First, there’s a big misunderstanding when select yoga mat. The thicker yoga mat, the better it is, which is not correct. On the contrary, many professional masters use very thin yoga mat.
In aspect of thickness of yoga mat, 6-8mm is moderate choice. Yoga mat which is greater than 10mm is more suitable for fitness enthusiasts because it is not good for the balance of yoga body if yoga mat is too thick or too thin. Yoga mat, which is 6-8mm can not only protect the knee joint position, but maintain balance to a great extent.
In aspect of material, beginners are more suitable for using tpe material. Here what it is said is that NBR and PVC price is a little lower among all the material, which is soft but a little bad in endurance. Therefore, normally, the thickness is a little thick. The rigidity of natural rubber mat is a little large, which is easy to cause pain for beginners especially girls. So tpe yoga mat is almost say that the first choice of beginners.
For select singer layer or double layer tpe, theoretically, double layer is more durable than single layer. But in fact, one tpe mat can use several years, which is still soft.
For beginners, the other misunderstanding is that the more expensive yoga mat is, the better it is. Actually it is not. It is correct that you get what you paid. But expensive mat is not sutiable for all the beginners, for example, master linen mat, which is thin and rigid and price is high, which can not be afford by all the beginners.
The last misunderstanding for selecting yoga mat is its width. The international standard of yoga mat is 61cm. Right now, you can even find the width of 120cm in the market. In fact, the width of 61cm for yoga body is enough to use.