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30 Days of IRIS #22 -  How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for You

February 5th 2018

Finding the right yoga mat is essential. Choosing among different materials, sizes, and thicknesses can be difficult decisions to make. Our partner 10/10 HOPE HK is listing out the aspects you should make note of to help you choose the yoga mat that belongs to you!

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1. THICKNESS 
The thickness of your yoga mat affects how comfortable you feel while you practise — if it’s too thin, and your knee may get banged up during crescent lunge! If it’s too thick, it can make it harder for you to feel a strong connection to the floor, making you more wobbly in a Tree Pose, for example.

 

2. MATERIAL 
What your yoga mat is made out of dictates its texture, stickiness, eco-friendliness, sponginess and how it wears over time.

 

3. TEXTURE
The texture of your yoga mat affects how much slipping and sliding you do. It provides physical barriers to sliding. And because texture affects the way a yoga mat feels, it’s also a component of overall comfort.

 

4. STICKINESS
A sticky yoga mat keeps you from sliding all over the place and helps you maintain your alignment as you move from one pose to another, as well as when you hold poses for several seconds.

 

5. PRICE RANGE
A basic 1/8 inch thick, plain solid-color PVC sticky yoga mat will usually be toward the low end of the price range. You may pay more for patterns, designs or logos; antimicrobial treatments; and cool textures.

 

6. STYLE
Once you've narrowed your choices down by thickness, material, texture, stickiness, and price, there's only one factor left: style! So go ahead and pick your favorite color, pattern, or print. After all, you'll be seeing a lot of it in downward dog!