Trust me, I’ve tried them all, and this one keeps its grip from Sun A to Savasana even in a 100-degree room.

By Stephanie Perry
February 20, 2020
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I’m embarrassed to admit this, but despite being a hot yoga instructor and an avid yogi, it took me a painstakingly long time to find a mat I loved. While I had no trouble nailing down the best hot yoga apparel, gym bags, even the best waterproof mascara for class (it’s Maybelline’s Lash Sensational, by the way), my mat always seemed to fall short.

And while finding the right yoga mat can admittedly be tricky in general, finding one that will withstand its non-slip grip through headstands in 100-degree temperatures is not just a matter of necessity, it’s a matter of safety. Thankfully, my frustration (and lots of research and failed purchases) finally led me to the Jade Harmony Yoga Mat (Buy It, from $80, amazon.com).

Made of sustainable materials like natural rubber (rather than synthetics, like others on the market), the Jade Harmony yoga mat provides an incredible level of traction, grip, and support. The thin, lightweight design is easy to carry to and from the studio—I don’t even need to bother with a carrying strap—but still provides ample cushion on my knees and joints.

While I used to come to class with a yoga towel mat in tow, I haven’t needed one since purchasing the jade Harmony yoga mat—which not only helped me flow more freely but also drastically cut back on my laundry. And unlike other mats I’ve tried that tend to lose their grip after a few uses, this mat has withstood hundreds of sweaty classes, plenty of wipedowns, and loads of travel, managing to remain just as grippy as the day it arrived on my doorstep. (Related: Travel Yoga Mats You Can Take to Flow Anywhere)

I’m not the only one who swears by this mat—nearly 2,000 Amazon reviewers agree the Jade Harmony yoga mat is one of the best options for hot yoga on the market. In fact, one of my fellow yoga instructors recently bought the jade Harmony yoga mat after borrowing mine during a training session—despite having used another brand for years.

Available in four sizes and thirteen colors, this mat is yoga instructor-approved and worth every penny.

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Buy It: Jade Harmony Yoga Mat, from $80, amazon.com

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Comments (1)

Anonymous
February 20, 2020
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