Yoga mats are a daily necessity for yogis. The longer you practice yoga, the more you will enjoy bringing your own yoga mat. Because a stylish and beautiful yoga mat is suitable for you, not only can you get more praise from your circle of friends, but more importantly, it can ensure the continuity of practice in the yoga studio, on the go and at home. It is very important to choose a yoga mat that suits you, so how should we choose a yoga mat?


1. Body line

This is the most important detail standard for yoga people to choose mats at present. The posture lines on the yoga mat can guide the auxiliary practitioners to practice more correct and precise yoga postures. The choice of body position line can basically grasp two points: first, it depends on the design principle of the line (that is, the authenticity of the system); is more accurate).


2. Material

At present, the mainstream yoga mat materials on the market are generally divided into TPE, PVC, NBR, natural rubber, cork, cotton and linen and mixed material yoga mats. If you are allergic to latex or rubber, pay attention to whether the label indicates that it does not contain latex or rubber.

3. Size

The length is usually around 173cm and 183cm; the width is usually around 61cm or 68cm.

Beginners can choose according to the material. TPE and PVC are recommended to use a medium thickness of 6-8mm, and natural rubber is recommended to use about 4mm, which can make the process of beginner yoga more enjoyable;

For advanced users, it is recommended to use 3-6mm (which is also the most common thickness on the market), and adapt gradually;

Experienced people recommend using 1.5-3mm thin pads to fully sense the ground and keep movements stable.

4. Portability

Usually yogis will prepare two mats, one for home and one for outdoor practice. You can ignore the portability of the yoga mat at home, but the mat that you take out must be easy to carry. First of all, the weight should be light. Many brands will produce 1.5-3mm travel yoga mats, which can be easily rolled up or folded and put into suitcases and backpacks.

5. the slip resistance

People who are new to yoga, in addition to choosing an upright yoga mat that can help them develop good habits, they must pay the most attention to the problem of non-slip mats, which makes the already strenuous standing posture more difficult to control and muscles. Tension makes it difficult to stretch. In addition to not guaranteeing the correct practice of the posture, it is also related to the safety of the practice. Summer yoga is prone to sweating, and a non-slip mat is more needed at this time.