April 9th, 2012

The New York Times

Fashion & Style

A Firm Look for Exercise

"There are a lot of different types of yoga mats, most of them are very flimsy," Dr. Brandt said. "This is a really firm cushion, and it's really good quality. I think it will last forever. I'll have to leave it to someone in my will. And it forms a nice bond with your skin. Even if it gets wet, it does not get slippery. You do not want to slip on your mat. In order to do yoga, you have to be stable. The more firmly you can ground yourself, the more freedom you have to expand, because it is all about that energy going into the earth that lets you open up your body. So it gives you a sense of strength in your core and allows you to be a little freer both in your physical and in you mental processes."