Jade Yoga™ first launched its brand of yoga mats in 2002, but its true beginnings grew from Jade Industries, Inc., a company selling non-slip rubber mats in the 1970s. With some yogis already using the rug pads as yoga mats, it only made sense for Jade Industries, Inc. to branch off and begin specializing in yoga products.
Following a demonstration from the great B.K.S Iyengar, the problem with most yoga mats became painfully obvious, they were slippery. Not only did it make practicing yoga annoying, but it put the user at risk of injury. Sticking with the parent company's core values of using natural, high-quality materials, Jade Yoga began working fervently in 2000 to address this problem. After some initial testing and sampling, the overwhelming response they received ensured Jade Yoga was on a path to success.
From their tireless efforts, Jade Yoga's "Harmony" line was born, comfortable, non-slip, and all-natural. This is Jade Yoga's mantra, helping yogis find peace with their inner nature, through nature. The development of the world's first "green" yoga mat really happened by accident because they were actually focused on making the best functioning yoga mat. It was just a coincidence that natural rubber provided the best comfort and performance for yogis.
Every day Jade Yoga seizes the opportunity to invent products and reinvent themselves. Never being satisfied with what they have, they continue to push to do bigger and better things. Since their initial launch in 2002, they've gone on to make stability blocks, yoga towels, among other things. This expansion hasn't stopped them from keeping their promise. Through their partnership with Trees for the Future, Jade Yoga plants a tree for every yoga mat sold. They truly embody the idea of being "environmentally friendly" and take it to a new level and that's what you can expect from Jade Yoga.
Reviews and Questions
- Tamara F.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingJade Yoga Travel Long Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 74" 3mm Midnight BlueI love the texture and
I love the texture and the rubber grip when sweating is not bad. its comfortable to lay on. So im please :slightly_smiling: with this brand.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Yin (Restorative)Level of Yoga Expertise BeginnerFrequency (a week) 0-1Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- MartRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingJade Yoga Travel Long Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 74" 3mmIt's really non-slip!
Bought because my $30 mat didn't hold my hands when I sweat. This one works!! Used it yesterday for the first time, after a 45 min run/walk in humid weather. While doing the downward dog, didn't slip at all. As noted by others, it is thinner, so I used my other mat below it to protect the knees, and that worked perfectly. I'm 63 years old, weight 135, and have been doing yoga for 6 months. It did smell like rubber at first, but just aired it out for a few days, and the odor is almost gone.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Vinyasa, Yin (Restorative)Level of Yoga Expertise BeginnerFrequency (a week) 0-1Perspiration Level HeavyDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Katherine M.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars3 years agoReviewingJade Yoga Travel Long Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 74" 3mm PurpleGreat Product
I bought this mat after reading other reviews. It IS very light for and has excellent stability ....no slipping whatsoever. I also have an extra long thicker Jade mat. I also love these products b/c they are made of natural rubber.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise AdvancedFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Zoe H.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars3 years agoReviewingJade Yoga Travel Long Natural Rubber Yoga Mat 74" 3mm Midnight BlueBest yoga mat
As a frequent yoga practitioner for the past 22 yrs, it is my opinion that jade has the best mats in terms of grip, how well the mat wears and the fact that it doesn’t hold bad smell.I’ve only used jade the past 5 years and my practice suffers when for whatever reason I need to use another brand of matPreferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise ExpertFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5