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The search for the perfect rug

It all began after yet another session of yoga spent sliding around on not-so-sticky mats. Our search for a better option led us to the humble mysore yoga rug – a traditional hand woven dhurrie made of cotton that has been used for yoga practice in India for centuries. The magic of the mysore rug lies in the natural absorbency of its cotton fibers, and the wonderful way traction improves when it is damp. But the rugs we came across were either the wrong size, too thin and loosely woven, not colourfast or just plain expensive.

When we couldn’t find what we were looking for locally, we took our hunt for the perfect rug to India where we found a small workshop where rugs are made with pride on traditional handlooms. And the Gajahgoogoo mysore yoga rug was born. Colourfast, machine washable, sturdy and good looking – it’s everything we were looking for in a rug, and more.

The designs are all Gajahgoogoo originals, inspired by India’s colours and cuisine. We even sourced a version of the rug that is rubber-backed so that you have the option to do without a sticky mat. And the best part – because of Singapore’s proximity to India, we enjoy cost savings that we are happy to pass on to you.

Along the way, fellow yogis shared their other frustrations with us – like finding good books and DVDs on ashtanga yoga; reasonably priced and comfortable yoga wear and nice mat bags to hold it all. We are constantly in search of good products that will make your yoga journey a little more comfortable and through our links page, we keep an updated list of general yoga resources and visiting teachers to Singapore and Asia that we hope you'll find useful.

Gajahgoogoo is our karma yoga and we hope that the good intentions with which we make our rugs will be felt in your practice. Do give us your feedback, good or bad, so that we can continue to improve the quality of our products and service.

Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.

Kathleen Tan



gajahgoogoo yoga essentials
email: kathleen@gajahgoogoo.com
phone: (65)-9797 5882

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