I love to do yoga. The practice of yoga can be relaxing, centering, and athletic all at once. With this year’s goal to lose weight and get healthy being bigger than ever, yoga is a big part of that. I can always count on it as a good way to begin or end my day and give me needed time to focus on myself. Frankly, though, I’ve had a tough time finding the right mat. My experiences thus far have involved strong plastic odors, rough textures, and constant rolling up. It was time to up my yoga mat game… and in stepped Aurorae with an opportunity to review their Synergy Yoga Mat Towel!
Oh my, I could tell these were different right from the start. For starters all of the colors are beautiful and relaxing. The design is primarily solid color with a small focal icon on one end. I had a tough time choosing just one color but eventually decided on Lapis. If all the colors of the Synergy Yoga Mat Towel are this lovely in person, then you won’t be disappointed in any color choice. It’s just lovely! (Deeper in color than my photo below.)
The Synergy Yoga Mat Towel is composed of a decadent microfiber towel layer on top with a thick mat underneath. The entire mat is heavy enough to easily hold its place on any surface, but lightweight enough that it is comfortable to tote. It unrolls very easily and stays unrolled except for the very edge of the mat. I’m finding that edge is getting better if I roll it up the opposite direction each time. The mat does not contain phthalates, latex, and silicone… so safer to use and no odd plastic odors!
It has been so nice to use! It’s very interesting to note that the mat actually works better as you sweat. As the towel gets wet, your grip improves. If you are less likely to sweat, I do recommend taking their advice to mist the towel with water before you begin a workout. It really does help improve your grip right from the start. If you’re one of those people wondering if a yoga mat is even worth it, I can say that my ability to hold certain poses has noticeably improved and I was able to explore some new poses too. I’m also finding this helps with other types of floor exercises that I do. I may have a generous amount of protective fat on my body yet, but I can still get significant pain when boney areas meet with floor or non-supportive mats. The Synergy Yoga Mat Towel gives me a generous cushion that is taking away the pain and allowing me to workout longer and harder.
Cleaning it is a breeze, too. I can toss it into my washing machine on a gentle cycle and hang to dry. It has always been dry and ready for me to ue by the next day. You will need to hand wash with a sponge of you have a top-loading machine with an agitator, though.
Overall, a great buy. If you’ve been or are looking for a yoga mat, don’t waste your money elsewhere… just buy this! Aurorae sells the best reviewed yoga mats, yoga apparel, and yoga and meditation accessories online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga apparel and other yoga accessories here.
Pros: Luxurious, thick, and supportive. Great grip. Easy to clean. Beautiful colors.
Cons: None… really!
I received this at a discount in exchange for my opinion. As someone who relies on honest reviews to make purchases, I work hard to provide other consumers with a thorough, truthful, and unbiased opinion of my personal experiences.
Stay tuned! The Aurorae Synergy Yoga Mat Towel is part of our “Love Your Body” giveaway coming February 14th!
Aurorae is a family business and popular active lifestyle e-retailer founded in 2009 by yoga student and cancer survivor, Dennis Ingui. Cancer-free for more than 14 years, Ingui started practicing yoga as an outlet in his life to help build his body and develop inner peace of mind. Aurorae’s yoga mats became the top-rated yoga mats on Amazon.com after less than a year in operation.
The Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel is their latest new development and US Patent Protected. No more slipping and no more need for a bunched-up towel moving around on the floor. You will have the best of both worlds all wrapped up into one product! This unique super deluxe non-slip yoga mat towel bonds their 5mm PER yoga mat with their lush, ultra absorbent non-slip microfiber towel. It measures 72 inches long and 24 inches wide. ($69.95; on sale for $49.95 at time of writing)