Sticky yoga mat

The Best Yoga Mats | My RECAP After Testing them All | Sweat Proof, Best for Hot Yoga, more

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hi I’m Brett Larkin and this video is my

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top pick so my personal favorite yoga

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mat of 2015 2016 what I really liked

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after going through all of yoga mat week

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which was actually a lot longer than a

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week many of you know that I actually

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filmed way too many videos for yoga mat

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week so there’s going to be a future

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yoga mat week so get excited if you’re

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seeing this after September because

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there’s going to be more yoga mat weeks

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on my channel more giveaways but to kind

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of tie this current yoga mat week up in

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a bow bow and I did want to just kind of

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recap what my personal favorites are

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what my pics are for you guys because I

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know it’s been really overwhelming

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because there’s so many awesome mats so

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while I loved both the yoga design lab

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mat and the Yolo ha cork yoga mat to me

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these are both yoga mats that are kind

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of an additional mat you’d buy if you’re

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doing vinyasa yoga right if you’re just

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doing

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Bikram or purely hot yoga maybe these

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mats would be a good choice for you but

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likely if you’re someone in my community

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doing majority you know my videos which

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are vinyasa and not heated not hot yoga

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you want a mat that can kind of handle

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sweat but is you know generally for non

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hot yoga and while I love both these

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mats I think that they are again like an

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extra math that you would have in your

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house for hot yoga specifically so they

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wouldn’t be your main mat if you lived

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by the ocean and we’re doing some yoga

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all the time stand up paddleboard yoga

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with yello-ha maybe with yoga design lab

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mat if you’re constantly sweating or you

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just know you’re drenching the mat every

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single time the towel top yoga design

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lab mat could be a good pick but

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honestly I think these are secondary

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mats so they aren’t in my top that being

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said I do have them to giveaway so if

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someone is you know doing more hot yoga

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or lives near water and you’re excited

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about getting a Yolo ha mat or a yoga

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design lab mat for free you definitely

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want to enter the contest details on how

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to do that or below and I just wanted

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you guys to know that these two

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are to that I am doing giveaways for I

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think it’s even better because even if

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you have a mat you already really like

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you can still enter to win one of these

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guys and just so you guys know the exact

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yoga design lab mat that I’m going to be

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giving away is this one it is wrapped

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and totally unused of course if you

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prefer mine instead of course I’m always

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happy to ship you my personal one as

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well okay so if you are someone who

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sweats a lot you’re doing heated vinyasa

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yoga or you just tend to get really

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really sweaty

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the gyeom soul dry grip guys you can’t

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go wrong with that mat okay it’s at an

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unbeatable price I think it’s something

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like six in the 60s maybe $68 and it

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just is so slip resistant right I think

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that that mat is like a magic trick in

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the way that it really absorbs and

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handles water so if safety is your

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number one concern I would go with that

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mat personally for me I felt sort of

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like I was doing yoga on a rubber tire

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so I didn’t love it for myself

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personally just because I like a little

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bit more texture and give this is a very

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personal thing guys so um you know if

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that’s not you the guy I’m told dry grip

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is a great choice at a great price but

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that’s the reason it’s not sort of at

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the top of my list just because I

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personally like that texture and that

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give so that is why Jade is probably my

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number one pick I hate to say number one

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to three but Jade is in my top three and

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I have this beautiful blue Jade matte to

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give away its perfectly new it has a

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little bit of something on this end that

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I think will just wash off it’s it’s

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basically perfect so if you want a new

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jade mat in this beautiful blue color

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I’m going to be giving this away this is

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my own personal jade mat in purple and

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yeah you know the only con with the Jade

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mat it smells a lot of rubber when you

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first get it it can wear easier than say

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you know a closed cell mat but honestly

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unless you’re doing vigorous psycho yoga

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every single day three times a day like

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the wear and tear issue I really don’t

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is that big a factor yes Jade math

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absorb things like moisture which is

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good but it absorbs sweat and bacteria

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too like we looked at in that open cell

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birth closed cell video but again if

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you’re just have like a pretty normal

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practice once a day or a couple times a

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week Jade is just gonna be great for you

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and my favorite thing about Jade is how

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it really moves with you there’s that

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dynamic Ness of the mat because of its

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open cells sort of springy malleable

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nature and I personally just love that I

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really really like it I feel like it

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gets me deeper into poses so Jade is in

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my top three yeah also in my top three

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is the life form yoga mat from the

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United Kingdom which I had never heard

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of and you guys told me about so thank

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you this mat is so unique so watch the

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full review on this mat if you haven’t

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already but basically it has alignment

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lines that are textured built into the

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mat this mat is helping you find your

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alignment through marks that are

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actually on the mat and slightly raised

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it’s it’s really cool it’s unlike

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anything I’ve ever seen and I had one of

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the best yoga classes of the past year

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on this mat and I don’t know if I just

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went to a really good class or if I was

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really using the mat and like aligning

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my hands and every single down-dog and

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aligning my feet and correcting all

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these subtle subtle alignment details

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that even those of us who practice

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frequently can forget the alignment

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lines on this mat are awesome and after

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practicing with it I’m sort of shocked

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that more companies haven’t copied

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lifeform and just put alignment lines on

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all their math because it’s kind of a

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no-brainer and the way they’ve done it

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you can just tell that they really sort

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of Av tested this mat had a lot of

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Yogi’s give them feedback on it because

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the texturing of the alignment lines is

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really just perfect it has cushioning it

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is as sweat proof as the Gaiam sole so

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again like that absorbing water like a

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magic trick thing I thought maybe the

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fact that it didn’t have texture like

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the gallium sole would bother me and it

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kind of does but the mat makes up for

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that with the alignment lines right

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because the alignment lines are so

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special and are so different

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and I did feel so safe so again I this

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mat is in my top 3 the con here right is

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that this that is expensive it is a

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hundred and fifteen dollars for the

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travel size and a hundred and $40 for

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the full mat okay that does include a

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yoga mat case they do nail you a a case

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that comes with the mat so you don’t

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have to buy a yoga mat bag and it comes

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with the strap so you can carry it

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around so that’s pretty cool but if

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you’re going to invest in something that

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really is going to take your practice

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deeper this is this is a really special

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one guys oh and because I think I forgot

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to mention this guys I am going to be

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giving this life-form mat away so I have

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used it and have tested it so it is

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slightly slightly used but pretty much

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I’ve just used it once or twice and I am

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giving this one away with the case as

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well okay this is the hugger-mugger

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para yoga mat this is my number four

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okay so not in my top three just because

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I like the other mat I’m going to talk

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about next more but this is a great mat

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this is a great alternative to a jade

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mat it’s a little thicker and a little

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more stable so if you’re into jade and

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into rubber mats and really want

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something non-slip but don’t want that

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kind of give or super open cell nests of

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jade this is such a good option for you

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again it’s the hugger-mugger para it is

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valued at over $100 but at yoga outlet

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you can get it for I think it’s 68 so

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just a great deal it’s heavy

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and again it has all the kind of

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positive qualities of a jade mat except

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it’s not as Givi doesn’t move with you

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as much which I also liked and I could

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tell that this mount wasn’t going to

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wear as quickly as Jade because it’s not

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as open cell and porous it wasn’t

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getting dirty you know like Jayde’s can

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tend to do I find like my J just

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collects dust and stuff from my feet and

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you know requires a lot of cleanliness I

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still love it so my top three J is

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amazing but you know this match just not

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as open cell so it’s just going to just

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stay cleaner I was a big fan of this one

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okay and the last Matt and

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top three for this yoga mat week is the

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Manduca eco and man Duke and I had I

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felt like a tumble to relationship

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throughout yoga mat week because I feel

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like Manduca mats are everywhere they’re

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in every yoga studio we hear so much

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about them they have incredible

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distribution as a company they’re a cool

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company so I really wanted to like their

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math and I felt like when I tested the

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pro and the pro light I just I wasn’t

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feeling it I thought the pro light was

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definitely not water resistant enough

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for me to feel safe or recommend it to

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people I felt the pro was much better

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and the pro is you know a big Cadillac

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of a mat it’s also expensive a hundred

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dollars very cushiony but when I tried

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the Manduca eco I kind of just fell in

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love without even meaning to or

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expecting to definitely watch the full

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review on this map but the synopsis is

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basically that this mat doesn’t have the

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fabric like texture of the pro series

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which I think makes the pro series you

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know have a long time to break in and

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you know what’s great about the pro

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series is there’s no late acts because

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it’s you know rubber free and just as a

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recap guys if your mat says it has a

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natural rubber

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natural rubber contains latex okay so

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just something to be aware of there so

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with the Manduca you know it’s getting

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back with the Eco to that kind of rub

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earnest of jade and the hugger-mugger

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para that I clearly like just because

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you know what they hold up to water

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better they hold up to sweat better

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they’re more non-slip then the mats then

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the pro series in my opinion the Eco has

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these little waves on it for grip and

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you know it’s as heavy are almost as

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heavy as the Manduca Pro but it just

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doesn’t feel as bulky I don’t know I

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unexpectedly fell in love with the

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Manduca eco and it’s $88 which is you

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know I think a pretty reasonable price

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point for you know a high-class Manduca

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mat so I also think the Eco would be

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something to check out so to recap the

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recap we have Jade the life form yoga

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mat and the Manduca

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eco as my top three with the

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hugger-mugger para and the guy I’m sold

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dry grip

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coming very closely behind I want to

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thank all of you so much for hanging out

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with me for yoga mat week for kind of

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going on this journey with me I was kind

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of scared I didn’t know if people would

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be upset that I wasn’t posting classes

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for a week or two well we kind of deep

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douve into all of this and the support

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and love has just been amazing for this

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whole week but also in our community

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with everyone sharing their mantras and

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I want to keep that going and I have

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some ideas of how to do that but make

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sure to check out and watch the video

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there’s a link to it below this for how

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you can win a mat and share your mantra

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with me and the rest of the community

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because there’s still a couple days to

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enter to win one of the mats that I

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talked about here and of course give

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this video a like if you enjoyed it

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subscribe to my channel if you’re not

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already subscribed and from my heart to

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yours namaste

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