Gecko Journal: The Blog from Gecko Yoga

  • This is How Long Your Yoga Mat Will Take to Decompose

    Is your yoga mat biodegradable, or will it sit in a landfill for hundreds of years once you're done using it? In this article, we'll tell you just how long your yoga mat will take to decompose.
  • How to Create a Yoga Practice in 2022 [With Printable Yoga Planner]

    Are you ready to start a yoga practice that actually sticks? Here are a few steps to help you build a consistent practice in the upcoming year, PLUS a printable planner to keep you on track.

  • How to Use a Massage Ball

    Massage balls - sometimes called roll and release balls, triggerpoint balls, or myofascial release balls - can work wonders on tight muscles and f...
  • The Best Yoga Retreats in Portugal (in English!) 2022

    A yoga retreat is an incredible opportunity to take your yoga practice deeper. Here are some of our favorite yoga retreats in Portugal, all led in English.
  • How We Make Our Cork Yoga Mats

    Want to know how we make our cork yoga mats? In this article, we’ll take you through the whole process, from cork tree to tree pose!
  • How Much Does a Yoga Mat Cost?

    Yoga mats can range anywhere from €5-€300. So what's the difference between them, and how much should you be investing in your yoga mat?
  • Is Your Yoga Mat Keeping a Dirty Secret?

    How dirty is your yoga mat? Studies have shown that shocking amounts of germs, fungi, and bacteria live on yoga mats. Here’s how to keep yours clean.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Yoga Mat

    Yoga mats vary greatly in price, material, and environmental friendliness. Here's how to choose a yoga mat that's perfect for you and your practice.
  • Is Your Yoga Mat Toxic? Find Out Here.

    You might be practicing on a toxic yoga mat without even knowing it. Here's how to check if your yoga mat is made from toxic plastic, and how to find a non-toxic alternative.
  • What To Do With Your Old Yoga Mats (Hint: It's Not Throwing Them Away!)

    Our favorite ways to reuse, repurpose, and upcycle old yoga mats.
  • 5 Signs It's Time to Get a New Yoga Mat

    If you’re wondering whether it’s time to say goodbye to your old yoga mat, here are 5 clear signs that it’s time for an upgrade. 

  • How to Clean Your Cork Yoga Mat

    Cork yoga mats are naturally antimicrobial, but that doesn’t mean they don’t benefit from regular cleaning and care.