Yoga mats are the necessities of everyday life. The longer the practice yoga, the more you love the yoga mat. A fashionable and beautiful and suitable for your yoga mat can not only let you in your social circle of friends gain more praise but also let you can ensure continuity in practicing yoga in your journey and home.
So, choosing a suitable yoga mat has become a necessary lesson for yogis. Next, we mainly analyze how to buy yoga mats in material and size.
The current mainstream yoga mat material on the market is generally divided into PVC, TPE, natural rubber, cork, cotton, and mixed material of yoga mat. If you are allergic to latex, pay attention to whether the labels are identified without latex (latex-free).
PVC yoga mat
Advantages: good durability, low cost of raw materials, so the price is relatively close to the people. It is also a relatively popular yoga mat nowadays. Latex is not suitable for latex allergy, and its material absorbency is poor, so it is easy to clean.
Disadvantage: because of poor material absorbency, dry skid resistance is good, but for those who sweat much, the wet skid resistance is poor, and plastic products cannot be degraded naturally.
Advantages: high elasticity; no matter whether dry/wet skidding is better; environmental protection, some products can be completely recycled.
Disadvantage: compared to PVC’s poor durability.
Advantages: raw materials are natural and environmentally friendly. Natural texture and open structure on the surface help to absorb moisture. Therefore, the dry or wet skid is good.
Disadvantage: the smell is heavy when I just bought it; the opening structure is easy to absorb stains, and it needs to be cleaned by the market.
Advantages: environmental protection non-toxic, almost no odor; wood more back to the natural feeling; dry skidding and slippery effect is excellent.
Disadvantage: the price is relatively expensive; the wood structure absorbability is good, and it is not easy to clean.
Cotton yoga mat
Advantages: skin-friendly, mild, and non-irritation, is the first choice to love the traditional craftsman; easy to clean.
Disadvantage: poor grasp of the effect, limited to the less action of yoga or meditation practice, more than the smaller.
Mixed material yoga mat
Most synthetic materials are non-toxic and pollution-free products. In the modern sense of the production of industrial production lines, the earliest yoga mats are the used PVC as material.
TPE is a relatively high-grade material with high production quality and a friendly environment, which is the most common type of public mat used in middle and high-grade gymnasiums.
The length is usually around 170cm and 180cm; the width is usually around 60cm.
Medium thickness 6-8mm recommended for beginners, beginners can make the process more advanced yoga pleasure; recommend the use of 3-6mm (is currently the most common thickness), and gradually adapt to the senior person; recommend the use of 1.5-3mm thin pad, fully aware of the ground, keep stable action.