Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Mat

I am really excited that I got a new mat!! "The Mat" by Lululemon.  I went to a trunk show at PY (Practice Yoga) hosted by Lululemon Hyde Park Square.  I have heard sooo many good things about the mat and am really excited to experience it for myself!  Also, It's MY mat.  The first mat I bought is from Walmart for $10. This was not a good idea.  It was only a good idea to have a mat which I needed the day before I decided to take my first yoga class! Haha. "The Mat" is $68 without tax.  This may seem pricey but I encourage you to invest in a  higher quality mat 1. Because it will feel sooo much better and 2. It will last a lot longer. My walmart mat lasted all of two weeks, perhaps. No support and all slip. (exactly what a beginner needs right?) 

I'm considering writing posts on each of these quotes...sound interesting?

What kind of mat do you have or dream of having?  Is your mat your friend? 

Part of my excitement is having a high quality mat and the other part is having a mat that is mine all mine *rubs hands together* and I don't have to feel guilty about borrowing one from the studio.  I will have a permanent buddy on this wonderful yoga journey.  While getting used to yoga, I will be getting used to my mat. The mat will form to how I practice and wear in like a favorite pair of pants or something.  Basically, something physical that is a personal belonging cared about, worn in, and with you during something else that makes you really happy.  Does that make sense? 

Now, here is a poem about having a yoga mat.  YES! I wrote a poem about a mat.  Question: Why?  Answer: Why not? :-) The idea came to me and I loved it. It's a haiku. A poem that traditionally has ties to nature and has a format of 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable.  My tie to nature in this haiku is the nature of the yogi.  Enjoy!

Yogi Nature
What I know is this,
Young children carry blankets,
Yogi's carry mats. 

Writer Yogi


  1. Haha - I love your poem! I'm a little embarrassed now, I really just have a cheap, flimsy mat myself but am now inspired to get a really nice one. I never thought about how important or how nice that might be until now. Great post!

    1. Gratitude! Honestly, a great mat, at least I have found with my Lulu. Is one that I dont even think I'm on a mat. I'm just doing my yoga on this space. If that makes sense. Its so comfy I dont even think about it. Good luck hunting if you do so! xoxo



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