A WOMAN often seen carrying a yoga mat has admitted she only uses it to take frequent naps.
Emma Bradford of Manchester, who carries the mat to and from work as well as around the office, says the mat is perfect for power-napping in the morning, evening and afternoon.
She said: “I got into this when I went to a yoga class. It was boring as hell but I quite liked the comfy mat. It gave me an idea.
“So now, while people imagine I’m a healthy person who does sports and eats oatmeal with nuts in, I carry my mat off and have a 45-minute snooze then come back and people remark on how relaxed I seem.
“I also take it with me when I go to the park. I’ll check out a public yoga class from a safe distance and drift off on my mat while they all do stretches.
“I’ve even been told I’ve lost weight which I haven’t, because I’m eating more carbs to help me nap more easily.
Bradford is considering taking up carrying one of those inflatable pilates balls, so she can sit on it at the bus stop.