The different yoga mats available and why you should buy them

You might think that choosing a Yoga mat is easy, all you have to do is look at a mat and then decide the color you wish to buy but you are wrong. Choosing a Yoga mat is much more than choosing just a color.

You need to test the padding and the texture and various other factors before deciding on the right one for you. In fact, there are 5 types of Yoga mats out there which differ in texture and padding and offer different pros and cons. Do you want to know more about them?

Then, read on to know about all the 5 types of yoga mats and their unique advantages but before making your pick don’t forget to check out some yoga mat reviews of each type.

Sticky Mats

You might be quite familiar with this type of Yoga mats. One of the most basic yoga mats, these mats are made up of PVC material and provide a good grip for you and are inexpensive which makes them the most popular choice for most yoga practitioners.

Although it is not eco-friendly and smells a little, so choose this mat only if you have no allergies and you want a mat with extra padding or extra length and if you don’t mind the plastic components.

Cotton Mats

This is another types of Yoga mat and is quite popular with yoga practitioners who love doing hot yoga/Ashtanga Vinyasa. These mats provide you a non-sweaty surface and would be easier to use when you are sweaty and need a soft and non-slippery surface to perform various yoga exercises. These mats are lightweight and can be easily carried around making it both comfortable and convenient to use.

Travel Yoga Mats

As the name suggests, these mats are perfect for travellers as they are lightweight and can be easily folded into a smaller size which makes it easy to carry around and travel with. These are made of ultra-thin materials which makes it easy to store in the bad and a delight when travelling around.

Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

This type of yoga mats are good for the environment and provide you all the benefits of a sticky yoga mat but it is made of PVC-free material and inhaling it won’t lead to the accumulation of toxins in your body as was the case with a Sticky yoga mat. These mats are made of natural rubber or jute and provide you with a great grip while causing no harm to the environment.

Yoga Towel

Sometimes it might take a long time before your yoga mat becomes non-slippery and might need to be worn out before you can comfortably use it. This might take a long time to happen or in some cases, not happen even after a long time. In such situations, a yoga towel comes in handy as you can just lay it down on your yoga mat and then perform your yoga exercises. It provides you with appropriate grip and protects you from slipping and you can clean them up after every use. Isn’t that amazing now?