It got here as a shock when a pal lately requested me after yoga class one morning, “What kind of mat do you use?” The fact is, I had by no means given it any thought—and as somebody who’s been late to a exercise as a result of I couldn’t determine which Live The Process bodysuit to put on, how odd it’s that I’d been absentmindedly lugging the identical huge black rectangle, handed off to me by a coworker, to my day by day 6:30 a.m. apply for the previous yr.
But, alas, the universe works in mysterious methods: Just a number of days later I got here throughout an Instagram that made my pulse instantly quicken: Prada. Yoga. Mats.
Available in three reissued hibiscus hues (cherry pink, Army inexperienced, and shiny blue) in addition to an iconic banana print that die-hard Miuccia devotees will acknowledge from the home’s spring 2011 assortment, the limited-edition made-in-Italy mats are simply the type of designer-stamped accent one might think about Carrie Bradshaw toting round—that’s, barely over-the-top, greater than somewhat indulgent (they run $600 a pop), and oh-so-very need-it-now.
In different phrases, although they could not make utkatasana any extra bearable or my standing splits any extra limber, they’ll positive assist me present up. And, as any good guru will train you, that’s greater than half the battle.