When you are looking to buy a new yoga mat, you may feel lost by the large offer on the market, especially if it is your first investment. Should you buy your carpet on the web or go to a store to get a better quality product? Should it be tested in the studio? What are the differences between the yoga mats of the big retail chains specialized in sports(Decathlon) and those of the web giants like Amazon and the mats of brands specialized in yoga?
In this article we answer all these questions to guide you in the right choice of yoga mat. It can be tempting to buy a yoga mat for the low price of 15€ and it can be a good deal but it can also be a low quality mat! Don’t be fooled and follow our tips on where to buy your yoga mat! Finally, you should know that a yoga mat is not made for all types of sports.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGA MATS AND GYM MATS
TWO yoga mats made of the SAME MATERIAL DO NOT HAVE THE SAME QUALITY!
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We are now going to talk to you about the different points of sale to buy your yoga mat and for it to correspond to your expectations.
You want to know more about Yogom, the origin of the brand, the different products around yoga and well-being that we offer?
A French brand for all wellness enthusiasts
Yogom was created in 2016 by Mathilde Corbin following a long trip to Costa Rica and his discovery of yoga. It is the will to create yoga mats and accessories adapted to everyone and to promote an authentic yoga, without fuss, for all, whatever the level of practice and knowledge that animates Yogom!
To make discover yoga to all and in its entirety!
Indeed, Yogom wishes to initiate you through its products, courses, articles and ambassadors to all types of Yoga, whether Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra or Kundalini Yoga, as well as share with you the great foundations and principles of Yoga. Moreover, yoga is not only based on postures but also on a set of principles that can be applied in everyday life. Yogom has set up its first Lives on Yoga Philosophy to discover together and step by step the main principles, the origins and the history of Yoga. Yogom products are therefore intended for everyone, whether you are a beginner, an occasional practitioner, a seasoned practitioner or simply interested in finding a form of well-being. Discover in more detail the whole history of Yogom !
Yogom has developed over time different ranges adapted to everyone, whatever their level, their practice and their needs! Yogom yoga mats are environmentally friendly or made of natural or recyclable materials.
The Yomad range is ideal for beginners or occasional practitioners
The Yomad is a very comfortable 6mm mat made of TPE foam, a recyclable, light and reversible material (it has two sides with textured patterns that make it both soft and non-slip!) It is non-toxic, odorless and ideal to be transported (it weighs only 1 kg). It is a little bit the small revolution of the foam carpet and it replaces the PVC which on the contrary sticks, has a low density and is not ecological. Perfect for yoga and pilates.
The Performance Range is a more technical range
That is to say, it is ideal for the more experienced practitioner, or for the Vinyasa practitioner. Indeed, it is a mat that is not non-slip to the touch, but soft for yogis who do fluid sequences or who have a good anchorage. The Performance Model has a natural black rubber base (may contain latex) which gives it a very good stability on the ground and a coating with a ” touch ” feelpeach skin“Very soft like a towel, which also makes it very popular with gentle yoga practitioners like Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Meditation! It is a product more suitable for people who sweat hands and feet because the moisture allows to have a grip. Finally, it also rolls and folds in three, so it is convenient to carry, and very durable (you can use it outside on sand, snow, grass and with sneakers!). No need to put a towel on your carpet with the Performance model!
The Cork Range is the most ecological and versatile range
A clean and eco responsible design, a technical performance with a base in natural rubber stable and resistant to the ground, a natural cork coating anti-slip and pleasant to the touch. This mattress has the advantage of being very light compared to the others although it is also thick. It is suitable for all types of yoga and whether you sweat or not it is well non-slip. Easy to care for material, this is truly the best yoga mat ever!
The Star range on the other hand is very anti-slip
The Star Yoga Mat is suitable for all yogis and all practices. Its base is made of natural rubber which gives it a very good grip on the ground and its rubber effect coating (in polyurethane) prevents hands and feet from slipping. Whether you sweat or not, whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, whether you practice Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga etc., the Star mat will suit you!
The Gentle Range is a nugget for the practitioners of gentle yoga
The Natural is extra large, made of Merino wool and Oeko-tex certified. Indeed, it is extremely soft, perfect for Kundalini, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation … The wool promotes relaxation and its hydrophobic characteristic makes it repels moisture so it is ideal in winter as in summer (it repels water and does not soak!).
The Travel Range has been designed for yogi travelers
Finally, the Travel Yoga Mat is light, folds in 4, can be used on all terrains (sand, water, snow, grass, ice!) and is washable in the washing machine! It can also be used as an overlay (for example on a studio carpet) and is made of natural rubber (contains latex) for the base (therefore very adherent to the floor) and microfiber for its coating (soft touch peach skin effect). It is perfect to be carried everywhere (sports and fitness classes).
Discover the Yogom yoga and meditation accessories
Yogom also offers you the best yoga accessories and meditation accessories of eco responsible quality, whether for yogis in their yoga practice or for people looking for well-being and relaxation! Thus, our accessories include:
- From cork yoga bricks made in Portugal or yoga bricks in EVA very light, to help you in various postures and in particular the postures of balance
- From cottonstretching straps to accompany you in your asanas, to work on your flexibility and to make deep stretching at the end of the session
- The cotton bag The cotton bag, a bag with dimensions thought to store and transport easily his carpet!
- The Zafu (cotton meditation cushion) traditional buckwheat hulls for meditation and all your yoga practices. (We also have wool meditation cushions)
- Cleaning sprays for carpets based on natural organic floral waters and without alcohol
- The stainless steel tongue scraper an ancient accessory used for the purification of the body and recommended by the Ayurvedic medicine
- The Palo Santo The Palo Santo is a sacred wood stick to be burned, with purifying properties and a soothing smell.
- The Mantra Tote Bag zero waste Yogom, an essential that we use all the time and a good alternative to plastic bags
- The Ceramic beads to filter water small zero waste beads to purify tap water
Find also the accessories of the Douceur Collection
Products 100% Merino wool and Oeko-tex certifiedperfect for Yin Yoga, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, or even Hatha Yoga and other gentle and relaxing yoga practices.
Create real moments of well-being and relaxation in a cocooning universe with equipment that ensures the greatest possible comfort in your exercises.
Relax with the Plaid Blanket ultra soft, ideal for the Savasana at the end of the session! Find the Woolen meditation zafu ultra comfortable to use for meditation (and even as a nice accessory in your living room!), the Bolster Yinideal for relaxing the back while lying down, and finally the mini Pad for kneeswhich is designed to create extra support under your knees for certain postures!
Choose a brand with a committed eco-friendly standard for your sports, yoga, meditation and pilates exercises. Yogom is trying to develop an economic model based on the use of ecological materials. For this we try to produce small collections and keep the stock level of mat and accessories as low as possible. Some models are part of a capsule collection, i.e. in limited edition!
Take advantage of discounted prices depending on stock. Equip yourself with the best mats, pads and accessories (cotton bag, brick, stretching strap) for your weekly classes and home sessions.
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