I've used a cork yoga mat before but this is by far the best! It's great quality and heavier than others I've tried so it stays in place and doesn't roll up at the edges. It has a soft feel under your hands and feet, really a joy to use. I often get sore wrists when I practice on a standard mat, but this one has the perfect amount of support/spongeyness which eases pressure on my wrists. Crow pose never felt so comfy!
I’ve been using this mat for just over a month and I absolutely love it. It has such a nice feel and look to it: all the details have been thought out really carefully and I love the rounded corners. It is heavy enough to be fully supportive, yet thin enough to roll up compactly. I used to practise on a Manduka Pro but always found it too bulky to carry around - this mat provides the same support but is much easier to carry. I’m also very impressed with the grip - it is great to have a mat that has enough grip but without the stickiness that often comes with it. I practise ashtanga so having a surface material that is smooth means it is much easier to practise jump-throughs without needing a rug on top, and the material doesn’t feel cold when you roll out your mat either. I was sceptical about the alignment line at first because I thought I would find it distracting but actually it is subtle enough to help keep you aligned without distracting and I can’t imagine practising without the line now! And of course it makes it it a lot more satisfying to know that the brand is ethical and sustainable.
I recently received an Orenda Original mat as a gift and I am delighted with it. I've used several different mats previously and this one offers by far the best grip and cushioning I've experienced. I particularly like that the cork actually becomes grippier when wet (whether with water or sweat)! It is soft enough to be comfortable for wrists and knees but firm enough to be stable when fine balance is required. This mat is technically excellent and looks great, I look forward to years of enjoyment with it.
Love this cork yoga mat. Very comfortable and helps relieve tension on my wrists and knees. Simple elegant design not compromising on grip and technical features- would definitely recommend.
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