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How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat? – Natural Material Yoga Mat


Yogis in ancient India performed Yoga on bare ground in the midst of pristine nature. It had its advantages but the same nature environment cannot be replicated today. With Yoga booming around the world, products associated with Yoga are in high demand. The most popular product is the Yoga Mat. Here is an idea on how to choose the right yoga mat emphasis is on natural material yoga mat.

Material 

Natural Material Yoga Mat

  • The best option is a natural mat made of Durva Grass (Bermuda grass). Durva Grass also known as Kusha Grass is associated with Lord Ganesha.
  • Another option is ramacham mats. Ramacham is popularly known as vetiver, a perennial bunchgrass of the Poaceae family. It is sweet smelling. Durva Grass and Ramacham mats have additional health benefits.
  • The next best option is the screw pine mat. 
  • Another option is bamboo mat. 
  • Yet another natural material yoga mat is made of Jute. 
  • Other best options are organic cotton mats.


While choosing natural material mat you must make sure that you are not allergic to the material.

Sometimes you might require to put a small cotton cover on the natural mat.

The most popular mats available today is made of pvc or rubber. There are also recycled rubber mats.

Thickness – It should be of ideal thickness that your knees do not pain. The ideal thickness is 1.8 to 1.4 inch. Too thick mats will disconnect you from ground. Yoga postures are beneficial when your body is connected to earth.

Traction and Texture – You should make sure that the mat is not slippery. There are both smooth and bumpy mats. All natural material mats are non-slippery.

Modern mats also have the property of stickiness. It simply makes sure that there is no sliding and you remain aligned.