We have an easy and fun yoga mat tote DIY project coming up later today, so as the resident yoga-obsessed team member, Grace asked me to do a little yoga mat roundup. I have to admit to feeling a little nervous about giving yoga mat advice, as I think choosing a yoga mat can be a bit personal. The best way to find a mat is to try out a few. I used to practice with a super cheap mat until I started slipping all over the place. Now, I practice with a Jade yoga mat because I think it has a good grip and is eco-friendly. Some of these mats were picked for the grip and some for the fantastic patterns; if a patterned mat motivates you to pull it out more frequently, then there’s nothing wrong with that! Recently, I have started an Ashtanga practice and have been thinking about going the yoga rug/towel route. I would love any advice if you have experience with a towel/mat. — Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Prosperity Yoga Mat, $19.29 | 2. Southwest Yoga Mat, $85 | 3. Magic Carpet Yoga Mat, $85 | 4. Flower of Life Yoga Mat, $21.59 | 5. Blue Medallion Yoga Mat, $21.59 | 6. Yoga Towel, $35 | 7. Neo-Baroque Yoga Mat, $22 | 8. Lululemon Mat, $68
Image above: 1. Red Polka Dot Yoga Mat, $71.99 | 2. Manduka Yoga Mat, $68–$96.36 | 3. Nike Yoga Mat, $50 | 4. Stella McCartney Yoga Mat, $80 | 5. Eko Superlite Travel Mat, $39 | 6. Prana E.C.O. Yoga Mat, $48 | 7. Blue Tie-dye Mat, $21.99
More yoga mats after the jump . . .
Image above: Electric Yoga Mat, $76
Image above: Yoga rMat, $84
Image above: Essential Yoga Mat, $21.98