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The choice of yoga mat should be targeted, general yoga practitioners, can choose a thick mat, such as 6mm thick, domestic size for 173x61, a certain basis can choose the thickness of 3.5mm ~5mm about; it is recommended to buy more than 1300 grams of cushion (because some manufacturers ' cushions are stolen for the sake of cheapness).
Most classrooms now offer so-called "public mats", the common yoga mat used in class. Some teachers even put a layer of protective pads in the classroom, and we don't have to use cushions for class. Most students use this kind of public cushion because they don't want to carry a cushion to work and run around in class. However, if you want to learn a period of time friends, it is best to use their own cushions, on the one hand can be cleaned, more sanitary, but also according to individual circumstances to pick a suitable cushion.
There are only two ways to choose a cushion: Depending on your individual needs, or by material selection.
In terms of personal needs, this is a form of yoga, because different factions of yoga have different learning priorities. If you learn the yoga based on softness, most of the time is sitting on the mat, then the mat thicker, softer, sitting will be more comfortable.
But if the yoga is to take the beating type mainly the Power Yoga or Ashtanga yoga, the mat not only cannot be too hard, the skid resistance request also is higher. Why? Because the cushion is too soft, it is very difficult to do a lot of action on it (especially in the form of tree-like balance). And this kind of sweaty yoga action, if there is no cushion to slip better, will slip phenomenon.
If the action is not so static, and not like running so much sweat, is in between the two, what kind of cushion to use it? The answer is "or a thin one". Because like a car with a very soft suspension system, the Kaiyan road will be like a boat, thick cushion (above 5mm) lose the feeling of contact with the ground, do a lot of action will have "distortion" feeling. In foreign countries, most yoga practitioners love to use thin mats, that is the truth. If you feel that the thin mat is doing some kneeling action, the knee discomfort, but can be a towel on the knee.