MOVING MINDFULLY, LIVING NATURALLY🌿
The Cork Yoga Mat - Consciously created. Designed to last.
We aim to revitalize the classic yoga equipment made with harmful ingredients by combining natural & eco-friendly cork with a sleek design, making your yoga practice a pleasure, whilst being good for the planet & good for you.
We believe Cork & Yoga are made for each other. The all-natural cork surface on the cork yoga mat gives you a unique grip, it's surprisingly smooth to the touch, super easy to clean and maintain, and it can be enjoyed with the purest conscience for the environment.
CORK + YOGA = LOVE
Cork is the outer bark of the Cork Oak Tree which grows in the Mediterranean area. Cork trees are the only tree in the world that regenerates stripped bark. The tree is not cut down & it regenerates new bark for more awesome yoga mats.
Cork is a truly unique resource. From Champagne stoppers to yoga mats, this material is uniquely versatile. Whilst it is naturally beautiful, it is also biodegradable and sustainable.
Cork is a natural raw material, 100% biodegradable, recyclable and renewable.
Cork can be harvested again and again from the same tree. The extraction method is safe for the tree, which is not cut down. For a new cork tree it takes 20 to 25 years before the first cork can be harvested and after this, you can harvest the bark once every 9 years.
CREATION OF OUR CORK YOGA MATS
Harvesting cork supports the local community in Portugal, creating jobs and ensuring sustainable production. Once the cork is harvested, the cork is ground into granulates. The cork granulates proceeds to be compressed together into the robust top layer of our cork yoga mats, or into the form of our cork yoga blocks.
The finished product feels incredibly smooth to the touch, rolls up perfectly without creasing, cracking or flaking.
SUPERIOR NON-SLIP GRIP
If you’ve sweated through your fair share of yoga classes, you know just how crucial it is for your yoga gear to support you like a loyal, non-slip friend.
Well, it's finally time to bring the sweat and lose the towel with the cork yoga mat´s adaptive grip. The open cell structure gives a superior grip that gets better with moisture and sweat ✨
Sweat activates the grip, increases traction and the open cell structure transports away excess sweat preventing sweat from pooling on your mat, that can cause slipping. This makes it excellent for hot yoga!
This amazing benefit is due to the waxy substance Suberin, naturally found in the cork. It functions similarly to wax on a surfboard - preventing you from losing your grip, even in the sweatiest conditions
For those of us who don't sweat (lucky you!), you can easily increase your grip by simply spraying the cork with a little water prior to yoga practice.
Cork is naturally anti-bacterial. In a recent study, bacteria was placed on the cork to test its anti-bacterial properties, and after 90 minutes of incubation, the bacterial reduction was almost 100% (96.93%)!
The bacteria basically could not survive on the cork surface. This makes the cork yoga mat super hygenic, avoids bad smells and very easy to clean. Bonus!
Additionally, harvesting cork bark assists in the absorption of CO2 (carbon dioxide), greenhouse gas, and in fact harvested cork trees absorbs 3-5 more CO2 than non-harvested trees. It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change, and is an important producer of oxygen.
The Asanas is a Scandinavian yoga brand working passionately to bring you innovative yoga products with all natural, eco-friendly & sustainable cork material with Scandinavian Design.
The Cork Collection incorporates natural, eco-friendly & high-quality cork specifically designed for yoga, that is getting you back in touch with nature.
When doing good meets looking good - meet our cork yoga mat/cork - eco-friendly, naturally beautiful, excellent grip & it actually does grow on trees! Can you feel the difference?
The Asanas was founded in 2015 by Monika & Dan who are heath professionals & passionate about yoga & wellness + movement & mindfulness.
Our Cork is designed to be used and loved, we hope to inspire you to find flexibility & move mindfully.
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