Choosing the Best Yoga Mat

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat: Everything you need to know about finding the right mat for your practice

Give yourself the best experience in your yoga practice by choosing the best yoga mat. With options from newbie to hot yoga expert, there is something for everyone.

True story: my favorite part of yoga is when it’s over and I get to lie on the floor and call it exercise. Everyone else is magically energized and I’m just like, “Na’mastay right here.”

No matter what your yoga style, good practice starts with a mat that delivers gentle support and firm confidence that you won’t slip while you’re trying that new pose. Like most poses, yoga mats are not a one-size-fits-all operation. Your yoga mat should reflect your fitness and meditative goals, and should remind you that your yoga practice is, above all, all about you. We offer a wide range of yoga mats so you can find one as unique as your downward dog.

So Basic

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat: Everything you need to know about finding the right mat for your practice

If you’re looking for a solid, no-frills yoga mat that will last, check out the 1/4″ Yoga Classic Matsna or its thinner counterpart, the 1/8″ Yoga Classic Mat. These mats are made from high-quality foam and are easy to clean. The 1/4” model is just over four pounds, and the 1/8” model is under three, making them super portable. At just over $20 each, they’re pretty light on the wallet, too.

 

Oh You Fancy?

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat: Everything you need to know about finding the right mat for your practice

If you’ve graduated to the kind of yoga the rest of us aspire to, (1) congratulations on winning at life and (2) it’s time to upgrade your mat. The Deluxe Yoga Mat is denser and more durable than your basic mat, and is designed to give you a softer cushion without sacrificing grip. Definitely great for a daily yogi or anyone whose joints tend to protest your practice. The Jivana Yoga Mat is an official gold medalist in the Yoga Mat Olympics (which is actually a thing)[1]. Coming in at $60, the Jivana mat is a little pricey but it’s guaranteed to last forever, so there’s that. If you practice hot yoga at all, you need the Elite Hot Hybrid Yoga Mat. This mat is a hybrid mat/towel, it is highly absorbent, and it can be popped in the washer after class to air out the ripe smell of your…um…excellence.

 

Earth Mother

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat: Everything you need to know about finding the right mat for your practice

Combine your love for yoga and the environment by purchasing an eco-friendly mat. Made from the natural and renewable open cell rubber of rubber trees, our Eco Mat is biodegradable, recyclable, non-toxic. A more plush option is the tpECOmat Yoga Mat Plus, which has more padding than most but no latex or PVC, making it completely biodegradable. It’s resistant to mildew, bacteria and odor, making it perfect for hot yoga, too. If you want to stand out while you’re headstanding, the Eco-Cork Yoga Mat is for you. This unique mat is made from cork and rubber. The natural waterproof and anti-bacterial qualities of cork make it perfect for an environmentally conscious yogi. Get the Cork Yoga Block to complete the set.

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat: Everything you need to know about finding the right mat for your practice

These are just a few of the many options we’ve got, and all our options have great color selections. From NCAA team mats to children’s patterns, we’ve got the perfect mat for you! Check out our Yoga Mat gallery to find your perfect mat today.

[1] The Yoga Mat Olympics is not actually a thing.

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