Yoga Mat Reviews: Top 3 Yoga Mats

One of the great things about yoga is that you don't need a lot of equipment to get started. The only essential piece of equipment that you need to worry about when doing yoga is a yoga mat. Yoga mats are essential because they allow you to practice your yoga with safety, confidence and comfort. There are many different mats available, each with their own special features.

Yoga Mat Reviews

1. Manduka Black Mat PRO 71-Inch Yoga and Pilates Mat

This is one of the world's finest yoga mats and has been in the market for the past 12 years. Weighing 7 lbs and measuring 26" by 71" with a 1/4" thickness, this yoga mat provides superior wear and longevity. It has a non-slip fabric finish and gives excellent comfort and cushioning. This mat will give you comfortable cushioning of your spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors. In fact, users have found that the surface texture of the Manduka Black Mat PRO improves with use.

The dot-pattern bottom of the Manduka Black Mat PRO resists sliding. This mat is slip resistant, yet non-sticky, even when wet from light perspiration. It is also made from high quality materials that won't peel, flake, or fade.

If you are eco-friendly you'll be pleased to know Manduka Black Mats are manufactured to last a life time using an emission free process. Not surprisingly, this product. is certified safe for human contact by OEKO-TEX, an environmental certification agency in Europe for the textile industry. The longevity of this mat helps to curb the amount of PVC mats that enter landfills every year.

2. Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat

The Aurorae Northern Lights Yoga Mat is designed with the aim to draw out the potential that is within all of us  by replicating the Natural Phenomenon and Energy Source of the Northern Lights.  This exciting New Northern Lights Design illuminates energy with a "Golden Sun Focal Icon" to help focus. The mat measures 72" x 24"  and is 5 mm thick  which gives it adequate cushioning to absorb impact on joints. A unique feature of Aurora Northern Lights Yoga Mats is that no two mats are alike! This is achieved by making each mat have a uniqueness of its own due to their random hues of natural dyes.

This yoga mat is made from eco safe and biodegradable from Phthalates and Latex. This product has been approved by SGS, the world's largest testing agency. It uses natural solar colors and does not produce any odors. These mats are long lasting and are guaranteed by the manufacturer.

3. Yoga Mat 1/4"x72" Extra Thick 14 Colors Non-Toxic PER Phthalate Free Clean PVC (TM) by Bean Products

This is an ultra thick 1/4" mat for extra comfort. It gives great grip performance and the extra length and extra thickness makes it good for all types of Yoga & Pilates!  This mat provides a stable, slip-resistant surface with it's unique traction control and it is available in an assortment of colors so that you can choose any color to suit your mood. The Bean Products yoga mat  is durable and also machine washable.

Just like the other two product reviewed previously, this one is also an environmentally friendly mat. It is made from Polymer Environmental Resin (PVR). Known as Clean PVC, this is unique material is more sensitive to the environment and the health of the users than yoga mats made of standard PVC foam as it is free from toxic phthalates, dioxins, furans, phenal, and heavy metals. This mat has been tested and verified by SGS and are manufactured through a process which is not only ecologically safe but also more conducive to the workers and the environment.

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