Surfasana – Yemanja Dream Cork Yoga Mat
Available on backorder
This high-performance cork yoga mat offers excellent grip, a soft touch and a perfect density/cushioning mix for optimal support & weight distribution, providing a stable yet soft foundation to take your practice to the next level.
Set on 100% sustainable thick organic cork top, layered over a natural rubber support, this beautiful clean design is laser engraved and silk-screen printed. It is reminiscent of the softness of water contrasting with the sharp design rail lines of a fishtail surfboard. It is named after the goddess of the ocean Yemanja, one of the Brazilian Orixas.
The surfboard (5’.5” x 19.6” dimensions here) on this cork yoga mat reflects one of the most popular designs in versatile and maneuverable boards: the classic fishtail.
Credit: featured in photos is Luciano Gonzalez, 4 times Master of the Ocean Champion & former Red Bull kitesurf ambassador for the Caribbean.
Optimal grip performance
The natural organic cork we use in our mats provides for an optimal grip and offers a pleasant soft natural touch under your palms and feet.
While rubber-tops and chemical alternatives become more slippery as sweating increases, Surfasana™ natural cork-based yoga mats not only do not absorb water, but the grip actually increases the more we sweat and as the mats become wetter.
Low Maintenance & High Durability
Impermeability: thanks to their natural anti-bacterial cork top and natural rubber bottom Surfasana™ Mats show an exceptional impermeability. Water, sweat and other liquid do not penetrate the cells of the mat and stay on the surface. This makes the cleaning of the mat very easy as only a gentle brushing with a wet towel is required to clean up after most practices.
100% Sustainable & Renewable
Cork is harvested by hand from cork-oak bark and is a fully natural and sustainable material. It takes about 12 years for the first harvest to occur and can then be harvested every 9 years, without causing any harm to the tree. Considering that each cork oak tree has an average life span of 200 years it is a highly natural renewable resource.
Natural rubber is produced by tapping rubber trees for latex, yielding up to 19 pounds of natural latex per tree, every year. It is a natural process that starts when the tree is 5 to 6 years old and can last up to 28 years thereafter. Every 30 years or so, the tree dies and is replaced by another 10. Each tree yields 2.1 cubic meters of wood as biomass and produces easily biodegradable litter.
Antimicrobial & Antibacterial
Cork is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Indeed scientific studies show that cork offers high antibacterial activity against many bacteria and fungus, sometimes up to 100% efficient in bacterial reduction.
Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, natural cork provides a safe, comfortable and natural surface for our practice. It also eliminates the need for chemical disinfectants, PVC or other potentially harmful material.
By using only natural organic cork and natural rubber produced by trees, we naturally contribute to fighting climate change as both cork oak trees and rubber trees absorb millions of tons of Co2 from the atmosphere every year.
It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tons of CO2, contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, one of the main causes of climate change.
|Dimensions||72 × 24 × 0.15 in|