The Best Yoga Mats
If you are new to Yoga or you are thinking of joining the ranks of the elite then you know that one of the single most important aspects of starting is finding the best Yoga mats or mat that you can possibly get. Trust me it can get really confusing when choosing a yoga mat as things tend to get very confusing due to the share quantity of options available:
Eco Yoga mats for example that are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
Cloth mats that work well with rubber mats beneath.
Roll up mats which are more suite for those on the move regularly and so on and so forth.
How to choose the best Yoga Mat?
At the end of the day it’s all about which mat works for you as there is no one size fits all mantra when it comes to Yoga mat selection.
The Eco Yoga Mat: So if you are into the environment and maintaining a balance as we all should be then the Eco mat is a great mat that when you dispose of it when its no longer functional or has worn out it will break down naturally as it Biodegradable. That’s basically achieving two great things in one go: protecting the environment and getting your yoga practice in for the days it will last.
Rubber Yoga mats: These are fairly popular and you can pick them up almost anywhere for between $15-$25 bucks a piece. They are great for everyday use and the main concern for these is usually grip, they work quite well as long as you are using them properly. They should be placed flat on the floor with the labeled side pointing up as that’s the side with the most grip as the other side is quite slippery. If you have sweaty palms or feet this mat is definitely not for you, also if you do a more intensive types of yoga then avoid these altogether.
Cloth Yoga Mats: Works well for those who have an intensive routine that causes sweating or for those with sweaty hands and feet. These also work quite well with the rubber variety as an over lay.
Premium Yoga Mats: I find that some of the best Yoga mats are the premium varieties such as the Manduka, yes they do cost extra up from but one mat can last up to six (6) years or more and in that time you would have gone through several of the normal mats so why skip on quality when you can get a premium well-built mat that will suit you needs and is money well spent. They are thinker than normal mats and they wear over time very well, it’s basically a mat that can grow with you over the years. Due to the thickness it also works well on several types of surface from hard wood to concrete and much more.
The Best Yoga Mats for the Money
So here are a few top Yoga mat choices to get you started on your journey:
1. Manduka PROlite Yoga Mat
One of the best selling mats money can buy for those who are serious about their yoga, this mat is as close to perfection as you will get.