April 20–May 21
♉ (The face and horns of a bull)
The second astrological sign in the Zodiac, Taurus was the first sign of the zodiac established among the ancient Mesopotamians, who called it as “The Great Bull of Heaven”, because it was the constellation through which the sun rose on the vernal equinox at that time. Cults centered around sacred bulls formed in in Sumeria, Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Crete (think the Minotaur). Even the Golden Calf cult that formed among the Jews of Exodus before Moses returned with the Ten Commandments was an offshoot of the same bull worship found as far back as the 15,000-year-old cave paintings in Lascaux, France, which depict bulls accompanied by the seven sisters of the Pleiades star system that forms the Taurus constellation.
Born under the Bull symbol, Taureans are known for their one-of-a-kind loyalty! They have kind hearts and a great deal of patience and are excellent in difficult situations. They are practical, money-minded and thrifty which makes them great at handling finances. Not only that, but they also possess good looks, an irresistible charm, and a lovely speaking voice!
Their patience to assess investments and their skill at making adept calculations will make them a great financial adviser! Their top notch organizational skills helps break down complicated tasks and turn them into simple steps that makes any work they do efficient and time-bound! They get the job done and get concrete results.
On a bad day, Taureans are the total opposite! They hate being rushed. They can be a one-day millionaire and and turn around and lose it all the next. In an effort to get the job done, they can end up being copycats and have a tendency toward self-righteousness.
Taureans are passionate and exceptionally loyal and faithful lovers. They take their time and savor courtship. They don’t rush and they like to think through their feelings before saying yes to commitments. Once committed, they demand total fidelity from their partner. But be careful, they are the jealous type and tend to be possessive!
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 5.5 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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