Whenever I’ve heard this before I’ve pictured my husband with a hammer in his hand or a mechanic under the hood of a car. But I never thought that using my ultra-comfy mat for a hot yoga practice was a bad thing. However my experience a couple of months ago, where I slid off my mat (yes slid, as in I was very sweaty) was my go-buy-a-hot-yoga-mat alarm. I purchased my mat over a month ago at the Yoga Show, from B YOGA.
This is from their site (I am doing this review on my own, I purchased the mat, it was not gifted):
B MAT Strong (6mm – 71″), Weight: 5.0lbs
B MAT® Strong offers superior cushioning for the yogi looking for more comfort and support. B MAT® Strong is perfect for those with a higher impact practice, such as Vinyasa, or for those who simply value extra comfort and cushioning during Savasana, Yin or other practices.
Once I got home, I propped the mat up against the banister where it has taken up residence. Mocking me each time I walk by, softly weeping once it discovered it’s sedimentary existence and lastly, becoming a holder for other items discarded as you walk in the front door. Poor mat. You see, I stopped going to hot yoga after my one month trial because we don’t have the fee required for a membership in our budget. I guess I should have thought of that before I purchased the mat, but I was on a yoga high. You have no idea, until you try hot yoga how easily addictive the experience is.
Then last night, when I came home from work I made a decision to go to the cash walk-in night at Georgina Hot Yoga (now under new management). I picked up my mat, unwrapped and opened it. Unlike some reviews I read online, there really wasn’t much of an odor. Nina was guiding the practice last night and let me say, she did a little bit of butt kicking. That or maybe it’s just that I haven’t been in a while. Here’s my photo from afterwards, you can’t see it but I’m still sweating.
Nina also gave me some pointers on my favourite position. She’s pretty cool! And in crazy good shape! Go Nina . The mat was awesome. I was completely stabilized, no loss of grip and best of all it’s really comfy. How do can I prove it? Well, I fell asleep once Nina started the class, I woke up in time for my favourite stretchy move (wiper blades). Oh and did you notice my fancy strap? My husband, Martin, made it for me in like … 5 minutes. A knot here, a knot there and he created a secure carry strap. THANKS BABE!
See you next Wednesday Hot Yoga.
“Plan for tomorrow, because tomorrow you won’t have time”