Problem with Plastic
» The Ends Rolls Up: Plastic yoga mats are prone to stretching and malforming and the ends often roll up, making it hard to keep the mat flat.
» Slippery When Wet: When you dripping with sweat and focusing on that downward-facing dog the last thing you want is to have slipping toes and trembling fingers.
» They Don't Offer Much Padding: Not only is a slippery plastic surface uncomfrotable its down-right dangerous and can results in strained ligaments, bruises and a frustrating experience that limits your yoga experience. Plastic mats are thin, and provide poor support for your joints.
» PVC is not Sustainable: The main component in PVC is vinyl chloride, which is a known human carcinogen. During production phthalates and heavy metals (lead and cadmium) are added to PVC to make it soft and flexible. As you deeply inhale during your yoga routines, fumes from your mat are released and come into contact with your lungs and skin.