Some Tips for Choosing a Good and Comfortable Yoga Mat

You are excited after attending a yoga practice session and motivating yourself for a practice routine. That motivation encourages you to start looking for your various training support needs. Supporting tools are indispensable when practicing, not only for comfort but also for safety. Based on your experience, then you need to look for the most crucial supporter in practicing yoga, the mattress. So many types of choices and prices of yoga mats on the market, we often confused to find the right. If you live in German, we recommend you to buy only from the Luxury German Yoga Shop. Well, for those of you who are looking for what to consider when choosing a yoga mat, consider the following tips:

Some Tips for Choosing a Good and Comfortable Yoga Mat


The selection of the basic ingredients of your yoga mat is very important because it not only affects you but also the environment. Most of the yoga mats on the market are made of PVC or polyvinyl chloride, TPE or thermoplastic and natural rubber so you have to be more careful in choosing. PVC-based mattresses should be avoided as they may contain carcinogens (cancer-causing). Some well-known yoga mats manufacturers make yoga mats made of natural rubber, plant fibers, and natural cotton. Mattresses made of TPE usually have a low enough resistance, especially if you use continuously. TPE makes the mattress too soft so it can make your workout uncomfortable. In addition, TPE mattresses are easy to peel off if you are not careful when wearing, carrying or storing them.

Note: If you have allergies to latex you are advised to use a cotton yoga mat. Not only safe for your allergies, but also easy to wash and soft. Unfortunately, this kind of mattress requires routine washing.


The thickness

Each yoga mat has a different thickness size adjusted to the type of yoga practice as well as your usual practice venue. For those of you who choose to practice at home, you should choose a yoga mat that gives more pads. This is of course meant that the inversion attitudes can be done easily. The thickness of this kind of yoga mat is usually 6mm so it can comfortably support the spine, thighs, knees and elbows. If practicing outdoors is your passion, surely you need a light mat ensuring it’s easy to carry.

The thickness your mattress should be at least 1 – 1.5 mm. It’s just that you have to be more careful because this thickness sometimes makes vulnerable at the time of storage or usage. Another case for you the practitioner of Bikram Yoga, of course choosing a yoga mat made of rubber is not recommended. In addition to rubber mattress will harden if exposed to hot temperatures, the pores are very open so that moisture from sweat can enter and become a nest of bacteria. The type of mattress thickness for Bikram Yoga is usually 4 – 4.5mm.


Grip Power

The mattress you choose should not only be comfortable but also have a good grip. This grip power is intended to make each of your attitudes steady and the mattress does not shift as you practice. You certainly do not want to get dislocated when practicing some challenging inversion behavior because your mattress is slippery.


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