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How yoga mats changed the workout trends

Yoga has been around for several centuries – people in India have been practising it for many years and it is more than just about fitness; yoga is a way of life. In the recent past, there has been a resurgence in the attention being paid not only to personal fitness, but in particular to yoga. The art/exercise form has become popular globally and plenty of people, all over the world are choosing this as the way to stay fit.

However, it is interesting to see that the humble yoga mats have gone beyond just yoga! People are investing in them, because they find it useful. Whether they want to do some stretching at home or want to do a full-on workout session at their local gym, a mat will come in handy. As a matter of fact, it is not surprising to see several offices stock on mats too; from stretching after a marathon session of coding to just getting a few minutes of shavasana to relax and mind and body, there is so much that a simple mat could do.

At SportsBunker, we have ensured that we have curated and collected almost every single item that you might need to play a sport or stay fit, and that means that when you are looking for the best yoga or fitness mats, you can be sure that you will find those here too!

Here is how fitness mats can change your life

If you are someone who is still thinking about whether to practise yoga or not, you have not understood the absolute benefits that you can reap from the same. Practising yoga can do more than just help you stretch and get active:

  • Yoga is a really good way to get your entire body moving, without having to invest in any fancy equipment, except exercise fitness mats.
  • This is one form of exercise that can be done by any age group – kids as well as senior citizens can practise yoga.
  • Yoga can be as slow and gentle as you want and as rigorous as you like it – it can be adjusted as per the needs of the person practising it.
  • This is an easy way to soothe your body as well as your mind; yoga needs a certain amount of focus, for which you will have to clear your mind.
  • It is also believed that yoga can help with a range of health problems including heart problems, cholesterol and thyroid.

Pick the right exercise fitness mats for yourself

So, how do you pick the right fitness floor mats for yourself? You can choose from a wide range of options, but there are some points that you should keep in mind while picking the one for yourself.

  • For starters, ask yourself how often will you use the mats; if you are planning on regular usage, you need to ensure that durability first.
  • Are you planning to use the mat only for yoga or will be using it for any other activities?
  • The choice of the yoga mat size should be based on the space you have at hand – are you practising in a large space or within the limited space in your home.
  • Do you have small children or pets at home who might cause damage to the mat?

You should keep all these points in mind, before picking the perfect yoga mat for your requirements!

Points to ponder when choosing fitness floor mats

How does one buy the perfect exercise fitness mats? There are some tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind while shopping:

  • Start with the size of the mat – depending on your own body size, the amount of space you have and the types of exercises you intend to do.
  • The mat you are choosing needs to have a strong grip surface, because you will not want it slipping away while you are working out.
  • You should look for a mat that is on the thicker side, as that will offer you a lot more cushioning while working out.
  • Another important factor to consider while choosing a yoga mat is the material with which it is being made – choose something non-toxic and safe on the skin.
  • Choose a mat that is easy to clean – after every yoga or workout session, the mat is bound to get stained with sweat and dirt and cleaning it should not be a tough task.
  • Most importantly, your yoga mat should be mobile – this means that you should be able to carry your mat wherever you are going. It should be easy to roll up and should either come with a bag or with some form of tie.

All the premium yoga mats on offer at SportsBunker

When you come to shop at SportsBunker, you can be sure that you will find a wide variety of premium yoga mats, in a wide variety of sizes, colours and thickness.

  • MagFit – One of the most popular brands when it comes to yoga mats, you can choose from a variety of mats. These are known to be extremely durable and will provide you best value for money.
  • Reebok – Perhaps one of the best known brands in the world of sports and athletics, Reebok also brings to you fine quality yoga mats.

FAQ

  1. How do I choose a yoga mat?

You should choose your mat based on your skill level, the amount you intend to use it, the thickness, the material quality, the brand, and the size.

  1. Which is the best yoga mat for beginners?

Beginners should look for a yoga mat that is focused more on offering grip and comfort. Look for a mat that is about a 1/8th inch thick or slightly more.

  1. Which is the best yoga mat for hot yoga?

If you are looking for a mat for hot yoga, you need to look for a mat that will be moisture repelling and easy to clean.

  1. What is the best thickness for a yoga mat?

Yoga mats can vary from 1/4th to 1/8th of an inch – you can choose based on your comfort levels.

  1. Are expensive yoga mats worth it?

If you are someone who practises yoga or any other kind of form indoor exercise, then you should go ahead an invest in a more expensive version.

  1. Can I use a towel instead of a yoga mat?

Absolutely not! A towel will slip away and that could lead to serious injuries.

  1. Which yoga mat color is best?

There is no specification about color, but you might want to pick darker colours, because they generally don’t get as dirty as light colours. 

  1. How do I know if my yoga mat is good?

If you are buying your yoga mat from a reputed store like SportsBunker, you have little to worry about because we stock only the best brands.

  1. What brands of yoga mats can I find at SportsBunker?

You can choose from MagFit and Reebok yoga mats.

  1. How do you store yoga mats?
Once you are done using your yoga mat, you should use a cloth to clean it completely and then roll it up and store it in a bag or with a tie.