Asana Essentials: Yoga Mats to Enhance Your Practice

High-quality, durable eco-friendly yoga mats to enhance your practice.

Looking for a yoga mat that you not only enjoy unrolling, but actually feel good about buying? Here, high-quality, durable eco-friendly yoga mats to enhance your practice. Plus, our how-to guide on picking the right one for you.

Why use a mat?

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Life without a mat recalls one word: slippery. Here’s why you should practice with a yoga mat.

YJ Editor Picks: Best Sticky Mats of 2014

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Here are the top yoga mats of the year: eco-friendly, responsibly made, high-quality. The practice never felt so good.

Mat Faves from Yoga Teachers

Whether you’re buying your first mat, or looking to replace your tattered (but well-loved!) practice essential, our experts break down what they look for in a yoga mat.

Go for the Green Gear

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Avoid mats that contain polyvinyl chloride, PVC and other harmful materials.

The Future of Yoga Mats

High-tech yoga mats claim their inventions simulate the adjustments of a real, live yoga teacher. Could this be the future?

Yoga Mom Must-Haves

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Find a mat your kids will love. Plus, other yoga essentials to introduce them to the practice.