The Wai Lana Yoga Mat Range
I'm sure you've all heard of Wai Lana, she's one of the most well-known yoga teachers on TV, and her Wai Lana yoga mats are popular worldwide. Her daily shows and best-selling yoga DVD's are watched by thousands of people all over the globe.
On her website, Wai Lana splits her range of mats into those that are extra thick (1/4”) and those that are a standard thickness (1/8”), and there are an extraordinary array of both – I counted 12 different mats in the extra thick section and 10 in the standard.
The extra thick mats
These are double the thickness of a standard yoga mat, and offer extra cushioning and support for those that need or prefer it. If you want to keep it plain there is the regular Yoga and Pilates Mat which comes in a plethora of colors from midnight (black) through to hot pink! But if you want to stand out from the rest of your class, this style of mat is also available in some fabulous printed designs, like the Tiger, Blue Zebra, Leopard, Incense, Springtime or Butterfly. A new design, the Lovebirds, in a soft lilac color looks stunning. All of these mats are 24” by 68”, weigh 4lbs, and are Latex-free.
Other extra thick mats include the Wai Lana GreenTM EcoMat. With no Latex, PVC, glues and phthalates this mat is biodegradable and can be recycled. The manufacturing process for this mat uses less energy and produces less waste than in the production of standard mats. It is reversible, with a different pattern on each side and is water and sweat resistant. This is an excellent choice if you want to buy an ecologically friendly mat. Or, if you are worried about your health, there is the Phthalate-Free Mat, with no phthalates, phenols, dioxins or furans used in its manufacture.
In this extra thick range, Wai Lana also has an Urban Yoga and Pilates Mat in black or sage green. This has an attractive contrasting cotton trim, is Latex-free and has been specially selected because of its light weight and excellent grip - it's a very stylish and modern-looking mat.
The standard thickness mats
As with the thick mats, there is the regular Wai Lana Yogi Mat in a whole range of plain, but very bright, colors. This same style of mat is also sold in a variety of beautiful printed designs such as the Hibiscus, Lily Pond, Sandalwood and Bamboo Forest – there is a design and color to suit everyone. These are all Latex-free and are 24” by 68”.
The Wai Lana GreenTM EnviroMat is, like its thicker brother, made with no Latex, phthalates or PVC, and is also biodegradable and recyclable. There is also a standard thickness version of the Phthalate-Free mat available in apple green.
With a Wai Lana yoga mat you will certainly have a fun and uplifting design, no matter which style you select – and there are a lot to choose from!