Best Mats for Vinyasa Yoga

What Is Vinyasa Yoga?

Best Mats for Vinyasa Yoga Practise

Vinyasa yoga is ideal in invoking consciousness where the body becomes fully focused to allow everything to connect. To achieve perfection, you have to use minimal energy, otherwise called effortless effort.

Vinyasa is generally regarded as the most athletic style of yoga.

It is often referred to as ‘flow yoga’, the name derives from the fact that the student moves from one posture to another fluidly, coordinating their movements whilst regulating a pattern of breathing.

It is a great class for building strength and flexibility and is a particularly good option for those that like to move around and find some of the slower paced classes a little uninspiring.

As you would imagine, a class that focuses this much on different postures and movements requires a robust, non-slip mat.

Also, the many different poses attempted in Vinyasa might be best attempted on a slightly larger mat than usual.

YUREN XL Mats

 

Size 185 x 90 x 1.5cm | Weight 780g

This mat is made from 15mm thick premium NBR rubber which has remarkable rebound and shock absorption due to its high density.

This is a large, wide mat that will allow you to extend out your yoga positions with confidence, knowing that your joints will be well protected from the studio floor.

The mat is soft and highly elastic and has a superb anti slip surface that provides excellent friction.

Pros
• Very thick
• Great rebound
• Good large size

Cons
• Difficult to store

 

DAWAY TPE Mat

 

Size 183 x 66 x 0,6cm | Weight 907g

This quality mat is available in a variety of colours and is a great example of the brand’s ‘Free Fashion Cool’ ethos.

It is a long, wide mat that features a body alignment lines system that help yogis of all abilities improve their poses.

It is very lightweight and easy to carry and even comes with a bag and strap for maximum portability to and from the studio.

Pros
• Alignment lines
• Comfortable support
• Great colours

ARTEESOL Non-slip

 

Size 183 x 61 x 0.6cm | Weight 680g

At only 680g this is a very lightweight that is a great choice for beginners up to intermediate yogis.

Made from comfortable, non-slip TPE it will support your different Vinyasa poses and the anti-skid surface will prevent your hands and feet slipping out of position.

It is available in a fantastic range of bright colours and is very reasonably priced.

Pros
• Great price
• Bright colours
• Very light

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