I think as parents, the best and most effective way to encourage our kids to be active is to lead by example. Maggie is 2 years old and absolutely loves to copy me. So I love to be able to work out when she is awake, however, the treadmill doesn’t work out for both of us. That lead me to discover other forms of exercise that she can do alongside me. The long forgotten yoga (at least for me). The problem, she always kicked me off my yoga mat. Little stinker!
When I found out about Yoga Lifestyle and their Bheka Long LIfe Yoga Mats By The Inch
, I had to check them out. Mats that are the perfect size for my little girl? Yes please! That’s right, get the mat that fits your little yogi. From 36″ up to 108″. Each mat is 24″ wide and 1/8 ” thick. If you are looking for something with a bit more cushion, check out the Deluxe Long Life Mat
Mats by the Inch are made from a super secret combination of PVC and linen which make it a non slip surface even when moist. The orange peel texture is perfect for your little yogi. Each mat is Okeo-Tex certified so it is safe for use by you or your little ones! What that means is that no toxic chemicals are released into the environment when these mats are made. They are fabricated in Germany and hand cut right at the Yoga LifeStyle Warehouse. If it gets dirty or sweaty, just wipe it clean with a damp cloth or throw it in the washing machine.
Mats are available in 4 different colors. The cost is $0.55 an inch plus a $10 set up charge. But, if you order a second in the same color, you don’t have the $10 charge again.
Maggie loves having her own Yoga mat to work out next to mommy on. And I’m guessing in about a year, I will just have to get Charlie man one of his own. The fact that it is just her size is awesome because she likes to roll it up and put it away when she is done…or carry it around and lay it out here or there. I never know where it will end up. Because it’s non sticky, it’s nice when she puts it on the floor in the bathroom when she decides to play in the sink.
I love that Maggie copies me so much. It makes me even more motivated to get in shape. So we will be getting out our yoga mats regularly to get moving.
Yoga Lifestyle offers more than just this though. Yoga clothing, accessories, dvd’s. If you are looking for some great products, be sure to visit Yoga Lifestyle. Retail purchases are FREE shipping.
If you are looking for mats for a classroom in groups of 12 or more, you can get them for about $17 each, plus shipping.
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*Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own and only influenced by my experience with the product and company.*