Gaiam Premium Print Yoga Mat

$20.99 (as of March 17, 2018, 3:19 pm)

Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you wish to have to fortify proper alignment and care for poses and the additional cushioning helps to give protection to joints. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a more healthy choice for both you and the planet!

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Description

Extra-thick Premium Print Yoga Mats provide a stable, sticky, non-slip 5/6mm cushioned surface for your yoga practice. Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you wish to have to fortify proper alignment and care for poses and the additional cushioning helps to give protection to joints. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a more healthy choice for both you and the planet! Please note a packaging change from 5mm or 6mm, but rest assured it’s the same size and style mat, just in new and improved packaging. Also, printed yoga mats may release a harmless odor when first unwrapped. For best results unroll and air out your mat for 2-3 days before use.
Lightweight, durable mat is suitable for every type of yoga and is extra-thick for additional cushioning
Textured non-slip surface for excellent traction helps to keep you at the mat
6P Free – This PVC mat is freed from the Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DNOP
Bonus Free Yoga Workout Download
68-Inch x 24-Inch x 5/6mm (Packaging may vary from 5mm or 6mm)

Buyer’s Guide: How to buy the right Yoga Mat

After a long time looking for “soul mat” I can say I have a lot of information to share about yoga mats. If you have just started your Yoga mat journey and you are unsure about where to start, there are many qualities to consider: Comfort, Thickness, Weight, Size, Durability, Stickiness, Eco-Friendliness, Material, Price Range and Style.

I hope this guide will help you choose the yoga mat that suits YOU and the type of yoga you practice, as well as your lifestyle, your priorities and, of course, your budget. Choosing the right yoga mat is crucial, as it will make your practice much more comfortable and happier.

Do I need a mat to do yoga? Can you do yoga without a mat?

The answer is yes. You can practice Yoga on a hardwood floor, a carpet, or on the beach. Nevertheless, the level of expertise needed to practice yoga without the cushioning protection of a mat is higher than most of us have. The use of a mat will help you keep balance and will protect both your hand and feet from hurting yourself or slipping.

What type of yoga mat is best for beginners? How to buy an entry-level yoga mat.

For starter yogis, there are many options out there. Thicker ones are better for aching joints but compromise your balance. If you don’t want to spend much on your first yoga mat there are also many affordable options, but they are typically made out of cheap materials, break easily and they lack many of the most valuable qualities of the more expensive ones, like stickiness and durability.

The features of a good Yoga mat

What are the qualities I should look for when in search of a new yoga mat? These are the features that I took into account when looking for a new yoga mat. Deciding how to pick a yoga mat has been a research task full of surprises.

A COMFORTABLE YOGA MAT

Close your eyes for a moment, and imagine yourself lying on your yoga mat, in Savasana. Imagine your slow breathing, feeling the air as it rubs against your skin, and feeling your body so relaxed than you forget about your mat. That’s the kind of comfort we are looking for.

THICKNESS How thick of a yoga mat should I get?

The thickness of the mat will affect this feeling. A thicker yoga mat will protect you from hurting yourself but also can make harder for you to connect with the ground, making you lose some balance in certain poses like the tree.

A thick yoga mat will also protect you from a cold floor. If you are sensitive to cold you might consider a thicker yoga mat for this purpose.

The standard thickness of a yoga mat is about ⅛ inch thick. You can find thicker mats than this that are ¼ inch.  The thinnest yoga mats are around 1/16 inch and are typically so thin that they are foldable. They are also known as “travel yoga mats”.

WEIGHT

The thickness of the yoga mat will affect its weight too…

+Read Full Buyers Guide: How to buy the right Yoga mat.

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