I love the idea of a round yoga mat. A circular mat would allow for, and inspire a fluid 360 degree range of movement during your practice.
The idea of stretching out all around yourself and still being on a 6-feet-in-diameter mat would be so very comfortable.
As an added benefit, a round mat would be the perfect size for ”mommy and me” yoga classes and activities, without the need for multiple mats or having to place your child on the bare floor.
I also think circular mats would be a fantastic option for other types of fitness, like pilates.
However, I could see large round yoga mats being a disadvantage to the classes I attend in Vancouver, as they would take up too much space. Also, my classes are normally quite busy, so studios wouldn’t be able to accommodate as many students in each class.
Mandala, who ships to Canada, claims they are the original 6-foot round yoga mat creators.
What do you think about round yoga mats? Do you think you’d adopt this shape into your practice?