If toting around a yoga mat, complete with its own dedicated yoga mat bag, is a hassle, a lightweight new option might make your commuter life a bit easier.

YogaSport's new YogoMat folds into roughly the size of a folded newspaper -- making it easy to slip into your purse or backpack -- but it's a full-size mat when unfolded.

The company just launched a Kickstarter campaign, where a $US40 pledge will get one in your hands by June 2013 (add $10 for shipping outside the US). The mat is expected to retail at $65.

The mats come in two colors, gray and red, and are made from sustainably harvested natural rubber and claim to be 100 percent recyclable.

Yogis who meditate after their practice can also check out the YoFoMat, which folds up into a thick, comfortable seat for seeking enlightenment.