Choosing a mat
How do the various POSA series differ from one another?
The mats differ in the materials used for the surface and the base, and in thickness, weight, and intended use. To make it easier to understand the different series, we have put together this detailed guide on choosing a mat.
Why choose an Asana Travel mat?
Our Asana Travel mats will sweep you off your feet with their soft, unbelievably lush fabric surface that you'll never want to walk to away from, as well as their stylish colorful prints. This is a lightweight and compact mat that you can not only roll up, but also fold up like a towel. It's perfect for travel and for situations where it would be difficult to carry around a thick, heavy mat.
Is the Asana Travel mat a good choice for beginners/professionals?
Asana Travel mats are appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Will the Asana Travel mat work for ashtanga/Bikram/hot yoga?
Mats from the Asana Travel line are great for intense practice like ashtanga and vinyasa flow. The fabric surface combined with the rubber base is great at absorbing lots of moisture. Even if you sweat heavily, you can be confident that your hands and feet will stay fixed to the mat. This mat will be an indispensable accessory for hot and sweaty practice.
Will the Asana Travel mat work for gymnastics, fitness, or stretching?
Asana Travel mats are perfect for yoga as well as gymnastics, stretching, and bodyweight exercises.
What are some ways to use the thinner Asana Travel mat?
You can practice on the mat at home, or take it to group sessions or to the outdoors. Asana Travel mats can be folded up like a towel, so they're perfect for traveling! If you ever feel like the mat is a bit too thin, you can lay it on top of another mat, such as a shared community mat in a studio.
If I lay the Asana Travel mat on top of another mat, will that make it slip around?
The base of Asana Travel mats is made of rubber which sticks securely to any surface and doesn't allow the mat move around.
How strong is Asana Travel's grip with moist or dry hands?
Asana Travel mats are designed for practice with warm, moist, and sweaty hands. If your hands stay cold and dry during practice, then the grip might suffer and we recommend taking a look at the Align, NonSlip Pro, or NonSlip Travel lines.
Does the Asana Travel mat slide around the floor?
The base of the Asana Travel mat is made of rubber which sticks securely to any surface and stops the mat from moving around during intense, dynamic sessions.
In what situations is the Asana Travel mat not appropriate?
If the soles of your feet never warm up and stay cold and dry, but you like when your mat (as opposed to your muscles) holds you up in downward dog, then we recommend you try the NonSlip Pro, NonSlip Travel, or Align series.
Features and specifications
What are the dimensions of Asana Travel mats?
Asana Travel mats are 183x61 cm; these dimensions are optimal for comfortable practice based on the average size of an adult of European descent (177 cm for men and 169 cm for women). This size helps keep the mat's weight to a minimum. The mat is 2 mm thick.
Do you offer Asana Travel mats with larger dimensions?
All POSA mats come in our standard 183x61 cm size.
How comfortable is the Asana Travel mat's thickness? Is it hard on the knees/elbows?
If you use the Asana Travel on its own, it can seem a bit harsh. For those with sensitive joints we recommend using it as a topper for another mat, for example to improve the performance of the other mat or to avoid using a shared community mat. Having said that, 2 mm mats offer six times more shock absorption than 1 mm mats. Experienced practitioners who are used to training on tough surfaces will definitely appreciate this.
How much does the Asana Travel mat weigh?
The Asana Travel mat weighs 1,600 g. We took into account the ease of transport so you can practice not just at home, but also take it with you to the studio, to the outdoors, or on trips to faraway lands.
What material is the Asana Travel mat's upper surface made of?
Asana Travel's upper surface is made of polycotton with an anti-slip treatment. It's the softest mat you'll ever touch, but at the same time it's a very durable fabric surface. Practicing on it is a very pleasant experience.
What does the Asana Travel mat's surface feel like?
As far as tactile sensation goes, the surface is similar to synthetic chamois leather, but even softer and more pleasant to the touch.
What is the Asana Travel mat's base made of?
Asana Travel's base is made of natural rubber.
How does a polycotton surface (like the Asana Travel has) differ from a microfiber surface?
Polycotton is a mix of polyester and cotton; it combines the tactile qualities of natural fabric with the durability of synthetic fabric. Microfiber is a completely synthetic material that is smooth and relatively slippery. Polycotton is more "natural" and offers much stronger grip than microfiber. You can find a more detailed description of the features and characteristics of the various materials in the section "How to choose a mat" within the Asana Travel mat line.
How tough are Asana Travel mats? Won't they tear because they're so thin?
Asana Travel mats have a very sturdy, heavy-duty surface made of polycotton. It will keep your mat from tearing. The 2 mm thick rubber base will serve you for many years if you store it properly. Asana Travel is one of our most durable lines.
Will the Asana Travel mat stretch out during practice?
The sturdy, heavy-duty surface (polycotton) prevents stretching, even in tiny amounts. It is precisely the absence of stretching that distinguishes a high-quality mat from fitness mats and other cheaper alternatives.
Do Asana Travel mats have an odor?
A new mat may give off a mild rubber odor straight out of the box. It's not toxic or hazardous to your health. In general, the smell will dissipate between a couple hours to 1-3 days later. The intensity will depend on your individual sensitivity. To ensure the odor fades quickly, we recommend you unroll your mat in a well-ventilated area. Any further cleaning or processing of the mat is not necessary.
Do the Asana Travel mat's colors bleed?
The Asana Travel's print is applied using water- and heat-resistant dyes. These mats do not bleed or fade during washing.
Are the Asana Travel mat's materials safe for my skin?
The mats consist of natural, ecological materials as well as stable polymers and non-toxic dyes. All materials are hypoallergenic and completely safe for humans and animals, as long as they're not consumed as food. Since the base is made of natural rubber foam, it requires regular care, especially if it is used for outdoor practice.
What does the Eco-friendly label on your products mean?
The Eco-Friendly tag means that our products either do not cause harm to the environment, or they bring a minimal amount of harm with normal use. The mats are composed of natural, ecological materials, as well as stable polymers.
Use and care
Which side of the Asana Travel mat should I practice on?
You should place the fabric side with the print facing up. The rubber surface touches the floor.
How do I properly roll the Asana Travel mat up?
Always roll up your mat up with the upper layer facing out. Proper mat storage will greatly extend its useful life.
Can I fold the Asana Travel mat instead of rolling it up?
We designed the Asana Travel series specifically so you could fold your mat up like a towel and pack it into a purse, backpack, or suitcase. You should only fold your mat for transporting it around. Only store your mat in its rolled up state.
How should I care for my Asana Travel mat?
Wipe the mat with a moist cloth to remove any dirt along with dust and sweat after every practice. Wash your hands and feet before practicing. Do not use soap or other products intended for your skin to clean your mat.
How do I clean my Asana Travel mat if becomes heavily soiled? Can I put it in the washing machine?
If your Asana Travel mat gets extra dirty, place it in the washing machine at 30°C on the "synthetic," "wool," or "delicate" cycle. Use 1/2 the recommended amount of laundry detergent based on the mat's weight. Make sure to turn on the extra rinse cycle. If foam remains after rinsing, rinse the mat one more time. Don't run the mat through the spin cycle or leave it to soak in the water.
How long will the Asana Travel's print last?
Our printing process uses special water-, heat-, and light-resistant dyes. The print will not fade under ultraviolet rays or after multiple washes, as long as the washing guidelines are followed. Our own tests have demonstrated how the Asana Travel's colors stayed just as bright after 50 wash cycles. Brightly-colored mats may fade slightly if they are not promptly cleaned, or if you do not take care to wash your feet before practice.
What's the best way to dry my Asana Travel mat out?
To squeeze out the water, lay a large towel on top of your mat and tightly roll them up together. After your towel has absorbed the excess moisture, dry your mat on a clothes hanger, chair, or stool with rounded edges. Dry your mat in a well-ventilated room or outside (in the shade). Don't place it near heating elements or in direct sunlight.
Can I practice in shoes on the Asana Travel mat?
Careful use of sneakers with soft soles is permitted. Scuff marks on the sleek surface will be more noticeable than if shoes were not worn during practice. The surface's nap (fuzzy raised layer) might also be wiped away.
Can I practice outdoors with the Asana Travel mat?
You can practice on Asana Travel outdoors, but it's best not to lay your mat on sharp rocks, gravel, or other rough surfaces that may damage the mat's base.
What is the proper temperature range for using and storing the Asana Travel mat?
Don't store your mat near heating elements, under direct sunlight, or in below-freezing temperatures. Don't leave your mat for long periods in your car, especially on hot or freezing days.
Which situations might cause my hands to slip on the Asana Travel mat?
Your hands might slip on a Asana Travel mat if: - You have very dry and/or cold palms. If that is the case, we recommend the Align, NonSlip Pro, or NonSlip Travel lines; - You use hand lotion with silicon additives. In that case your skin may stay slippery for up to 72 hours; - You wash your mat with soap or other products intended for skin; - You don't take care of your mat on a regular basis—over time, it might become saturated with sweat and oil from your hands
Where can I find instructions for taking care of my mat?
Instructions for storing and cleaning are included in the box for each mat. If you've lost it, you can find a digital version on our site within the product card that corresponds to your mat series.
What's included in the Asana Travel mat set?
The set includes the mat and care instructions. In addition, we also recommend you order a mat bag to store and carry your mat in, or a tote bag for transporting it.
Which bag will fit my Asana Travel mat?
Any POSA bag is a good match for an Asana Travel mat.
Shipping and payment
Which regions do you ship to?
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Do you ship worldwide?
POSA is an international brand. Our mission is to bring attention to the aesthetics of yoga and create the conditions for the most comfortable and inspiring practice, accessible in any part of the world. We ship our products to many other countries, right to your front door or to your nearest post office. Options for delivery to your region will be confirmed by an associate during the checkout process and they may vary depending on the country.
How much does shipping cost?
The exact amount for shipping will be shown during the checkout process after you choose your region and shipping method. You can also check out our base shipping rates.
What shipping methods and times are available?
We offer shipping via standard and express postal services, as well as international shipping to your front door if that option is available in your region at checkout time. You can select a shipping method in your Shopping Cart. A customer service associate will confirm shipping availability upon checkout. Orders will be shipped within 3 days from the moment they are confirmed. Shipping times for international orders vary from 14-55 days, depending on the region. Shipping times may be longer during national holidays.
How can I track my order?
You'll receive a message with a tracking number and a link to track your shipment via email, SMS, or messenger apps.
How long will the pickup point hold my order for?
Holding times depend on the transport company and the terms of service of each specific pickup point. On average it ranges from 7-10 days. At post offices packages may be held for up to 20 days. If you do not pick up your package in time, it will be returned to us and you'll receive a refund minus the cost of shipping and return shipping.
Can I designate somebody else as a recipient?
If you know beforehand that someone else will be receiving your order, please indicate the recipient's details in the comments of your order, or send a message to an associate during checkout. After your order is shipped, we are not able to change the delivery address or the recipient's name. Most shipping companies will only deliver prepaid packages to the customer indicated on the shipping label. If you'd like to know whether it's possible for another person to receive your package for you, please confirm that option with the postal service or shipping company in your region.
Which payment methods are available?
You can pay for your purchase online after an associate confirms your order. Depending on your region and shipping method, some payment methods may not be available. You will be shown all the available payment methods while completing your order.
Can I pay for my order via bank transfer?
Bank transfer is not available at this time.
Discounts and bonus points
Why are there different prices for mats within the same series?
All mats within a single series are identical in regards to specifications and only differ in the color of the surface and the print. If we happen to have a larger stock of a certain print, the price may be slightly lower. Difference in price does not mean difference in quality.
Are there any special terms for instructors?
For instructors of yoga, fitness, stretching, and dance we offer a 25% discount off the product total of your order. While processing your order we will ask you to provide legitimate proof of your instructor status, for example a certificate of completion of an instructor course.
I teach without a certificate. Can I also receive instructor discount?
The discount is only offered to certified instructors. If you teach without a diploma or certificate that can prove your status, this discount will not be available.
I am still in the process of certification. Can I also receive the instructor discount?
The discount is only offered to certified instructors. You can receive this discount after completing your certification.
I would like to gift a mat to my instructor. Can I also receive the instructor discount?
The discount is not available based on another person's certification. The instructor would need to independently complete an order and confirm their status.
Can I combine a promo code discount with an instructor discount?
Promo codes cannot be combined with instructor discounts. You can only apply one discount to your order.
Can I combine discounts with accrued POSA bonus points?
Discounts and bonus points cannot be combined. You may only receive one discount for your order: either by promo code or by bonus points.
Do you offer birthday discounts?
No, our shop does not offer discounts for birthdays or other personal celebrations.
Do you offer gift cards?
We do not offer gift cards at this time.
How do I apply a promo code?
When completing your order, in the shopping cart type your code into the "Promo code" field and click the "Apply" button. If your "Instructor" practice level has been confirmed, then you will not be able to apply a promo code.
Stock and availability
How can I find out if the mat I want is in stock?
Information about a particular model's inventory is shown in the catalog within the product's card. The status may show availability for purchase or preorder, or it may show out of stock. If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
Are all the available color schemes displayed on the site?
Our catalog reflects all the currently available models of mats. If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
I saw a mat previously on your site. Will it show up again?
If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. With few exceptions, discontinued items will not be offered for sale again. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
Do you plan on releasing new color schemes/prints?
POSA is constantly working to improve and expand our collection. All our new releases are immediately displayed on our site. Stay updated so that you'll never miss the release of a new product or model.