Monday, April 12, 2010

Choosing the Best Yoga Mat for You

So it’s time to buy your first yoga mat. Or you just want to replace the one you’ve been using for years. In either case, do your homework and make sure you choose the best yoga mat for your individual needs.

The right yoga mat can give you the stability and comfort you need in even your most challenging poses. But remember, everybody’s different. Worried about that nagging back pain and need a little more cushion? Looking for a mat that you can bring along on the road? Maybe you just signed up for a hot yoga class at your local yoga studio and want extra absorbency.

And let’s face it. At the end of the day, your mat is a reflection of you. Whether you opt for a functional sticky mat, the most eco-friendly material, or the latest and most stylish pattern, you’ll likely be able to find the perfect yoga mat to suit your tastes and personality.

Shop wisely and consider your options. Over the next few posts, we’ll explore the key factors in buying the ideal mat: type of mat, size, material, and cost.