The IKEHIKO Tatami Yoga Mat is made of natural Japanese igusa rush, the same as used to make traditional tatami mats. The overlapping honeycomb-like hexagonal structures found inside each stalk allows igusa to absorb formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide and unwanted odours. Igusa is also a deodorizer as it contains phytoncides - antimicrobial organic compounds - which emit a natural, grassy fragrance and helps you relax while exercising. Igusa is 2.5 times as moisture absorbent as cotton and the mats are fire retardant.
The yoga mat is non-slip, with a 4mm PVC backing and stitched with a polyester border to ensure it maintains its rigidity and shape. It rolls up tightly and can be easily transported to a yoga class or on a holiday break.
The yoga mat can also be used as a day-time sleeping or meditation mat, or a runner rug.
The Tatami Yoga Mats come in different designs - see the product variations drop-down menu.Dimensions: 180cm (L) x 60cm (W)
The motto of IKEHIKO Co. is to “make life delightful”. The company is based in Fukuoka Prefecture on the western Kyushu Island of Japan and was established in 1886. IKEHIKO specialises in home applications for igusa, the Japanese rush used in homes for centuries. The company's products convey igusa's traditional charms, while being suited to contemporary lifestyles and modern homes. The Tatami Yoga Mat is another innovative product designed for yoga practitioners with a love of Japan, or who enjoy a natural lifestyle.