Yoga is a discipline that requires plenty of physical activity.
Generally, to practice yoga we need a carpet or yoga mat, that will offer comfort to exercise properly.
Before to buy, you need know about some brands and products, to make sure a high quality. These are some features that should have the yoga mat.
1. Not be toxic
Yoga mats should be free of toxic products, such as latex, chlorine, lead, and others.
You can identify the presence of these materials just smelling the mat. If you feel a strong plastic smell, you must discard the product.
To make sure your yoga mat is comfortable, you must observe the thickness. Yoga mats should have about 3 to 6 millimeters thick.
Besides the thickness, we must take into account the weight and size. The size depends on our height and the weight should be maximum 3 o 4 kilos.
3. Environmental Care
Many standard mats include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that can not be recycled and can cause cancer. These common mats are less expensive than eco mats.
Quality mats are eco and have a longer lifespan compared to regular mats. Also reduce the impact on the environment and take care of our health.
4. Must have good traction
In yoga clases is common to see people fall when they try to make some movements. This happens because the mats are poor quality.
A good quality mat should not be slippery, because different types of yoga movements need good traction to prevent falls.