5 yoga mats that are so “om” my gosh awesome
Listen up, yogis: Your mat matters! You know this, of course, if you’ve ever felt like you were on a slip ‘n’ slide during a hot yoga class or you unfurled an old mat only to realize it was downright nama-nasty.
Whether it’s time to invest in a new yoga mat or you’re simply shopping for a style to call your own, here are five awesome mats that will have you excited to claim a spot in the front of the class.
Roll out the red carpet
Strut into the yoga studio and roll out a vibrant red mat. We love this number that will add a warm glow to your practice, plus the non-slip surface is perfect for your everyday yoga classes. Radiance printed yoga mat, $15.98 on sale, Gaiam
This mat draws inspiration from the beaches of Baja California and textiles in the region. The design is hand-painted by Oakland artist Sophie Leininger and then printed on the mats. OK, real talk, we might *accidentally* leave this yoga mat rolled out in our living room to double as a pretty rug after we’ve wrapped an early-morning, at-home meditation sesh. Baja yoga smoke mat, $98, Urban Outfitters
Strike a perfect pose
If you’re an at-home yogi, you’ll love this mat. Whether you’re a beginner learning the downward dog or an expert perfecting the handstand Scorpio, this style features a how-to poster to guide you through positions. Phresh mat, $40.99, Overstock.com
Sure, you’ve heard of sun salutations. Now, how about some moon moves on a lightweight, lunar-inspired mat? Hand-drawn moons on this style totally inspire us to unwind with some before-bedtime yoga. Hugger Mugger Lunar Phase yoga mat, $24.95, REI
Mix it up
This reversible mat features gorgeous designs on both sides. One side features bright, floating blossoms. Flip it over and you’ll find a blue-and-gold decorative Asian motif. Match this mat to your mood or workout duds. Kiku reversible yoga mat, $31.98 on sale, gaiam.com