How long have you had your yoga mat?

Via on Sep 20, 2010

Saw this VIYful yoga video via our longtime friends at Manduka, was particularly struck by Jill Miller’s anti-throwaway-culture “I’ve had my mat longer than I’ve had email.”

How long have you had your mat?

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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5 Responses to “How long have you had your yoga mat?”

  1. elephant journal elephantjournal says:

    Speaking for myself, 8 years! ~ Waylon

  2. pauloone says:

    I lost my mat when moving away from college. I had that one since I began yoga, about three years. The current one is 4 years old.

  3. AMO says:

    My current mat is 7 years old. I bought it when I started practicing Bikram and now I'm a teacher.
    I have other mats that I've bought on travel and such, but I keep them to loan to guests, sometimes I have yoga brunches where all my friends come over and I teach/do yoga with them and everyone brings food and then we eat, so I've needed them all. When I open my studio I'll keep them as loaners. When I buy for my studio I'll buy green.
    They last, forever….

  4. Kyle says:

    Bought my Manduka mat in 2001 after a recommendation to battle my ailing knees, have been on this mat 2-3 times a week since. It shows no signs of wear just a lot of loving devotion

  5. Jill says:

    I just saw this post Waylon!…..too funny. In truth, I got my FIRST yoga mat 22 years ago…it shredded into mat-style parmesan cheese within a year…. Manduka totally solved that shredding issue with their Black Mat. I still have, and use that black mat :)

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