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Yoga Mat circa 1978

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In an earlier post on headstands, I highlighted excerpts from A.G. Mohan’s recent biography of Krishnamacharya, where he recalls Krishnamacharya doing 32 variations of headstand — without a mat!

How far have yoga mats changed over the last 30+ years? Compare the ad below to my current favorite mat. (From the Sep/Oct 1978 issue of the Yoga Journal. Adjusting for inflation, $25 in 1978 would be equivalent to $81 in 2009.)

IT’S LIGHT! weighs only 4 pounds.

new age yoga mat circa 1978

This next ad appears in the Sep/Oct 1979 issue:

new age yoga mat circa 1978

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Written by virtualsatsang

February 25, 2011 at 7:26 am

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  1. More great recent history! I love these posts – please keep ’em coming! 🙂

    Carol Horton

    February 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  2. thanks carol! in case you missed earlier posts on OLD ads from the yoga journal, see

    https://virtualsatsang.wordpress.com/tag/yj_ad/

    virtualsatsang

    February 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm

  3. […] year after the ad for the 4-pound New Age yoga mat appeared in the Yoga Journal, here’s an ad for a rubber mat that looks more like contemporary […]


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