Sports and Fitness May 27, 2020
It may seem like yoga is a sudden craze but in reality people have been enjoying the benefits for over 5,000 years, one of the best things about yoga is how accessible it is to everyone, with a wide variety of styles there is something suitable for all skill levels.
Some activities can require a range of equipment but all you really need for yoga is a good mat. Yoga mats help you balance during your practise and provide some comfortable cushioning as well as creating a special place for you to focus and enjoy a moment of calm.
The Calyana Prime Yoga mat from Airex is an all-round yoga mat for individual yoga training designed to be lightweight, firm and with a perfect grip, it measures up at 185 x 65 x 0.45 cm and weighs 1.7kg. The Calyana Prime Yoga mat is the first product developed in partnership between Airex and the yoga teacher Buket Akkus, it rolls up tightly for compact travel but doesn’t come with a strap or carry case which would be handy.
This mat has the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label, confirming they do not contain any ingredients or substances that could harm your health, the textured underside helps provide a firm grip on the floor whilst the slip proof workout surface gives you excellent traction when you need it most, downward dog, warriors, triangle pose for example, even with a bit of a sweat on you feel secure in these positions. The hard-wearing materials aim to give you a long lifespan for many years of use, all you need to do to ensure a long life is to wipe the yoga mat down with a damp cloth before using it for the first time, use it for about 3 – 6 weeks depending on your intensity of practise, then it is perfectly prepared to support you.
For general upkeep just roll up the mat when not in use and wipe it over with a cloth or soft brush with lukewarm water to give it a clean when needed. The Calyana is a simple and effective everyday mat, with just enough cushioning to ease pressure points without throwing off your balance. The grippy surface is ready to go as soon as you are even with cold hands and provides a secure hold against perspiration whereas the simple design prevents any distractions from focusing on your practise. RRP £47.99
- Super grippy surface
- Comfortable thickness
- Simple design