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My Magic Carpet: The Best A Girl Can Get

Ever since getting a bit serious about yoga this year, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect yoga mat.

When I first started practising yoga at my local leisure centre a few years ago, I bought a purple yoga mat for £10 from the yoga instructor and it did me proud for a while. In fact I still have it and use it for working out. The mat was unbranded, so I can’t credit anyone with some love, but it did the job I needed and was great for a beginner.

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As I started to take things a little more seriously and my vinyasa flow sessions were becoming quite fast-paced and sweaty, I found that I needed something that had a bit more of a non-slip feature to it. The other feature I wanted was a thick yoga mat, as I have a rather boney spine and dodgy knees, so it can sometimes get a little painful without enough padding.

Whilst on my hunt for said yoga mat I was actually fortunate enough to be given one at Philips Juicer event, so I thought I might as well give it a go. The mat was the standard sticky mat from Yoga Matters in green and costs a very reasonable £18. Click here to shop.

It’s definitely got the sticky factor and for the price, I’d definitely recommend buying one of these mats if you’re on the hunt for a new one and don’t want to splash too much cash.

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Now we come to THE yoga mat of all yoga mats… AKA The Magic Carpet.

I’ve been eyeing up the Liforme mat for about six months, but at a hefty £100, it felt like a far off dream. A fitness friend of mine randomly got in touch while I was poorly in hospital last month and made my day by telling me that I’d be receiving my very own magic carpet in the post. I really do feel so lucky to be a blogger when things like this happen!

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Here’s a few reasons why I love the Liforme mat:

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In all honesty (and there’s nothing we like more than honesty on Imperfect Matter), would I spend £100 on the magic carpet? No, not with the money I earn right now, I couldn’t justify it. BUT, if I had a spare £100, or if I was a yoga instructor, then I would absolutely buy it. It’s definitely a luxury, but maybe one you could ask for from Santa this Christmas! 😉

Click here to find Liforme online.

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I’d definitely recommend figuring out which features are most important to you before buying a yoga mat, as they vary more than you might think.

WEARING: LEGGINGS & SPORTS BRA – VIE ACTIVE –  CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Please do let me know of any other brands you’d recommend! x