Which yoga mat should I choose to practice Vinyasa Yoga?
You practice dynamic yoga such as vinyasa yoga and you don’t know which yoga mat to choose? Vinyasa yoga is a practice intense and rhythmic that requires stability and comfortThis is why it is necessary to choose a mat that has the technical skills that correspond to this discipline.
In this article, discover all the selection criteria that will allow you to select the yoga mat best suited to your needsyour needs desires but also your convictions !
Vinyasa Yoga is a form of yoga dynamic and athletic form of yoga where each movement is initiated by the breath. Indeed, the term comes from Sanskrit: “Nyasa” means “to place”, “attention” and “Vi” means “in a certain way”. “in a certain way”.. It is a very complete physical activity of yoga which has numerous benefits for the body and the mind Muscular strengthening, flexibility, concentration, self-confidence…
This form of yoga is at the same time creative, free, adaptable and flexible, there are no fixed sequences of postures to be respected in a precise order as in Ashtanga for example. In Vinyasa Yoga we call “Flow“A series of postures that combine balance, breathing, strengthening and letting go.
Pace, style and intensity Vinyasa yoga classes depend on the teacher who teaches it. The courses may have specific themes such as a posture, a chakra or an aspect of the yogic philosophy. In addition, these classes are often performed to music in order to promote relaxation and letting go.
Vinyasa Yoga is thus a yoga among the most dynamic dynamic, cardio and very fluid. We don’t stay long in the asanas. Conversely, Hatha yoga is more static, the postures are held longer and there is less attention paid to transitions, unlike Vinyasa. Learn more about Vinyasa Yoga : discover the Special File .
You will therefore need a stable mat with a surface that is as loose as possible, but with sufficient grip depending on your level of practice and your morphology and musculature.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic practice, where the sequences are often fast and the asanas must be linked in a fluid way.
If you are a beginner or are not very muscular:
It is imperative to choose a non-slip mat on which you will not slip to practice safely!
Therefore, choose a carpet with a non-slip anti-slip coating for your hands and feet, so that you can you can perform the head-down dog pose with complete peace of mind. We therefore advise you not to take a carpet made of merino wool, microfiber or PVC, because these materials are not sufficiently anti-slip, stable and solid, they do not allow you to progress with ease and serenity.
Take a look at the Yomad Mats range (non-slip and comfortable) or Star (ultra non-slip and stable).
If you have been practicing yoga for several years and or are quite muscular:
In this case it is recommended to practice with a mat with a non-slip surface or even a smooth one in order to be able to “dance” the transitions between the postures. Indeed, in Vinyasa Yoga the sequences are fast and must be fluid so it can be very unpleasant to be slowed down in a slippery transition into a big gap for example.
View the Performance carpet range (soft, low-slip microfiber cover)
A good in-between can be the cork yoga mat which is a little more non-slip than the microfiber mat but still smooth and has a rubber base.
To progress in your practice in complete safety, it is preferable to choose a mat that hasa good grip on the ground! It is important that your mat does not become distorted or stretched when you practice asanas, especially in Vinyasa Yoga, so choose a mat with a base stable, adherent, strong and flexible to allow you to practice in all circumstances without the risk of slipping.
The ideal is to choose a natural rubber base, it is a material of choice that has all the necessary technical qualities! The natural rubber contains latex, and therefore has an excellent cushioning which will allow you to protect your joints and will bring comfort to your practice. In addition, a natural rubber base is dense enough to keep you from sinking into your mat during balancing poses.
Yogom’s Performance, Star and Cork ranges have the same ground stable natural rubber base.
A yoga mat with a natural rubber base natural rubber and a textile microfiber textile is perfectly suited for the practice of Vinyasa Yoga like the yoga mats of the Performance and Travel range.
The textile microfiber is a comfortable, resistant and adherent material, it is a quality covering. It has a soft and natural peach skin touch which will bring comfort to your postures on the ground. The grip of the yoga mat is activated by contact with perspirationIt is therefore advisable to choose this mat for practices where you tend to sweat, such as Vinyasa Yoga. If you don’t tend to sweat, you can moisten your mat with a little water before your session to take advantage of the mat’s grip. Moreover, this material makes this mat a very versatile yoga mat because it is particularly resistantIt will allow you to practice a dynamic yoga as well as a soft one, with or without sneakers for any profile of yogi.
In addition, this mat has a natural rubber natural rubbera material that is comfortable, ecological, flexible and durable. which brings an excellent adherence to the ground, to allow you to exercise on any type of ground: grass, ground, sand… With this material, your carpet will not come off the ground thanks to its texture gum of quality. However, this material contains latex, so beware of allergy risks.
Yogom’s Performance line measures 183 cm x 68 cmweighs 2.8kg and has a thickness of 4mm. The yoga mat of the Voyage range, has the same technical characteristics, but it is lighter (1.4kg) and thinner (1.5 mm), and allows you to take it everywhere with you and practice on any type of surface in any circumstance.
To preserve the grip and comfort of your yoga mat, choose the Yogom cotton mat carrier bag to keep your mat safe from moisture, sunlight and pets!
The Alma yoga mat made of natural rubber and cork is perfectly adapted to the practice of Vinyasa yoga!
The covering of this carpet is made of layers of agglomerated cork from sustainably managed forests in the Alentejo region of Portugal. Cork is a material ecological, naturally non-slip, antimicrobial, rot-proof, light and comfortable with its soft and pleasant touch. In addition, this coating is strong enough for you to practice any discipline, with or without shoes, regardless of your level or morphology.
It measures 186 × 66 cmand weighs 1.4kg and has a thickness of 4mm thickand just like the yoga mat in microfiber textile, its adherence is activated by the contact of perspiration.
The Alma yoga mat is one of the most ecological yoga mats the most ecological yoga mats sold on the marketIt is made in Europe so its carbon footprint is very low, it has the vegan and is suitable for yogis concerned about the impact of their purchase on the environment.
For storage, roll up the yoga mat (do not fold it) and store it in a dry space, out of reach of sunlight, dust or your cat’s claws!
The yoga mat of the Star range has a base in natural rubber and a polyurethane coating, which makes this carpet the most non-slip carpet on the market! It is also ecological, it has certifications (SGS standard) and it is 100% recyclable.
It measures 183×68, weighs 2.8kg and has a thickness of 4 or 5 mm, Its polyurethane coating is very non-slip with a quality rubber touch, which will allow you not to slip one centimeter during your postures.Its natural rubber base provides grip, stability and comfort to your practice, it is also dense enough so that you don’t sink into your balance postures.
However, polyurethane is a fragile materialIt is not recommended to practice intense sports with shoes in order not to damage it. Please do not apply any creams to your skin or masks to your hair before using the mat, because the fatty substances tend to stain the carpet.
As for its transport, roll up the mat on itself (do not fold it) (do not fold it) and use the carrying the carrying strap provided with the mat or a cotton yoga mat carrying bag.
The yoga mat of the Voyage range has a base of natural rubber and a cover in textile microfiber. It has the same technical characteristics as the yoga mat of the Performance range: it is non-slip in contact with perspiration, stable and comfortable.
It measures 183×68cmand weighs 1.4kg and has a thickness of 1.5mm thick It is therefore light, foldable like a towel, and perfect for a soft or dynamic yoga practice, with or without shoes, on all types of ground: grass, earth, sand, snow… It is the ideal yoga mat to go on vacation, and continue to progress wherever you are.
In addition, it is soft enough to be washed in the washing machine: à 30°, in short program, cold, delicate textiles without spinning and without detergent. It is therefore very easy to maintain and has an excellent lifespan.
This carpet is also ecological, it has different certifications (SGS standard…), it is recyclable and does not contain any substance harmful to the environment, health or animal welfare.