Favorite yoga mat?


#1

Hello everyone! I hope this is an appropriate topic for this forum. I just found the community and it seems really great! Regardless, let me get to my question :slight_smile:

Over the past year or so I have cultivated a fairly strong yoga practice and have finally decided to treat myself to a good, new mat! I wanted to see what everyone’s preferences are. The Manduka mats seem very nice, but are expensive so I thought I would seek out some advice. Let me know your favorites :slight_smile:


#2

Hello! I have the manduka prolite mat and I absolutely love it! I got it on Amazon for $58. I definitely recommend looking on amazon for whatever mat you decide on because they usually have great deals on mats including the manduka mats!


#3

I have the Align Ultra mat from Lululemon. It has lines to help you align your poses appropriately (saved me many times during classes) and is a good thickness.
Having advanced some of my poses, I found myself to slip from my own sweat (which the said mat was not soaking). So I now pair it with the Manduka eQua towel.
From my experience, I would have done just as well with a $10 mat and the equa towel.


#4

Thanks so much for the advice guys! Great idea to look on Amazon…I always forget to look for online deals! I also like the thought of just getting the eQua towel. I really appreciate the input :slight_smile:


#5

[QUOTE=vera.naz22;53761]I have the Align Ultra mat from Lululemon. It has lines to help you align your poses appropriately (saved me many times during classes) and is a good thickness.
Having advanced some of my poses, I found myself to slip from my own sweat (which the said mat was not soaking). So I now pair it with the Manduka eQua towel.
From my experience, I would have done just as well with a $10 mat and the equa towel.[/QUOTE]

That?s what I do also, firstly it?s cheap secondly I don?t want to keep using something I sweat on 6 days a week for long periods of time, you may think you?re cleaning your mat but it?s a sponge of yucky.


#6

The Lululemon Mat sounds wonderful although I always wanted to treat myself to a Manduka Mat. I like the idea that the LuluLemon mat has lines on it to help with alignment especially being a Yoga Instructor. I am thinking that would be a wonderful item to sell at my studio to new students or even have a few extra just for new students to borrow when starting out. Does anyone know if these mats (the Lululemon mats) can be bought in bulk by chance?


#7

Ha! the famous ‘what is your favorite mat question’…do a search on here for yoga mat, you will find answers!:rolleyes: