Yoga is an age old cure for all – be it for health, immunity or weight loss. It is not always that you can hit a gym but you can always workout at home. What better than a yoga mat to assist you in your home work out? There is a wide range of yoga mats available in the market to suit your preferences and based on whether you are a beginner or an advanced yoga practitioner. We have come up with some of the best picks in different categories.
A yoga mat can be used by one and all. There are different mats available starting from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. Generally the mats with lesser thickness and medium cushioning like 4mm or 5 mm are for beginners. If you follow a high intensity workout regime then a thicker mat of 10 mm to 13 mm will be better for you. If you are more into posture oriented exercises then a mat with alignment marking will be better for you as it aids in your stance. These mats in general are designed to be used on even hard surfaces.
BEST YOGA MATS IN INDIA
1. Vikifit Yoga Mat
This Yoga Mat from VIFITKIT is a double sided mat allowing you to use both sides alternatively. It is finely textured that prevents your hands and legs from slipping and the specially designed foam absorbs impact thus protecting joints. It is 72 inches long and 24 inches wide which is good enough for a 6 feet person and comes with a good 8 mm thickness. It is made of eco friendly recyclable material. This mat is ideal for hard surfaces like tiled, wooden and cement floors. It absorbs any moisture or sweat quickly. Overall this is suited for all kinds of exercises.
2. Strauss Yoga Mat
This Yoga Mat form Strauss is one of the best options for beginners. It has a non-skid bottom that offers grip on the surface and a textured top side that prevents slipping. It is perfect for some floor exercises and yoga as it provides padding which is good specially for your knees, hip, spine and elbow. It is made from eco friendly material and is quick absorbing. This is definitely something you can go for till you get a better understanding of high quality mats.
3. Kobo Yoga Mat
This 8 mm mat from Kobo is specially designed for heavy exercises. It is made of high density foam that is designed to provide maximum cushioning and comfort for legs, hands and spine thus reducing likelihood of injuries. It measures 180 cm in length and is 60 cm wide. Like other mats this too is anti slip as it comes with a strip textured top. This material and the thickness of the mat make it ideal for everything from yoga to standing exercises to outdoor activities like picnic and camping.
4. BoldFit Yoga Mat
This mat from BoldFit is one of the best mats in the category. Its high density foam comes with a thickness of 10 mm provides you with extra cushioning for knees and ankles even when doing high impact exercises. It measures 6 feet long and is 2 feet wide. It is a premium, double sided mat that is durable. The moisture resistant technology makes it easier to be washed with soap and water. Overall this is one mat that can be used for all. It is rightly Amazon’s Best Seller in the category.
5. AmazonBasics Extra Large Mat
This mat from AmazonBasics is suitable for everything from yoga to floor exercises to pilates to high intensity exercises. At 13 mm this mat comes with the best cushioning among all other mats and is lightweight and easy to carry. It comes with a striped pattern for extra traction and also has an anti skid base. It measures 74 inches in length and is 24 inches wide that ensures the legs won’t go out of the mat even if you are taller. It is rightly Amazon’s Choice in the best yoga mat for women category.
5. Tego Designer Mat
This yoga Mat from Tego comes with a GuideAlign Design that is printed on the mat that aids in positioning yourself better. These include a mandala design for the centre, a straight line through the middle and six 45 degree references to keep your stance in check. This mat with superior 5 mm cushioning is more suitable for exercises that are more posture oriented than high intensity exercises. It comes with a honeycomb textured surface thus reducing the chances of the mat flaking out. The mat comes with antimicrobial protection against odour causing bacteria. It is rightly Amazon’s bestseller in the ‘Sports and Outdoors’ category.
5. AmazonBasics Yoga Set
This pick from AmazonBasics is a complete yoga, pilates and floor exercises set. It includes a yoga mat, a yoga belt, two blocks, two drying towels and a carry bag for the mat. It is suitable for beginners and experienced alike. The mat comes with a 13 mm thick foam for better cushioning for joints and is suitable for high impact exercises. It is 74 inches in length and is 24inches wide, which is good enough for taller people. The blocks aid in certain exercises that need elevation. The belt will be useful in positioning the blocks better. The drying towels come in handy for wiping off moisture from the mat.
HOW WE CHOSE OUR PICKS
QUESTIONS USERS LIKE YOURSELF ARE ASKING
In addition to our own extensive review, we pay a lot of attention to negative reviews and questions on Amazon/Flipkart because they help us tell the hidden story through hands-on experience from multiple users in daily usage situations. We identify the common concerns and and put them through our lens to judge if it is a deal breaker or not. Below are some common threads that we found –
Can I do planks on the yoga mat without hurting my elbows?
Yes. Many of the yoga mats listed here have proper cushioning so that your knees, back, elbows etc, won’t hurt while exercising on them.
Will the mats slip while I’m doing exercises like mountain climbers?
No they won’t. All the mats listed here are anti-slip so you don’t have to worry about the mat slipping away.
How often should I clean the yoga mat?
It is recommended to clean it right after your workout. You can wipe it with a wet cloth for basic cleaning and use soap/water for an extra dirty mat.
Will I get a carry bag along with the yoga mat?
You will get a carry bag along with the yoga mats of AmazonBasics and VIFITKIT and most others but please go through the product details before making a purchase for surety.
Is the mat waterproof and sweatproof?
Boldfit Yoga Mat is both waterproof and sweatproof. Kobo NBR Athletica is waterproof too. Please go through the product details before making a purchase for surety.
We hope we were able to help you make better shopping decisions in your search for yoga mats and we are confident that you will end up selecting one of our top picks as your next Yoga Mat purchase. We pay a lot of attention to your voice given that you are the center of our BetterShopping universe and would love to hear from you. Write to us – email@example.com