What Makes the VIYM® Yoga Mat Unique?

Feb 28, 2024 | Products

The VIYM® yoga mat stands out in the crowded market of yoga accessories, offering unique features that cater specifically to the needs of individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and those seeking a more intuitive and grounding practice. Here’s a comprehensive look at what makes the VIYM® mat a revolutionary tool in the world of yoga and sensory integration.

Designed for Sensory Needs

  • Textured Surface: The VIYM® mat features a carefully designed textured surface that provides tactile feedback, which is crucial for individuals with SPD. This texture helps to stimulate sensory receptors in a gentle and non-overwhelming way, aiding in the management of sensory sensitivities and enhancing the overall sensory experience during yoga practice.
  • Visual Markers: Unlike traditional yoga mats, the VIYM® incorporates visual markers that serve as guides for positioning and alignment. These markers are invaluable for those who struggle with spatial awareness, helping them to position their hands and feet accurately and safely during poses. This feature fosters independence and confidence in practice, particularly for individuals with developmental challenges or those new to yoga.

Supports Focus and Concentration

The unique design of the VIYM® mat helps individuals focus their attention on the practice by reducing external sensory distractions. The visual markers act as focal points, aiding in concentration and mindfulness, which are core components of yoga. This focus on the present moment can be especially beneficial for those with ADHD or anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and centeredness.

Enhances Safety and Stability

  • Non-Slip Material: Crafted from high-quality, non-slip material, the VIYM® yoga mat ensures stability during a variety of poses, from the dynamic flows of Vinyasa to the stillness of Hatha poses. This stability is crucial for practitioners with balance issues or those who experience proprioceptive difficulties, providing a safe foundation for exploration and growth in their practice.
  • Durable and Easy to Clean: The mat’s durability and ease of cleaning make it a practical choice for both individual practitioners and yoga studios. Its ability to withstand regular use and easy maintenance ensures that it remains a hygienic and reliable surface for yoga practice, session after session.

Promotes Inclusivity

The VIYM® mat is designed with inclusivity at its core, making yoga accessible and enjoyable for individuals of all abilities and ages. By addressing specific sensory and spatial needs, the mat encourages participation from those who might otherwise feel excluded from traditional yoga practice due to sensory challenges or physical limitations.

Complementary Eco-Conscious Accessories

While the VIYM® mat itself is designed with specific performance and safety features in mind, we complement its use with an eco-friendly carrying bag made from recycled materials. This approach underscores our commitment to environmental responsibility, offering a sustainable option for transporting the VIYM® mat.


The VIYM® yoga mat is more than just an accessory; it’s a tool that bridges the gap between yoga and sensory integration therapy, offering a tailored approach to wellness and mindfulness. Its innovative features not only cater to the needs of individuals with SPD but also enhance the practice for all yogis, promoting a deeper connection to their body and the space around them. By prioritizing safety, inclusivity, and sensory integration, the VIYM® mat represents a significant advancement in making yoga accessible and beneficial for everyone.