Friday, April 15, 2011

Have Mat, Will Travel

It's vacation time! Woohoo! My family and I are heading out to New York for 2 weeks and I am looking forward to walking on Fifth Avenue, eating a burger in Shake Shack and trying out the many studios the Big Apple has to offer.

Shake Shack

Which leads to my dilemma. What yoga gear do I bring? With a suitcase already busting at the seams, lugging my mat all the way to the States doesn't seem like a bright idea. 

Inefficient packer

Some options:

Using studio-provided mats. The easiest solution, but some studios may not have them and actually require students to bring their own mat.

Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mats. These provide traction but no cushioning for jumps and landings. Probably best used in carpeted hotel room floors.
Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Mats

Toe Sox. Traction in sock form. This is the lightest and least bulky option but as with the travel mat, zero cushioning.



  1. Have fun Pat! Just buy a mat from there hehe!

  2. Don't pack a lot of clothes! Just do your shopping in NY! That's what I did for this trip, with 140 lbs to spare for more shopping, hehehe! And yeah, buy the mat there too!


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