How to choose your suitable yoga mat-3

January 18,2023

This article is the last installment to explain the remaining four dimensions such as portable, style and price, accessories, and clean.


2.5 Portable

Usually, a yogawill have two mats, one for home and one for outdoor practice.The yoga matplaced at home can ignore the portability, but the mat taken out must be easy to carry. Most importantly,they should be light in weight. Many brands produce 1.5-3mm travel mats that can be easily rolled up or folded to fit into suitcases and backpacks.As explained before, yoga mats that are too thin have limited protection and are more recommended for advanced users.


ARTBELL Folding Travel Mat

 The foldable design andeasy to travel with


2.6 Style and price

Leaving aside the functional performance of the yoga mat, yoga mats are mostly in solidcolors, but many beauty lovers would like to buy a mat with a specialdesign to bring a better mood during exercise.A printed yoga mat is a good choice, which usesscreen printing, transfer printing, laser and other technologies to print the flower color on the yoga mat. Nowadays many yoga mat brands have beautiful printed yoga mats, such as Yottoy, Lululemon, Sugarmat, Easygoetc.. There is also a wide range of prices for various mats due todifferent brands, so overall it is important to choose according to your personal budget.


High-end brands




Jade Yoga



Cost-effective brands

Qing Niao






Fashion Design






2.7 Accessories

Accessories can be chosen exactly according to your needs. If you are just practicing at home, then there is no need to buy a yoga bag. Also,if you will not use the auxiliary equipment in the beginning stage, you do not need to match the full yogasets. A complete yoga set includes the following useful accessories.


1. Towels

For yogis who sweat a lot, towels can be used to absorb sweat and prevent slipping. If laid on a communal mat it will make the experience more personal and hygienic. Yoga towels are more fashionable and stylish than yoga mats, and most brandsprovide a range of yoga towels.



2.Blocks, Bolsters and Straps

Some asanas are difficult to perform due to the body's lack of flexibility, so you can use the straps to help pull the body and gradually perceive the movements. The locks on the straps can be adjusted to suit each individual. Yoga blocks and pillows are also important auxiliary tools in our yoga practice, mainly to prevent strains when doing difficult movements. For example, when doing a backbend, using a yoga block to support the body reduces the chance of injury and allows for a better finish.





            yoga brick


         cork yoga brick


CamouflageYoga Brick


            Yoga Bolster


        Yoga Stretch Band


3. Bags and Mat Slings

If you want to carry your yoga mat when you go out, you can choose yoga bags to protect your mat from getting dirty or wet by rain. But for those who want convenience, a simple and lightweight matsling might be a better way to show off the relaxed side of life.




Yoga Bag


                                   Yoga Mat Slings



4.Knee pad and Sock




                    Yoga Knee Pad 


           Yoga Knee Pad


                Yoga Strap


                 Yoga Sock


5.Yoga Sets




1pc Yoga Mat

1pc Yoga Brick

1pc Pilate Ring

1pc Peanut Ball

                                 1pc Foam Roller


1pc Yoga Mat

1pc Yoga Brick

1pc Yoga Strap

                                  1pc Pilate Ring



2.8 Clean

A yoga mat that is not cleaned is likely to harbor oil stains, bacteria, fungus and dust mites. While it is important to choose the right mat for you, it is also essential that you take care of your mat in a scientific and consistent manner to extend its life. Cleaning and maintaining a yoga mat, like practising yoga, needs to be done gently and carefully,thus you need to bear in mind the following tips.


For simple daily cleaning, use two cups of water with a few drops of detergent in a spray bottle and spray the mat, or use a professional yoga mat cleaning spray and oil. Then, wipe with a soft cloth and air dry in the shade. Do not leave the mat exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight. Do not use any type of soap for cleaning, as it will compromise the performance and integrity of the mat.


All the dimensions to consider when choosing a yoga mat, as well as some suggestions for purchase are explained before. The next installment which is the last ofour series of articles will provide some product recommendations for your reference in buying.