The only thing better than letting out a loud, breath-filled ommm after a rejuvenating hour-long yoga class is having perfected your moves on a gorgeous mat that reflects how beautiful you feel inside. After all, yoga is an expression of who we are, so why shouldn’t our mat reflect just that—or maybe who we want to become? While we’re down to get our downward dog on any mat that will support our movements, we couldn’t help but flutter our eyes at these breathtaking designs featuring geometric prints, abstract shapes and stunning views.
If you’re ready for an out-of-this-world experience on the yoga mat, look no further than this galactic design featuring otherworldly landscapes. The mat displays a unique image of Maui’s Haleakala crater just at sunrise. Believe it or not, this massive area covers more than 75% of the Hawaiian island and is one spectacular, astonishing sight. Infused with a subtle tribal pattern, this mat will help take your practice to new lengths.
Buy it now: Haleakala by Wildings, $40
A Dreamer’s Dream
Since most of us yogis are avid dreamers who are on a constant mission to explore the world around us, it makes sense to perform our practice on a mat that embraces this drive. Enter the dreamer’s mat, decorated with a double dream catcher, like the one you might have hung above your bedpost as a child to catch the nightmares. No need to worry about ruining the design after several uses—it’s made with a heavy-duty material that’s extra thick, so it should last for years to come.
Buy it now: Dreamer Yoga Mat by La Vie Boheme Yoga, $86
For those looking for an attractive mat that won’t attract too much attention when you’re mid-headstand, this reversible beauty from Lululemon is just the ticket. It comes in six vibrant yet calming colors and flaunts two designs—from cloud-in-the-sky blue design to polar pink frizz adorned with polka dots. It’s also made with a little extra cushion for hip, knee and floor poses.
Buy it now: The Reversible Mat by Lululemon, $68
This electric mat was created to be the ultimate yoga companion, beloved not only for its stylish and eclectic design but also for the unique, non-slip material that acts like a towel. Yep—that means you won’t be slipping and sliding on this bad boy. It’s also machine washable and made with all eco-friendly materials.
Buy it now: Combo Mat — Gypsy Maze, by Yoga Design Lab, $68
For centuries, elephants have been praised as symbols of beauty, wisdom and strength. They’re obedient, calm, yet determined creatures on their own paths. So whether you’re gifting it to an animal lover or keeping it for yourself to recharge your yoga practice, you can’t go wrong with this strong, sturdy, beautiful mat.
Buy it now: Elephant Reversible Yoga Mat by Gaiam, $35
You might have to set aside an hour before class just to take in all the beauty this striking mat has to offer. Featuring a mind-blowing kaleidoscope design based on actual images from space (taken by NASA!), it is sure to give you just the right amount of mojo and more to carry you through an invigorating class. It’s biodegradable and recyclable, made from 100% water-based inks, is non-toxic, extra cushioned and has an anti-slip weave bonded to its surface so no falling in tricky poses!
Buy it now: Mountain Miracle Yoga Mat by Harmony Yoga Mats, $159
Made from all-natural, eco-friendly materials, this non-Amazon-harvested tree rubber mat firmly supports your practice while simultaneously making our planet a better place. Its peaceful, obsidian-marbled design is also appealing to yogis of all genders. It can be cleaned using a homemade spray consisting of a 50/50 mixture of water and organic apple cider vinegar so you can feel good about our planet and your use on this mat.
Buy it now: eKO Mat Obsidian Marbled by Manduka, $94