Yoga Mat circa 1978
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.
This next ad appears in the Sep/Oct 1979 issue: