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how to choose your perfect yoga mat

Andrea Morris | Apr 04, 2024 | minute read

Your yoga mat is more than just a piece of equipment—it's the sacred space where your practice unfolds, where each breath aligns with movement, and each pause brings you deeper into self-awareness.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the b, mat, we’re exploring the essential features, considerations, and mindful choices that lead to finding the perfect yoga mat. A mat that becomes an extension of your practice, your lifestyle, and your values.

What features should a good yoga mat have?

A good yoga mat should offer a balance of stability, comfort, and durability to support your practice journey. Look for mats with excellent grip to prevent slipping during your practice, especially in dynamic or heated classes. Consider the thickness and density of the mat to provide adequate cushioning for your joints without compromising stability in balancing poses. Choose a mat that is easy to clean and maintain, ensuring hygiene and longevity. By prioritizing these features, you can find a yoga mat that becomes an indispensable companion, enhancing your practice with every session.

The Thick and Thin of It:

Yoga mat thickness and weight play crucial roles in determining the overall comfort and portability of your mat. Yoga mat thickness typically ranges from 2mm-10mm. Each thickness offers a unique balance of support and portability, catering to different practice styles and preferences. Thinner mats, such as our 2mm b, mat traveller are lightweight and portable, making them ideal for on the go. Our best-selling 4mm b, mat everyday serves as a versatile option, striking a balance between weight and stability, making it suitable for most. Thicker mats, like our 6mm b, mat strong and 10mm b, mat impact provide extra cushioning and support, which can be beneficial for seeking added comfort during floor-based poses or those with sensitive joints. 


The Foundation of Your Practice:

Yoga mats come in a variety of materials, each with its unique characteristics and benefits. Common materials include natural rubber, PVC, and cork. Natural rubber mats like our b, mats offer excellent grip and durability while being eco-friendly and biodegradable. PVC mats are known for their durability and affordability but may not be as environmentally friendly. Cork mats, like our 4mm b, mat cork are antimicrobial, sustainable, and offer a smooth surface for a soft touch on your skin. 

TIP: Whichever mat you choose, don’t forget to keep your mat clean—simply spray with our b, mat cleanser after practice to get rid of sweat and dust, naturally!

When choosing a yoga mat, prioritize factors such as grip, thickness, durability, and environmental impact. By selecting a high-quality mat that suits your needs, you not only ensure that you’re supported in your yoga practiceyou also open up a realm of other uses. Your b, mat can serve as a cushion for meditation, padding for HIIT and pilates workouts, or even sub in for a blanket at outdoor picnics or beach outingsa good yoga mat supports you in all the ways you practice. 


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