The Oval Mat was conceived by Agung Sangha during Nidra meditation. It dawned on him that there were no straight lines in nature. Everything curved, somewhere in the distance. Whether spiral or oval, these shapes resonated the natural flow. If we came from an egg, why not practice yoga on an egg? Why confine the practice in a rectangle? It felt counter-productive, counter-intuitive… And so the oval mat came to be.
The revolutionary oval mat echoed the wholeness, unity and warmth of the egg from bygone civilizations. The first prototypes received raving feedback from the NYC yoga community, and a flock of like-minded folks joined hands and hearts in the pursuit of the Qi-Yo Oval Mat.
The mat is embedded with a texture of blue water waves; augmented with a spiral graphic print on the blue, and a Flower of Life pattern on the purple side. Every form is a potential source of vibration.
Oval means life, the womb, the Mother.
Blue water waves reminisce purity and fertility, the primordial whirlpool.
Spiral hints the curves of conscious evolution as we navigate change.
Flower of life carries the blueprint of creation, houses the tree of life; celebrates unity in diversity.
Purple invokes imagination and spirituality
Blue wafts a scent of celestial love and truth
Egg – the hatching, the inception, the multitude of I’s….floating on the primordial waters of mother Earth…
7.0 lbs in weight; 70″ long x 37.5″ wide x 1/4″ thick
(a little over 3 kg in weight, 177 cm long, 95 cm wide, 6 mm thick)
Significantly wider than rectangular mats. Helps the practitioner stay on the mat during asana
Comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors
Zero-waste, sustainable yoga mat, innovative in its composition and design
The mat material and proprietary construction provide exceptional resilience, “compression set resistance” and cushioning at 6 mm thickness
High density material for unparalleled experience, joint protection, and versatility on any surface
Closed-cell surface on top to keep out moisture and sweat from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria
Tested and confirmed to be non-allergenic
Material is specially treated to avoid stinky rubber smell
Slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from perspiration
Provides stability on hard or soft surfaces
The mat’s exceptional durability allows it to last for years, even with daily use
Plant-based material requires less energy to process, which means the mat has a lower carbon footprint than normal yoga mats
Oeko-Tex certified, emissions-free manufacturing
The oval symbolizes the egg, the symbol of life and creation. Universal energy circulates in an egg-like pattern. The oval is also a symbol of the universal Mother, the yoni, the Shakti energy. It represents the energy of life.
Qi Yo has measured its oval yoga mats by the methods of radiesthesia and on the bovis scale. The results have proven that the energy of the oval, egg-like mat is higher than of any other shape of mat.