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For a demanding power yoga session like Ashtanga, get some extra comfort and stability with the Gaiam® Premium Sticky Yoga Mat.
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Not sticky enough for hot yoga
I wanted a mat specifically for hot yoga...there are plenty of reviews here saying this is great for it but guess what...that's just not true. I used the mat about 5 times in class and found I could not fully express myself in posture bc I couldn't 't really relax my fingers and toes....about half way through a class I almost slipped a few times...needed to wipe my mat down constantly. My friends sister is a yoga instructor and she recommended Jade so I'm going to go there. I think for a gentle flow/ Pilates/restorative yoga this mat is perfectly fine but I think "sticky" is misleading
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5mm sticky mat
Compare to my 3mm mat, it seems much thicker and more cushion. When I practice headstand, I feel it really supportive tham my old one. I think it is a reasonable price to have that quality.
Happy with my purchase
Not "sticky" to the touch, but it's quite thick, and so your feet don't slip in hot yoga due to that. Love the color. Very little smell, quickly disappeared for good.
That mat is very slick. My yoga teacher was not impressed with it at all
I sweat a lot during my Yoga practice. This mat has great traction so neither my hands or feet slip. really helps me with my poses.
Paradise Valley, AZ
Great Mat at a Great Price
I purchased this for my stepdad and he loves it. It's thicker than the average mat giving a little extra cushion. There are no issues with slipping and it's a great price as well!
San Jose, CA
Just what I was looking for
A firm mat that doesn't move at all during yoga sessions. A little thinner than I expected, but actually thicker than the standard mat.
New Orleans LA
Bought for wife who enjoys Yoga.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Great quality for the price!
Thick enough for Pilates (on a hardwood floor) & sticky enough for some sweaty yoga. The mats were packed well & arrived quickly with no problems or fuss.
West Chester, PA
This mat provides ample coushining. I love it! I do wish it was a bit longer though as I am moderately tall.
Long Island, NY
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