Wendy Martin

5 Vital Points to Consider While Choosing a Yoga Mat

Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a beginner, your yoga mat should be comfortable and easy-breezy rolls to maintain. We have spent our time to curate a list of primary points that you should take into consideration while purchasing a natural yoga mat.

Use this guide to help you find a yoga mat with which you can be blissfully happy. Select one that suits your practice, priorities, lifestyle, values, and budget. No matter what the stores tell you, take your needs to determine which one is the best yoga mat for you!

1. Thickness

The thickness of your yoga mat has a lot to do with how comfortable it is. Too thin, and your knee may get banged up during the process and too thick will make it uncomfortable and inappropriate for yoga.

2. Support

A good yoga mat should walk the line between being squishy enough to take some of the pressure off your joints while being dense enough to offer a stable foundation. Beginners, pregnant yogis, and people with sensitive joints should consider thicker mats, which provide more support. Yogis who commute or travel a lot may prefer thinner mats that are easier to roll up and carry.

3. Grip

The ‘grip’ of a mat has two parts. One is how firm the grip the mat has on your hands and feet, and the other is the traction of the mat against the floor. Sweat can be a factor that reduces the grip of a mat, especially if you practice an intensive form like hot yoga. Make sure that the mat holds the same grip as day one!

4. Maintenance

We wanted to make sure our top picks would be easy to clean and durable. More porous, open-cell mat surfaces tend to have more grip but are also harder to clean. Smooth, closed-cell surfaces tend to be easier to clean, but are more slippery.

5. Eco-friendly

Natural yoga mats are typically made from natural or recycled rubber. These yoga mats may also include natural materials, such as jute or organic cotton. If eco-friendliness is important to you, avoid yoga mats made of PVC. You can get an eco-friendly yoga mat that has the right thickness to cater to your needs for comfort and portability, and has a texture and style of its own.

Besides this, you can get meditation cushions in the UK in trending designs! Complete Unity Yoga is your one-stop shop for all the yoga essentials. Their store will make you fall in love with yoga, all over again!

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