Did you know that the same yoga mat can be sold under different names? Or that there are different types of yoga mats to help you practice yoga? Did you know that there’s a huge difference between a cheap yoga mat and a high-quality one? In this blog post, I’ll tell you everything about Yoga Mat that you need to know before spending your money.
What’s Your Yoga?
The precise style of yoga you choose says a lot about your personality, as well as your physical abilities. Some people may need more flexibility or joint support than others. While every mat will give you enough cushioning to stay comfortable during class, some mats offer extra padding for added comfort. If you have any injuries or mobility issues, check out mats with features like grip dots for extra traction and stability.
Things To Consider
When you’re getting ready to purchase a yoga mat, there are several things that you need to consider. At the top of your list should be what you plan on using it for. Mats vary in thickness and density, making them more appropriate for certain practices than others. If you want something thin and lightweight, you might want to look into a nylon mat. If you like a little cushioning and durability, choose rubber or hemp over nylon.
Your yoga mat is one of your most important pieces of equipment, so choosing the right one is critical. If you opt for a natural, environmentally responsible option, it will not only protect the environment by cutting down on petroleum-based products but also offer increased performance and comfort.
- Length And Breadth
When choosing the best yoga mat, the length should be about the same as your height and the breadth should be enough to allow for a few inches of space on each side of the body. This helps with balance when performing poses and prevents injuries that may occur when you slip or bend too far over to one side.
- Material And Stickiness
When it comes to yoga mats, there are a lot of things to consider. Namely, the material and stickiness. The stickiness level is measured using a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least sticky and 10 being the most sticky. The stickier the mat, the more comfortable it’ll be for you when doing certain poses like inversions or balancing poses.
If you have sweaty hands/feet or tend to lose grip on your hands or feet during certain poses you might want to get a stickier mat.
- Maintenance And Care
Yoga mats do not require much maintenance, but it is important to clean your mat and store it in a dry place before and after each use. Always lay your yoga mat out flat before cleaning, as this will help to ensure that the surface doesn’t become misshapen. Use mild soap, warm water, and a soft brush to scrub the top layer of dirt off the surface of the mat.
To clean the bottom of your mat, sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge or rag and wipe from one end of the mat toward you. Allow it to air-dry overnight