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Pose Mate Yoga Mat from 1979

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A 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 mats. The Pose Mate mat’s dimensions are comparable to current models (24″ x 72″), although it’s a bit on the thin side: at 3/32″ thick, unlike the New Age mat, it’s “not a cushion”.

In comparison, the mat I like to use these days comes in at 4.0 lbs, and has the following dimensions: 71” x 24” x 3/16”.

(From the Sep/Oct 1979 issue of the Yoga Journal. Adjusting for inflation, $9 in 1979 would be equivalent to $27 in 2009.)

Pose Mate Yoga Mat from 1979

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Written by virtualsatsang

March 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

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