The 4 mm thick mat works great for most yoga practices, as it provides adequate padding under the knees and hands, but at the same time enough support from the ground to make it easy to stay upright. Light to carry between home and yoga studio. The "sticky" texture of the surface gives the mat more grip, so it doesn't slip under your hands and feet or against the floor. PVC is a very durable material, so the mat works great in dynamic exercises such as flow yoga or Astanga. The material does not contain any latex or harmful phthalates. The mat has a manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
Manufacturer's care Instructions: Printed yoga mats release a very strong but harmless odour 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.