Yoga Mat

Whether you are a new yoga enthusiast or an experienced being, the right yoga mat offers a different experience. You might think it's just the yoga mat; how does it make any difference? But the truth is that it does make a difference. Today we'll guide you on how to choose the right yoga mat.

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Top Factors to Consider While Buying a Yoga Mat 

  • Level

There are different levels of yoga practitioners: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Based on your level, you can choose a mat. But how does it make a difference? Let's find out different yoga mat requirements on different levels.

  • For Beginners:

For any beginner, the grip and thickness of the mat matter the most. Beginners usually do gentle yoga styles, which focus on slower yoga styles. The floor contact is frequent in the beginning, so beginners need a comfortable mat. A mat between 5 to 8 mm thickness is ideal as it helps to protect joints.                       

  •  For intermediate:

If you are someone who has been practising yoga for several months and is comfortable with the tree or downward-facing dog pose. Our mat suggestion would be a mat with 5 to 8 mm thickness but with a better quality mat as you would likely spend more time on it. 

  • For Pro:

Suppose you are the one who is very comfortable with dynamic yoga poses. In that case, your priority should be a mat that offers great stability and plenty of grips. The ideal mat would be a 1 to 5 mm thickness mat. The thinner, the better mat. Here we would suggest a thin pure rubber mat.  

  •  Thickness

Yoga mat comes in different thicknesses and weights. If you are unsure which mat to choose then, we suggest an ⅛ - inch thick mat as it is a very standard mat. It offers commendable contact with the floor. It becomes difficult to balance during standing pose with thicker mats. 

  • Stickiness

A sticky mat helps you from sliding all over the place when you hold poses for a few seconds. PVC yoga mats have the highest stickiness. Keep your yoga mat clean for better stickiness.  

  • Texture

Texture plays an important role in the overall experience of doing yoga. Like stickiness, texture affects the sliding and slipping as it provides a physical barrier to sliding. The best texture yoga mat comes with a jute, rubber or cotton mat with a tactile and raised pattern. A jute yoga mat has organic toughness, while some PVC mats have a softer feel.   

  • Price

Price is an important and less talked about factor when buying a yoga mat. Based on your level and budget, you can purchase the yoga mat. The price varies due to additional factors like pattern, design, colour, thickness, antimicrobial treatments, etc. If you are just a beginner and do not wish to spend more on the mat, then we suggest the basic plain solid colour PVC sticky pose.    

Happy Posing!

These are the basic factors you should consider while buying a yoga mat. Other things you can consider like whether it is easy to carry from one place to another, whether it is eco-friendly or not, the kind of material, etc. You can find a range of yoga mats with Spicom at an affordable price. Here you can find different yoga mats in other materials, textures and prices. So go ahead and pick up your favourite colour, texture, and print; after all, you should love what you are buying. Happy shopping.