To all of you Yogis out there: I need your help. I'm looking to buy a new yoga mat and I can't decide which to go with. My trusty mat I picked up for $5 is no longer serving its purpose. I've heard many amazing things about Lululemon's "the mat," but I'm not sure if I want to shell out $68. I've also been considering Gaiam's reasonably priced and well rated "Prosperity Mat" for $20, and their rubber mat in black for $40.
My dream mat will be ...
+ Sticky/grippy enough to last through sweaty Vinyasa practice. I am over sliding around in downward dog.
+ Light enough to tote on the subway when I head to class, but not too thin.
+ Have color options, although I think I'm leaning towards black or gray. I know, it sounds picky, but it's important to me!
+ High quality. I don't want to pay for an inexpensive yoga mat only to have it wear out after a few uses.
I've realized that having a yoga mat that performs is an important part of an enjoyable practice. What is your favorite mat or brand? Do I splurge or are the lower priced options just as great? Any advice is truly appreciated!
Gaiam Prosperity Mat :: Lululemon "The Mat" :: Gaiam Rubber Yoga Mat
P.S. Have you seen Lululemon's "Sh*t Yogis Say?" It's hilarious.
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