The 5 Best Yoga Mats for this Year

The 5 Best Yoga Mats for this Year

There are so many yoga mats out there it can be overwhelming trying to find the right one. Whether you are looking to buy one for yourself or a loved, we have taken out the hassle of looking and have found 5 of the best yoga mats that are out there on the market.

When choosing a yoga mat you want to get one that feels right, looks stylish and does what it is supposed to do. We have done our research and have come up with the best Yoga mats you should consider buying for 2020.

Before we begin there are a few factors you should consider when purchasing a yoga mat:

1. Thickness

Too thin and it might be uncomfortable or painful. Too thick and you will lose your connection with the ground and it may be harder to balance.

2. Material/Texture

The texture of a mat can help to stop it from slipping and sliding around while you are doing your workout. Some mats are bumpy which you might like and others are smooth it all depends on your preference.

3. Weight

If you are carrying your mat to and from classes you might want a mat that is lightweight and easy to carry around. This might also motivate you to take your mat into work and fit in a work out before or after your commute.

Toplus Yoga Mat

Why we love it: It has a great anti-skid design and a one-year satisfaction guarantee.

The Toplus yoga mat is a great yoga mat for beginners. It offers you everything you could want/need from a yoga mat. It has an anti-skid design meaning that you won’t slip around during your yoga. Toplus have made the new version of the mat eco friendly, although, this means that it may cost more compared to other yoga mats. However when you compare it to non-green PVC, NBR and EVA mats you will notice the difference.

It is 6mm thick which has been proven by the Toplus team to be the ultimate thickness for a yoga mat. This means it provides you with cushioning and protection for your joints and knees while still making you feel connected to the floor. It is lightweight and easy to carry meaning you can take it anywhere. And the best part is that you get a one-year satisfaction guarantee!

Manduka yoga mat

Why we love it: made from ethical resources and will last a lifetime.

Manduka is a brand that was designed by yogis for yogis. They are a very popular brand and are a favourite among yoga instructors. They are made with non-toxic latex free material and have an emissions-free manufacturing process meaning they are ethically made. Manduka supply a whole range of mat options including a PROlite mat which only weighs 1.8kg making it lightweight and easy to carry to and from classes. However, Manduka do say that the mat may be slippery for the first few practises but after your first few practices you and your mat will be stuck with each other for life. Because of this Manduka offer a lifetime guarantee with all their mats.

Hugger Mugger Mat

Why we love it: It is the perfect thickness which makes practicing Yoga very comfortable since your back feels supported.

The Hugger Mugger yoga mat is a great all-round choice. The Original Tapas mat was debuted in the late 1980’s and was the first mat to be designed specifically for yoga. This meant that it set the bar for durability, density, and grip. They have been doing this for many years so they have been able to create the perfect mat.

A Hugger Mugger mat is extremely sticky and extra thick so it provides ample cushioning and support for your body. It is thick enough to let your hands sink in just enough to give you friction and less slip. A bonus is that all the Hugger Mugger mats are made from phthalate-free PVC and free from heavy metals.

Liforme Yoga Mat

Why we Love it: Perfect for trying to improve your alignment (plus you get a bag included)

The Liforme Yoga Mat helps you to really focus on your alignment so it is a great mat for beginners who struggle with their body positioning during class. The mat has lines on it so you can easily position yourself and see where your body should be. It also has the ground-breaking Liforme “GripForMe” material that gives you the best grip any mat could offer.

Liforme uses sustainably-sourced materials, recyclable packaging, and are confident their mats last a lifetime. And a bonus is that you get a bag included to protect your mat when you travel to and from your classes.

Yogi Bare Paws Yoga Exercise Mat

Why we Love it: Has amazing grip and provides good support for joints

The Yogi Bare Mat is good thickness, at 4mm, so it provides you with the support you need for your joints while also helping you to remain balanced. It also uses non-slip material so you will feel stable and won’t be moving around during your class. The central line on the mat helps you with positioning and makes this mat perfect for beginners or experts yogis. This mat is also eco-friendly, biodegradable PU, free for PVC and uses natural rubber.

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