I think everything in the world ought to be pretty. If I have to look at it, why shouldn’t it have a little flair, a little design, a little prettiness? This “pretty” philosophy carries over from my home to the yoga studio, where the functional utility of a yoga mat gets all gussied up. Here are 7 pretty yoga mats, all of them designed to work beautiful, and be beautiful, adding a little inspiration while you’re stretching and balancing.
1. Gaiam Dragonfly Yoga Mat
Price: $19.99 at drugstore.com
This pretty pink yoga mat is stamped with a dragonfly flitting around a blooming hydrangea. It’s light-weight, but durable, and big enough to claim a comfortable space for doing your downward dogs. It measures 24 inches wide by 68 inches long, and is textured, so it won’t slip!