Sunday, 31 August 2008

Yoga Mats – Make The Yoga Experience Much More Enjoyable

You can do yoga without a yoga mat but let’s face it, who wants to? It is so much more comfortable and enjoyable performing yoga on a mat. A yoga mat is the first accessory that most people practising yoga will purchase as it is the basic requirement for yoga. Not only does a mat let you enjoy yoga more it also enables you to perform the positions effectively to give you the optimum results.

By using a mat when practising yoga in your home will help you to keep motivated with your yoga as it makes your sessions more real. It sets the scene so to speak to make your home yoga sessions as real as if you were attending classes.

If you do attend yoga classes then it is also nice to take your own mat along with you rather than using the class mats. Yoga mats allow you to have your specific space to perform your positions and give you some comfort and protection.

There are different types of mats available including meditation mats, sticky mats, universal style mats and deluxe yoga mats.
If you are not using a mat during yoga you may find that your feet may slip and you might slide in some poses. Deluxe mats are textured that are great for preventing you from slipping during yoga poses.

Sticky mats will stick to the floor and will not slide around which makes it much easier for you while doing your poses and not have to worry about pulling your mat back into place.

When you are enjoying your yoga session you don’t want to have to worry about sliding or slipping and you don’t want to have to worry about your mat slipping or lifting so choose a mat that will solve these problems for you so that you can enjoy the full yoga experience.

Yoga mats come in a variety of colors so I am sure you will find one just right for you!

By: Sheryl Polomka

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