Much like a baseball glove, there is a break-in period for all PRO® Series mats. The more the mat is used, the softer and grippier the material becomes!
The break-in period varies from mat to mat since it is a textile and also because each yogi’s practice varies quite a bit. Typically, it takes about three months of daily practice and a bit of slipping during that time so that the friction of feet and hands break-in the mat.
(To speed up the process see our answer to "How do I break in my new PRO Series mat?")
If you're concerned about slippage, we recommend pairing your PRO mat with a performance yoga towel. Whether your mat is brand new or decades old, a towel adds an absorbent and hygienic layer to a sweaty practice.