What are the materials of yoga mats?

- Aug 20, 2019-

Yoga mats are direct physical contact when you practice yoga, providing you with support, shock relief, anti-slip and other functions. Yoga mats are usually made of: foaming PVC/high density PVC, TPE, rubber, etc. Thickness: 1.5mm, 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, etc. Generally 1.5mm or 3mm is not suitable for beginners, but is lightweight and easy to carry. Many yoga teachers go out to class with thinner mats, but when used, they are laid on a common mat on a yoga mat. Common yoga mats are 6mm or 8mm thick. The size is around 170-180 x 60 cm. This thickness of ordinary PVC yoga mat, about 50 yuan. TPE in 100-200 yuan or so. Rubber is about 500 yuan. The role of the yoga mat is to support the body and provide a cushion, which requires certain elasticity and strength. Because you can sweat while you're exercising, it's also important to be non-slip. Then there is the material to environmental protection, can not have odor, can not be harmful to the human body. Ordinary PVC yoga mat, with a few times may be off the chip, non-slip is also general. The new mat may have some flavor. It is not recommended to buy. The advantage is that it is cheap. And TPE is relatively strong, affordable, basically no taste. Natural rubber mats are usually more expensive, both elastic and non-slip. But the durability of rubber mats is not as good as TPE. TPE is a chemical material that is not susceptible to sunlight, moisture, bacteria, etc. Rubber mats can age over long periods of time. If you use it yourself, it's no problem to use it for two or three years.