

 

SUSTAINABILITY, QUALITY,  AND VALUE ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO ME… 

 

I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SAMPLING A FEW PRODUCTS FROM THE INFAMOUS MANDUKA COMPANY AND I’M ELATED TO TELL YOU ABOUT MY THOUGHTS ON THEIR PRODUCTS!!

 

    

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Sometimes it’s the bumps in the road that end up defining our journey. This is the story of Manduka, a company founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference. In the late 90’s, Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. In honor of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others.

 

Peter had always been the beneficiary of great generosity from other yoga teachers. To repay that debt, he sent mats as gifts to many of the teachers he admired including Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea. The teachers who inspired Peter were his first customers. And in the great yoga tradition, they shared their mats with their students, and a true yoga company was born. Peter chose the name Manduka in homage to his teacher and mentor, Shandor Remete, whose core practice and teaching always included the ancient Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose, Mandukasana or frog.  

 

The quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace. They are still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials and a fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students. We are still evolving, still introducing new products, and still celebrating the spirit and wisdom of yoga teachers and their students. From the road less traveled, something great and meaningful has arrived.

 

Manduka: for your practice and for our world. Namaste.

 

     

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MatSak

 

This cotton canvas yoga mat bag provides two spacious zippered compartments to store your yoga practice necessities comfortably & conveniently.

 

 • 1.5 lb.  • 28” x 6.5” Diameter (Large); 26” x 6” Diameter (Small)    For the greatest of ease, the Large Practice Tote or Lyrics Practice Tote is recommended to accommodate any standard sized (71″ x 26″) or 85” mat • 100% Natural cotton canvas & recycled PET mesh  • Breathable compartments for yoga mat & damp articles • Heavy-duty, full length zippers  • Oversized mat compartment for additional storage  • Comfortable, adjustable, padded shoulder strap  • Convenient side handles  • Solid construction and durable metal hardware

 

To Wash: Remove shoulder strap and secure inside bag. Machine wash on cold. Hang or tumble dry on low. Note: Excessive laundering may impact the structure of the bag over time.

 

The MatSak is constructed from recycled PET mesh & unbleached cotton canvas fabric, reducing chemicals and toxins released into the environment.

       

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The eKO Lite Mat is new and improved, and now offers an unparalleled grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions. This eco-friendly yoga mat made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber provides cushion and support for your practice while protecting the planet.

 

The new rippled water top surface features an innovative, sealed-cell natural rubber surface that creates a hygienic barrier and excellent loft and recovery. These natural rubber mats use a toxic-free softening process and are completely free of toxic foaming agents and plasticizers found in other mats. The eKO Lite represents a bright future for the eco-friendly yoga mat – it leaves behind no footprint in landfills, but will definitely make a lasting impression in the studio.

   

• 3.5 lbs.; 68” x 24” x 1/8″ • Offers unparalleled wet grip to perform even in the sweatiest of conditions  • Most durable natural rubber yoga mat on the market • Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber  • Developed over 4 years by yoga teachers • Designed to provide the ultimate combination of cushion and grip • An eco-yoga mat with no PVC or toxic plasticizers • 99% latex free, and safe to use for most people with latex sensitivities • All post-industrial scrap is thoughtfully collected and utilized in the production of other materials creating a zero waste manufacturing process • For further details, please feel free to visit our FAQ page • Tri Layer Technology for optimal combination of grip, durability and slip-resistance.

 

The eKO Lite Mat is a natural yoga mat made from sustainably harvested tree rubber. Unlike other rubber mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO Lite are non-toxic. What this means is that no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to soften rubber; when the eKO Lite mat is disposed of and biodegrades, it will not leave behind a toxic residue.

 

Additionally, instead of using synthetic polyester for reinforcement, we have chosen to use a blend of polyester and natural cotton. According to both customer feedback and published yoga mat reviews, the eKO Lite Mat is a high performance mat that is also good for the environment.

 

  

   

 

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Manduka wool blankets made of 100% recycled fibers, this blanket is moldable and foldable to support your body in restorative and dynamic yoga poses for the ultimate warmth, comfort, and versatility.

 

The only yoga blanket you’ll ever need. This eco-friendly blanket is woven from a 100% recycled blend of wool and synthetic fibers and features a plush, soft texture that feels wonderful next to your skin. Moldable and supple, it can be rolled into a bolster or folded to support your spine, hips, or legs for the ultimate warmth, comfort, and versatility.

 

The Recycled Wool Blanket is woven from 75% recycled wool fibers and 25% recycled synthetic fibers. Textile waste cuttings, which are typically wasted, are collected and converted into fiber. This new fiber is then spun into new yarn and woven to produce the recycled fabric.

 

 

My favorite uses for the blanket: 

 

Savasana under my knees

Shoulder Stand – 2 blocks at the bottom of a blanket, fold mat over

 

 

To Wash: Dry cleaning recommended. May hand wash on cold, delicate cycle using mild detergents. Hang dry on line (do not tumble dry). Iron if needed.

 

• 3.5 lbs; 60” x 82” • 75% recycled wool and 25% recycled synthetic fibers  • Overlocked edge stitching to prevent fraying  • Dense weave is stretch-resistant, super plush, yet resists “pilling”, even after washing • Made in India 

 

  

 

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RECYCLED MATERIALS

NO HARSH CHEMICALS IN MATS

EVERYTHING IS SUPER DURABLE

 

 

       

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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of Eatdrinkshrink.com. I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian in New York City. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and am pursuing a MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences while teaching yoga and working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

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