- The Why
When it comes to eco-friendly yoga mats, this one’s the friendliest.
The Manduka Eko Yoga Mat is made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber. That’s a mouthful that means you can continue practicing yoga while protecting the planet.
The Eko provided the cushioning and support you need on a variety of surfaces, and offers unparalleled grip for the sweatiest of conditions (e.g. hot yoga).
A low-intensity yoga flow can be an ideal post-workout antidote for high-intensity cardio and strength sessions. It can also relieve all manner of malaises: Sore back? Tight hamstrings? Anxiety? Adding yoga into your routine could benefit your body and mind.
Research shows that a consistent practice can improve strength, flexibility, and balance, while also reducing stress and refining mental focus. But it can be tough for beginners to know where to start, says Life Time’s Jan Johnson, studio manager and instructor of LifePower and Yin teacher training in St. Paul, Minn.
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