Why a Plank Yoga Mat is the Yoga Equivalent of the Barefoot Running Shoe

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People often ask us how our Plank Yoga Mats work exactly and why they are great training tool for firmer foundations. Well ladies and gents, here's your abbreviated answer:

The Plank Yoga Mat has traction, but unlike with a sticky mat, you have to train your muscles to work harder to create it by warming up the mat with more hand/feet connection than you currently apply. 

This is a similar concept to that of the barefoot running style shoes that teach the muscles of the foot and ankle to become stronger. Just as the over padded, structured running shoe causes more damage to your foot due to lack of awareness and muscle engagement, so does an always-grippy yoga mat.

So what's the moral of this Yoga Story you ask? If you want to cheat your muscles and weaken your foundations, choose a grippy, sticky yoga mat. If you really want to work for them and strengthen your poses from the ground up, choose a Plank Yoga Mat!

Fall Back into YOGA and enter to WIN a Plank Yoga Mat this Week!

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Wouldn't you like to jump back into your Yoga practice this Fall with a brand new Heat-Actived Grip Plank Yoga Mat? We thought so!

We are giving away a Plank Cobra Yoga Mat just like our Ambassador Rebekah Borucki's thanks to our friends at Yoga Accessories!

The contest will run from Sept. 20th – Oct 4th. All you have to do is visit YogaAccessories.com's Facebook Page during that time frame and tell them what caption you'd use to best describe this photo (see above) of Bex. The caption with the most likes will WIN! Good luck, Plankers!

Happy National Yoga Month! Top Plank Tips to Get Back to Your Mat

 
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Did you know that September is National Yoga Month?

In honor of it, here are our Top Plank Tips for Getting Back to Your Mat this Fall!

1) Make a Plan for Your Week: Schedule your Yoga Classes by signing up for them online in advance (if your studio allows you to), or just pencil them into your planner or online calendar. With all the tools and technology we have available these days, there is no excuse for missing your favorite yoga class!

2) Try a New Studio or Teacher: Sometimes, our practice can start to feel a bit stale. Get re-inspired this Fall and remember why you fell in love with yoga all over again. Try a new studio or new teacher's class – you might just find a new fav place to down dog!

3) FREE YOGA! Seek out Free Yoga classes and events in your area this September. In Honor of National Yoga Month, over 2,200 studios nation wide are offering One Week of FREE Yoga. CLICK HERE to see a listing of participating studios and get your asana over to one soon.

4) Get Some New Gear: A new season calls for fresh Yoga Clothes and maybe even a new Yoga Mat or Mat Bag. When you look good, you feel good, and why wouldn't you want to show off your new goods at your local studio?