Top 3 Tips for Choosing Your Healthiest Yoga Mat Ever!
Time for a new yoga mat? Let us help you choose a yoga mat that will benefit your highest self, amplify your health, and elevate your practice to a new level! Bennd yoga mats are not your typical run of the mill rubber mats, so it can be a bit overwhelming not knowing which mat to choose, especially when they are all so aesthetically beautiful. This guide offers our top three suggestions to help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect mat for yourself.
Your yoga mat is your sacred space. This where you come to do the inner work, to feel more connected to yourself and your environment. So it only makes sense that you need to feel a true connection to your mat. We all are living forms of vibrational energy and when we come to our mats we bring these vibrations with us. So just as we are full of vibrational energy, so are our yoga mats. Since Bennd is an all-natural, medicinal, and eco-friendly brand, its vibrational frequency is very high vibe and you can feel it the moment you pull it out of the bag. The moment you touch your Bennd mat you absorb the high vibe frequencies that these alive and active medicines produce. Creating the most beautiful exchange of energy imaginable, leaving your mat higher than you ever were before. When given the chance, the first questions we ask our potential customers is: What yoga mat were you drawn to first? Or- Which yoga mat is calling you the most? The mat that you are drawn to the most, is the one your body is telling you that you need. This is how our vibrational energies work.
2.) Medicinal Value~
Each Bennd yoga mat offers its own medicinal value in a variety of ways:
- Through plants and herbs used to dye the product
- Through Color Therapy
- Through Aromatherapy
Studies have shown that by absorbing natural medicinal herbs through the skin via textile materials (such as yoga mats) can reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, improve circulation, and support clear, radiant skin. Take our Harda Ayurvedic Yoga Mats for example- Harda is great for supporting digestive health, memory retention, and focus ability. So if you are someone who struggles with digestive issues or you have a hard time staying focused during practice, one of the Harda mats would be a great choice for you!
Color therapy uses color and light to treat physical and mental health by balancing the body’s energy centers, aka- The Chakras. We even created a Special Edition Chakra Yoga Mat with this purpose in mind- to balance the chakra system. Different colors can evoke different responses in people. Color may impact your energy level, mood, emotions, and more. Each plant we choose to dye our products produces a wide variety of colors: Indigo produces shades of blue, Turmeric- shades of yellow, Sappan Wood-shades of purple, and so forth. Are you drawn to blue? Then our Indigo Ayurvedic Yoga Mat might be the right one for you. Blue is often used in therapy settings, places of meditation, and relaxation because it promotes serenity and a sense of calm. It resonates with the Third Eye Chakra strengthening our intuition, imagination, and increases our dream activity. What color do you resonate with most?
How about Aromatherapy? Each plant and herb has its own unique scent, bringing an aromatherapeutic nature to the mats. Aromatherapy uses natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots, or other parts of a plant to enhance the mind, body, and spirit. Turmeric, for instance, has a warm, spicy, earthy, and woody scent. We love our Turmeric Ayurvedic Yoga Mats in the colder months as it evokes feelings of warmth but at the same time uplifts you (hello cheery yellow,) which can help improve your overall mood. This is especially helpful during those grayer more dreary days.
3.) Energetic vs Grounding~
Again, listen to your body. What does your body need? Are you feeling sluggish and could use more energy to get you through the day? Or are you floating around in multiple directions not knowing where to land? This is where having multiple mats may come in handy. Every day, every season, brings new needs, emotions, and energetic fields. Some days you could use that burst of energy, so we recommend getting on one of our more energetic mats like our Chakra mat or our Sappan Wood, Turmeric, and Madder Root Ayurvedic Yoga Mat. Their bright colors energize you and get you moving. Other days you might like to start out your morning with a more grounding practice that includes some juicy stretches or meditation. Our Single or Double Harda Ayurvedic Yoga Mats, Dark Turmeric and Harda, and our Dark Harda and Sappan Wood are all wonderful choices for a more grounding mat to help keep you centered.
All of our mats are infused with our exclusive formula of 22 different Ayurvedic medicines, our belief is that you can’t go wrong with any of them. Practicing on a Bennd yoga mat will be healthier than anything else you have ever practiced on! You can, with confidence, know that every time you downward dog you are amplifying your health and deepening your yoga practice!
Which Bennd yoga mat is calling you?