There are a million mats on the market and what one person likes, another person hates. You’re just going to have to try out some mats to find one that works for you. That said, here is what to look for in a yoga mat:

Choosing a Yoga Mat

Characteristics to consider include

  • length
  • thickness
  • material

When you start out, a little “stickiness” to the mat is helpful. As you advance your muscles hold you and the stickiness becomes less important. You don’t want a mat that is ultra sticky, because you want to be able to move as needed.

Where to Buy a Yoga Mat

Brands to Consider