If you’re a regular yogi, chances are you’ll know the Jade Yoga brand since they’re fairly well known in the yoga community. That said, we had never tried one so we were keen to test them out and see how durable and comfy they really were. What drew us to them initially was their abundance of bright happy colors – if you read this site enough, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of colors since we think purposeful use of colors can positively impact one’s mood.
Bravo Jade for offering so much color. Color, however, isn’t what they’re most known for given the history of the company which apparently started over 100 years ago. Their Harmony yoga mat way back when was the first natural rubber yoga mat. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity and in distribution. Because they use natural rubber, the cushioning and resilience are both better as is the level of comfort, which if you practice often, is critical.
True to their wellness promise, their mats contain no PVCs which means you can be assured of green non-toxic products, which is something we value highly here at We Blog the World.
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What else did we love? In addition to the vivid colors that exude happiness and harmony, we also love their eco-friendly approach as well as well as their commitment to comfort. As I’m getting older, I’m noticing that my knees are not as flexible or as durable. Anyone else have that experience? We wanted to put their Fusion Mat to the test, which offers extra cushion for your practice, particularly useful for people with bad knees. At 5/16 inches thick, the Fusion mat is great for restorative yoga, pilates or any core fitness practice. I found it to be a godsend for an Off-the-Wall yoga class that I take when we do a lot of “knees against the wall” work.
Their Fusion Mat is available at 24 inches wide and in a variety of colors and two lengths (68 inches and 74 inches) so plenty of options to choose from. What an incredible gift for a wellness guru or yogi — and they even have purple and turquoise on the list. We LOVE this level of customization!
Speaking of purple, they also have mat towels in a wide variety of colors, including purple and look how rich and lovely they are!!
Jade microfiber yoga towels are made with polyester microfiber, weigh about 8 ounces and are super absorbent and quick drying. They’re also known to provide great grip which is great for for hot yoga or any exercise practice where you sweat a lot like Pilates. I only tried it with Hatha Yoga however and love the fact that while it does provide great grip, it’s also soft and comfortable as well. They are sized at 24 by 72 inches and you can also order hand towels y which are smaller at 14 x 24 inches. What else is cool is that Jade provides one month’s worth of clean drinking water for one person in the developing world for every towel sold. And, Jade apparently plants a tree for every mat sold – with over 850,000 trees planted so far.
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I also applaud their commitment to community. It turns out that they commit to giving away 1,000 mats for programs where yoga teachers volunteer their time to teach people who wouldn’t ordinarily get to try out yoga, such as in shelters, hospitals, rehab centers, prisons, schools and others. More coolness for Jade – two thumbs up!