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Environmentally Friendly Manduka eKO Mat

Fittingly Green: Manduka eKO Mat

When it comes to yoga mats, Manduka is hands down my absolute favorite brand, and I never practice without my Black Mat PRO. It's durable, thick, and firm, and still looks exactly the same as the day I bought it. It's heavy, though, weighing in at seven pounds, and doesn't come cheap at the steep price of $85 (although it's worth every penny).

If you're looking for a thinner, lighter, and less-expensive mat, then you'll love its new eKO Lite Mat ($42). It weighs 3.5 pounds, so it travels easily, but the best part is that it's environmentally friendly. This Manduka mat is made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber. It contains no PVC or toxic plasticizers, and will leave no footprint in landfills. This mat has a wonderfully grippy surface and doesn't lose its stickiness even when I sweat. Plus, the material won't flake or disintegrate with use, so you'll have this mat for years to come. I think the mat's endurance makes it environmentally friendly as well.

There's something even more special about this green eKO Lite Mat. To find out the details


When you purchase this green eKO Lite mat ($42), part of the proceeds will be donated to Off the Mat, Into the World. It's an organization cosponsored by Seane Corn, dedicated to inspiring yogis to take the insight, self-knowledge, inspiration, and activation that they get in practice out into their community. It helps people understand their connection with the world, and shows them how to initiate service projects in their neighborhood that can help make a difference. Check out the video below to learn more about this organization. You can order a green eKO Lite mat from Manduka, and not only will you be helping this great cause, but the planet will benefit as well.

Here's more information on Off the Mat, Into the World.

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Fitness Fitness 8 years
JenDeck711 - yes, mine had a strong rubbery smell at first, but it's going away. I love the pattern on the mat too. It's very unique.
kevindineen kevindineen 8 years
I was waiting for Manduka to come out with an eco mat. Awesome!
snowdaytoday snowdaytoday 8 years
I have the Purple Lite Manduka Mat, it's a little thinner than the Black mat, and I love it because it's also a little lighter too. But this mat seems great, being that it's biodegradable. I want to get one for my mom for Mother's Day!
JenDeck711 JenDeck711 8 years
I have this in green and I loooooove it! I lusted after the pro's at my yoga studio, and was so happy to find a cheaper, lighter, eco alternative! I love the pattern on it and, weird I know, but I love the smell of it :)
Beaner Beaner 8 years
I only use my black mat too. I went through 3 mats before it, all within 2 years, and now I've had my black mat for seven years and it's the best. This eKO mat seems like a good alternative though when I travel.
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