When people ask me why is it so special practicing on a round mat, my first response is “to experience freedom of movement”.
As well as the size, the shape also plays an important roll in "experiencing the freedom". But a circle is far more than simply a shape. It represents wholeness, with no beginning or end, no sharp corners, a continuous flow.
On a circular mat you feel no confinement or borders as you may on a rectangular or square mat. It is not a mat for exercise, it is a mat to be creative and enhance your yoga practice.
And why call it a Mandala Yoga Mat ? Mandala is Sanskrit for circle, polygon, community, and connection. In various spiritual traditions, Mandalas may be used for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, or even as an aid to meditation. So when you are on your round mat it can become much more than just your space that you practice on.
Your yoga practice is just like the Buddhist Monks who can spend days creating beautiful sand Mandalas. Only to then sweep up the colored grains of sand and disperse them into flowing water. Nothing is permanent, everything is always changing. Let it go and then begin again. And isn't that like our practice. Each day you step on your mat you are doing a new practice. You feel different so you need to approach your practice in a different way. Take stock of how you are feeling and build from that.
I created these mats to take your practice to another level. Enhance Your practice, Be Creative, Love Your Yoga, Experience the Freedom, Enjoy.