This is an open-cell mat that provides good grip even under wet conditions. It is great for beginners as it is thin but feels cushion and firm. It provides nice slip resistant surface that helps you keep balance and traction.
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Pro Great for beginner yogis
This mat is great for beginners who practice yoga couple times per week and want to invest in the good quality mat. Even though it is more expensive than mats you can find in your local sporting goods store, it offers perfect thinness and firmness since it retains cushion under pressure. Due to porous texture, it has a good grip from the day you start using it. All these qualities will help you keep the balance and traction while doing yoga poses.
Pro Provides grip even under wet conditions
This mat has open-cell construction that absorbs sweat, moist and oil. That makes it stretchier and sticky when wet. It is great if your hands and feet get sweaty easily whereas this mat will not let you slip doing yoga poses.
Pro Very sustainable
This mat is very sustainable because it is made of all natural rubber material making it environmentally friendly. It contains no PVC or synthetic substances. All of Jade Harmony mats are made in the USA and each time this product is sold, one tree is planted through Trees for the Future program.
Pro Great for standing poses
This mat is great for standing poses because it is thin, sticky and feels more cushioning due to open-cell construction. Thin mat is better for standing poses and it gives more stability as opposed to the thick mat. Therefore, you can be sure that you will not slip or slide while balancing on your hands and feet.
Con Might break down easily
This mat is biodegradable. On the one hand, it is extremely good, on the other, it might break down easily. If you use this mat on the daily basis and constantly keep it exposed to humid and sunlight, the rubber will start to come off and it will not hold up for a long period of time.
Con Can be hard to clean
Since this mat has open-cell construction, it absorbs sweat and oil and keeps it inside. Therefore, it might get dirty easily and be hard to clean as all dirt trapt inside. So, you will definitely have to use some soap and scrub to clean this mat.