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  • History

    After years of practicing yoga and wondering why such an inspiring exercise was accompanied by such a dull and uninspiring array of mats, we committed to explore a method for producing genuinely customized, “one-off” yoga mats. We believe that one’s 12 square feet of floor space for their yoga, pilates, strength training, or stretching routine should truly reflect one’s individual spirit and interests. After 18 months of research and development in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. we arrived at a formula that finally enables people the freedom to express themselves, whether that be in the creation of their own mat, or in the adoption of YM’s unique artwork found in the Image Galleries.


    The YM Galleries are expanding by the day and contain a collection of original work not seen anywhere else—most of which is only available as Limited Editions. We produce designs in-house with the YM team, as well as approach global artists young and old to share their own creations. Subscribe to our eNewsletter to be sure you don't miss out on the most collectable. Your “soul mat” is sure to be found here.

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    Design Service

    Whether it be serving our individual customers or businesses alike, Yogamatic.com operates a fully functional design service from our studio/gallery in Santa Monica, CA. When your design vision becomes a little too ambitious to produce yourself, we would always be delighted to offer advice, or a quote for design assistance in our studio. Please call or send an email to: studio@yogamatic.com

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    YM Community

    As Yogamatic.com grows in recognition, so does the YM Community. YM communicates with an ongoing network of established artists and talented, unknown artists who inspire our many exercise practitioners. When artists join the YM Community an alternative exhibition is created on our site showcasing their most recent work. Yogamatic.com donates part of the proceeds of each design sold to the artist’s charity of choice. The YM Galleries contain images created in the widest array of mediums—from highly designed graphical work to inventive photography to free-spirited fine art. Our Gallery Editor strives to maintain a high caliber of work from a spectrum of contributors. If you would like to submit a design for consideration we would welcome the opportunity for you to join in the movement.

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    Our Mats

    Our YOGA MAT is completely unique to Yogamatic.com. The mat measures 72" x 24" (180cm X 60cm) with a depth of 1/4" (5mm). The turmeric colored under side is embossed with the distinctive YM motif providing a slip resistant tread. The topside is a warm white to allow the crisp reproduction of the selected artwork with our print process allowing edge-to-edge reproduction in full color. The mat weighs approximately 7lbs and is made from non-allergenic, non-latex closed cell foam construction which prevents absorption of sweat and microbes, and is certified safe for contact with infants. This mat is best suited for DRY YOGA where your hands and feet are sweat free.


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    Our TRAVEL MAT is also completely unique to Yogamatic.com. The mat measures 72� x 24� (180cm x 60cm) with the thickness of a regular towel. The recycled Natural Rubber reverse is embossed with a high traction grip, while the topside is made from white Polyester Micro-fibre. The mat only weighs 1.5lbs and is a very handy travel companion packing down to only 9� x 5� x 1�. The mat also makes a great �topper� to your existing mat or a borrowed mat. This mat is well suited to HOT YOGA and works very well in combination with our regular yoga mat.



    As a commitment to this policy we incentivize customers with a disposal policy requesting the return of worn mats to our studio by mail. In return we provide FREE shipping of a replacement mat purchased from our site.


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    Printing

    Every product is printed on demand, individually to your order in our California studio, using ultra high-resolution state-of-the-art printing systems. The Yoga Mat uses flexible Dri-Touch inks that are water based and solvent free, resulting in an odor free and non-toxic finish. Meanwhile the dyes used on the Travel Mat are approved fabric pigments.

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    Care Guide

    Your YOGA MAT should be cleaned carefully by hand using warm water and a soft cloth. We encourage your mat to be stored in the YM Shoulder Bag supplied, rolled image side out. This will ensure that the mat stays crease-free and the image integrity is not compromised. DO NOT use cleaning solvents OR machine-wash.



    Your TRAVEL MAT should be carefully hand-washed in warm water, but avoid scrubbing or wringing the product. Do not tumble dry, allow to drip-dry. Store folded in the YM Pouch supplied.



    The mats are designed for the practice of yoga, pilates and similar low impact exercise. Rather like most sporting equipment, the images will eventually fade with use. We do not recommend wearing shoes as this type of abrasion will prematurely distress the image.


 
 
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How can we help?

We at Yogamatic.com believe that friendly customer service is paramount in supporting a fashionable product line. When you call during our business hours, you have the opportunity to speak to knowledgeable customer service representatives that strive to meet your expectations.


Yogamatic.com Customer Service (424) 272-6458


You may also find the answers you need on our FAQ page

or send us an email at one of the addresses below that pertains to your question:

info@anymatic.com
press@anymatic.com
techsupport@anymatic.com
designhelp@anymatic.com



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Become one of our Affiliates at YogaMatic

How would you like to be able to earn extra income, increase your site's revenue, offer products that are really targeted to your site visitors' interests even though you may not carry them and even be able to have a part of your site feature and sell products that our site offers? Sounds great?


Then imagine - it gets better!

  • It is free to join**(see note)
  • It involves you in minimal set up and running. Simply register to join our program through our partners Affiliate Window and then, using all the tools they offer and our content, banners and promotional material - encourage your visitors to visit us, purchase and browse.
  • We pay commission of up to 10% for every sale made.
  • We pay you more the better you perform (a real incentive to send loads of visitors - and we will offer you all the help we can to make that possible)
  • We also pay you a great second tier commission of 5% from all affiliates you introduce and that can generate a good 'extra' revenue from their visitors' sales
  • Our cookie length allows your visitors to be recognised 'as yours' for 90 days - which is really generous (many affiliate schemes offer a mere 24 hrs or a week or two)

That is not all - Having teamed up with Affiliate Window, one of the leading affiliate marketing companies in the world, you will be able to benefit from their experience, expertise and state of the art management tools.

  • You know also that your commissions are independently verified so that you can be sure to receive credit for all transactions.
  • You will be able to benefit from the wide range of complimentary merchants that Affiliate Window offer within the same scheme.
  • This means that one commission cheque can cover many revenue sources.
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  • Terms and Conditions

    Yogamatic.com is a website located at http://www.yogamatic.com, owned and provided to you by Anymatic LLC. Yogamatic.com allows users to design and purchase yoga mats. The website includes an image gallery that is open to public submission.

  • Yogamatic.com Usage Terms

    A) You may not use Yogamatic.com unless you agree to the terms. Usage of the Yogamatic.com website constitutes agreement of these terms. These terms include agreement that you will not:


    1) Post, upload, comment, or display in any way on Yogamatic.com, any content, text, picture, or graphic that may be considered vulgar, offensive, pornographic, or illegal in any way.

    2) Attempt to harm the functioning of the website by posting harmful code, accessing illegal areas, or passing viruses of any kind.

    3) Advertise, spam, or post misleading information.

    4) Illegally use the intellectual property of a third-party without consent.

    5) Attempt to impersonate a third-party.

    6) Perform any action on Yogamatic.com that could be considered a criminal offense.

  • B) By using Yogamatic.com you:


    1) Agree to the Yogamatic.com Privacy Policy.

    2) Agree to the Yogamatic.com Intellectual Privacy Policy.

    3) Warrant that you are the legal owner of all content you use on Yogamatic.com.

    4) Agree to respect the Intellectual Property of others.

    5) Agree to not hold Anymatic LLC responsible for any actions that may take place on Yogamatic.com or resulting from products purchased on Yogamatic.com.

    6) Agree to pay any legal fees for any legal action arising from your use of Yogamatic.com.

    7) Agree that you will be held responsible for any illegal action you take on Yogamatic.com.

  • C) Anymatic LLC is not responsible for content displayed on a website that may be accessed through links on Yogamatic.com.


    D) Any yoga mat design, picture, or picture comment can be deleted at any time for any reason by Anymatic LLC, without notice.


    E) Anymatic LLC cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise due to the malfunction of the website.


    F) Your user account and usage of the website can be terminated at any time by Anymatic LLC for any reason.


    G) Any dispute in regard to this agreement will be arbitrated in Los Angeles, CA, USA.


    For more information about the Yogamatic.com Terms & Conditions, please feel free to contact us.

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  • Privacy Statement

    Effective Date: March 2008

    Yogamatic.com values the users of our website (the "Website"). Your privacy and trust are very important to us. We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of the personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we collect when you use the Website and the services offered. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at  legal@yogamatic.com.



  • TRUSTe Certification Program Member

    Yogamatic.com is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. This Privacy Policy covers the site www.yogamatic.com. Because this Website wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.


    If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact privacy@yogamatic.com. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at TRUSTe WATCHDOG. TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

  • Does Yogamatic.com Ever Make Changes to its Privacy Policy?

    We may make changes to the Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by sending you an email, posting a notice on the home page of the Website, or posting a notice in your account when you first login after we have made changes. If you receive notification of a change in our Privacy Policy, you must review the new Privacy Policy carefully to make sure you understand our practices and procedures. You may not be able to receive notices from us if your cookies are not set to accept and/or are disabled.

  • What Types of Information Does Yogamatic.com Collect From Me?

    Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, credit card number, and financial information.

    Non-Personal Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address ("Non-Personal Information"). Non-Personal Information cannot be easily used to personally identify you.

  • How and When Does Yogamatic.com Collect This Information?

    Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you purchase a product sold through a Shop, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, and email address. If you have an Affiliate Account, we may collect your name, tax identification number, mailing address, email address, and other information that we request during the registration process. If you sign up to receive a newsletter, we will collect your email address.

    Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Website or the Yogamatic.com Services, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.

    Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most websites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the Website is accessed. We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website.

  • How Does Yogamatic.com Use My Information?

    Personal Information. We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Yogamatic.com Services and the Website, fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. If you sign up to receive the Yogamatic.com eNewsletter, we will use the email address you provide to send them to you.

    Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information to track the use of the Website and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Website.

  • When Will Yogamatic.com Disclose My Information to Third Parties?

    Disclosure to Successors.We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Yogamatic.com goes through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by or with another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or by a notice on our Website of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.

    Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties.We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to prevent harm to others, to respond to legal requirements, to protect or enforce our rights and policies, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order). In particular, if you are part of the YM Community, we may disclose your information to a third party that alleges that you have infringed their image copyright through the images you have submitted. Similarly, if you allege that a YM Community contributor is infringing upon your image copyright, we may disclose your information to that party.

  • Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers and Online Partners. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the web site. For example, we use a third party to process payments made to us, and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting or other operations. We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. We cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information. Yogamatic.com does not share, rent or trade your Personal Information with third parties for their promotional purposes.

    Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.

  • What About Cookies?

    A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most websites use cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a more personalized user experience, and to allow you to login and begin use of the Yogamatic.com services automatically when you visit the Website.

  • Does Yogamatic.com Protect My Personal Information?

    Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

    Website Content. The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Website, such as images. may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your Personal Information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.

  • How Can I Review and Make Changes to My Personal Information?

    You can obtain a copy of and request that we correct errors in your Personal Information by emailing us at privacy@yogamatic.com. For your protection, you will be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your Personal Information. You may correct, update or deactivate your Personal Information and/or your account through the account management screen. If you would like to deactivate or terminate your account you can also contact Customer Service.

  • Mail-A-Friend

    If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about the Website or your uploaded images, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Website. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

  • Security

    The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information such as a credit card number and/or social security number on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

    We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

  • What About Children's Privacy?

    Under Thirteen. The Yogamatic.com website is intended for users ages 13 and older only. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13.

    Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the Yogamatic.com Services under their parents or legal guardian's supervision. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we deactivate any of your Personal Information in our database and/or opt-out from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at privacy@yogamatic.com.

  • Can I Opt-Out From Receiving Communications From Yogamatic.com?

    We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.

    If you no longer wish to receive our eNewsletters and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication, or simply email us at privacy@yogamatic.com. We also offer you an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications through the account management screen. If you need assistance you may contact us at privacy@yogamatic.com, Customer Service, or via mail sent to: 1119 Colorado Avenue, Suite 17, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA.

    If we disclose your Personal Information to a third party in a manner that is not set forth in this Privacy Policy you will be notified so that you can make an informed choice about sharing your Personal Information with that third party.

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How to Choose Yoga Mats

When you first start out with yoga practice, you may use the yoga mat provided by your instructor or by your yoga class. However, as you advance in yoga practice, you may want to take the next step and purchase your very own yoga mats. Buying a yoga mat shows that you are committed to practicing yoga. Buying a customized mat allows you to make a real commitment to yoga while also expressing a personal sense of style. If you're in the market for yoga mats, here are some tips that will help you find the right yoga mats for you:


1) Consider the type of yoga that you are practicing. If you are practicing a low impact and not very challenging form of yoga, thin mats may be adequate. If you are practicing Ashtanga or other changing forms of yoga, you may wish to purchase a cotton yoga mat or a thicker sticky mat, both of which will help support you a little more.


2) Consider the size. Trying to fit onto a mat that is too small during yoga practice distracts you and prevents you from practicing yoga correctly. If you are cramped or you have to adjust your body or your mat during an exercise, you will do not get the full effect and the full benefits of yoga. Make sure that you get a yoga mat that is long enough to hold your entire body, or a visit a retailer who will create a customized yoga mat for your body shape and size. If you are practicing yoga with kids, colorful customized yoga mats in kid sizes are available as well.


3) Consider the style. You'll spend many hours with your yoga mats, so it makes sense to get something that you will enjoy spending time with. This is one reason why customized yoga mats are so popular. With customizes yoga mats, you can select just the type of style, design, and colors that will make you happiest.


4) Consider quality. Although you can get yoga mats for just a few dollars, yoga mats should be sturdy and easy to clean, so they don't fade, tear, and get ruined immediately. You can buy a good one that will last for not very much money.


5) Consider comfort. Comfort is perhaps the most important thing to consider when selecting yoga mats. If you feel more comfortable with a thicker mat or with cotton mats, then try out these types of mats and purchase one for yourself. The idea is that the more comfortable you are, the more you look forward to yoga practice and the more you will enjoy practice as well.

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Understanding Yoga Mats

Yoga mats are very important in yoga practice. Designed for both seasoned yoga practitioners and beginner, mats offer a light-weight yet dense cushioning. The texture of yoga mats is also designed to keep feet and hands in position, so that you can maintain positions more easily, with less sliding around. If you are just starting out, good yoga mats will make practice easier. If you are advanced, good yoga mats will allow you to tackle more challenging positions and postures with ease.


Whether you are using yoga mats for yoga or mediation, mats provide great cushioning and support for you. They stand between you and that cold hard floor. Without good yoga mats, you may find that joints such as the hips, elbows and knees start to hurt. If you have back problems, trying yoga or meditation without a good yoga mat can even make your ailment worse. With good yoga mats, your whole body is correctly supported, and this means fewer aches and pains. With yoga mats, you can practice longer and return to practice more frequently with less pain, which lets you master your positions more quickly. The proper support that good yoga mats offer can also ensure fewer injuries, so that you practice does not need to be interrupted.


Of course, custom yoga mats are also just fun. You can choose to have your custom yoga mats imprinted with any pattern or color you wish, so that you infuse your practice with any images you choose. This can help ensure that you continue to practice yoga – having a mat you look forward to using can make practice more fun. If you use your yoga mats for meditation, custom yoga mats can provide you with an image or color to focus on during your sessions.


When considering custom yoga mats you will need to choose between thicker yoga mats and traditional sticky mats. Your choice may depend on how much padding you need. You may also want to use a padded mat for a softer base and use a sticky mat or cotton practice rug on top. This rug or mat will provide you with more grip and stability and can even help absorb moisture and sweat during those long and intense practice sessions.


If you are considering yoga without a proper yoga mat, please reconsider. Without good yoga mats, you can slip and injure yourself, especially once you try out more challenging postures. Yoga mats can help decrease the likelihood of injury by providing traction and padding. Custom yoga mats, especially, can also be an important way for you to signal to yourself that you intend to stick with it and take yoga seriously.

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Keep Your Custom Yoga Mats Beautiful

New custom yoga mats are beautiful – imprinted with your favorite colors and designs, they are a true testament to your style and taste. However, if you want your custom yoga mats looking great through repeated practice, you will need to care for your mats so that they last for years to come.


The first clue as to how to care for your mats is the instructions or tag that came with your mat. Some special custom mats – including cloth mats – come with special care instructions that you should follow to the letter. Depending on how often you use your mats, you will want to clean your yoga mats at least once every other week or once a week. You might want to have more than one or two custom yoga mats so that each mat can dry out completely before you use it. Having a few custom yoga mats also allows you to switch up the colors and designs to suit your mood and allows you to ensure that the mats wear out only very gradually.


There are many gentle solutions you can use for cleaning a mat. Some people mix up mild soap with warm water. Others use a few drops of dish soap in warm water. Others use a little bit of vinegar in water. The general consensus, however, is to use gentle solutions and soaps, preferably diluted. Avoid hot water and icy water, which can damage delicate fabric on your mat. Apply a small amount of your chosen solution to your yoga mat and rub gently with a clean, dry towel.


You should never place yoga mats in the washer or dryer unless your mats are clearly labeled as machine washable. If your yoga mats get really dirty, soak them in warm water and a bit of gentle detergent. However, make sure that you rinse and dry out yoga mats completely. Wet yoga mats can be very slippery and dangerous.


Some stores sell yoga mat cleaning wipes. These are handy when you travel with your mat and come in many pleasant scents. They are not absolutely necessary for cleaning yoga mats – the above cleaning tips should work well – but they do make the cleaning process easy.


How you store your mat can also affect how long your mat lasts and how clean it is. Always store your mat covered, so that nothing can spill on it. Keep your mat in a cool, dry place as well. Heat can damage your mat and excessive moisture can cause mold to grow. Sunlight exposure can fade yoga mats. Always wait until your mat is completely dry before putting it away and your mat should last a long, long time.

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Making Your Yoga Mats Last

If you have invested the money to buy a quality yoga mount or have paid for personalized yoga mats, of course you want to ensure that you have your mats for as long as possible. The good news is that with good care and proper storage, even yoga mats that are used frequently will last between one and two years. Here is how you can ensure that your mat lasts as long as possible:


1) Get more than one. Consider buying more than one personalized yoga mat. This will allow you to switch back and forth between mats, which will allow you to decrease the amount of beating each mat takes. Plus, having more than one match ensures that you can clean one properly and allow it to dry fully while using the other mat.


2) Always roll your mats and store them securely in place. This will help prevent spills and other accidents, and also protects the inner surface of the mats. You might want to invest in a mat bag for transporting your yoga masts to classes and for storing your mats between uses. Yoga mat bags come in all styles and sizes. Traditional ones allow you to place your mats into the bag at the top, while newer models have a side zipper for even more convenience. Some mat bags have enough room for wedges, clothes, belts, blocks, and other accessories as well as your mat.


3) Clean your yoga mats, before storing the mats. Use a very thin soapy water and thoroughly dry out your mat before rolling it and storing it again. If you use too much water accidentally, roll a towel inside the mat. This will help to draw out the excess water. Before rolling and storing the mats, remove the towel or you will get mildew on your mats.


4) Roll the match correctly. Roll the side you used to the outside of the roll. This will help ensure that the corners remain flat and don't get deformed.


5) Keep your mats in a cool, dry, and dark place. Excessive sunlight and direct sunlight will fade your mats’ colors. Similarly, too warm an atmosphere can cause some warping. Too cold an atmosphere can cause cracking on some mats, so do not store your mats in the garage if you live in a climate with four seasons. Avoid keeping your mats in any place where there is a lot of moisture. The last thing you want is mold and mildew on your mats.

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Are Yoga Mats Really Necessary?

Some new yoga students assume that yoga mats are little more than fancy accessories. Some who are just starting to practice yoga even assume that yoga mats are not even necessary – that rolled up towels or carpets are just as good. Unfortunately, this myth can lead to injury. Yoga mats in fact provide important cushioning and grip that allows you to practice yoga safely and healthfully. Low-quality yoga mats can mean injuries and incorrect positions, which can lead to strains and aching muscles. Substituting carpets and towels can encourage you to slip and fall, which can be quite dangerous. Not having any cushioning can lead to bruising and pain. Obviously, a good quality mat is a must.


Luckily, a good quality yoga mat is not expensive. Many people choose sticky mats that are about 4mm thick because these mats are easy to roll up and wash while still providing lots of cushioning. Thinner mats are excellent if you do lots of standing poses and can be folded for kneeling poses, when you may need more cushioning and support.


While yoga mats are a must for any yoga practice, not all yoga mats are made equally well. Luckily, there are some ways to determine the quality of your mat:


1) Choose a tiny area of your mat (somewhere that is not visible) and gently rub the area with the edge of a coin to see how long it takes the surface to break down. It should take some time if you have a good quality mat.


2) Pinch a part of your mat and notice how long it takes for the material to spring back.


3) Moisten your hands and use your mat. Your mat should still not be slippery, even with your hands moist. Keep in mind that you may sweat during your yoga practice, so a mat that offers you some grip is important.


Keep in mind that new mats take some breaking in before they offer their best grip and support. When you get a new mat, therefore, you might want to walk over it in bare feet or wash it once or twice before taking it with you to yoga practice for the first time.


Keep in mind, too, that while quality is important, looks count as well. Look for a fun, custom yoga mat that will make you look forward to yoga practice. You will be spending a lot of time with your mat, so you may as well take the time to find one that suits you best.


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Why Our Mats Offer You Green Yoga Practice

If you want to practice yoga, you likely want to be able to practice safely and without harming the environment or anyone else. After all, the aim of yoga is a better body, mind, and world, not combat. Unfortunately, while many yoga mats offer you cushioning and support, they are often made in ways that do not support the environment or other cultures. The Yogamatic mat is different.


The Yogamatic mat is a 72" x 24" (180cm x 60cm) and 1/4" (5mm) deep mat with a slip-resistant, zig-zag tread on the underside that keeps your mat firmly on the floor. The top of the Yogamatic mat is white and can be printed edge-to-edge with the art of your choice. The Yogamatic mat is designed to offer you high quality and fun custom designs that make you look forward to yoga practice.


While many yoga mats claim to be gentle on the environment, many are not. The Yogamatic mat, on the other hand, is completely made from TPE, which is completely biodegradable. Yogamatic mats can be easily disposed of without harming the environment or clogging landfills. We will even dispose of your Yogamatic mat safely for you. Just return your old Yogamatic mat to us via mail and we will offer you free shipping on a replacement mat.


Yogamatic mat is friendly for the environment, but also gentle on you. Our mats have a closed cell structure which provides the highest quality cushioning possible, so that you can enjoy perfect comfort and support during yoga practice. The cell structure also means that our mats are almost 50% lighter than yoga mats made from PVC. Yogamatic mats are uniquely designed so they cannot absorb moisture. This means that our mats will not store bacteria. This not only helps to keep you healthier, but also allows your mat to last longer.


There is another way that Yogamatic yoga mats are friendlier to our earth. Our mats are printed in the US – in Santa Monica, California, to be exact. The made-in-the-USA service is your assurance of quality. Our commitment to keeping the printing process local also ensures that the printing process adheres to all domestic environmental and labor laws, so that you know that your yoga mat was made responsibly. Plus, the inks we use in the printing process are water based and solvent-free, so that they are completely safe for you and do not produce any odors or release any toxic chemicals. When you choose our custom yoga mats, you can literally breathe easier.


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Using Your Custom Yoga Mat

A custom yoga mat is not just for yoga. Any time you engage in a practice or exercise that requires some support, cushioning, and grip, a yoga mat is a great idea. People who practice yoga need yoga mats in order to give their bodies some support during practice, but people often find that their yoga mats are far more versatile than they imagined. Do you love Pilates? A good quality custom yoga mat can liven up your Pilates routine and can make many stretches and floor work easier and more comfortable. Do you love low impact exercise, including low impact aerobic exercise? A good yoga mat can provide you with some grip so that you don’t take a tumble and can provide you with some cushioning so that you don’t get nasty jolts as you work out.


However you use your custom yoga mats, make sure that you buy the right mat for you. Look for a mat that provides you with the thickness, comfort level, quality, and size you need for your intended use. It is a good idea to consider several types of mats before selecting one that makes you most comfortable.


Don’t overlook aesthetics, either. On a dreary morning, a custom yoga mat that makes you smile can be the boost you need to actually practice or work out. A custom yoga mat printed with a high quality design that you love will encourage you to stay active. A nice yoga mat is also a nice treat to yourself and a great way to express your mood and your sense of style.


Once you have found the right mat, consider buying at least two. It is more sanitary to have one yoga mat for home and one for the studio, and having more than one mat allows you to continue practice even when you have one mat in the wash. Having several custom yoga mats lets you switch up colors and patterns, as well, to match your mood. For some floor exercises, you might even want to stack several mats for added cushioning.


Once you have your mat or mats, make sure that you break them in by walking over them in your bare feet or by using them for gentle exercises before you try any more challenging practices. Once you mat is in use, make sure that you get into the habit of rolling your mat and storing it in a bag. Yogamatic yoga mats conveniently come with their own shoulder bags, which keep your mats free of dust and grime. If you have bought a printed mat, always roll it with the printed side out to preserve the design and discourages wrinkling. Clean your mat regularly using a soft cloth and warm water.


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