Ayurvedic yoga mat Anahata
Thickness: approx. 5 mm.
Dimensions: approx. 180 cm x 67 cm.
Material: organic cotton
Grip: very good
Origin: handmade in India
Additional features: Aromatherapeuthic, antibacterial, antifungal, moisture-absorbing.
The aromatherapeutic aromas of Ayurvedic herbs used to color our mats give everyday yoga practice a different dimension. Our mats are relaxing and grounding, bringing more awareness to each movement.
Our yoga mats are ethical, handmade from organic cotton & dyed naturally with medicinal herbs, which is an ancient Ayurvedic method of dying fabric using plants. To achieve the colors of the Anahata yoga mat, herbs like Holy Basil, False daisy, Triphala, Vetiver & Neem have been used.
The roots, flowers, leaves, seeds and barks of more than 20 medicinal herbs are used to make the dyes. The skin, which is our largest organ, absorbs the medicinal herbs that have created a micro-environment on the mat’s surface. When in contact with the skin, our therapeutic yoga mat fabric passes its medicinal properties obtained from the plants to the body, and enhances the skin’s potential to resist any harmful foreign substances.
Organic Anahata Yoga Mat — Ethical Origin, Practice, and Grip
The natural grip provided by our mats promotes better posture and more strength than a standard yoga mat. Our Ayurvedic mats are made from densely woven cotton which retains shape and absorbs moisture. Our mats are antibacterial & antifungal. They offer a great grip and are slip resistant thanks to special grip lines at both ends of the mat. This naturally creates a better alignment and keeps your hands and feet in place throughout your entire yoga practice. The mats have natural latex coating on the underside of the mat, which provides a strong floor grip. The latex comes directly from the rubber trees, avoiding any additional substances, preservatives, or chemicals.
Find out more about our mats, practice on them and their grip here.
Yoga and Ayurveda
Our yoga mats are ethically handwoven in India, the birthplace of Yoga. Yoga rugs are the original mat design yoga was created & practiced on for centuries. We strive to combine ancient rituals & philosophies with modern design & functionality. The mat takes its name from the heart chakra, the traditional Sanskrit name of which is Anahata. The heart chakra, located at the level of the heart, in the center of the chest, is considered a symbol of love, freedom and expansion. Since the Heart Center is the center of emotions and feelings, the Anahata chakra also represents the qualities of the heart – such as harmony, love, clarity, purity and goodness. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian healing system, but also the art of maintaining the body’s original harmonious state. Its aim is to maintain health and well-being by keeping the mind, body and spirit in balance.
Our mat is hand-spun – using the best quality materials, hand-loomed – supporting the ancient traditions, and hand-dyed with medicinal plants – making sure there are no chemicals used. This makes the entire process of making Purnama Rituals yoga mats fully hand-made. Because of that, there may be slight variations in the colours and shapes of the mats. Each one is unique and made with the intention of love and kindness, with appreciation to the rich weaving traditions of India.
The mind benefits from stillness, the body benefits from movement
Yoga is a spiritual practice, which is why our yoga mats are handmade in a peaceful setting by local craftsmen. Each of them is unique and made intentionally and with respect for the rich weaving traditions of India. We want to offer a product with tradition and intention, made entirely by hand and in harmony with nature, creating an alternative to mass-produced mats in China that have flooded the market in recent years. We support the preservation of the traditions and forms of ancient art and are proud to provide livelihood for our weavers and their families with a real impact on the local community. We believe that this gives a deeper meaning and a different energy both to you and your entire yoga practice. Each Purnama Rituals yoga mat comes with organic soap nuts in a linen bag, a natural detergent, which we recommend for cleaning the mats. With each purchase, a beautiful card with a description of our yoga mats and the process of making them is also included.
Anahata, the heart chakra
Green is the colour of Anahata Chakra, which inspired the name of our mat. Anāhata is located in the region of the heart, in the centre of the chest. It is also known as the Heart Centre, and considered to be the symbol of love, freedom and expansion. Since the Heart Centre is also the centre of emotions and feelings, Anahata chakra also represents the qualities of the heart – such as harmony, love, clarity, purity and kindness.