I've been yogaing more, in hopes of finding my inner chi and relaxing a bit, while still getting a good workout in. So I decided to invest in a new yoga mat because I was a slippin and slidin all over the place and that is NOT COOL. I went online to the mecca of Internet yoga stores (I am too cheap to buy one at a studio and the one I found at TJ Maxx one was not cutting it), the GAIAM site and read all the little testimonials and descriptions. After much confusion, I chose the above mat. It looks awfully purtty, but it's thin and upon opening my package I was extremely disappointed, but I gave it a whirl (as I hate sending things back in the mail) and I'm happy to report, I definitely didn't slip and slide like before. Luckily the class didn't have a lot of work on the hands and knees, so I was okay with the lack of padding.
In addition to my mat, I also bought a fancy pants yoga mat bag! Click here Super cute, functional and cheap!
Verdict: I'll give the mat another try, but probably won't buy equipment online again. I think you need to test, see and feel items like a yoga mat, BUT I love my new bag.