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Guide to choosing a yoga mat

With so many options of yoga mats to choose from, it is important to make a wise decision. Here are a few points to consider:

  1. Material
    The most common material found in conventional yoga mats is PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). In addition to that, the mats also contain lead, cadmium, dioxin or phthalates, and glue, further increasing the toxicity of the mats. Not only is it overall harmful to breathe in all these chemicals as they evaporate from the mat, but the presence of phthalates is also linked to fertility problems in both men and women. Choose an eco-friendly natural material that is free from toxins to ensure that you’re helping both your health and the environment.


  1. Grip
    In order to fully explore the many poses that yoga has to offer, it is important to have a mat that offers a fair grip. Mats with slippery surfaces limit your potential and can lead to injuries in the process of working out.


  1. Comfort
    Weight-bearing poses require a mat that is comfortable and enables one to hold poses comfortably without experiencing an immense amount of strain. Choose a yoga mat that is soft and comfortable.


  1. Fade-proof
    Most mats will begin to fade as you use them, sooner than you’d expect them to. Fade-proof and durable mats are available and are a good investment. All Chanmaya mats are made with fade-proof ink.


  1. Vegan
    Animal derivatives are completely unrequired in the production of yoga mats, and hence can be avoided entirely. Ensure your mats are free of any animal fats or materials.


  1. Style
    Consider selecting a yoga mat that speaks your style. Is it simple, chic, or bold? You’ll be making a statement with your yoga mat wherever you are.

Have a look at the yoga mats on our website to see if they speak your style. They definitely check the boxes when it comes to all aforementioned requirements. With our mats, you’ll be working out a sweat without working off the design. And you’ll be breathing in no toxins, thanks to our 100% natural tree-rubber base.

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