Stickiest yoga mat

WHAT IS THE STICKIEST YOGA MAT? Manduka vs Lululemon

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hey everyone welcome to shymala yoga I’m

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Jody and I want to take a moment to

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right now today we are doing a product

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review on the Manduca pro black matte

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and the Lululemon reversible matte and

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the reason why I’m doing these two

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masses because as a yoga teacher

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these are the two mats that students

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inquire about all the time they asked me

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which one Manduca or lulululu Manduca so

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I used both these are both my personal

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mask I have a lot of experience with

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both these mats so I thought I would

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bring my personal experience and

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knowledge to you and compare these two

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maps so if you decide after this review

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that you want to purchase a mat I have

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provided links in the description below

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to make it very easy for you to just

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click on it and purchase them at so

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let’s get started

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okay so I have today the two matches in

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my personal mat so and I’ve used both of

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them several times so this is really I’m

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reviewing the basic and the basics and

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specifics of these masks but I’m also

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going to kind of give you an idea of

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what I like and maybe what I didn’t like

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about these masks so we’re going to

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start with the Manduca okay this is the

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Manduca pro black mat and even though

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it’s called the black mat it’s not just

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because it’s black the other colors it’s

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still called the pro black map even

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though it comes in two other colors so

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this is the pro and this is really my

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favorite map at the moment okay so just

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even putting my hands on this mat I can

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feel the gripping of the mat and how

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awesome it feels you know a good testing

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opposed to come into I think when coming

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into an show mat is downward facing dog

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because you’re pushing down in a way and

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you can really feel the grip of the mat

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and feel the cushion of the mat so this

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math the Manduca pro black math is comes

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in two different sizes so this one is

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seven and a half pounds kind of on the

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heavy side it is 71 inches by 26 inches

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by six millimeters in thickness so

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there’s going to be one of your more

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thick mass which is really good for

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cushioning especially when you’re

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starting to get down on your knees and

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the more the areas of your body that can

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be a little bit more sensitive the

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awesome thing about this mat is that it

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has a lifetime guarantee so if something

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goes wrong Manduca will replace the mat

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so if I’ve had this mat for I don’t know

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over a year now and I mean it still

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looks brand new to me

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it’s made from PVC and it’s all

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non-toxic material so there’s no like

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chemicals or anything coming out and you

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know with any Matt if usually smells at

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first when you get it but right now I

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just smelled it I there’s no yucky fumes

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or anything like that which tend to

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happen when you get new mats sometimes

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the smell doesn’t quite go

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with this one it does and then you can

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tell the front in the back of the math

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that the top of the mat has a little

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Manduca Frog Evelyn in the corner and

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then the back has like little circles on

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there as to help to keep from sliding on

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the floor and this never slides on the

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floor when I practice in fact I can’t

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stand up it’s a big pet peeve of mine

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when you’re when your mat doesn’t stay

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sticky and in place so you know I really

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don’t have a lot of negative things to

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say about this about this mat but if I

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were to say the downside it is on the

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pricey side so this mat is a hundred and

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ten dollars okay and then the longer

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version of this is a hundred and twenty

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one hundred thirty six dollars it is 85

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inches long so it’s a little bit longer

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and it weighs two pounds more so it’s

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nine and a half pounds so the the cons

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to this is the price but you still need

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to keep in mind that it has a money-back

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guarantee the way it is quite heavy and

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you know normally I practice hot yoga

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but not super hot yoga I’m not a huge

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sweater I sweat a little bit but I don’t

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sweat tremendously which is why this is

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perfect for me if you take it to a hot

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yoga class where you’re really dripping

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sweat like a you know high heat type of

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a class this is not going to be the mat

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for you because you will start slipping

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on this map so for everyday practice if

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you don’t practice and super hot but you

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know warm and you’re sweating you’re

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fine

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then this map is going to be awesome if

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it fits in your budget okay so here’s

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the Manduca black pro mat okay so I had

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a lot of people ask me about the Manduca

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and then I have a lot of people asking

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me about Lululemon

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and this Lululemon mat is the reversible

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mat you’ve got a smoother colored

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surface on one side and then a little

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bit more textured of a black the

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opposite side this regular one weighs

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just over five pounds and it’s the same

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dimensions as the Manduca except it’s

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one millimeter smaller it’s five

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millimeters in thickness this one with

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six millimeters but it’s still a good

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amount of padding so it’s really good

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and supportive for your knees and your

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joints and whatnot

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there is a

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longer version that is 84 inches and it

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weighs about 7 pounds so it’s about 2

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pounds more so all in all this mat is

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about 2 pounds less than the Manduca mat

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and it is reversible which is really

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cool so you can have two uses for the

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both sides and it’s made from natural

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rubber okay it’s got an awful smell to

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it I must admit when you take it out and

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I mean this mat is definitely over a

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couple years old and it still kind of

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has a it’s not terrible but it still

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kind of has a little bit of a smell to

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it so that’s something you want to keep

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in mind when practicing because your

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face is always very close to your mat

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but I will have to say that for your

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really sweaty practices if you take a

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really hot yoga and you’re sweating and

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dripping this side of the mat this is

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the best mat that you can practice on

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because you do not slip you do not slide

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but you need to be sweaty in order to

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not slip and slide so when I would

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practice on this mat I would have to get

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my hands a little bit wet at first and

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then they would stick to the mat so you

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have to kind of build it up so there’s a

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couple things you can do you can start

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on this black side which has some nice

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traction it’s sticky it’s not as good as

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the Manduca

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but it’s still a stickier you don’t have

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to get your hands wet and then after you

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start sweating you can always flip it

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over and then you can come onto this

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side so that’s kind of a benefit if you

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don’t want to use a yoga towel to absorb

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all the moisture so that’s a really good

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thing about this mat it comes in really

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pretty colors lots of really bright

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colors which I like so that’s another

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pro but one thing and one tip I would

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like to say is that if you get a color

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on these little met Lululemon that they

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scoff really easily and it really shows

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up a lot so it kind of stains a lot so

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if you decide you want to get a little

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met lemon mat I would get a darker color

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for sure but all in all like I said for

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your really hot yoga you’re really

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sweaty practices I would definitely go

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for this little um in that it is

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$68 for the smaller size $88 for the

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longer size so the cons for this Matt

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versus Manduca is this is definitely

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less expensive but it does not have the

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lifetime guarantee

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like the Manduca does so bottom line I

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really love both these maps I’d

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recommend and I have recommended both

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these maps but I would say Manduca if

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you’re not a heavy sweater and you don’t

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do a really hot yoga Manduca all the way

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if you practice really hot yoga and you

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sweat a lot and you drip a lot then I

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would say go for the Lululemon and you

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know decide which one is going to fit in

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your budget the best so I hope this

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helps you make a decision on whether to

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buy a Manduca or a Lululemon mat if you

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have any further questions just put

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something in the comment box and I’ll

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get back to you as soon as I can

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also I’m going to leap put links in the

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description so if you want to purchase a

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map you know exactly where to go and I

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will have other products available maybe

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similar products for you as well just

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you know these mats do come in some

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smaller sizes travel sizes a little bit

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lighter

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they’ll have kind of a same surface but

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just a little lighter overall so I’ll

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put those links in there for you as well

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those will also be a little less

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expensive so I hope you enjoyed the

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video if you did press the like button

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namaste

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