When practicing yoga, the most important element is a good mat. There are cheaper, more expensive mats made of PVC, rubber ... you can really get lost in it all. I asked you for help on Instagram (click), because I didn't know what thickness to choose. Today I come to help choosing a good yoga mat, because it is not as easy as it seems.
When I started my apprenticeship I did not think too much about the mat and chose the first better one in the store, which was described as "yoga mat". It was a mistake, or rather money spent for nothing. Already in the first class, when I proudly walked with my yoga mat in my hand, it turned out that she was hopeless. Unfortunately, when buying I did not check whether it is non-slip.
I stopped going to group classes, but I still practice yoga at home. It is a great form of relaxation for me, as well as a way to keep figure and feel good. It does not matter if you practice yoga at home or in group classes - you need to have a good mat on which you will feel stable.
A good mat is the basis of yoga practice. Thanks to it, we will avoid the risk of injury while performing asanas.
I started looking and browsing the internet until I finally decided to buy a rubber mat
YOGA MAT Eco Pro 4,0mm, 185cm x 60cm , which allows me to remain stable even on hot days. The mat on both sides has the same good grip.
The mat is suitable for relaxing yoga, in the case of dynamic yoga practice you have to choose a different model. The Yoga Mat Eco Pro mat is made of 100% natural rubber. It is free of chemicals and allergens. Its structure ensures excellent adhesion even in the case of excessive sweating of hands or feet.
The only thing that can annoy at the beginning is the fact that everything sticks to the mat. This is not surprising in the case of ecological mats, for which no means to prevent static electricity were used. Fortunately, after each washing the mat this phenomenon decreases.
A good mat is a purchase for years, so you should add and buy a mat that is of good quality. You can read about how to start practicing yoga here.