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This yoga mat has it all! The Black Mat PRO comes with a Lifetime Guarantee that will withstand your yoga practice no matter how often or intense!
This yoga mat is also certified “safe for human contact” by Oeko-Tex, an environmental certification agency. Manduka uses a zero-emissions manufacturing process, which ultimately means a large reduction of impact to our landfills as well as reduced pollutants for our environment!
The Black Mat PRO offers unparalleled comfort and cushioning in this dense, thick yoga mat. The superior non-slip, fabric-like finish will keep you in place even when lightly wet with perspiration. The bottom of the mat is manufactured with a proprietary dot-pattern to resist sliding. The high-density cushioning provides ultimate comfort and joint protection. This thick yoga mat gives stability on hard or soft surfaces.
In addition, the closed-cell construction of this thick yoga mat, keeps out moisture to resist bacteria. Engineered for sustainability, the high quality material will not peel, flake, or fade.
We recommend using Manduka Mat Renew, a gentle, certified organic yoga mat wash made with essential oils (or any non-solvent household cleaner) with a damp cloth or sponge. Hang to dry in the sunshine. Avoid soaps with scented oils as they breakdown the composition of the mat. Never squeeze out excess water from your mat. To maintain shape, hang dry. To maintain the sticky texture, clean at least once a week when in use. When not in use, store your mat in a yoga mat bag.
To Store: Roll your Black Mat PRO with the top side (fabric-finish) facing outwards. This keeps the corners of the mat flat when practicing.
To Break In: The surface texture of the Black Mat PRO improves with use. Our customers have found that the best way to “break in” their mat is to use it on a daily basis. Another trick is to sprinkle coarse sea salt over your mat, scrub it down with a sponge, and air dry in the sunshine. Some users have commented that their mat felt slippery until after this break-in period, and then they haven't slipped since.
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Manduka PRO series yoga mats, designed to last a lifetime (or two), curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year and reduces overall mat consumption. Also, during the manufacturing of most PVC products, toxic emissions may be released into the air. However, PRO series mats are manufactured through a process that ensures no toxic emissions are released into the atmosphere. The Black Mat¨ PRO is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry.