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The Best Yoga Mat for a Seaside Practice

Sticky mats and sand don’t mix, so try this beach blanket instead.

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Sticky mats and sand don’t mix, so try this beach blanket instead.

For those taking their practice to the beach this summer, a friendly reminder that sticky mats and sand don’t mix. To the rescue: Twisted Guru’s gorgeous 5-by-7-foot yoga beach blankets created from traditional Indian textiles, sewn using ancient techniques for a natural nonslip surface. Choose from styles like the colorful, quilted Kantha vintage saris, or Aari vegetable-dyed embroidery modeled after 12th-century artifacts that honor the deities. The mats are also great for transitioning from Savasana to sunbathing—with sunscreen, of course! ($189, twistedguru.com)

For more beach-friendly yoga gear suggestions from YJ editors, read 5 Beach Gear Recs for Summer-Lovin’ Yogis.

See also YJ Editor Picks: Best Sticky Mats of 2014