Can You Recommend a Yoga Mat?

Of course!  There are an overwhelming # of mats in the market so this is a great question.

My absolute favorite yoga mat is made by Manduka.  They’re expensive in comparison to what you’ll see at Target or Gaiam but well worth the price ($55-$75).  I bought the travel mat (purplelite @ 4lbs) two years ago and it’s still holding strong.  I also recently bought the original Manduka 7lb mat (black) a few months ago for my home yoga space.  I love them both and highly recommend them.  Go to Amazon for great pricing, details and reviews on Manduka mats.  Or visit www.manduka.com  

If you prefer a thin mat, Prana yoga mats are an excellent option.  Prana mats are extremely thin, durable and portable (i.e. folds easily into a suitcase).  Prana yoga mats are also less expensive —in the $35 range.  I’ve had my Prana mat for about 5-6 years and it’s still holding up.  It’s now primarily my travel mat.  I’ve also thrown my Prana mat in the washer a couple of times (not an option with the Manduka mat).  Visit www.prana.com 

Someone needs to create a comparison chart.  I’ll add that to my “to do” list 🙂

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6 responses to this post.

  1. […] abellayoga wrote a fantastic post today on “Can You Recommend a Yoga Mat?”Here’s ONLY a quick extractMy absolute favorite yoga mat is made by Manduka. They’re expensive in comparison to what you’ll see at Target or Gaiam but well worth the price ($55-$75). I bought the travel mat (purplelite @ 4lbs) two years ago and it’s still holding … […]

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  3. Posted by gogreenyogamats on May 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    heyy how are you……i wanted to recommend some mats too—-ofcourse the manduka and jades are great mats for your daily yoga practices. however, they have a product lines which are eco-friendly and definately picking up people’s attention for their amzing “green initiatives”

    for ex:
    eKO Lite Mat by Manduka
    • No PVC or toxic plasticizers.
    • Made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber.
    • Lightweight

    Check it out :))

    Tyler Jensen
    San Diego
    gogreenyogamats.com

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  4. It seems to be nice mat because an ideal yoga mat should be comfortable and it should be able to provide support in order to prevent any kind of injury.

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  5. […] February 9, 2011 Over the last few years I’ve shared info on my fav yoga mat by Manduka.  See Spoiled by Manduka and Can You Recommend a Yoga Mat? […]

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  6. Will surely recommend this site to some friends! Very interesting site and articles. Really thankful for sharing. Regards,

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