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How To Choose The Yoga Mat That's Right For You

Posted by James Oakley on
How To Choose The Yoga Mat That's Right For You

Your yoga mat will become your best friend on your yoga journey, supporting you through every downward dog and savasana. But it doesn’t have to be a hard decision to make, you may be thinking, how do I know which mat will be right for me? You simply have to choose the best yoga mat for your practice and lifestyle.

We know you are itching to get your paws onto a mat but there are a few things to consider before buying one.

Where You Practice Will Have an Impact on The Mat You Choose?

Are you a class or at home kind of yogi? The place where you go to do yoga matters. If you practice at home, you don’t need to worry about the logistics of having to carry a mat around with you and how heavy it is. That makes our classic natural rubber extreme grip mat perfect for your at-home yoga sessions. Grip like never before with the Ultra-grip yoga mat!

Allow us to offer the Yogi Bare PAWS mat for the grip of your life. You won't be able to keep your paws off it, and bonus points it's made of eco-friendly natural rubber.

The Beauty Of A Lightweight Travel Mat

On the other hand, if going to a class is more your style then you’ll definitely need a lightweight mat. There are two things to consider with a lightweight travel mat, one, is it easy to carry around? Two, can I comfortably lay down on it? You don’t want anything getting in the way of your cherished savasana.

Both of these problems are addressed by the new lightweight travel version of our beloved yogi bare 'PAWS' mat! It also has excellent grip and is also made of environmentally sustainable natural rubber.

Not To Mention, It’s Sweatproof!

Sweaty Yogis, we feel and understand your pain! Yoga can get sweaty at times, especially if you practice Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Hot Yoga. You will need a mat that can absorb your sweat and will provide super-strong traction. The TEDDY yoga mat is perfect for this, it is supportive, foldable, machine washable and only 1.5kg, not to mention oh so pretty! The Yogi Bare Teddy mat is the ultimate yoga mat innovation for the home and away. The velvet microfiber surface becomes grippy under sweat and moisture, while the natural sustainable rubber base grips to the floor.

Our TEDDY mat will move with you, travel with you and challenge you as the texture allows you to fully engage your muscles building strength within. Leaving you feeling stable and secure to practice anywhere and everywhere.

 

It’s All In The Length

When choosing any mat you want to make sure you can lay down on it and be able to fully stretch out. Remember, savasana is the best yoga position to unwind and relax. If your legs are longer than the mat, then we have mats specifically for our taller yogis out there. Standard yoga mats are about 68 inches long. If you’re taller, make sure to get an extra-long yoga mat.

Which Yoga Mat Thickness is Best?

If you’re a new yogi and are considering practising Hatha or Yin yoga, you should go for a thicker mat because it will be more comfortable for you.

What thickness yoga mat is best for beginners? Our Extra support mats are perfect for beginners, with 4mm thickness that provides a stable yet supportive surface to protect your joints.

Is 5 mm good for a yoga mat? Yes if you are looking for extra support for your joints and knees. But you do not need 5mm, 4mm works just as well at supporting your paws on the mat.

 

Show Your Style!

At Yogi Bare, our mats come in a range of colours and patterns. Show off your personal flare with your yoga mat. Of course, this has nothing to do with how well your yoga mat suits you and your specific needs but it is important to choose a mat that you like. Choose something you love that will inspire your practice.

Give Your Yogi Bare Mat The Bare Hug it Deserves!

We are all for easily transporting your yoga mats around, that is why we say goodbye to everyday yoga bags and hello to your new favourite yoga essential….the carry strap.

Our beautifully designed Yogi Bare Hug is as functional as it is stylish. Fully adjustable to snuggly fit any yoga mat at the length and height you find most comfortable.  Crafted from Vegan Leather & durable and strong Nylon webbing.

This is the only yoga mat carrier to take you from Y to B. 

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