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Things you should know before buying a yoga mat

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Finding the right yoga mat means carefully considering a whole range of different factors that all need to be in harmony with one another. It has as much to do with finding a quality product as it does knowing your own specific needs. If you are looking for the best yoga mat and aren’t sure where to start, consider this brief checklist before making a commitment.

Material

Carefully-chosen materials make up the core of all yoga mats, so paying attention to what your mat is made of should be your priority. Consider the durability, texture, sponginess, and any other factors that are important to you. When in doubt, going with all-natural materials is the best option.
 

Thickness

Thickness often comes down to personal preference, but there are also a few rules of thumb to keep in mind when deciding how thick is too thick. If you are worried about getting banged and bruised from the floor, choosing a mat that is too thin could be a potential problem. On the other hand, getting too comfortable during yoga is not the goal either.
 

Eco-friendly

Thinking about the planet first should be a major concern for any dedicated yogi, so looking for a mat that uses 100% natural materials is definitely important. Rubber is commonly used and is certainly acceptable; however, many people prefer the look and feel of more natural fabrics and fibers. It is important to stay away from treated fabrics, or materials that use artificial finishes.

The Pranamat ECO is designed will all of the above factors in mind, making it an ideal choice for seasoned yogis and those who are just starting out. Natural coconut fibers and real cotton make it the most durable and eco-friendly option on the market. Learn more at yoga with Pranamat ECO.

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