How to Find Best Yoga Mats

2 Nov

While choosing yoga mats it’s very important to know how to find the best one. Importance of Yoga mats lie in the ideal support and cushioning that it provides between you and the hard floor. A good quality yoga mat is essential for your practice. It’s not just for comfort or ease it’s also for safety. Having a good yoga mat can make a huge difference in your practice. Many poses are made more comfortable by using a mat, as well as saving the back, knee, and hips from pressing against the floor for too long. There are 3 factors you should consider while purchasing a yoga mat.

Thickness:

Ranging from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch, the right yoga mat thickness that is right for you depends on where you plan to practice yoga as well as the kind of support you need. Depending on the types of yoga you practice you can choose Yoga mats with thickness ranging from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch. But make sure that the mat is comfortable and safe.

Materials:

TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer) is the most common material used in non-natural yoga mats these days. It replaced the ultra-bad PVC and is considered better for you. But PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is still one of the most widespread and inexpensive materials used to make yoga mats. Some people now prefer organic yoga mats.

Price:

There are different types of yoga mats. And not all these yoga mats are of same price range. Typically, a basic 1/8 inch thick, plain solid-color PVC sticky yoga mat will be toward the low end of the price range and Eco-friendly yoga mats tend to be toward the high end of the price range. If you want to use organic one then you should try these high end eco-friendly mats. These mats are made of natural rubber, totally biodegradable and contain no PVC or ozone depleting substances. There are some yoga mats which are only available in Indian subcontinent including Nepal and Bangladesh.

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