The Begin Mat is a comfortably cushioned, beginner-focused yoga mat that encourages confidence from the ground up. Its reversible and lightweight design features an alignment stripe to help guide poses.
The Begin Mat has a closed-cell surface, which will never absorb moisture. Because of this, if you are warm/sweaty at all, the mat will feel slippery, so we always recommend pairing it with one of our hand towels to absorb moisture and provide extra traction. For towel guidance read our guide to yoga towels.
Crafted in Taiwan from TPE.
5mm thick for support + cushioning
Designed to provide the best start to any yoga practice
Alignment stripe for proper positioning
Reversible for practice on both side
Hygienic closed-cell surface prevents sweat from seeping into the mat - we recommend pairing the Begin mat with one of our equa hand towels or yogitoes hand towels to absorb moisture and increase grip.
172cm x 61cm; 5mm thick
Standard 68" (172cm)
Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) free of chemical solvents
Use and Care
For daily refresh:
Keep your mat in the best condition by wiping it down after every practice with the maduka's mat wash and refresh. Use a clean cloth to wipe the mat dry before rolling or using. Never soak, shower or submerge the Begin mat in water.
For thorough clean:
Use Manduka's botanical mat cleaner
For further mat care guidance, check out our mat care guide.
Keep your mat rolled up and stored in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.
Begin Mats are made from TPE, which is an eco-friendly material made from non-toxic, recycled, biodegradable materials. Recyclable and hypoallergenic, Begin Mats are free of chemical solvents, toxic glues and crafted in an energy-efficient facility in Taiwan.
In 1997, Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice.
Peter chose the name Manduka in homage to his teacher and mentor, Shandor Remete, whose core practice and teaching always included the ancient Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose, Mandukasana, or frog. The joy of Manduka is now spoken in so many countries, all over the world.
The quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace. They are still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials and fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students.