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 is 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
Once the cork is harvested in Portugal, the cork can be ground down and made into granulates. The cork granulates that then compressed into many products, including wine stoppers and, of course, our cork yoga products.
Cork has a waxy substance called Suberin. This natural wax makes the surface non-slip. The all grip- no slip cork surface acts as a high-performance sports towel, gripping with moisture. Basically, the more you sweat, the better the grip. The tiny holes in cork absorb moistures to allow you to fully immerse your self in the practice, without having to get out of the flow & wipe it down.
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.
Unlike cheap yoga mats, our cork is made to last and does not chip, break or flake off the cork yoga mat.
Cork naturally resists mold, mildew, and bad smells.
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 Chiropractors, yogis & passion for the wellness lifestyle, movement, mindfulness, and nutrition.
Our Cork is designed to be used and loved, we hope to inspire you to find flexibility & move mindfully.