Yoga mats are specialized fabricated mats for the purpose of practising hatha yoga. These mats prevent the hands and feet from slipping while performing the yoga asanas. They are also known as anti-skid or non-slip mats.
These mats help in maintaining the posture and balance while doing the asanas. Yoga mats with a particular thickness should be selected for regular practice. These mats come in different colours and prints. The yoga mats are easy to clean and fold hence is highly portable.
Benefits of a Yoga Mat
- Keeps the body warm.
- Cushions the body and keeps the energy high.
- Yoga mats help in reducing the transmission of illness and germs.
- Help in improving balance and coordination.
- Improves posture to a great extent.
- Easy to fold and clean.
- Anti-skid hence prevents from slipping and further injuries.
Use of a Yoga Mat
- To practice yoga.
- To practice any other exercise.
Make of a Yoga Mat
The standard yoga mats are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) also known as vinyl. There are some eco-friendly options as well which include jute, organic and natural cotton, and natural and recycled rubber
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the thickness of a yoga mat?
The standard thickness of the yoga mat is about 1/8 inch and the yoga mats whose thickness is 1/4inch is considered as the thickest.
2. Are PVC yoga mats safe?
Most of these yoga mats are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride). PVC is the most toxic plastic and consumers are exposed to this through inhalation and skin contact from time to time.
3. How to clean a yoga mat?
A damp sponge or cloth should be used to scrub the soiled areas. No other type of scrubbers should be used to clean as it can damage the mat. Warm water along with a mild detergent should be used to clean the soiled yoga mat.
4. How long does a yoga mat last?
While practising yoga there is gradual wear and tear due to stretching, balancing and sweating which can further hamper the exercise. Generally, yoga mats should be replaced every 6 to 12 months.
Where to buy it?
Yoga Mats are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072