Once you practice on a Liforme mat there is no going back! I have been on the quest to find the perfect mat for years, and I have finally found it. I sweat a lot when I practice, which quickly transforms most mats into an ice rink. I used mat towels to address this issue, but had to constantly fix and smooth out the towel — needless to say this was distracting and obnoxious. This mat is absorbent and keeps its grip regardless of how much you sweat. And, the alignment markings satisfy my yoga nerd proclivities! It is intelligently designed and eco-friendly. I really couldn’t ask for more.