When I unpacked the Yantra mat and saw the plastic spikes, I have to admit, I was a bit taken back. How could anyone lie on this, how would this work? However being someone never to judge without trying, I decided to give it a go.
The size of the mat (I guess its a medium size) was just enough to cover my body waist up. Wish it had been a little more longer. I lay down on the mat with loose cotton clothing on as I wasnt ready to go bare body the very first time. The spikes are a little hard and press into the skin. You will experience a little discomfort at first, but then you begin to enjoy it as the warm sensation begins to spread. I suffer from lower back aches and I was hoping this mat will help reduce the pain.
And it did not disappoint. I do find that the back pain has reduced slightly. I guess all comes down to regular and disciplined usage. I have also been using it on my reading chair. I find it more comfortable than lying down on it. With loose clothing and a book in hand, I do not realise when the hours have passed by reclining on this mat. I found that it helps even if we spend 15 minutes standing on the yantra mat.
I asked a friend of mine who was home for a sleepover to try this. And it did not work for her. So, I guess it comes to down to discipline in using and your pain threshold. Its a handy aid to have at home especially for those prone to backaches.