Good news yogis. Now you can get personalised tuition and feedback without having to leave the house. SmartMat is the “intelligent” yoga mat that uses advanced sensor technology to detect when you’re out of alignment. It connects to your device and gives you feedback on how to correct your pose through an app. It’s almost ready for release, and you can pre-order yours online for delivery all around the world. smartmat.com
If you think the SmartMat sounds high-tech, Lunar Europe have taken things a step further, combining yoga with interior design. Yogis around the globe have been patiently awaiting the release of the TERA yoga mat, still in the design stages but promising the most elegant, contemporary rug come fitness mat. The eco-friendly, wear and slip-resistant, round, woollen mat accommodates the natural range of human motion.
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While you practice, an LED lighting system shows you how to perform exercises correctly while sensors record the training units, which are then analysed with the TERA app to be shared with your trainer via social media. When not in use, the mat doubles as a rug that will blend into “any contemporary interior”. tera.lunareurope.com We’re not completely convinced that these hightech yoga accessories are all that ‘yogic’ but the idea of transforming your yoga shala into a spaceship landing pad is kind of fun!