Founded in 1988 in Boulder, Colorado by Jirka Rysavy, Gaiam® has long promoted the health and well-being of the individual and environment. "Gaiam" comes from the combination of the words "Gaia", meaning Mother Earth, and "I Am". This ideal has guided them towards success as they pursue the market on a personal and global level. Originally, started as a catalog business, Gaiam has since blossomed into a multi-media corporation. The company has since delved into yoga, fitness, bed & bath, and home & garden products.
Despite their expansion Gaiam has remained true to its core values of quality and sustainability. In all its business ventures, these values have been its one constant. Through its products, Gaiam aims to preserve the Earth and help its inhabitants. Gaiam believes that all living things are connected, and that by providing tools that increase awareness and healthy living, the Earth as a whole will benefit.
No better is its desire and passion evident than in its yoga line. With world-renowned yogis like Rodney Yee and Suzanne Deason sponsoring Gaiam's products, customers can rest assured they're receiving the best of the best. With products like the 68" Yoga Essentials® Mat or the Rodney Yee DVD kit, Gaiam has displayed its complete commitment to the yoga industry.
Fitness as a whole is Gaiam's larger focus. Whether you're just beginning to work out or already have a steady routine, Gaiam has products like the Gaiam Fitness Trainer Heart Rate Monitor and the Gaiam Calorie Coach Pedometer that can help you achieve your goals. No matter your goal, or your level of fitness, Gaiam is there every step of the way.
- Carley F.Verified BuyerRated 1 out of 5 stars3 years agoReviewingGaiam Sol Sticky-GripYoga Mat 68" 5mmThe mat is too slippery.
The mat is too slippery. My hands never stick to it.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise AdvancedFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- ValVerified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars5 years agoReviewingGaiam Sol Sticky-GripYoga Mat 68" 5mmExpected good, received great
I've owned a few yoga mats that were less expensive than this, but I'm pleased to have spent more than usual for such a quality mat. It's got good stickiness, just-right cushion, and a simple pretty design. Pleased to use this for my usual room-temp yoga practices.
- PamVerified BuyerRated 3 out of 5 stars5 years agoReviewingGaiam Sol Sticky-GripYoga Mat 68" 5mmNot so sticky-grip
I love the thickness of this mat. It's heavy, but that's not a concern for me. I am hoping that as I wear it in, it will become more grippy. My hands just slide out from under me in downward-facing dog. I can wear grip gloves, but I don't like to. Overall, I like my new mat.