Top critical review
Not suitable for a full yoga practice
29 June 2016
After reading the reviews I was really looking forward to receiving this mat for my yoga practice, which I'm just getting into in a serious way, having managed without a mat at all for a good while. As we have no carpets, the idea of a more cushioned mat was very attractive. Unfortunately, I have to say it is not actually much good as a yoga mat, unless you stick purely to lying / sitting postures. It is very thick and cushiony, which is nice but unfortunately means for standing poses it is a little like trying to do yoga on a mattress. I have had to resort to stepping off the mat for the standing poses and only using it for the lying / seated poses, which kind of defeats the object. I'm now going to buy myself a normal, thinner yoga mat. I can't say how good it is for pilates as I haven't used it for that. Thus, as a yoga mat, only 3 stars I'm afraid.