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    Yoga mats

    How do I buy the right yoga mat?

    If you want to buy ayoga mat,there are manychoicesin terms of material, length, width and thickness oftheyogamat.
    Some yoga mats are suitable for every yoga style, while
    somematswillnot be suitable for that style .
    On For example , a PVC matismore likelyto slipduring a hot yoga class.
    It is therefore important that you check which type ofyoga matsuits you. 
    When you findyour idealyoga mat , it will makeyouryoga sessions even moreenjoyable!

    What to pay attention to?

    The yoga style(s) you practice partly determines whichtypeofyoga matwillsuityouwell.
    In addition,
    thedegree of comfortthat theyoga matgives youand the desired stabilityplay a role in makingachoice.
    You may also have a preferencefor the material theyoga matis made of.
    If you attachgreat importance to theuse of ecological,environmentally friendlymaterials,you canoptforone 
    ecoyoga mat. 
    Your body type and height can also play a role in choosing the right mat. 
    We alsounderstand that youlookat the price of theyoga mat. What we would like to advise you hereis:
    Ifyou practice yoga regularly, do not save onthe purchase priceof ayoga mat.
    This way, a high-quality
    yogamat will last you a very long time (sometimes even for life)and will provide you with optimal supportduring your workout your yoga sessions.
    By choosingthe rightyoga mat , you will enjoy it for a long time .We will now discussthe above points in more detail so that you can find the perfectyoga mat! 

    Yoga mat dimensions

    The standard size of ayoga matis 60 x 180 cm. If you are wider or taller, a larger size is nice.
    In our range you will therefore also find extra long and extra wide yoga mats.

    For different yoga styles

    Withmobile, activeforms of yoga, it is important that theyogamatprovidessufficient grip .Of courseyoudon't want to slip.
    If you practice morestaticformsof yoga, you willattach more importance to comfort.
    While soft, thick yoga mats provide extra support for Yin yoga, foranintensiveVinyasaflow you prefer a thin mat withextragrip.
    Yogishayou will find yoga mats for every style of yoga.Use the yoga style filter to immediately see all yoga mats that match the yoga style you practice.

    Thickness of the yoga mat

    Most mats in studios have a standardthickness of 4 or 5 mm. However, a thickeryogamatof 6mm or more can be nice:
    for example for practicing gentle yoga styles. For dynamic forms of yoga, a thin mat
    of <4mm is nice:
    a soft
    (thick)mat causesmoreinstabilityduringbalance exercises. By taking the following advantages and disadvantages into account,
    always choose
    ayoga matthat suits your needs.

    Thick yoga mat

    Extra joint supportNot foldable
    No problems with curling cornersHeavier

    Thin yoga mat

    Easy to carryLess joint support
    Create your own clean mat in a studioNot insulating on a cold floor

    Material of the yoga mat

    Below you will find more information abouttheyoga mats made of natural rubber, PVC, wool and cork.

    Yoga mat natural rubber

    Natural rubber offers a lot of grip and provides extra cushioning while performing the various exercises. This makes it a good choice if you are looking for ayoga matwith extra grip. The mats are slightly heavier, so the corners do not curl up. A yoga mat made of natural rubber is a particularly environmentally friendly choice: you will not find any PVC or other harmful substances in the mat. However, this natural material does require special care. The rubber cannot withstand the sun well and dries out when exposed to high temperatures. At Yogisha you will find special products for cleaning your yoga mat that keep the mat in optimal condition.

    Yoga mat PVC

    Yoga mats in studios are often made of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. A PVC yoga mat provides grip as long as it remains dry and is therefore also called a sticky yoga mat. However, these mats can become slippery with perspiration and are therefore a less good choice for intensive forms of yoga and hot yoga. You can easily take a PVC mat with you everywhere: the flexible material is easy to roll up and does not tear. The material is so strong that this type of mat can easily last a lifetime. PVC is easy to maintain, just wipe it occasionally with some soap and water or disinfectant. These mats are also very suitable for outdoor yoga.

    Yoga mat TPE

    TPE is a synthetic rubber. The material is completely biodegradable, which makes a TPE yoga mat an ecological choice. These mats are softer than a PVC yoga mat. The material is also very light, making it easy to take the mat with you on your bike.

    Yoga mat wool

    This material is very suitable for practicing slow Yin yoga or Kundalini yoga or meditation. The body is extra supported by the soft wool, making it easier to maintain the different postures. The wool yoga mats at Yogisha are made of 100% pure new wool. No chemical materials are used when washing the wool. The underside of the mat consists of 80% natural latex and prevents sliding.

    Yoga mat cork

    This natural material not only looks beautiful, but also provides extra grip against perspiration. The material becomes stiffer as it becomes moist and therefore ensures that your feet do not slip during a warrior pose and during the savanasa the soft cork provides extra support for the (lower) back and shoulders. A cork yoga mat is a sustainable choice: to extract the cork, only part of the cork tree is used, which grows back naturally after harvesting.

    Organic cotton yoga mat

    Many thousands of years ago, the first yogis in India practiced yoga on cotton mats. This natural material feels nice and absorbs sweat, giving you more grip. Cotton mats are completely biodegradable and therefore an environmentally friendly choice. They are therefore especially nice to use as an extra layer on another yoga mat. The cotton yoga mats are easy to maintain: by washing them occasionally in the washing machine, you can enjoy a fresh mat again.

    Yoga towel made from recycled polyester

    With your own yoga towel made of recycled polyester you can easily create a hygienic layer between you and the yoga mat in the yoga studio. In addition, the yoga towel offers extra grip because the special fabric absorbs sweat. The silicone dots on the underside of the mat prevent the towel from slipping. Our sustainable towels consist of 42% recycled old plastic (PET), which makes this type of yoga mat a sustainable choice. You can easily clean the towel by washing it in the washing machine.

    Yoga mat brands

    The yoga mats in our range are, in addition to our own brand, from sustainable quality brands such asMandukaandJade.
    Yogishastrives to offer products where the impact of the production process is as friendly as possible for people and the environment.

    Are you still unsure about what the right mat is for you? In this blog we will help you choose!

    Contact Yogisha

    Do you like to try the yoga mat first before you buy it? Please feel free to visit our store inAmsterdam.
    Would you like to know more about one of our yoga mats? For all your questions, please feel free to contact us on 020 664 07 43 .
    Our employees are happy to help you find the right yoga mat.

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