Choosing a yoga mat can be confusing. A good review saves you time and makes it easier...
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I never really paid much attention to yoga mats. The class I went to had mats for everyone to use, and at home I was fine just using the bedroom rug. Then I started Bikram yoga at home and, with the profuse sweating, the rug just didn't cut it any more. I needed a non-slip mat and towel, and the mats I had used in the past were a bit slippery.
Even though I had been practising for years, I was clueless when it came to choosing a yoga mat. There's more to it than you might think: How thick or thin? What material? What temperatures can it withstand? How long will it last? Does it smell? Is it durable? Is there a balance between the 'stick' factor and being able to glide between poses? Few of us will have had the experience to answer such questions for ourselves.
I bought a 6mm non-slip mat for Bikram Yoga at home, and it's fine because I use it with a towel. But one day for a light routine I just rolled out the mat and practised without the towel. The yoga mat became badly scratched just from my feet! So now I know it's not a durable mat and I feel disappointed. I wish this review had been available before!
This really is the most in-depth and informative review I have ever read. It was an education for me. If you're looking for a yoga mat check out "The Best Yoga Mat" and save yourself some time, energy, and the cost of getting the wrong yoga mat and then having to replace it.
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