February 18–March 20
♓️ (Two fish joined by a cord)
The twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, Pisces (Latin for “fish”) marks the end of the year — the end of winter, just before the rebirth of the land in the spring. It’s one of the earliest Zodiac signs on record, with the two fish appearing as far back as 2300 BCE in Egypt. According to Greek myth, Pisces represents the fish into which Aphrodite and her son Eros transformed to escape the great monster Typhon. Typhon had been sent by the primordial earth deity Gaia to attack the gods, which led Pan to warn the others before changing into a goat-fish and jumping into the river with them. So as to not lose each other, Aphrodite and Eros tied themselves together with knotted cord. However, associations with Pisces from other cultures and religions include the Sumerian goddess Inanna, Vishnu, and even Christ himself — Ikhthus, “the fisher of men”.
Pisceans are physically and emotionally strong. They are wise, comforting, sympathetic and helpful which makes them a good friend to many. Pisceans are also imaginative and romantic.
They have big hearts and love to help. They are sensitive to the feelings of those around them. Pisceans are easy-going people and are extremely gifted artistically. They observe and listen well, are quick to understand, and receptive to new ideas. They have a chameleon’s ability to adapt to their surroundings and have excellent intuition.
On a bad day, Pisceans can be too gullible. Because of their imaginative nature, they sometimes become out of touch with reality. They tend toward self-pity and fail to recognize the greatness in themselves. They can be clingy and self-destructive.
Pisceans are hopeless romantics. They are idealists and wish their relationships would meet their high ideals. Therefore, they often find themselves let down. They are selfless and self-sacrificing to an extreme. When in love, they are sensitive, compassionate, incredibly kind, giving and romantic. They long to wrap themselves up with their lover and leave the world far behind. With the right person they can be extremely passionate.
About Our Yoga Mats
Our beautiful and artistic yoga mats bond a velvety microfiber surface to an eco-friendly natural rubber base. This luxurious microfiber surface actually gets grippier as it gets wetter, making it perfect for all kinds of yoga, but especially for hot yoga!
Our mats are printed in our Minnesota studio using nontoxic water-based dyes and are completely washable.
We don’t plaster our logo on your yoga mat. Instead, we hide our name somewhere in every design. You can read more about why we do this here.
- 24" wide × 72" long × 3/16" thick (183cm × 61cm × 4.5mm)
- 4.5 mm thick — thicker than most mats to provide extra support for knees, wrists, and hips!
- Sturdy, portable, and easily packable at 6.5 pounds.
- Lays flat — the ends won’t curl after it’s been rolled!
- Sustainably printed using nontoxic, water-based dyes.
- The wetter it gets the grippier it gets.
- Luxuriously soft and thick for restorative practices.
- Gorgeous, vibrant artwork that’s just as beautiful as anything you’d hang on your wall!
- Unique — no one will have a mat as cool as yours!
Great yoga mats start with great materials, and Big Raven Yoga mats are the highest quality yoga mats in the world. We’ve arrived at what we believe to be the ideal yoga mat.
It’s a well-balanced synthesis of size, weight and cushion made from premium, eco-friendly materials. Our brushed microfiber suede top is a proprietary recycled polyester to help lessen our impact on the environment. By using recycled (and recyclable) materials, we’re reducing our use of energy, water, and greenhouse gases.
In addition, our base is made from biodegradable, recyclable, 100% natural tree rubber which provides both excellent cushion and great traction for wet floors. Our yoga mats are the perfect blend of art and engineering and function as both your yoga towel and your yoga mat.
We only make one yoga mat. Many designs, but only one mat, because it’s the best mat we know how to make.
Our yoga mats are nearly indestructible. No matter what you do to them they’ll continue to look and perform like new for years to come. (We know this from experience. We WANT to treat our yoga mats the way they deserve to be treated, but we never actually do.) Simply hose it down or machine wash on cold in a front-loading washing machine and hang to dry for a long, colorful life.
Our microfiber suede surface provides more grip the wetter it gets, making it the perfect companion for sweatier practices and/or more intensive exercise regimes — you’ll never need a towel over your yoga mat again! It’s thick enough to keep your knees happy but light enough to take with you on the go.
For maximum grip, lightly spray with water before beginning your practice. The more you sweat, the more you’ll grip, and the more stable and balanced you’ll feel. Prefer a dry practice? Simply mist the surface of your mat with a spray bottle to activate the grip.
All of our unique artwork is created in-house by women with a feminist point of view. We don’t purchase designs from stock photo warehouses. You can be sure that every design is unique to us. And you can be sure you’ll have an eye-catching mat like no other!
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