Yoga mats?

(7 Posts)
Eesha Sun 04-Apr-21 20:18:43

Hi,

Im looking to start yoga next week but I've never done it before and wanted to be prepared. Is there an ideal mat type i should get via eBay or would any suit?

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mineofuselessinformation Sun 04-Apr-21 20:36:19

You could start out with any cheap mat, but if you are going to stick with it long term, you might want to invest in a natural rubber mat - they have better grip, better cushioning and natural antibacterial qualities.
You will need some form of mat as some poses mean your hands or feet might slide on other surfaces, which is a bit worrying and also uncomfortable if you slide too far!

Eesha Sun 04-Apr-21 20:40:39

They look good but bit pricey as im just starting out.

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Totallyworthit Sun 04-Apr-21 21:52:30

How much were you thinking of?
Something like this would be fine for starting out.

www.amazon.co.uk/Kabalo-183cm-Non-Slip-Exercise-Camping/dp/B00VPMS9MS/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&rnid=389114011&s=sports&crid=IOT4LRO2PRX7&keywords=yoga+mats+for+women&sprefix=Yoga+mat%2Csports%2C170&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1617569501&refinements=p_72%3A184323031%2Cp_36%3A389115011&sr=1-6

www.amazon.co.uk/PROIRON-Exercise-Travel-Fitness-Purple/dp/B01CBK3THM/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&rnid=184305031&s=sports&crid=IOT4LRO2PRX7&keywords=yoga+mats+for+women&sprefix=Yoga+mat%2Csports%2C170&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1617569430&refinements=p_72%3A184323031&sr=1-10

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B083LWC2YN/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_10?smid=A2D1OHRQ64PKHM&psc=1&tag=mumsnetforu03-21

sycamore54321 Sun 04-Apr-21 21:54:58

As a beginner, I’d recommend the thicker the better. The ones from Lidl or whatever tend to be a tiny 4mm thick. I have a padded one from TK Maxx that is about 12mm I think and a life saver if you’re getting used to spending time and carrying weight on your wrists and knees.

pandora206 Sun 04-Apr-21 22:02:06

I bought this one a few months ago, finding my old one too thin. I'm really pleased with it and it comes with a carrying strap.

www.amazon.co.uk/Saferell-Non-Slip-Exercise-Eco-Friendly-Carrying/dp/B085DL3J6C/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&s=sports&keywords=yoga+mat+thick+saferell&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&qid=1617570003&sr=1-4

Eesha Mon 05-Apr-21 09:02:53

Thanks all, i ended up with this

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