by Catherine L. Tully
If you are a Bikram yoga fan–or just a dancer who tends to sweat, you’ll be excited by this product–I know I was!
The Aurorae Synergy towel-mat is a great pick for yoga class or to use at home for stretching. It makes so much sense I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve seen anything like it. The bottom is a yoga mat and the top is a microfiber towel. Combined, they give you 5mm of comfortable cushion which can make a difference after a long day of rehearsals (or, in my case, if you are over 40 and not fond of sitting on a hardwood floor to stretch out).
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of the way most mats feel when you use them to stretch, so this solved my issue. The towel part is soft and feels good against the skin, and it also helps prevent slipping, as the two surfaces are fused together.
At 72 inches, the mat is nice and long, and it is also biodegradable, SGS approved, free from phthalates, latex and silicone. The best part is you can even put it in your washer (follow directions with mat and hang to dry).
It’s always nice to have a spot to stretch, and this product is lightweight, as well as easy to roll up and take with you on vacation–or on tour. I think it’s a winner for dancers as well as for those who practice yoga. (If you prefer the more traditional style of yoga mat, this company sells those as well.)