In the era of fitness, yoga and fitness have also become a habit for many people. And yoga exercises are inseparable from yoga mats, so should anyone choose a high-value and high-quality stretch yoga mat? This requires comprehensive evaluation and selection from multiple angles. Taking stock and selecting a yoga mat from various angles is fundamental to ensuring that you can choose high quality and high quality.
I. Performance and quality
1. Is there an odor
Many types of stretch yoga mats are sold on the market, and the prices vary. When choosing, you cannot select according to the price. The key depends on the performance and quality of the yoga mat. The direct way to judge quality is to choose by the presence or absence of odors. The high-quality yoga mat does not have any pungent or other odors. Therefore, when choosing a yoga mat with a fragrance, it is recommended that you do not select it so as not to cause health effects from inferior yoga mats.
2. How elastic is the stretch yoga mat
Quality can be judged not only by taste but also by the elasticity of the yoga mat. A yoga mat with good elasticity can avoid causing harm to the human body during exercise. Among the many yoga mats sold on the market, some use fitness mats to impersonate yoga mats. Fitness mats have poor elasticity and cannot be used for yoga practice. Therefore, pay attention to understanding and judging how elastic a yoga mat is. Choosing yoga with high elasticity and fast rebound is a wise choice.
3. Strength and weakness of grip
The choice of stretch yoga mat should also pay attention to the strength and weakness of the yoga mat’s grip. The yoga mat has a non-slip texture on the surface and has a firm grip-ability that can be placed on you and the ground. It also has strong stability and is easy to clean. This firm grip will not cause any effect even if you sweat during exercise, and you can still practice typically. If the grip is poor, if there is water or sweating, it will affect the safety of using the yoga mat.
4. Moderate thickness
The thickness of the yoga mat is not the thicker; the better. The key is the buyer’s needs. Choosing a moderate thickness can guarantee that yoga practice needs are met. Especially for beginner practitioners, if you select a thicker yoga mat, you will not be able to stand firm. Beginners are advised to choose yoga with a thickness of 5 to 8 mm, while for advanced stages, a yoga mat with a thickness of 3 mm to 6 mm can be selected.
5. Size selection
Choosing a yoga mat also pays attention to the choice of size. Choosing the right size can meet the needs of yoga practice. Don’t choose according to the color or color. The right length and high quality are the trusted choices.
2. Stretch yoga mat of different materials
1. NBR material
Yoga mats made of this type of material have a variety of advantages, and there are many colors to choose from. Moreover, yoga mats made of this material are relatively thick and environmentally friendly. However, yoga mats made of this material have poor resilience and wear resistance, and the service life is usually only three months to one year.
2. TPE material
It is wise to choose according to the material. This material has high elasticity, environmental protection, and good anti-skid performance. It’s just that yoga mats made of this material are not very durable and usually have a lifespan of about one year.
3. PVC material
The price of PVC yoga mats sold on the market is relatively friendly to the people, but it is challenging to guarantee anti-slip performance due to the poor absorption of the material. And if you’re a person who sweats a lot, it’s very inconvenient to use a yoga mat made of this material.
The quality and performance of yoga mats made of different materials are different. The yoga mat made of softwood has anti-slip solid properties and has the advantage of being environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Yoga mats made with this type must be cleaned promptly to avoid dirt buildup and usually last for more than one year.
Professional yoga practitioners usually choose rubber yoga mats. The yoga mat made of this material has a natural texture and has a good anti-slip effect. The yoga mat made of natural rubber has good resilience, is very soft, has a firm grip, and is environmentally friendly and non-toxic. However, this yoga mat made of natural rubber will have a particular odor and need to be left for a day or two to disperse the smell. Yoga mats made of natural rubber have a long service life and can reach more than two years. Therefore, among the yoga mats sold on the market, the sales volume of yoga mats made of natural rubber is relatively high.
If you want to choose a high-value, high-quality stretch yoga mat, you must pay attention to the above details. Do not blindly choose according to the price because the quality of the price varies from one price to another. If you choose according to the price, you may select the high price and poor quality, which cannot guarantee the durability and environmental protection of the yoga mat. To pay attention to the cost performance of yoga mats, it is wise to choose a cost-effective yoga mat.