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