About the Yin Mat
The Yin Mat is a luxurious space to pause and rest, inviting you to drop out of your busy mind and into your beautiful body.
Available in a variety of sizes and styles, the Yin Mat is your body altar, the cornerstone of a yin practice, and a doorway to regulating your nervous system.
The human body is not designed to sit on chairs and couches for long stretches of time. We are meant to squat, kneel, lay down, twist, and stretch throughout the day. This kind of fluid movement has endless benefits for our physical body but also shifts our nervous systems from fight/flight/freeze/appease/dissociate into a more regulated, grounded and centered frame of mind.
A consistent practice of self-regulation builds resilience and re-patterns our body-mind, helping us to heal from outdated patterns that no longer serve us.
Relaxing on the Yin Mat allows you to create meaningful change in how you interpret and respond to the world. As your body intuitively unwinds and opens to what you feel, your mind will gently reveal inner resources, creative potential, and brand new possibilities.
Also, your calm state of mind is infectious! Your family/friends/roommates will want to join you in the decompression session which opens up the channels for co-regulation to naturally occur. Co-regulation is when one person's nervous system detects signals that the other person's system is relaxed and calm which naturally harmonizes their own. This term, co-regulation, is often used in the context of a child-parent relationship, where the child subconsciously detects signals of safety and calm in the parent, which allows their own system to regulate. The term, however, can be applied to people of all ages and relationships. Everyone's nervous system is built to detect subtle cues that inform us if the people around us feel safe or threatened - this has ensured the survival of our species. Knowing this amazing ability that our nervous systems have empowers us with the ability to support the people around us through our own self-regulation.
Isn’t infectious peace and calm exactly what this world needs right now?
Who is the Yin Mat for?
The Yin Mat is for every body in every home.
Practitioners of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra
Pause during your work day to regulate stress.
Offer your guests a truly luxurious experience.
Use Your Yin Mat as:
A space for embodied soul care
The perfect surface for Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra
A platform for you to ease out of your head and into your body
A rejuvenating break from your computer
A beautiful and inviting spot for you to stretch, twist and decompress when returning from work, errands, driving kids around, walking the dog, a bike ride, etc…
Therapeutic Uses include:
In place of a traditional cotton Shiatsu and Thai Massage mat, use a Yin Mat for:
Talk Therapy (to support embodied approaches such as re-patterning dysregulated nervous systems)
Guided Psychedelic Therapy
Many Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy exercises
Sustainable Materials for Ultimate Comfort
Every Yin Mat is crafted with comfort and sustainability in mind.
The Yin Mat is in alliance with the earth - something that conscious yogis can feel good about. The core is organic latex, a natural product made from the sap of rubber trees. We ensure that these products are free of chemical fertilizers, growth regulators and are carbon neutralized. The latex is derived from the sap of rubber trees and each tree naturally weeps 15 grams of latex daily. A queen size Yin Mat needs the daily output of 833 rubber trees, spread over 12 acres of rubber plantation. Interestingly, these 833 rubber trees account for the removal of 16 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the environment in one year. That’s over 35,000 pounds of CO2 eliminated from the atmosphere! Just from one Yin Mat!
Natural latex holds its shape for decades. It is light and springy and doesn’t pack down or clump like cotton, supporting the contours of your body, distributing your weight, and bouncing back with just the right amount of buoyancy.
Each Yin Mat is topped with exquisite faux fur covers (no animals were harmed!), hemp, cotton and/or wool fabrics that are hand-sewn by a collective of women in New Hampshire. Each cover is removable, machine-washable and able to be swapped for different styles.