Having just recently moved from an all laminate floor condo to a plush carpeted 1 bedroom apartment in Seattle, I was faced with a dilemma: I no longer have a sturdy floor to practice on!
Carpet is good for alleviating weary yoga joints, but for a handstand and headstand junkie, I needed a firm floor to practice my inversions. It is difficult to get a good grip and maintain stability on carpet.
Initially I tried some DIY techniques. I attempted to make the floor sturdier by using thick cardboard from our moving boxes. It lasted for a few weeks. Soon enough the cardboard started slipping from right under me, causing me to hit the floor and wall. I ditched the cardboard solution and sought after a more permanent solution.
I considered going to Home Depot to buy some ply wood but that quickly got crossed off my list. The thought of slicing a huge piece of ply wood by myself wasn’t very appealing. I also was thinking, where would I store the heavy object?
After a lengthy Google search, I found this amazing product aptly named the LifeBoard.
What is a Lifeboard?
About the Lifeboard
Below are some qualities about the Lifeboard that I love.
- The non-skid top surface prevents your yoga mat from slipping. You can also use the board sans mat. It has a grainy surface that prevents slippage while you work on hand and arm strength.
- Cleated bottom surface prevents the LifeBoard from slipping on carpet and grass. You can use the board indoors and outdoors.
- Part of each purchase goes to a nonprofit organization called Skyline Center. They provide rehabilitation services and work programs for disabled adults and do the shipping and handling of the Lifeboard.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- 73″ L x 28 3/4″ W x 5/8″ H (assembled) – just a little larger than a standard yoga mat. I use my Liforme yoga mat on my Lifeboard.
- Lightweight – approximately 8.5 lbs per panel, 17 lbs total. It fits in the trunk of my Acura RSX.
- The board is made of recycled materials. This makes me feel good about investing in my health!
How do I use my Lifeboard?
I purchased a black LifeBoard for $99.95 with shipping costs totaling $115. You’d think the price point is expensive for a big piece of plastic, but it is OH SO WORTH if you want a firm surface to practice on at home.
Additionally, if you are dissatisfied with the LifeBoard you can try it 100% Risk Free and send it back to receive a full 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. The guarantee also refunds S&H charges.
I definitely recommend this product! I wish it was available in the green color. I’ve only been able to find the LifeBoard in black.
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! If you have any questions, I am all ears.
Thanks for reading!
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