One thing I dread about going to yoga class is having to lug around my heavy a** mat. I’m not about to rent one of those sweaty-stinky-germ-filled-slimy mats at my local studio just so I can slip and slide all over them (eww), and neither should you. So as if my kindle, cellphone, wallet and carrying around the entirety of my life all in one purse wasn’t enough, now I have to carry my yoga mat during my 60 minute MTA commute too. SIGH.
Thankfully, in this day and age of technology, Manduka came to my rescue. I was introduced to their brand new LiveOn collection at a media event during the Yoga Journal Conference. As I was stretching and building up sweat during the yoga session with one of the world’s most revered yoga teachers, Elena Brower, I noticed that I wasn’t slipping and sliding on my mat like I usually do. The asanas were difficult enough, I was sweaty enough, but my palms and feet stay glued to the spot I planted them on. Not only that, the mat was super light-weight. Hallelujah! This is amazing.
The new Manduka LiveOn collection is the first ever 100% recyclable, 100% reclaimable closed-loop solution for yoga mats and gear. Made from innovative, high performance PLUSfoam® technology, LiveON mats, sandals and other yoga props can be sent back to a global PLUSfoam® reclaim center to be broken down and made into another LiveON product at any time. “LiveON allows any outdoor enthusiast the means to practice on a consciously engineered closed-loop yoga mat that is conveniently light weight, with maximum cushion,” said CEO Sky Meltzer. The new series will be available for purchase in June 2014. Get your hands on this new baby and you’ll thank me!
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