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No matter your level or style, you could benefit from these extra supportive thick mats. Whether you’re nursing a joint injury back to health or looking to alleviate some of your wrist pain during a plank series, these durable mats will protect your joints and ensure that you’re not hurting bony knees and ankles. Thick mats are a great way to add extra padding to an outdoor practice and prevent future soreness.
Best for Restorative Practices
Made from memory foam material, the Ultimate Comfort Mat will allow you to stay relaxed and supported throughout your practice. Extra-wide and extra-thick, this mat is made for those who love Restorative and Yin yoga.
Best for Joint Pain
For those constantly suffering from wrist or knee pain, this mat will keep you supported and cushioned through any sequence. Made with extra-thick non-toxic material, this mat is ½-inch thick, making it one of the thickest mats available on the market. Its carrying strap makes it portable—the perfect addition for those constantly on the go.
This thick mat is the ideal option for those looking for a mat with more cushion—without sacrificing valuable storage space. With 6 millimeters of thickness, this mat is the perfect thick mat for yogis looking for just a bit more support.
For yogis looking to be more environmentally sustainable in their purchases, the Jade Fusion mat is the ideal thick mat. The company is committed to environmentally-friendly practices— including planting a tree for every mat sold. Made with grip in mind, you’ll be able to move through even the trickiest balancing poses with confidence.