Nowadays, more and more people are practicing yoga, and as one of the most important auxiliary supplies for yoga enthusiasts, the variety of yoga mats is also increasing, making it increasingly difficult for many people to choose them. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, which can affect the comfort, elasticity, and slip resistance of yoga mats. How should we make the right choice? By reading the following content, you can choose the appropriate yoga mat according to your needs.
PVC Yoga Mat
PVC yoga mat, abbreviated as polyvinyl chloride, is an initiator of vinyl chloride monomer in peroxides, azo compounds, etc; Or polymers polymerized under the action of light and heat according to the mechanism of free radical polymerization. High quality PVC yoga mats are made of natural latex, hemp, and other natural materials, with high-density PVC being the most typical representative.
TPE Yoga Mat
TPE yoga mat is an environmentally friendly material made of natural latex and hemp, which can be recycled and reused without causing environmental pollution after disposal. The TPE yoga mat has the characteristics of good elasticity, anti-slip , toughness, and strong tension, and is lightweight and easy to roll. The process can achieve any size and thickness.
The Natural Rubber Yoga Mat
The natural rubber yoga mat is made from a type of rubber liquid on a rubber tree, with 91% to 94% being rubber hydrocarbons (cis-1,4-polyisoprene) and the rest being non rubber substances such as protein, fatty acids, ash, and sugars. Its characteristics are natural and environmentally friendly, excellent elasticity, anti -slip, thick adhesion to the ground, excellent grip, and long service life. The size within 4mm thickness is the best, and this material has extremely high cost.
PU Yoga Mat
PU yoga mat is the abbreviation of poly carbamate, which is a kind of high molecular material. Polyurethane is an emerging organic polymer material used in the field of yoga mats due to its excellent dry wet anti-slip performance. It is generally used in combination with other materials such as natural rubber and TPE.
NBR Yoga Mat
NBR is a type of synthetic rubber with soft material, strong cushioning force, and thick cushion. Durable and shock-absorbing, it can effectively protect joints from sports damage. It is more suitable for beginners of yoga and fitness enthusiasts.
Cloth mats, which are said to gather energy, are very common in India and are universally used for meditation.
Linen Yoga Mat
Linen yoga mat is made from a linen herb plant and can be divided into three types: fiber flax, oil flax, and oil fiber flax. This material has good anti -slip properties, but it is relatively rough.