YOGA MATS THAT DON’T SLIP : the top 3
You wish to to practice yoga safely and for that you are looking for a yoga mat that does not slip ? Yoga is very good for your health, it has positive effects both on the physiological, energetic and emotionalprovided that it is practiced under the right conditions. Indeed, whether you are a beginner, a fan of dynamic practices or you tend to sweat, you will not need the same equipment!
In this article, we will explain why it is essential to choose a non-slip yoga mat and we will present you the 3 most non-slip yoga mats :
Why buy a non-slip yoga mat?
– Distinguish between a base and a non-slip mat
– To practice dynamic yoga
– To practice Iyengar yoga
- What materials are best suited to prevent slipping?
– What material provides stability to the floor?
– Which liner to choose if I tend to sweat?
– What material should I choose if I don’t sweat?
– You are a beginner or you have fragile joints
- The Star Yoga Mat
- The recycled cork yoga mat
- The Yomad yoga mat if you are a beginner
Distinguish between a base and a non-slip coating
On the other hand, for a hatha yoga for example, you can prefer a mat that is less stable on the floorThe mat is made of light but very comfortable foam and has a non-slip surface so that it does not slip when you stay longer in static postures such as downward facing dog. Indeed, we stay longer in the postures in Hatha yoga than in Vinyasa. remember that from Vinyasa you need a very stable mat on the floor and for Hatha a yoga mat with a non-slip surface.
To practice dynamic yoga
The practice of a dynamic yoga like Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bikram implies to realize numerous jumps, sequences of asanas or postures of balances which requires a certain stability and a very good balance…
It is therefore imperative to choose a yoga mat that has all the technical characteristics adapted to this type of discipline (adherence, stability, comfort…) in order to benefit from all the advantages of this practice. It is important to find a yoga mat that will slow down the movement without blocking itThis discipline implies a great freedom of movement.
To practice Iyengar Yoga
A non-slip yoga mat allows forbetter positioning while performing asanas.
In fact, an anti-slip mat helps maintain your alignment as you move from one posture to another, making it easier to do many of the postures in demanding and rigorous yoga like Iyengar yoga for example.
Indeed, this type of practice involves holding postures for several minutes with an emphasis on precision and alignment, so a non-slip yoga mat is ideal to progress in this practice.
What material provides stability to the floor?
A yoga mat perfectly adapted to this type of yoga hasa sufficiently heavy, dense, flexible and adherent base to the ground so that you can progress quickly and effectively in your practice in all serenity.
Natural rubber is the ideal material, it is both technically efficient : adherent, dense, flexible and heavy enough to provide stability to the carpet. This material is suitable for all types of soil: earth, grass, sand and even snow! In addition, it is a ecological materialIt is made from shoes mixed with cork scraps which are also recycled. Natural rubber contains latex: beware of allergy risks.
What coverings should I choose if I tend to sweat?
Regarding the grip of the feet and hands on the mat, it is essential to choose a yoga mat according to several criteria:
If you tend to sweat or want to practice an intense sport such as fitness, gym or Pilates with shoes : choose a yoga mat with a microfiber or cork cover and a stable natural rubber base.
Prefer textile microfiberthe material used for the
Its adherence is activated by contact with perspirationBut if you don’t have one, you can still moisten it slightly with water before each use to practice with peace of mind. Its natural peach skin touch will also bring a lot of comfort to your practice. In addition, the microfiber textile is particularly resistantwhich allows you to practice any practice any discipline, with or without shoes, without the risk of damaging it. However, it is important to store the mat in a dry, dust-free area and out of reach of your pets so as not to damage the microfiber textile. The natural rubber base of this mat will give you stability on the floor, the mat will not stretch or move off the ground. On the other hand its smooth microfiber coating will not be anti-slip if you do not sweat which can be very useful when you practice dynamic yogas where you need fluidity in the transitions.
Cork is also a great alternative if you tend to sweat and are looking for a non-slip, eco-friendly yoga mat.
And like the textile microfiber, cork is a material Very resistant and comfortable with its natural touch, you can practice any discipline with ease, barefoot or with shoes, without fear of damaging it or injuring yourself.
What material should I choose if I don’t sweat?
A coating of polyurethane is ideal if you are looking for an eco-friendly, ultra non-slip yoga mat and you don’t tend to sweat. This material is particularly absorbingit slows down the movement without blocking it thanks to its its quality gum texture. It is at the same time non-slip and comfortableThis mat is therefore suitable for many yoga practices, since it allows you to maintain any posture without slipping an inch in your dynamic yoga practices, and it is pleasant to lie on it for your sessions of Yin, Nidra Yoga or even meditation.
However, this coating is fragile, It is therefore important to take care of it to keep its adherence and softness: do not use it with shoes, and keep it in a dry place, away from sunlight, dust and your cat’s claws.
You are a beginner or have fragile joints
The TPE , the thermoplastic elastomer is the material that you need, it is light, thick light, thick, comfortable and it cushions the joints. It will allow you to exercise with softness and safety, and to protect your joints (knees…) in particular when the asanas imply pronounced body supports.
This material is relatively non-slip if you don’t sweat or sweat very little, and just like polyurethane, it is not recommended to practice with shoes to avoid damaging the mat.
The Star yoga mat is the most non-slip the most non-slip mat on the market.
The Alma cork yoga mat, is the mat the most ecological sold on the marketIt is designed from natural rubber and cork from sustainably managed forests in the Alentejo region of Portugal and is certified vegan. The materials used for its manufacture do not contain any substance harmful to health or the environment like PVC.
Its cork covering is not only ecological, it is a material that is naturally anti-slip materialwhose adherence is activated by contact with perspiration.
It is therefore particularly recommended for people who tend to sweat, for a safe practice.
The Yogom cork yoga mat has many qualities that make the practice very comfortable:
– Cork is a material that is naturally rot-proof and antibacterial which greatly facilitates the maintenance of the carpet.
– It is very lightthe mat weighs only 1,4kg against 3,4 for the other cork and rubber yoga mats sold on the market
– It is rollable (cork surface to the outside) which is ideal for transport, it is also compatible with the Yogom cotton yoga mat transport bag.
– It has a sufficient thickness (4 mm) to cushion your to cushion your joints
– It is quite dense so that you don’t sink into your postures
Be careful, if you are allergic to Latex, prefer the Yomad range.
The cork carpet from Portugal is offered at a fair price of 125€.
The Yomad yoga mat is the ideal mat ideal for beginners is made only from TPE. This material is moderately anti-slip if you don’t sweat or sweat very little, it is the engraved patterns ( waves and lotus ) on both sides of the carpet that give it adhesion. This yoga mat is much more non-slip than a PVC foam mat but it is less non-slip than the Star yoga mat.
This carpet is ultra comfortable thanks to the softness its softness, its thickness of 6mm and its dimensions of 183cm x 61cm, but it is sufficiently dense so that you don’t sink into your asanas! It is also very practical: it is reversible and weighs only one kiloIt fits perfectly into the Yogom cotton mat bag.
The TPE is a material hypoallergenic, odorless, recyclable and non-toxic which does not contain latex, no worries about allergies!
It is available in several energizing colors, each with a Sanskrit name. is offered at a price of 54€.
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