JadeYoga now has organic cotton Mysore yoga rugs available.
These rugs are perfect for all kinds of yoga classes, including Ashtanga, outdoor classes and beach yoga. These rugs are made with organic cotton and all-natural vegetable dyes made from herbs such as indigo, cumin and turmeric. The herbal dyes are specially made in small batches in order to get the most color and benefits from the herbs.
These rugs are 27 inches wide and 72 inches long and are lightweight at only 2.5 pounds. They are also machine washable, making them easy to clean and care for. Using a rug can allow you to feel closer to the traditional roots of yoga.
These rugs are handwoven by rural artisans in India, preserving a tradition and art form and providing a livelihood for weavers. Weaving is a traditional way of life for many people in this area of India and has seen a huge decline in recent years. It can be very difficult to make a living with weaving and many people have left in search of other jobs. These rugs support the traditional weavers and allow them to use their skills to support their families. For many of them, this is the only job they have ever had and making these rugs allows them to keep this tradition alive.
In addition to providing a livelihood for these weavers, through their partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation, JadeYoga provides a hot, nutritious school lunch every day for one week for a child in India with each rug sold. This not only provides the only meal of the day for many children, but encourages all children to attend school.