CNN underscored: The best yoga mats in 2024, tried and tested


CNN Underscored, in their comprehensive review of the best yoga mats, has recognized the Omala Aurora Color-Changing Mat as the best yoga mat for beginners.

Here's what thet had to say about the Omala Aurora Color-Changing Mat:

Best Yoga Mat for Beginners: Omala Aurora Color-Changing Mat

"When I first started practicing yoga, one of the biggest challenges I faced was knowing whether or not I had proper form. Of course, I could always rely on the teacher to correct a pose if I was practicing at a yoga studio. But if I was unrolling my mat at home, I had no idea if I was out of alignment.

That is, until I discovered the Aurora Color-Changing Yoga Mat. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this mat is life-changing for yogis who practice solo. Unlike a standard mat, the Aurora reacts to your body pressure and temperature, leaving imprints on the surface of your yoga mat. So you can actually see if your hands and feet are lined up correctly while you’re flowing from one pose to the next.

The brand recommends letting your mat air out for 48 hours prior to use. I initially skipped this step and immediately regretted my decision due to the strong odor that’s released when you unpack the mat. That said, the chemical smell eventually dissipated and didn’t return, even after several sweaty yoga sessions.

Cleaning this mat is also a breeze. All you need is a damp cloth and some soapy water to wipe it down after class. Although it isn’t the cushiest mat we tested, it does offer ample support and it’s comfortable to lie on during pigeon pose or savasana.

The 24-by-70-inch yoga mat is currently available in two colors — bright pink or dark purple — and is free of BPAs, phthalates and paraffins. Omala also offers an environmentally friendly program where you can upcycle your mat with one of their partners once it’s worn out. You’ll also receive a lifetime warranty for the life of the product as long as it’s cared for properly."

The Aurora Color-Changing Mat is designed to support your practice by providing visual feedback on your alignment, ensuring you maintain the correct form even when practicing alone. With this innovative mat, you can confidently improve your yoga practice at your own pace.

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For a detailed review and to see why the Omala Aurora Color-Changing Mat stands out among the best, read the full article here: The Best Yoga Mats in 2024, tried and Tested.