Yoga mat selection to be targeted, generally do yoga practitioners, optional with a thicker mat, such as 6mm thick, the domestic size of 173X61; Most classrooms now offer so-called "public mats", which are common yoga mats that everyone uses in class. Some teachers will even put up a layer of protective mats in the classroom, we will not have to use the mats in class. Most students use this space because they don't want to carry yoga mats to work and run around in class.
However, if you have the heart to learn for a period of time friends, it is best to use their own mats, on the one hand, they can clean, more hygienic;
There are no other ways to choose mats: according to individual needs, or by material. In terms of individual needs, it depends on which form of yoga is done, because the different levels of yoga, learning focus, the needs will be very different.
If you are learning to be soft training-based yoga, most of the time sitting on the mat, then the mat is a little thicker, softer, sit more comfortable. But if you're learning yoga is a beating-based Power Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga, the mats are not only not too hard, but also more demanding for slip." Why? Because the mat is too soft, it's hard to do a lot of action on it (especially in the most obvious balancing class, such as a tree).
And this kind of sweating yoga action, if there is no better slip level of the mat, it will occur slip phenomenon. If the action is not so static, and does not sweat as much as running, is somewhere in between, which mat should be used? Because it is like a very soft suspension system of the car, driving on the mountain road will be like a boat, thick mat (more than 5mm) lost contact with the ground feeling, do a lot of action will have the feeling of "distortion". That's why most yoga practitioners love to use thin mats abroad. If you feel that the thin yoga mat is uncomfortable on the knee when you do some kneeling, you can cushion a towel under your knee.