Are you one of the millions beginner yogis out there who got into the yoga practice while staying at home in the lockdown and now looking to pursue the healthy lifestyle and making positive changes to your daily routine and invest in yourself?
There are so many health benefits in taking the time to stretch, and the right exercise mat, will help you practice comfortably and reduce the risk of injury.
Finding a store with many options of yoga mats isn’t hard. Nearly every sports store, retail store, and online giants like Amazon sells them. But finding one that doesn’t trash the planet takes a little more effort.
We’ve listed a selection of yoga brands that care about giving you the best quality exercise mats for a sustainable and eco friendly yoga practice and also care about the positive impact on your health and the planet.
1. Spiritual Shakti Warrior
Shakti warrior is a high quality, eco-friendly and sustainable spiritual yoga brand. They offer a range of yoga mats made of eco-friendly and natural materials such as cork, hemp and natural rubber. In fact, their Ahimsa and Ananda Mats are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and free from harmful chemicals; and are made using natural tree rubber and ware based inks. They believe in using materials that honour mother earth as well as delivering highest quality. MANDALA CORK YOGA MAT £89.00
2. Jade Yoga
Jade yoga is an eco-friendly yoga brand. They are committed to making the world’s best performing, most environmentally friendly yoga products. Their yoga mats are made from natural rubber. Natural rubber is tapped from a rubber tree, a sustainable renewable resource. Natural rubber gripes better and has more cushion than synthetic rubbers as well as being more eco-friendly! Natural rubber mats are both the most eco-friendly and best performing yoga mats you can get! Jade Harmony Natural Rubber Mat £89.00
3. With Every Atom
Manduka mats are designed to last forever. The brand ensures that all of its mats are created without harmful chemicals and dyes (which, by the way, have the ability to not only disrupt water sources during the production process but individuals' hormone balance during use). In addition Manuka EkoMats are made from biodegradable natural tree rubber and manufactured with zero waste and no harmful plasticizers. Manduka Pro Mat £85.00
5. Kati Kaia
RR-OM is an eco-conscious Barcelona based yoga accessories brand focusing on clean contemporary design with function. Their mission is to combine simple clean lines and elegant designs for the ultimate yoga workout, as well as to create long lasting, chic and eco-conscious yoga accessories. Their yoga mats are made from vegan suede and comes in both a travel and regular size and all accessories made with natural biodegradable cork. Coconut Husk Yoga Mat £79.00
Looking for eco-friendly yogawear, too? Head here for our favourite sustainable activewear brands!