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> 3 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Yoga Mat

3 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Yoga Mat

Posted on 01/29/2016 by Kulae




So youíve decided to embark on a new adventure and try yoga, which is great. But first you need a mat. There are so many choices available, how do you even know where to begin? Here are a few tips to help you sort through the options and find the perfect yoga mat for you.

1.†Thickness

The thickness of your yoga mat can make a big difference in how comfortable certain poses are for you. Some people prefer thinner mats because they are more portable, others need thicker mats, especially if they have sensitive joints or prefer a restorative practice. One thing to consider is the thicker the mat, the less stable you will feel during balance poses.

2.†Material

The material your yoga mat is made of impacts its grip (not only between you and the mat, but between the mat and the floor), environmental impact, texture and can even irritate your skin if you have sensitivities to things like latex.

Kulae mats are 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and do not contain PVC or latex, so theyíre great for the environment and for your skin. They are also constructed using closed-cell technology, so germs, bacteria and odors canít penetrate the matís surface.

3. Style of Yoga Practiced

This is probably going to be the biggest factor you consider when shopping for a yoga mat.

- Hatha

Active practices need a mat that can handle a little bit of everything. The Kulae tpECOmat Plus (5mm) is the perfect, all-around mat.

- Restorative

Comfort is the name of the game, since those who frequent this type of class can expect to spend long periods of time in each pose. We recommend the Kulae tpECOmat Ultra (8mm) for lots of cushioning.

- Hot

A mat that can handle a hot and sweaty class will make sure that you feel stable during your practice. The Kulae Elite Hybrid Yoga Mat Towel is the perfect mix of a sticky mat on the bottom, and an absorbent towel on the top. Itís machine washable, so itís a breeze to care for.

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Anne Prowant
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With a B.A. in journalism, Anne has been writing and editing content for online publications since 2008. Anne has experience writing for a wide audience, and focuses on search engine optimization, so your content gets noticed.†

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