Yoga mats are used as an aid during the practice of yoga to prevent hands and feet from slipping during asana practice. They're designed to wick away moisture and maintain a firm grip during your yoga sessions. The Concorde Essence Yoga Mat is one of the most popular yoga mats around, thanks to its lightweight, durable design, making it perfect for for any yogi!The mat has a sponge-like texture that maximizes comfort and cushioning during any yoga session. The Essence Yoga Mat is also 100% environmently-friendly as it is made in the ONLY facility in the world that produces TPE (Thermal Plastic Elastomer) yoga mats without using harmful chemicals. The Essence yoga mat is completely free of latex, PVC and rubber.The Essence Yoga Mat is held together by using a special heat-sealing process. This ensures that your yoga mat features a closed-cell design that resists bacteria build up that can cause unpleasant smells and excessive decomposition.