If you are looking into buying a new a yoga-mat, whether it is your first time or not, a little research in advance will normally pay dividends. Even though yoga mats look quite simple you want to get one that best suits your practise.We have included some tips below to help you decide.
The texture of a yoga mat is the primary determinant of how much traction you will get.
You want to feel secure on your mat during poses so that you don’t slip or slide.
The surface texture and quality will also provide comfort and support during kneeling or sitting poses.
Thickness. Just like texture, the thickness of the yoga mat will determine how much comfort you get while exercising. If the yoga mat is too thin, you can bang a knee and get an injury. However, if it is too thick, you may not have the right connection to the ground.
Standard yoga mats are usually an eighth inch thick.
Stickiness. PVC mats provide the highest level of stickiness, and it is important to realise that your PVC mat will only remain sticky if you keep it clean.
Environment Friendly. Eco-friendly yoga mats, are excellent for the environment, and are produced recycling materials, specifically rubber, and cotton.
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In terms of workout equipment, yoga mats will always give you the most bang for your buck, whether you’re running, cross training, stretching or trying your hand at the downward dog, our range of yoga mats and accessories will perfectly compliment your workout whatever that may be.
Thicker mats with more padding are just what you need to stay comfortable and in the zone during workouts that can be hard on the knees, wrists, hands and ankles, while slim mats are perfect for travel and taking with you on the go.
In terms of clearing some room in your head and letting go of the last day, week or month’s stress and pressure, yoga has no equal and yoga is tremendously beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing.
And that is why a routine or habit of daily or even weekly practice remains one of the best ways to gradually improve your strength and flexibility.
Choosing the Right Yoga Mat for Your Practise
Knowing what you want is one of the most important things when selecting a yoga mat, whether its your first mat of your own, or you’re a pro.
If you’re practicing on carpet then you may not need an especially thick mat, however if hard wooden floors in your local yoga studio is where classes take place, then a thicker mat may be just what you need. Again, it important to think about this.
If style is important for you a nice printed or patterned mat, maybe one with alignment lines, could be the perfect thing.
For every yoga accessory that you need, we can help. Whether a swiss ball, yoga ball or exercise ball, supportive straps, or even chairs suitable for headstand practice, we have those too.
Additionally, for longer classes comfort must not be ignored and so we offer yoga socks, yoga cushions, bolsters and much more.
Thank you for visiting Yoga Mats Ireland and we wish long life and continued success with your yoga practise.
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