Finding the perfect yoga mat can be a struggle….
And that’s why we have reviewed over 20 different yoga mats available in India to bring you the best picks that are thick enough keeps you from slipping and would make for just the perfect companion when you start with your yoga practice every single day.
If you’re looking for the absolute best yoga mat available, then our top recommendation for 2019 would be the BodyYoga Meditation Mat. It is on the expensive side, but it’s extra long, offers just the right amount of thickness and keeps you from slipping during an intense yoga session.
However, if you’re looking for a more budget option, then the AmazonBasics Mat would do just fine. It’s not the best option out there, but for a standard yoga session, this will get the job done without making a dent in your pocket.
Best Yoga Mats in India
The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Yoga Mats
If this is your first time buying a Yoga mat, it can be quiet a daunting task. There are a lot of options to choose from, and most of them look the same.
While we have done the hard work for you and picked the best yoga mats in India if you still want to do some research of your own, here’s a list of the few key things that you need to keep in mind while buying your next Yoga Mat.
I’d always recommend a bigger yoga mat. Square yoga mats like that currently being offered by Yoga Direct are available in India. However, it’s not quite optimum for people with limited spaces.
In any case, you’ll never regret buying a longer yoga mat, especially when your reach and flexibility increases and you move on to more complex yoga poses.
A yoga mat with just the right amount of thickness gives you the right amount of padding you need to do your poses comfortably. Too thin of a mat and you’ll end up banging your needs and bumping your elbows on the floor, too thick of a mat will have you compromise with the ground stability that required for some poses like the tree pose.
Our recommended width is between depending on how portable you want your mat to be. Thicker mats will be heavier in weight and a little harder to travel around with it.
Grip and Texture
Cheap yoga mats are notorious for having bad grips, and you’ll often find yourself slipping after a few sets of “Surya Namaskar.” Our suggestion would be to avoid PVC mats if you’re looking for some good grip and instead go for brands that offer eco-friendly options.
We love eco-friendly brands because apart from bringing a better alternative for the environment, these mats also offer better grip for you when you’re performing the tricky yoga poses.
We’d suggest to rule out the cheapest options out there. When it comes to Yoga Mats, the price is a powerful indicator of you get what you pay for.
You may only need to buy one yoga mat for the next 2-3 years so spending a little bit more but enjoying every single session is a way better alternative than saving a few hundred bucks and slipping and bumping in every yoga session.
We have listed our favorite Yoga brands in India below as well as our budget picks for the year to help you estimate the range you should be looking at if you’re short on budget.