After not having done yoga for nearly two years, I finally returned to it last month and firmly decided to pursue it seriously this time around. I’m currently using the mat I bought two years ago since it’s still pretty serviceable, although bits of it are already breaking off, so I’m looking around for a replacement when the time comes for me to toss the old one out. I found FitSugar’s post on eco-friendly yoga mats and it’s definitely good to know that they actually exist. Hugger Mugger’s Sattva Jute mat certainly sounds like a good choice, since it’s PVC-free, mold-resistant, and has antimicrobial properties. It would be nice if it were available where I live, of course. I’ve only seen the mats by Manduka, and unfortunately, they’re a bit beyond my budget.