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However, recently, a newer, sexier, more ergonomic mat has arrived on the yoga block that might give Liforme a run for its money. Created by Lululemon, the Take Form mat (£108, lululemon.Co.Uk) is a very clever 3D design covered with subtle elevated ripples. These zones were tested rigorously and mapped out by yogis to help
with alignment, positioning, focus and sensory perception. I have this mat and can confirm it really is something else. It brings a visible dimension to my practice, helping me align my hands and feet, while adding a sensorial element, helping me feel my way around.
For those who just want a mat for fitness, the Manduka Pro (£100, yogamatters.Co.Uk) has a vice-like grip, great cushioning and is much loved by fitness coaches. And when we are on the go again, or visiting yoga retreats in foreign lands (I dream!), Manduka’s super-thin Eko Superlite Travel mat (£40, yogamatters.Com) is perfect as it folds to the size of a yoga block.
If pilates is your exercise, it’s recommended you choose a mat that is 8mm-15mm thick (Liforme mats are 4.2mm thick). Pilates teacher Chloe Hodgson says: ‘A lot of pilates is performed on your back or tummy, so cushioning is essential’. She recommends merrithew.Com.
A great exercise mat won’t do your workout for you, but it can make your session more enjoyable and effective – which means we might just come back for more. @susannahtaylor_
For a well oiled bath…
The one constant that keeps me sane through motherhood, work and home life is a nightly bath. I love bath oils for leaving my skin silky soft. One of my current favourites is Ren Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil (£29, renskincare.Com), which smells like a spa. The other is Bamford B Silent Night Bath Concentrate (£70, bamford.Com), which has a dreamy scent of camomile, lavender flower and vetiver.