To choose a good yoga mat, you need to consider these aspects:
If you want to choose a good yoga mat, one of the most important factors to consider is its material. Because the material not only affects the quality of the yoga mat, but also relates to its high or low price. At present, the more common yoga mat material has the following kinds.
NBR: The biggest advantage may be the cheap, but it is also the worst quality one. Not only is it very easy to deformation, and will have a very obvious odor, the use of a long time or harmful to the body.
PVC: This kind of material yoga mat is more common, because it is more cost-effective. Softness is more moderate, and there is little odor, suitable for newcomers to start, but can not be used for a long time.
TPE: thermoplastic rubber, because it has the elasticity close to natural rubber, but the price is much cheaper than natural rubber, so it is very suitable as a choice for beginners. And it is more environmentally friendly, safe and non-toxic, no smell, and the price is generally not too high.
Natural rubber: natural rubber yoga mat because of the material, the softness is very good, in the time of yoga practice will have an excellent experience, but the price is much higher compared to the first few.
Linen material yoga mat is generally with the natural rubber to the composition, the use of experience is also excellent, but the price is generally too high, more suitable for advanced people to choose.
General yoga mat width in about 60cm, the choice of length will be in about 170cm and about 180cm two ranges, this according to their height to choose on, no difficulty.
The international standard is 610 * 1730mm, this size is suitable for 175cm or less, 610 * 1830 for 185cm or less. If it is higher, we should consider the extended version.
The thickness of most yoga mats on the market is between 1mm and 15mm.
Thicker yoga mat can do to our body to bring more protective, to avoid injury in the process of practice, but also can not be too thick, too thick yoga mat is easy to affect our stability when doing the action, not easy to force; and thin mat can help us better adapt to the action, to ensure full perception of the ground and the stability of the action, but the joints in contact with the ground and will feel choked Panic.
So it is very important to choose the right thickness of the mat: 6mm is the standard thickness, more suitable for beginners, to prevent sports injuries; after a certain foundation and experience, it is recommended to use 3.5mm to 5mm thickness of yoga mat.
From the above aspects, you will be able to buy a suitable, good yoga mat!