Yoga Mats, Rubber mats and Other Yoga Accessories
Yoga mats are used to support your body while you perform yoga positions. When choosing a yoga mat the first thing you need to consider is how comfortable it is. Some mats are made from very stiff materials and can be hard to roll and store away. Most yoga mats appear to be pretty much the same, but there are slight differences in material, thickness, texture and stickiness which may affect how well you move if you use it on a regular basis. If you feel that you slide too much during your yoga exercises, it’s not a good indicator.
A good way to test the comfort of a cork yoga mat is to give it a try one at a time, rather than buying it new. Ideally, you should also take the mat to a professional yoga store so they can give you a professional opinion as to which type would suit your body best. A lot of people prefer the feel of a natural rubber mat which many people associate with Yoga classes, and many stores now sell yoga mats made from all kinds of different materials including cork.
Perhaps the most popular yoga mat on the market today is the cork yoga mat. Cork has an excellent reputation for being both comfortable and strong, and the mat itself will stay intact and stay in place no matter what you do. It is possible to find a high quality cork mat for less than $30, which is much cheaper than some other non-slip mats on the market today. You can also buy lululemon apparel which has a special lining and Velcro tabs that can be undone easily to allow you to remove the mat for cleaning. The special fabric lining does not leave any tacky marks and allows for easy cleanup. Many people prefer the non-slip feature of a yoga mat to a rubber mat, as they don’t leave any evidence of sweat or body oil.