The most important thing to remember when buying a yoga mat is that it needs to keep you stable while performing poses. It goes without saying that a color and pattern you like will also make you feel more refreshed when performing yoga. I recommend finding a mat that’s comfortable and very cushy. It will help if it’s portable too because nobody wants to lug around a huge yoga mat.
Some tips to keep in mind when buying a yoga mat.
Thickness – The thicker your yoga mat the more comfortable it will be. You don’t want your knees hurting you during a yoga session.
Material – Most yoga mats are made of PVC or vinyl. If you are allergic to latex we recommend looking for a yoga mat made of natural rubber.
Texture – If you hate it when you slip on your mat, we recommend looking for a yoga mat made of jute or rubber with a raised pattern. This material will prevent slipping and will make you feel more stable.
Look and Style – Make sure you find a yoga mat that looks cool and makes you want to use it.