If you do perspire a lot during your practice try a Manduka eQua mat towel or hand towel to keep you from slipping.
Some people find they have to break their PROLite® mat in for several weeks until the grip is established - we recommend using TRIBE Get A Grip Powder to give you excellent grip during that phase. To speed up the break-in period use the Salt Scrub Method.
Standard 1800 x 610 x 4.7mm to 5mm at 1.8kg
Long 2000 x 610 x 4.7mm to 5mm at 2.1kg
Long & Wide 2000 x 760 x 4.7mm to 5mm at 2.7kg
High-density gives ideal stability
Thickness provides cushioning for joint comfort
Fabric-like surface finish for optimal movement between poses
Versatility on any surface (carpet, cement, hardwood floors)
Won't peel, flake or fade. Product improves with use over time
Closed-cell surface for hygiene
Non-toxic, emissions-free manufacturing
100% latex free
Please note: PRO® mats are hand poured and colors may vary slightly from mat to mat
Actual logo colour may vary
A firm mat that is supportive, not 'spongy' so allows your standing poses to remain stable and floor poses to be comfortable. If weight of the mat for transporation is not a consideration then think about a PRO® 6mm instead as it is larger and even more comfortable.
The beauty of the PROLite® 5mm is you get the benefits of the PRO® 6mm but in a more portable version. All around it is slightly smaller size and that brings the weight down substantially.
To Store: Roll Manduka PRO mats 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 Manduka PRO mats improves with use. The best way to break in your mat is practice, practice, practice, but if you want to speed things up a little, try the salt scrub method.
To Clean: Keep your mat in the best condition by wiping it down after every practice. The PRO® series mats are tough, so while we recommend cleaning your mat with Manduka Mat Wash or TRIBE eco.clean, you can use household detergent and water.
Do not use solvents or harsh chemical cleaners and do not soak or submerge PRO Series Mats in water as this will encourage the material to break down, and these will void the Lifetime Guarantee.
Do not wash in a washing machine mostly because the mat is so tough it will wreck your machine!
Designed to last a lifetime (or two), Manduka PRO® series yoga mats curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year and reduces overall mat consumption (check out our Lifetime Guarantee). 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 Manduka PRO® is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX®*, a material certification agency in Europe for the textile industry.
*Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate no.12.HUS.17706 by Hohenstein