Best Yoga Mats


Best Yoga Mats
When it comes to yoga mats, there isn’t a one size fits all approach, but different mats for different occasions. Here yoga guru and founder of Yoga Clicks Lucy Edge offers her personal picks.

 

  • Best Budget Yoga Mat

Mudra Studio Yoga Mat
The Mudra Studio Yoga Mat is my pick for a great all purpose mat and will work for any type of yoga. At only £22.95, it is a snip for any yogi on a budget. At 5mm thick, this mat isn’t too thin that you feel everything on the ground beneath you, yet will still give you great comfort and support during your practice. The Mudra Studio Yoga Mat, £22.95

 

  • Best High End Yoga Mat

The Chakra Yoga Mat
If you’re looking for a soft, suede feel yoga mat in a healing design, then this range of mats is for you. Yogoja’s unique designs combine the profound effect of colour with the harmonising patterns of mandalas and sacred geometry to evoke healing relaxation. On the featured mat each circle represents a chakra and has its own healing intention. Focus on one to heal an individual chakra, or all seven to help balance your chakras. The Chakra Yoga Mat, £64.90

 

  • Best Yoga Mat for Alignment

Mandala Yoga Mat
The lovely thing about this Mandala mat is that the mandala not only looks pretty but is a great meditation aid – for inner peace and transformation. Just find a comfortable sitting position, breathe slowly, clear your mind and gently gaze at the mandala. Bring your attention to the shapes, colours and movements of the mandala, letting any distracting thoughts fade away and gently bring your focus back. Mandala Yoga Mat, £80.00

 

  • Best Yoga Mat For Beginners

The Beginners Yoga Bundle
Not just a mat, but a whole beginners kit for under £50? And it’s eco friendly, and it comes in great colours. This bundle contains a mat, a yoga brick and a cotton yoga belt to help any beginner start their yoga journey. The Mudra Mat is a great quality, lightweight mat with a thickness of 5mm. Beginners Yoga Bundle £49.95

 

  • Best Non-Slip Yoga Mat

The Cork Yoga Mat
A cork yoga mat is my go to when I want a firm, natural surface which also has some give. I love Yatay for the underside which comes in a choice of 7 bright colours and the palm tree motif which soon has me imagining myself on a tropical beach – with the cork as sand?! It’s also that bit wider than a standard mat, which is good for lying twists and any circular movements on your mat. The Cork Yoga Mat, £59.99

 

  • Best Budget Yoga Mat For a Natural Surface

The Jute Yoga Mat
If you’re looking to practice on a more natural surface, this is the mat for you. The Jute Yoga Mat is made from a vegetable fibre blend which is sustainably harvested, renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. It feels incredibly slightly fibrous and natural under your bare feet, deepening your connection with your surroundings and the earth beneath you. The Jute Yoga Mat, £40.00

 

  • Best Eco Yoga Mat

The Tropicana Eco Friendly Yoga Mat
If you’re looking for a really pretty, eco friendly mat for restorative or yin yoga, I’d suggest a Willow Yoga mat. These mats come in a variety of beautifully made designs – gorgeous pinks and watery turquoises inspired by a tropical yoga retreat. The surface is very soft and luxurious, feeling velvety and warm to the touch. Great for a feeling of cosiness in a slower class. The Tropical Eco Friendly Yoga Mat £69.00

 

  • Best Budget Yoga Mat for Pregnancy

The BUMP Mat
I have never been pregnant but I know from my friends and customer feedback that getting your mat right can have a big impact on your practice when you’re pregnant. This particular mat won Gold at the Mother & Baby awards in 2018 for the best pregnancy/ maternity product. It was developed by top UK yoga teacher Tara Lee who is an expert in pregnancy yoga, in partnership with our lovely maker – Abbie at Ekotex. The BUMP Mat, £49.99

More about Lucy Edge

Lucy Edge is a yoga advocate and writer with three yoga books to her name, including the beloved travel memoir Yoga School Dropout. She writes regularly for the national press, has authored over 150 guides to types of yoga and yoga poses, discovered nearly 250 proven health benefits of yoga through her painstaking classification of 300 clinical studies, and collected more than 500 personal testimonials to the real life benefits of yoga. She is also the creator of an online yoga shop – YogaClicks.Store – handpicking yoga brands that are beautifully made by yogis committed to environmental and social sustainability.

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