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The Perfect Yoga Mat Isn't Just Used For Style, But Safety And Comfort As Well!

Sep 5, 2008
Not only can Yoga make your body healthier, but it has also been proven to reduce stress and other health related ailments. If that wasn't enough it also can "calm" the soul and mind. Yoga was first started as a spiritual practice in Hinduism almost 5000 years ago, but now in the more modern age a part of Yoga known as Asana has grown purely as a form of exercise. Asana is simply a way of keeping fit and healthy. If you're looking to get into Yoga or already have started your classes or do Yoga work outs at home, one of the most important things besides having the right clothes is having the right mat. I like yoga mats because they aren't just used for Yoga poses and exercises but, they can be used for other exercises as well. In fact, I just bought a yoga mat a few weeks ago because I do a work out DVD at home and the carpeted area I work out on was really starting to hurt my back.

Yoga mats are especially made for you the user in mind. These mats have the capabilities to not only keep you comfortable while doing your poses and techniques but, they also stabilize you while doing the poses. Listed below are a few reasons as to why you should invest in one of these mats:

- They prevent you from falling and provide a good amount of stability

- The mat provides you safety and lets you perform all the asanas without any difficulty

- A yoga mat provides good support to your lumbar and neck area while lying down

There are several attributes you should look for when buying a mat such as what materials the mat uses. A lot of mats specialize in certain textures which allow you to utilize them differently. Some products such as the sticky mat are good for surfaces that could be slippery. So, the mat "sticks" to the floor to prevent too much movement of the mat. Also, you want to make sure the mat is long enough and wide enough for your body structure, so make sure you take a look at the different sizes offered. You want the mat to be comfortable! And, lastly if you have any sort of allergies, it's a good idea to take a look at what the mat is made out of. A lot of people are allergic to latex, and a good amount of mats use latex as the main source of the material used. Don't worry about this though, I have seen several mats online that are "green" friendly as well as "allergy friendly." You just need to search around a bit and find the perfect mat for your needs!

Here are a few mats you can look into online; AeroMat Pilate's & Yoga mat, AeroMat Sticky Yoga Mat, BodyTrends Sticky Yoga mat, BT Pilate's & Yoga mat, and Yoga Foam Blocks. The prices can range from a mere $13.00 on up to $35.00 per each mat. They also come in several different colors as well (which is always a plus) such as blue, purple, and black.
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