Manduka eQua Yoga Towel Review

Manduka eQua Yoga Towel Review

Image of Manduka eQua Yoga TowelsI purchased my first yoga towel a couple of years ago after growing weary of the beach towel I had been toting around to classes. I am a simple yogi and try not to buy into the latest trends in fear of becoming (gasp!) … mainstream. The allure of the slip-resistant nubs on the Yogitoes Towel proved too much for me and I’ve used it ever since. That is until I experienced the Manduka eQua Yoga Towel.

The Manduka eQua Yoga Towel is sprayed with a mist of water before your yoga practice and holds like no other to your yoga mat. I have read some reviews that claim the Manduka eQua Yoga Towel is best paired with one of the Manduka Yoga Mats but I used it with my Ol’ Trusty (non-Manduka) yoga mat too and it worked just as well for me.

The feel of the Manduka eQua Towel is like suede and can even be used as a blanket in savasana. Since I’ve used the Manduka eQua Yoga Mat Towel in my regular Bikram and Hot Yoga classes as well, I was concerned with the absorption and holding power in Downward-Facing Dog. Not only did my fingers grip and allow me to focus my grounding on my index and thumb joints, my feet were planted solidly the first time. No adjusting necessary.

This is a great yoga towel and I would rate it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Posted by Tiffany Hardesty of Health By Design Now

  • Variety is the spice of life.

    • I think there are two ways to practice any sport – the funky, dressed-up way, and the serious way. I’m no yoga practitioner (I came to this blog from the “eco” end of things) but as an ex elite sportswoman (rowing), it didn’t take me long to learn there was functional stuff and the funky, expensive stuff you don’t need. So we’d see heaps of wannabees, all decked out in the latest, who weren’t really serious about the sport (we’d laugh at them, actually), but you could tell the serious sportswomen by their muscle tone and old, bashed up equipment that had seen real, heavy-duty usage. Same goes for yoga, I’d guess. On an interesting point, isn’t yoga meant to be thousands of years old? Did they even HAVE rubber mats back then? So is even this *basic* accessory really necessary? Or maybe you could use tatami instead. Just a thought, from someone who knows nothing about yoga, but a fair bit about consumerist wannabees 😉

  • Remember the true nature of Yoga: Yoga means to unite or join the aspects of ourselves which were never really divided in the first place. It also means to yoke or to engage ourselves in a self-training program. Yoga means working with each of the levels or aspects of our being individually, and then unifying all of those into their original whole, or Yoga. Yoga is a Sanskrit word coming from the root yuj and relates to both the processes or practices referred to as Yoga and also the goal itself, which is also called Yoga. As the goal, the word Yoga is virtually one and the same with the word Samadhi, the deep, transcendent realization of the highest truth or reality. The typical public perception of Yoga has shifted significantly in recent years. To the ancients, Yoga is a complete system, of which the postures are a small, though quite useful part. The word Yoga referred to the whole, not merely one part, which is the postures, or Asanas. The entire purpose of Yoga is spiritual in nature, according to the ancient sages. In modern times, the relative position of the postures has been elevated, so as to lead people to believe that the word Yoga refers to physical postures or Asanas, and that the goal of these is physical fitness. The whole and the part have been reversed, terribly misleading and confusing people about the true nature of authentic Yoga. To be a miner of diamonds, take care of your picks and shovels. To be a miner of your spiritual Self, take care of your body, breath, and mind. But don’t confuse the tools and the goals. The goal of Yoga is Yoga, period.