The ProSource Premium looks nothing like a "typical" yoga mat due to its 1/2" cushioned foam construction, but is in fact an extremely versatile mat for those that have a diverse yoga, meditation and exercise practice. It is challenging to compare the ProSource to other mats as it performs more as an exercise pad than a yoga mat. Its thick padding works wonderfully in more restorative postures (on your knees or hips), but offers limited stability in others (one leg standing postures or arm balances). Overall we loved having this mat around as, in addition to a more restorative yoga practice, we were able to use it for Acro-Yoga and core exercise.
The drawbacks to the ProSource Premium is that if you are looking for a yoga mat to practice a more Western style of yoga, this mat does not provide the stability and feel you likely desire. The material is foam that stretches and gives quite readily. This makes it particularly hard to keep the mat in place while you move around, and even more difficult to balance on one leg. At an extremely affordable price this is a great mat to own, but for any serious yoga practitioner we suggest you also purchase the Jade Harmony Professional or Manduka PRO.