What's the best Yoga mat brand? Does it matter?

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    sbrobin  almost 3 years ago by: sbrobin

    I think most would agree that Manduka is the best, but it comes at a steep price. I used a regular yoga mat for about a year for crunches and yoga, but it slid around too much. I bought the Manduka BlackMatPRO 85-Inch Yoga and Pilates Mat and have not r

    • nathanielcohen
      nathanielcohen about 22 hours ago

      Thanks! I'm definitely leaning towards the lower end of that list.

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    natalie  almost 3 years ago by: natalie

    I swear by my Lululemon The Mat. It's a bit pricey at $68, but considering the cost per use, it's worth every penny. I never slide on it no matter how sweaty my palms and feet get. And it's thick and cushy enough to keep my spine and hips from bruising

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      natalie about 22 hours ago

      I've had it for maybe a year and a half. I use it about 1-2 times a week and it's still like new. It's meant to absorb moisture so you'll see your body imprint on it while using it (kinda weird), but it evaporates. You're supposed to wipe it down once a week, but it has an antimicrobial substance in it so I never notice anything other than the natural rubber smell.

    • nathanielcohen
      nathanielcohen about 22 hours ago

      Thanks Natalie, how long have you had it? Is it holding up?

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    maggieleigh  almost 3 years ago by: maggieleigh

    I don't do yoga/pilates too often (1x/week), and I just use the ~$20 mats like Gaiam. It seems like the more you are going to use it, the more you should invest.

    • nathanielcohen
      nathanielcohen about 22 hours ago

      I ended up going with the Gaiam. Thanks for the advice!!!

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