Many people that are new to yoga often wonder what yoga mat is right for them. About 10 years ago when yoga first became popular, the biggest thing to worry about was what color of mat to buy. Now, there are a wide variety of different types of mats available. Many people may not know the differences between mats. This can make it extremely difficult to know which type is right for you.
Some mats have double the thickness of more universal mats. These mats offer extra cushioning to people that are practicing Ashtanga yoga. This is a type of yoga where there is jumping from pose to pose. This puts added strain on the feet and the body. The extra cushioning helps to prevent pain and damage to the body.
There is a wide variety of yoga mats (Tapete de Yoga) that are available. You can find a mat for any type of yoga. You can also find mats that are designed a certain way or have certain features.
Types of Mats are below,
- Velvet Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga Aveludado)
- PU Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga PU)
- Cork Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga Cortiça)
- Yoga Mat Eco Friendly (Tapete Yoga Ecológico)
- Printed Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga Estampado)
- Mandala Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga Mandala)
- Kids Yoga Mat ( Tapete de Yoga Infantil)
Eco friendly yoga mats have become more and more popular in recent times. With all of the emphasis that is being put on the environment and protecting our earth, more and more people are turning towards more eco-friendly alternatives. Eco friendly yoga mats are made from a material that is more environmentally friendly. There are no toxic materials used in these mats. These mats are still designed to provide the most comfort and support possible.
There are yoga mats that are specially designed for kids. These mats are smaller. Kids Yoga Mat (Tapete de Yoga Infantil) have a high tack surface that offers greater traction and slip resistance. They have a deep texture that makes it easier for little hands and feet to grip the mat and remain firm. These mats are designed to be easy for children to handle and manage. However, they are large enough that children can continue to use them for years as they grow. Kids mats have extra cushioning and are designed to be as comfortable as possible for children.
The decision to purchase a yoga mat is a personal one. You should look at all of the different types and benefits of the mats. If you do not choose the best mat for your particular needs, you will not achieve the benefits of the mat and then there is no reason to have the mat or use it.
Benefits of Yoga Mats
The main benefit of yoga mats is for improving balance and coordination. These are things that are most often lacking. There are some types of yoga that are mainly focused around posture. There are many health benefits to improved posture and balance. In order to effectively get this posture and balance, you would want to use a mat. You could feel uncomfortable when you first start. However, over time your body will adjust to this new posture and body changes and you will become more comfortable and it will get easier. You will also start to see improvements in your overall health and well-being.
Yoga mats can prevent possible injuries that can occur when practicing yoga on a surface that may be slippery. Most often, people are advised to practice yoga on a mat instead of on a bare floor. A yoga mat will keep your body warm and will keep your energy that you are generating flowing through your body instead of it being passed to the floor. Not only does this mat cushion your body, but it will also keep your energy focused where it needs to be.
If you are considering purchasing a mat, look at all of the different types that are available. Compare them and find the best one for your particular needs. This will prevent purchasing the wrong one and having to purchase another one. Also find the right producer who offers 100% quality Yoga mats. Gili is only national manufacturer of Yoga Mats in Brazil. They produce 100% ecological and recyclable products for Yoga, Meditation and Mandala Decoration.