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Your yoga mat is an essential tool for your time in the studio. Find one that’s right for you when you shop the variety of high-quality yoga mats at DICK’S Sporting Goods.
There’s a huge assortment of yoga mats in a range of colors, patterns, materials and sizes. Choose from thin exercise mats, standard thicknesses and extra-thick mats, which provide ample cushioning between your body and the floor. Whether you’re looking for a non-slip hot yoga mat, Pilates mat or a Nike® yoga mat, you’re sure to find a mat that suits your needs.
How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for Your Needs
Never overlook the importance of your yoga mat. While many studios offer yoga mats, having your own is important for hygiene, balance and consistency in your training.
Make the most of your time in the studio with the right size, padding and material. Consider the following before purchasing your mat:
- Thickness: A mat that is too thick can make you unstable as you attempt poses such as sirsasana, while a mat that’s too thin can leave you uncomfortable post-workout and won’t provide enough support for many Pilates exercises. For more support, shop extra-thick mats that are 6mm and above.
- Grip: Yoga mats come with a variety of surface textures and patterns. If you’re practicing hot yoga, for example, look for a mat that offers slip resistance and traction. For extra grip, grab a pair of yoga socks to increase traction as you’re mastering poses on the mat.
- Material: Many different materials are used to design yoga mats. Select from mats composed of natural rubbers or jute as well as foam, PVC and microfibers. Higher quality mats are made of closed-cell materials to help keep out bacteria and odor.
- Eco-Friendly: Many yogis desire a mat that is environmentally friendly. Look for phthalate-free yoga mats and mats designed from recycled materials. Several mats are composed of materials that are natural and biodegradable for sustainability.
Transporting your mat to and from the studio is a breeze with yoga mats that come with straps that allow you to roll and store your mat. If you don’t have straps, choose from a variety of stylish and convenient yoga bags, so you can carry your mat with ease.