When you need a professional yoga mat that’s lightweight and easy to take with you, the Manduka™ PROlite mat has exactly what you’re looking for. This high-quality, affordable mat provides the perfect balance between ultra-portability and durable performance, making it a popular addition to any professional yoga instructor’s ensemble. The Manduka PROlite professional yoga mat is best suited for those on-the-go yoga practitioners who don’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience.
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The Manduka PROlite mat is a smaller version of the legendary Black Mat® PRO. Both the Black Mat PRO and the PROlite offer the same level of premium craftsmanship, but the PROlite offers it in a smaller, more portable package.
Regardless of whether you’re practicing in the studio, in your home or outside on the lawn, the PROlite is capable of standing up to your demanding workouts. Try the PROlite once and you’ll discover that it delivers the same level of comfort, support and stability you’ve come to expect from Manduka mats.
The Manduka PROlite mat is one of the most eco-friendly professional yoga mats available. Unlike lower quality, less expensive mats, this mat is manufactured using a process that ensures zero toxic emissions are released into the atmosphere. It is also certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, Europe’s premier environmental certification agency for the textile industry.
And as if all of this wasn’t enough, the PROlite series of professional yoga mat has a lifetime guarantee, so you can use and enjoy your mat worry-free because if anything goes wrong with it under normal condition or it wears out due to regular use, Manduka will replace it, regardless of where it was purchased.
Posted by Judy on 17th Jun 2012
Yoga mats come in three basic thicknesses. At 1/4 this one tops even the thickest sticky mats. Roughly the thickness of two average mats together, this one will help cushion all those boney parts and not bunch up the way two mats together always seem to do. It's not only thicker, it's denser to boot. It's cushion without mushiness. However, this cushion comes at the price of being quite heavy more heavy than four average mats combined! Probably not the best choice for a mat you tote around unless you want to get in some extra strength training. This one is the kind you buy, find a place for, and leave it there. Also note that the roll this yoga mat makes is huge, something to consider if between practice storage space is an issue. The thick mats at 3/16 will still provide extra cushion without the hassle but if you've tried them and they're still not enough, this might be the way to go. Mats that are about one third as thick as this one (1/16 ) are good for travel or placing under a thicker mat to provide more traction. The average mats are about 1/8. This mat is also two inches wider than the average mat, 24 is the standard width, and three inches longer than average 68 is the standard length. There are two sides to this and nearly all yoga mats. Look carefully at the bumps' on each side of the mat. On most mats, the larger bumps are designed to face upwards to cushion your hands, feet, and knees during poses while keeping your body from dangerously slipping out of alignment. The smaller bumps are designed to face downwards to grip the floor and keep the yoga mat from sliding. With this mat it's slightly different. Manduka's mats have a unique dotted bottom surface that holds the mat in place during your practice. It looks unlike any other mat you've ever seen. This mat also has a brand label on one end. Just like on most but not all mats with a label, it is located on the up' side. You will need to wash this mat once before using it the first time to remove the coating. Instructions for this are included with the mat. This yoga mat will increase in stickiness with use. (So do most mats.) They start out mildly sticky and increase in stickiness the more they are used. If you find yours decreasing in stickiness each time you pull it out, this is the typical sign that a light coating of dust or too much body sweat has accumulated on your mat and it needs a light hand washing with very diluted soap and water. After washing, dry your mat unrolled, inside, and away from sunlight. (Hanging over the shower bar works nicely.) When you first unroll your mat you will find one end to be a bit curled. Simply alternate the direction you roll your mat (top outside once, then bottom outside next) or the end you start from (curled end once, flat end next time) and you'll find it straightening out more or less over time. I recommend buying your own yoga mat even if your yoga studio or gym provides them for you. I've worked in many studios and gyms over the years. Sometimes management has mats cleaned often, sometimes not. If you bring your own mat you always know where it's been. ) Plus, owning your own mat may encourage you to begin valuable practice at home. For my students who have trouble with their knees in some of the poses requiring the body weight to rest on a knee, I recommend temporarily folding over one end of the mat to get double cushion under the knee while still leaving one layer under the rest of the body. This saves you having to haul more than one mat out each time you practice which can be discouraging especially to the beginner.