Tips To Choose The Right Yoga Mat

Posted by Cosco India
February 3, 2018

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Earlier there was one basic type of yoga mat made of PVC and the only choice you got was whether to buy blue or purple. Today, there are many types of yoga mats to suit everyone’s preference and priority.

Not only you need to choose from colors and patterns that suit your style but yoga mat also need to keep your poses stable. Your mat needs to be portable and storable, yet cushy and comfy. All the aspects of your mat’s qualities are affected by how the mat is made: what it’s made of, how thick it is, and its surface texture.

Use this Cosco’s guide to help you find a right yoga mat for you.


The thickness of your yoga mat has a lot to do with its comfort. Too thin, can get your knee banged up during yoga. And too thick yoga mats can make it difficult for you to feel a sturdy connection to the floor.

Buying guide: If you have less space to store your yoga mat, go for a thinner mat and opt for a standard-depth mat, in the 1/8 inch range.

If you enough space for storing your mat go for more cushioning and opt for a premium yoga mat that’s about 1/4 inch thick.

If you need to pack your yoga mat in a suitcase or carry it to somewhere, get a foldable travel yoga mat in the 1/16 inch range.


Sticky yoga mats help you from sliding and help you maintain your position as you move from one pose to another, also when you hold poses for several seconds.

Basic buying guide: If you need to stay to put in your poses but you bristle while practicing on a yoga mat, a PVC yoga mat can help you best.


Texture dictates the traction of yoga mat. Texture has an effect on how much sliding and slipping you do. It provides physical difficulty to sliding and because texture affects the way a yoga mat feels, it’s also a factor of overall comfort.

Buying guide: If you want a yoga mat that prevents slipping, avoid PVC mats and look for a jute, rubber, or cotton yoga mat that has a tactile, raised, tactile pattern. And if you are looking for smoothness, a PVC yoga mat is the way to go.


Yoga mats material dictates its stickiness, texture, sponginess, eco-friendliness, and how it wears over time.

Buying guide: Avoid yoga mats made of natural rubber if you are allergic to latex. If you want a true sticky mat go for PVC yoga mat. Sponginess varies with different blends of materials, but mostly, PVC has the maximum of any yoga mat material; cotton and jute have the minimum.


Generally, basic PVC yoga mat price will be in a lesser price range. You may pay more for designs, patterns, or logos; you can buy yoga mat online at good prices. Yoga training set also includes yoga mat along with yoga brick and other yoga equipment.


Once you are done with your choices of material, thickness, stickiness, textures, and price, there’s only one factor left and that is style! Choose and buy yoga mat of your favorite print, color, or pattern from , after all, you will be seeing a lot of it.

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