The 6mm thick mat provides enough cushioning and support for both peaceful yoga exercises like Yin or Restorative Yoga as well as for dynamic Astanga. A thicker, 6 mm mat is also recommended for yogis who have problems with the knee and wrist joints. The mat is made of highly durable PVC and has a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. The material does not contain any latex or harmful phthalates. The "sticky" texture of the surface adds grip to the mat, so it doesn’t slip under your hands and feet.
Manufacturer's care Instructions: Printed yoga mats release a very strong but harmless odor when first unwrapped. Please unroll and air out your mat for 2-3 days before use. Spot clean with Gaiam Yoga Mat Wash or damp cloth with cold water and mild detergent. Dry flat. The mat may fade and become brittle and unusable if exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. We recommend storing your mat in a mat bag when not in use.