Choosing the Right Yoga Mat

What makes a good yoga mat?

The most important qualities in my opinion are: Cushion (enough to protect joints but not too much that it throws off balance), weight (easy to carry to class), and durability. The $15 mats may see breakdown after a few weeks, so consider this when purchasing.

CANDACE MOORE INTERNATIONAL YOGA INSTRUCTOR & BLOGGER

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Best Yoga Mat Review

As an instructor and student who rolls out the mat quite regularly, I know what features I prefer to support my practice. However, considering the many styles of yoga and workout routines that involve mats, I wanted to see what other yoga professionals thought, including those that have been at it practically since the time mats debuted (despite the practice of yoga dating back over 5,000 years, the yoga mat hasn’t been around all that long).

In the end, my top choices were pretty easy to grip. There is no perfect yoga mat, and no single mat fits everyone. If you’re looking for the best yoga mat that will support your asanas and be your new place to call OM for a lifetime, the Manduka PROlite is the way to go. It gets my top pick because its durability and versatility are unmatched. However, if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option, the Jade Harmony Professional Mat is made of 100 percent rubber, and offers great traction and support.

With over 50 hours of research on dozens of yoga mats, I focused on the properties and composition of the mat and how this applies to the various styles of yoga. I surveyed the masses, consulted with over 10 yoga professionals with years of experience on mats, and personally put many mats through hours of testing.

The process was sweaty, and reconfirmed that choosing a yoga mat is akin to choosing your wine — some get better with age, and it all comes down to personal taste. To help find the best yoga mat for you, I’ve also recommended top picks for specific formats, some of which include my top choices and others which do not.

The 10 Overall Best Yoga Mats

  • Manduka PROlite
  • Jade Harmony Professional Mat
  • Manduka Black Mat Pro
  • Hugger Mugger Para Rubber
  • PrAna Revolutionary Sticky Mat
  • Kharma Khare
  • PrAna E.C.O
  • Gaiam Print Premium
  • Liforme Yoga Mat
  • Yoloha Native Cork Yoga Mat

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Purify Air Naturally with Essential Oils

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Very often we find ourselves being in enclosed spaces with lots of people in the public, office or even at home. Sometimes when our surrounding friends or colleagues are down with a flu and constantly sneezing in the air, how do we purify the air surrounding us and banish bacteria in the air?

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Top 3 Yoga Mat Sprays with Essential Oils Recipes

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If you love to DIY your day to day resources and practice yoga too, add our Top 3 Yoga Mat Spray recipes to your DIY list. The yoga mat spray serves many purposes such as a mat cleaning spray that disinfects, aromatic spritzer to calm or energize you and more. Most importantly, we believe spritzing your favourite aromatic essential oils spray over your yoga mat before practicing will enhance your yoga practice!

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Commonly Used Essential Oils for Relaxation

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Stress and anxiety builds up sometimes during our everyday lives. Certain factors in our lifestyle could directly or indirectly cause us to feel anxious and stress throughout the day. This not only affects us psychologically but also physically. In this article, we explore the use of several common essential oils that helps us wind down from hectic days.

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