Thanks to Kate Parrish and the folks from Sports Authority for the care package containing some of their new yoga merchandise offerings.
The Yoga Kit was intended as a giveaway for the recently concluded YGB benefit event . As they say , better late than never.
On the lower right hand corner of the pic is Gaiam's new Travel Yoga Mat , its clever tag line being " The Journey is This Mat's Destination ."
One of the challenges for the yogic nomad / traveller is how to pack a regular yoga mat. The overhead bins on planes are already stuffed to the gills as it is ; ( Yup , do you really have to bring your whole house with you for the weekend ? ) .
This travel mat is " super-thin " , compact & lightweight ; lending itself to be folded in one's carry on. And well made enough to last you this incarnation instead of ending up in and jamming up another landfill for eternity.
I've been relying on the kindness of teachers or studio mat rentals whenever I drop-in for a class while travelling. With this mat to test drive ( NYC in a week , then Seattle & onwards to Denver & Aspen ) , that won't need to be taken into consideration any longer.