Manduka Black Pro Yoga Or Pilates Mat New 71" X 26" For Sale
• 7.0 lbs; 71" long; 26" wide; 1/4" thick • Zero-waste, sustainable yoga mat •Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee • Superior wear and longevity • Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors • Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from light perspiration • Provides stability on hard or soft surfaces • Oeko-Tex certified, emissions-free manufacturing • Available in two lengths, standard (71") and long (85") (this listing if for the 71")
• Standard 3.4 kg; 180 cm long; 66 cm wide; 6 mm thick
RECOMMENDED MAT FOR P90X
Made in Germany(birthplace of the modern yoga mat)
High Density Cushion for unparalleled experience, joint protection, andversatility on any surface (carpet, cement, hardwood floors).
The legendary Black Mat PRO (formerly known as the Black Mat) is celebrating 12 years as the world’s finest yoga mat. There is a reason the Black Mat PRO inspires such passion in its users. With its denser, thicker form, unparalleled comfort and cushioning, superior non-slip fabric-like finish, and simple, elegant design the Black Mat PRO will revolutionize your practice. And best of all, it now comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. When you want the very best yoga mat, the mat chosen first by yoga teachers throughout the world, there really is only one choice – the Manduka Black Mat PRO, for your practice and for our world.
USE AND CARE
To Store: Roll your Black Mat PRO with the top side (fabric-finish) facing outwards. This keeps the corners of the mat flat when practicing.
To Break In: The surface texture of the Black Mat PRO improves with use. Our customers have found that the best way to “break in” their mat is to use it on a daily basis. Another trick is to sprinkle coarse sea salt over your mat, scrub it down with a sponge, and air dry in the sunshine.
To Clean: We recommend using Manduka Mat Renew or any non-solvent household cleaner and a damp cloth or sponge. Hang to dry in the sunshine. DO NOT put your mat in the washing machine- it may break the machine and ruin your mat!
Manduka PRO series yoga mats, designed to last a lifetime (or two), curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year and reduces overall mat consumption. Also, during the manufacturing of most PVC products, toxic emissions may be released into the air. However, PRO series mats are manufactured through a process that ensures no toxic emissions are released into the atmosphere. The Black Mat® PRO is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry.
Sometimes it’s the bumps in the road that end up defining our journey. This is the story of Manduka, a company founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference.
Over ten years ago, Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. In honor of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others.
Peter had always been the beneficiary of great generosity from other yoga teachers. To repay that debt, he sent mats as gifts to many of the teachers he admired including Erich Schiffmann, Rod Stryker, Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea. The teachers who inspired Peter were his first customers. And in the great yoga tradition, they shared their mats with their students, and a true yoga company was born. Peter chose the name Manduka in homage to his teacher and mentor, Shandor Remete, whose core practice and teaching always included the ancient Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose, Mandukasana or frog. The first time Peter heard and repeated the name of the pose he experienced a sense of childlike joy and delight as the sound rolled off his tongue. The word and the pose were mirror images, simultaneously playful and profound. The joy of Manduka is now spoken in more than 35 countries all over the world.
The quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace. They are still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials and a fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students. And as Manduka celebrates its 10th year, we are still evolving, still introducing new products, and still celebrating the spirit and wisdom of yoga teachers and their students. From the road less traveled, something great and meaningful has arrived.
Manduka: for your practice and for our world. Namaste.
Amanda D.December 19th, 2010
I cannot even begin to describe the awesomeness of this mat! I have it permanently rolled out in my bedroom so that I can get onto it whenever I feel like. Whether I am practicing a vigorous vinyasa or just have a pre bedtime stretch, this mat meets my needs for comfort & grip.
Sadly, this mat is incredibly heavy to lug around with me to classes or when I'm traveling. For that purpose, I own the Manduka eko mat and although it's fantastic, once you've experienced the Black Mat Pro, there is just never going to be a mat that is quite good enough!
Joseph S.December 18th, 2010
Upon opening the box I knew that I had made a very good decision and that I would probably be using this mat for the rest of my life. Superior craftsmanship with obvious high quality material. I am very honored to have this as my first serious mat. I'm tall so I ordered mine long... Perfect!
Vince DossNovember 26th, 2010
After reading all the reviews I could find, I bought 2 Black Mat® PRO 85" Long mats for my wife and I to start a class with over a year ago. I now use mine 5-6 times a week along with my Long eQua Towel in a Hot Vinyasa Flow class. I forgot my mat the other day in her car and had to use a flimsy school mat and was just reminded all over again that I ABSOLUTELY made the right decision. I am getting a third as a back up so I never get stuck without it again.
Mike H.November 24th, 2010
Never a slip on a Manduka Black Mat no matter how hot and sweaty my Forrest class gets. Never need extra padding for bony elbows or shoulders, either. I've got two Black mats butted together in my home practice room, bought an olive lite mat for my wife's Rasamaya practice, and now a Black Magic for a daughter beginning her yoga study. Thoroughly reliable and trustworthy products sold and supported by a friendly and helpful company.
Jay P.October 27th, 2010
Just got it, the most comfortable pad I ever used for exercise. I was expecting this product to be made in china, but guess what? Made in Germany, i don't know about you guys, but well... it tells me something
AssiaSeptember 29th, 2010
I've been using the black pro mat for a couple of weeks at Bikram and at home. It makes quite a difference. In Bikram it's easier to balance because the mat is thicker than the previous one I used and it's got a better grip. The floor series feel a lot more comfortable because of the improved cushioning for my back. I use it along with the equa hot towel and I feel quite luxurious in a 105-110F room. Now, that's an achievement--for Manduka.
O____OSeptember 28th, 2010
Yesterday my yogui friends gave me a Manduka mat as a birthday gift. Today im so happy because i will use it for the first time :)
Its gonna be a great experience!!!
debra newmanSeptember 19th, 2010
This is the last mat you'll ever need to buy! Though it is heavy, it provides sufficient cushioning on wood floor practices and cleans easily. I love it!
BakerSeptember 1st, 2010
Even though it is pretty heavy, it is the best mat ever! Great cushion, grip, and balance. Love it! :)
Patrick Michael ChiucoAugust 19th, 2010
The black mat is the only yoga mat I'll ever need. I've already worn out two standard mats that I bought from a local sports warehouse. If you're an ashtanga yogi, I say you consider the investing in your life long practice. It'll bring you to a greater state of mind when you practice, since you no longer have to worry about getting bruises if you fall during practice.
Andrea C.August 18th, 2010
I have owned my Black Mat Pro 85" for about four years now, and I must say, it has gracefully endured my wear and tear with vigor. At first, it was a bit slippery, and I was a little disgruntled. But after a few months of daily use, it's grip improved significantly, and then I really fell in love with it. The length is perfect and allows more personal space while practicing at a yoga studio. This mat is also terribly comfortable and supportive, so I can focus on my breathing and poses instead of discomfort and fear of slipping. Yes, the mat is on the heavier side, but I am not bothered by it. I look at it as weight training.
Cornelia D.August 16th, 2010
I own my Black Mat PRO 85'Long for almost an year by now and all I can say is I LOVE IT! I got it from Amazon ( sorry guys, slightly cheaper mat and no shipping fees) and I heavily use it 5-6 days a week. It still looks like new after so much use. I find the way you advance in your practice, you need a longer mat (especially when you are 5'9")and on top of that there is no slippage, adequate cushioning for the knees on hardwood floors and I can finally do my balancing poses on it (Wow! That's a first!). The only negative thing I have to say about it is the fact that it weights a ton, but I don't mind it knowing the benefits!
Monique A.July 30th, 2010
Some time ago I bought one of your signature mats. Everyone who already has one told me how fantastic they are and of course, now I too am in the know. Your mats have a unique gripping and supportive texture. Since using your mat I have been able to connect more with the mula bandha, and my breath- I don't know quite how to describe it but your mats provide a security or comfort level that allows me to let go and focus.
Patrick C.May 25th, 2010
My Manduka Black Mat has been the biggest and most beneficial investment I've made in my life since I found out about Yoga. Nothing beats the Black Mat.
Andrea M.February 11th, 2010
I absolutely LOVE my Manduka Black Mat PRO and eQua towel. I practice Bikram yoga regularly and can't imagine using any other mat! The mat is thick and firm and supports me in all of my poses. My towel provides a no slip surface that absorbs all of my sweat. Thanks for your amazing products. I’ll never use anything but Manduka!
Carlos D.October 22nd, 2009
This is the first and last yoga mat you will ever need. It's my personal portable yoga studio.
Christine H.October 20th, 2009
Been on this mat for 10 years now....it just keeps ticking
Jean M.October 20th, 2009
For my personal practice, my Manduka mat has been my best friend. The mat gives me a combination of stability and cushion that makes any surface (from concrete to carpeting) a joy to practice on. And, it has staying power - I've been using the same mat for years, and it's still perfect! To any serious student of yoga, or people with ankle or wrist issues, I recommend that they get a Manduka mat.
Joseph H.July 25th, 2009
I was always into bodybuilding and running. I have just recently added Yoga as part of my daily workout routine. being new to Yoga, (three months) I started with a basic mat I acquired at a local sporting goods store. When I made the purchase of your Black Mat® PRO all I can say is that it made all the difference in the world! No folds, bends or bunching. The mat is easy to clean and now I would not part with it!
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Manduka Black Pro Yoga Or Pilates Mat New 71" X 26" : $90