Top 5 on Amazon: Mysore Yoga Rug

What is a Mysore Yoga Rug?

Traditionally in India yoga, particularly Ashtanga, was done on a Mysore yoga rug. Before modern yoga mats came on the market this was the best option for a nonstick and absorbent place to practice.

Today, they are typically used on top of a yoga mat. A big advantage of doing this is being able to throw the rug in the washing machine* after a sweaty session. While you can wash a yoga mat, it is more difficult to do.

*Check the specific instructions of the rug you purchase for care directions.

Historically a Mysore yoga rug was the best option for a place to practice yoga.Today, they are typically used on top of a yoga mat. A big advantage...

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When to Use a Mysore Yoga Rug

Because of the nonstick surface and absorbent material, a yoga rug/blanket would be a great option for Ashtanga, Bikram Yoga, or Power Yoga. Really, it could be used for any type of asana practice. They can also be used for meditation.

You can get creative with these beautiful rugs and use them as a throw blanket, bedspread (twin size), picnic blanket or wall tapestry.

Top 5 Yoga Rugs on Amazon

Organic Ekaminhale Yoga Rug

This is the only true yoga rug that I can find online. It is about the size of a yoga mat. They are handwoven, have naturals dyes, and come with a two-year warranty. It is by far the best option for a Mysore yoga rug.

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Hand Woven Diamond Mexican Yoga Blankets

If you don’t want to spend the money on a proper Yoga rug, a yoga blanket could do in a pinch. It does bunch up during your practice, but it will give you a feel for doing yoga on the texture of a rug.

This is what I own and use almost daily for a variety of purposes. It’s inexpensive but still has a thick material and a ton of great reviews. This blanket is not the prettiest of all the options (in my opinion) but it is the cheapest one on the list and does the job!

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Handmade Solid Color Yoga Blanket

These blankets are really nice if you like a solid color instead of a busy pattern. They have great reviews and are very reasonably priced.

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Handmade Solid Color Yoga Blanket

Mexican Yoga Blanket, Navajo Aztec Diamond

I usually prefer solid colors to patterns, but these blankets are gorgeous. The image below doesn’t do them justice. The patterns are bright, bold, and clean looking.

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Mexican Yoga BLanket, Navajo Aztec Diamond

El Paso Designs Serape Style Falsa Blanket

I love the bright colored stripes on these blankets. All the turquoise makes my heart happy. They are hypoallergenic and stain resistant.

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El Paso Designs Serpare Style Falsa Blanket

If using a Mysore yoga rug isn’t your thing and you would rather use a yoga mat check out my post Liforme Yoga Mat: Why You Should Get One. It is a yoga mat that will change your yoga practice.

Namaste,

Abby