The words I wrote back then still hold true today. Even so much that when I went to Vail, CO last week (to do more spa-ing than skiing), I had my trusty (very thin) prana mat in tow. For me, it’s a multipurpose mat. Of course, I use it to practice yoga & meditate when on the road but I have another key use for it.
Have you ever noticed that the seat backs on airplanes are designed with a concave arche? Huh?!? When you sit back in the seat, your lower back has to round & your head jets forward? Does that sound comfortable? If you haven’t noticed, I’m sorry to say you’ve probably just gotten use to sitting poorly in what I believe is a very non ergonomic design. My solution —use my 10 year-old rolled up prana mat to assist me in sitting tall. I stand it up against the seat back and sit with my back on it. It is perfect for keeping me comfy, or should I say as comfy as one can be on an airplane.
Unfortunately, since my mat is so old I don’t think the very thin version of it is still available. Plus prana, like Manduka, are thankfully now offering more eco-friendly mats which tend to be a bit thicker than the one I have. For another opinion on yoga travel mats, check out the Road Warriorette‘s product review.
Yoga mat + travel = happy girl. Namaste!