If you are reading this article then you are in the market for a new yoga mat and you
likely prefer the best of the best. These reviews cover just that; all the top mats for
this year, and previous years and will take you down the road to your magic mat
ride. Unfortunately, there are no cotton yoga mats that made the cut this year. The only types of yoga mats for this year are dense
rubber and PVC.
As far as quality goes this mat always takes the cake. The Manduka Black Mat pro
is a mat known to last for 10years plus. It is like a tank: solid, sturdy and always
they’re to protect you if you fall. It will cost you $100 to buy it, but over a long
time that is a very small amount. It is bigger then the average mat giving you lots
of room. Manduka also has a recycling program in place for their mats because, after all, they
do contain plastic. That way you can know that your mat is never sitting there in the
In position number two is another tried, tested, and true brand. The Jade Harmony
Professional mat is used by many yogi superstars and regular practitioners a like.
These mats are different because they come in a variety of colors, they are made from
open cell rubber, which is naturally biodegradable, and they offer the ultimate grip
even when hot and sweaty. They are a little lighter then the Black Mat Pro, a little
wider then average, and are also in the extra long yoga mat category. Jade will
plant a tree for every mat that is purchased from them.
There are two great mats in the number 3 position. Voted #1 by the New York
Times for most environmentally friendly yoga mat is the Original Eco Yoga Mat that is
made from rubber and jute fiber. This mat will not let you down, in fact, you
may feel more connected to the earth then ever before. The other brilliant mat
available is the Revolution Natural Sticky Mat by Prana. This mat was designed by
yoga superstar John Friend, so truly all has been accounted for with this natural,
over sized rubber mat.