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Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat Solid Grey -- 1 Mat


Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat Solid Grey
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Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat Solid Grey -- 1 Mat

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Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat Solid Grey Description

  • Super Compact • Ultra Lightweight
  • Take Your Practice with You
  • Scored for Easy Folding & Packing
  • 2mm Thick, Sticky Non-Slip Texture
  • Yoga Mat > Lifetime Guarantee
  • Made in Taiwan

The Yoga Revolution is here. At Gaiam we know yoga. We know a good flow when we're in one. For over 25 years we've been on the mat, making yoga a part of our lives. And that's why each Gaiam product is designed, sourced and produced with your yoga needs in mind. We were there for your first downward facing dog, and we'll be there for everything that comes next. So you can say yes to yoga, and yes to a better you.

 

Gaiam Yoga

Say Yes To A Better You

 

Free of Six Harmful Phthalates: This mat is free of DEHP, DBP, DNHP, BBP, DIDP and DINP

 

Mat Dimensions:

68"L x 24"W x 2MM


Directions

Spot clean with Gaiam mat Cleaner or damp cloth with cold water and mild detergent.

 

The mat may fade and become brittle and unstable if exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. We recommend storing your mat in a mat bag when not in use.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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How to Start Doing Yoga Again After Taking a Break

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's procrastinating. It can take me forever to start something, even if it's an undertaking I love or that's generally easy. To my credit (bear with me here instead of gagging), I get really invested in endeavors, and the very idea of all the energy I'll have to muster once I start is enough to demote me into to-do-listing whatever I could actually do — again, including fun or simple stuff. “Create mantle artwork” and “curate photos for new Mac” have been on my list for, um, a year. Woman in Red Top in Yoga Pose on Living Room Floor as She Learns How to Start Doing Yoga | Vitacost.com.blog Maybe you feel this way too — and you've been moody or impatient and your physical self is coiled up and tense. In other words: You could use a yoga class, which you haven't taken in ages because of pandemic studio closures or a number of other reasons, ranging from scheduling conflicts to injury. Reconnecting with your sticky mat is lovely in an abstract sense, but you're not sure your limbs or mental self can handle it. Also, you’d rather continue clicking through your apps until something interesting pops up in one of them. Move slowly, my friend. But move. Otherwise you'll be relegated to hollow lollygagging instead of reaping the soul-satisfying reward of action. Take it from someone who knows.

How to start doing yoga after time away

1. Prepare.

When you haven't been to an in-person class in ages, it's tough to predict how the space you're headed to will look or feel — or smell, for that matter (maybe the studio uses incense now, or stopped using it). Maybe it'll be crowded. Or empty. Maybe too cold or warm for your liking (so wear layers). Also leave plenty of time to commute so that you don't feel rushed, which is safer, obviously, but also infinitely more pleasant. What's more, an early arrival allows you to stake out a spot. I suggest a corner, which lets you go covert more easily, offers a wall for support and shields you from the creeping relocation that inevitably occurs when you're in the middle of the room and latecomers jostle for floor space. Grab props, even if they aren't required or you don't think you'll use them. They also come in handy for personal-space demarcation.

2. Underachieve.

Have no expectations for your practice other than showing up. Maybe you lie in place for most of class. Acceptable; after an extended break, it's impossible to know exactly what you'll need or be capable of. To that end, even if you're typically a power yogi, consider launching your return with a basic class (not drastically heated, not geared toward advanced practitioners, not incorporating more than 5-10 minutes of closing meditation). That way you'll feel less self-imposed pressure to be or do anything extraordinary. And, yes, underachievement spans both mental and physical aspects of practice.

3. Be receptive.

Unless your health is at risk, commit to the entire session instead of bailing if things aren't precisely how you want them to be. Use the class as an opportunity to explore how you react to the whole experience, and then let that inform you, perhaps even long after class ends.

4. Back off as needed.

Being receptive doesn't oblige you to do everything offered in class. To help, at the outset, request that the instructor not physically adjust you. Given you've not practiced in some time, injury is more likely because you're not tuned in to the interplay between yoga's movements and your body. If something feels like it could hurt, stop doing it. Likewise, if entering a suggested mental space feels overwhelming, relinquish that challenge and let yourself be. Mitra Malek is a former Yoga Journal editor and has taught yoga regularly since 2006.

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