The Best Anti Slip and Eco Friendly Cork Yoga Mat.
We at JURU Yoga specialise in 100% organic cork yoga mats that contains no toxic material or harmful chemicals. JURU cork yoga mat is a perfect companion for your yoga practice, with features like good grip, anti slip, reversible and durability. Our yoga mats are washable and smells earthy, making it the genuine and the best cork yoga mat that can last for years.
Why use Natural Cork Yoga Mats?
Cork yoga mats provide you with an natural grippy surface to practice on. The yoga mats are made from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is grown in the mediterranean region and has a lifespan of 250 years. It can be harvested without harming the tree, and grows back periodically every few years like skin.
The sweatier you get, the grippier the yoga mat gets! It does not feel like wood, plastic or vinyl and has a yielding and soft feel which is ideal for long hours of practice.
Cork tends to repel dust, hair, and other small particles from its surface. It contains a waxy substance called suberin. This material has the property of naturally repelling small vermin and insects. This makes cork resistant to the growth and colonization of these bacterias, and can therefore help to promote the healthiest and clean surface for Yoga practice.
As a yogi if you are convinced that opting for eco friendly yoga mats over PVC or other toxic yoga mats is a wiser investment that will not only benefit your practice but also protect the environment, then look up our online shop for a variety of eco friendly yoga mats to choose from.
JURU Yoga mats have been endorsed by yogis from around the world for their performance and durability and have also been recommended as the best cork yoga mat from India.
How to choose the right cork Yoga Mat?
There are many cork yoga mats available online; however, not all are durable and not all are eco friendly. This is because cork has a unique cellular structure with millions of cells enclosed with a gaseous substance. On its own, it can break or wear off easily if it is rolled up, bent or if too much pressure is exerted.
Also some manufacturers may use cork that is primarily for building trade or industrial use, which is usually acquired from the first two harvests of a new cork oak. Thus the durability factor does not apply to all cork yoga mats.
Other manufacturers have overcome this by adding a TPE or synthetic rubber layer. TPE or thermoplastic elastomers is still a mix of rubber and plastic and other synthetic materials. Will you consider this natural?
Likewise you have manufacturers who have blended cork with synthetic rubber like polyacrylics, polyvinyl acetate (PVA), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), styrene butadiene (SBR), and other types of polyurethane.
A blend of premium quality Mediterranean cork and natural rubber, also called Para rubber, Indian rubber or caoutchouc, is 100% eco friendly. Like cork, the rubber tree is a sustainable crop and helps maintain the global carbon balance in the atmosphere.
How To clean cork yoga mats?
Cork yoga mats come with an added advantage of being reversible, which means irrespective of which side you practice on, the mat’s performance will be the same! It is like buying two yoga mats!
Original and natural cork yoga mats come with an antimicrobial surface which also repels dust. This self-cleaning surface does not need regular cleaning. You just have to air dry the mat after a sweaty practice.
The organic yoga mats are washable. Place it under running tap water (or in a bucket of water) and rub the surface with your hands. Please avoid using any chemicals or soaps for cleaning. The mat dries quickly under sunlight or under the fan.
Alternatively, you can just use a wet cloth to wipe the surface after your practice.
Do not put your mats in washing machine.
Keep your mats rolled up and roll them both ways (inwards/outwards) to ensure the mat lays flat on both sides.
If you love your beach yoga practice, then you will be happy to know that sea-water will not damage your mat! Just remember to wash it with plain water (once done) to avoid salt-water stains.
JURU cork yoga mats are recommended for indoor and outdoor practice and their is a unique mat for every style of yoga. So choose your mat accordingly. Opt for lighter and dark colored mats for outdoor practice. Invest in warm light colors for indoor practice.
What are the benefits of cork yoga mat?
A yoga lover, yoga teacher and a regular yoga practitioner will benefit the most from using these best eco friendly cork yoga mats.
The biggest advantage of these non-slip Cork Yoga mats is the grip! No matter which style of yoga you practice, you do not have to worry about slipping or asana alignment.
The non-slip Cork Yoga mats will enhance your alignment and help you advance in your practice.
The mat provides a firm, almost natural surface, which helps in realigning your body during asana practice and improve body’s balance. A soft surface on the other hand can hamper with body’s ability to realign itself during practice.
You do not have to worry about bacteria, infections or allergies because of the antimicrobial surface.
A yoga studio, eco spa and resort will also benefit from a one time investment in good quality cork mats and not worry about replacing their PVC mats often. Problems like smell, germs, etc., can be easily tackled with cork mats. They remain odorless and are easy to clean and maintain.
Thus you benefit the most from using eco friendly cork yoga mats, and you also contribute towards a greener Earth. Going green is a personal choice and your decision directly impacts the planet.
The more we take care of our environment, the more it will last. PVC and toxic waste are harmful for nature, sea, animals and you. When you make biodegradable choices you reduce your carbon footprint and pollution.
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