What is the size of the general yoga mat

1. What is the size of the general yoga mat

The international standard for the size of yoga mats is 183 * 61, but there are also 173 * 61, which can be selected according to your height; What needs to be noted is the thickness, because there are many materials for yoga mats, and the load-bearing degree of each material is different. A mat with poor materials will hurt when kneeling on it, and tens of pieces are really not durable.

The size of yoga mat is selected according to individual height. High quality rubber mat, 5mm, is better than those PVC mats in the yoga hall, whether it is anti-skid or kneeling on the knee. You can consider it. Yoga mat is the mat laid below when practicing yoga. The material of yoga mat is generally divided into TPE foam, PVC foam, EVA, latex mat, CBR mat, etc.

There are two size standards for yoga mats. Yoga mats have uniform particles on the surface, full bubbles, soft feel, non-toxic, tasteless, anti-skid, strong resilience, and strong tear resistance. They are ideal choices for yoga practitioners. In addition, the yoga mat can effectively block the cold air on the ground, with strong grip, outstanding resilience, flatness, antiskid and affinity for human skin.

2. How thick is the yoga mat

The thickness of the yoga mat can be determined according to the practitioner’s own situation. The general thickness of the yoga mat is 1.5-4 mm.

2.1. According to the Yoga foundation of the practitioner

Generally, for those who just start doing yoga, it is advisable to choose a thicker cushion, such as 6mm thick, in order to prevent sports injury. But you can’t choose too thick mats because you’re afraid of pain. Too thick mats can easily lose balance in practice, and the center of gravity is unstable, resulting in sprained feet. Those with a certain foundation can choose a yoga mat with a thickness of about 3.5mm-5mm. Ashes fans and professional yogis generally use 1.5-4 mm thick yoga mats.

When buying a yoga mat, pinch it with your thumb and index finger to try how soft and hard it is. The better the elasticity, the more protective it is for the human body.

2.2 according to the Yoga form

In terms of personal needs, it depends on which form of yoga is. If you learn yoga that focuses on softness training and spend most of your time sitting on a cushion, you will be more comfortable if the cushion is thicker and softer. However, if the yoga you learn is power yoga or Ashtanga Yoga, the mat should not be too thick, and the requirements for skid resistance should also be higher. The cushion is too soft, and it will be very difficult to do many movements standing on it (especially the balance movements such as tree type). Some people who are more fastidious will feel that too thick yoga mats hinder their contact with the ground, etc.

3. Correct rolling method of yoga mat

The yoga mat should be folded according to its material and thickness.

TPE yoga mat is easy to roll, and the folding method is generally tubular; PVC yoga mat can be folded or rolled; The natural rubber yoga mat has the characteristics of good resilience and can be folded in half. For example, the 2mm thin version can be folded into the size of a book, which is convenient to carry. The positive yoga mat is made of natural plant rubber material and high-tech treatment surface. It is smooth and comfortable, dry and wet, and non slip. The material is delicate. The storage method of the mat must be rolled out from the smooth side, and the neat tube is the best.

How to choose the right yoga mat

1. Can you smell the yoga mat

When buying, it is recommended to ask the shopping guide to open the new yoga mat and smell whether there is a peculiar smell. It is not advisable to have a heavy or persistent odor. Therefore, it is recommended that beginners should go to physical stores to buy yoga mats, and those bought online can’t smell and are not sure.

2. The choice of yoga mat can depend on whether it slips

When you buy a cushion, you must try it on the ground, gently push it away, and you must have a dry feeling, so that it is not easy to slip and has strong grip. Avoid that too much foaming agent on the surface of the yoga mat will make it wet and slippery, which is not conducive to the safety of practice. Even if you sweat profusely, you can practice skillfully on it. The particles at the bottom of the cushion are full and will not slip.

3. The choice of yoga mat can focus on the material

Material is the most important thing that everyone should pay attention to when buying yoga mats, and it is also the key to determining the price of mats. When beginners buy yoga mats, many choose beautiful designs and colors, but often ignore the quality of the mats. Generally speaking, TPE pad is the most environmentally friendly, but the price is also high. PVC foam mat is cheap and good, can be bought everywhere, and the quality is guaranteed.

How to clean yoga mat

1. Simple cleaning method that is not too dirty

For ordinary simple cleaning, you can add 4 drops of dishwashing essence to two cups of water and put it into a spray. After spraying the yoga mat, dry it with a dry cloth.

2. General dirty cleaning method

2.1. Put clean water in a washbasin, add a proper amount of washing liquid, and stir evenly.

2.2. Put in a dry towel and wring it dry, then wipe the yoga mat with a towel to clean the dirt.

2.3 replace the washbasin with clean water, wash the towel, and wipe the yoga mat repeatedly until the washing liquid is wiped away.

2.4 finally hang the yoga mat in a cool and ventilated place to dry. Don’t put it in the sun. The yoga mat will crack. After drying, pack it with yoga mat and strap or use it directly.

3. Dirty cleaning method

If the mat is already very dirty, fill the bathtub with cold water and add detergent. The less washing powder the better, because any residue will make the yoga mat slippery in the future. Then wipe the mat with a wet cloth and rinse it clean. Roll up the yoga mat with a dry towel, absorb the excess water, and let it go to dry. Don’t expose it to the sun.

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