1. How wide is the yoga mat for beginners
The width of the yoga mat for beginners should be appropriate, which should be determined according to your own figure, but the length should not be shorter than your height, and the width should not be narrower than your shoulder width. The thickness is about 5mm, too thin cushion will feel pain when the joints contact the ground, and too thick cushion will affect the stability of standing action. Observe the elasticity of the yoga mat. If you squeeze and press the yoga mat with your hands, if you feel that your fingers are easily pinched together, it proves that the yoga mat is too soft. Even if such a yoga mat is thick, it will hurt when joints such as knees touch the ground. If the yoga mat is too hard, it is not very good. Our fragile skin cannot accept it, and it is easy to break and not easy to store. Be sure to choose a yoga mat with good elasticity and moderate hardness to match your practice.
2. How to clean yoga mat
2.1. There are wet wipes and cleaning liquids on the market for cleaning yoga mats. However, similar cleaning solutions will corrode the yoga mat, and the disinfection power is not enough. The whole mat is not wet when used, which can not effectively and comprehensively kill bacteria. It is recommended that bodybuilders wash with water instead of increasing their own risk to save time.
2.2. To ensure hygiene, clean the yoga mat every other week. Some women who love cleanliness are used to cleaning every time they use it, which is actually unnecessary. Because too much cleaning will wash away the anti-skid lines on the surface of the yoga mat, and eventually the anti-skid performance of the mat will be reduced.
2.3 some people are afraid that long-term use of washing powder will cause harm to the yoga mat, so they can use shower gel instead. Because the shower gel has a certain bactericidal effect, and because it is a product that directly contacts the skin, the composition of the shower gel will be much milder.
3. Classification of yoga mat materials
3.1. Low end EVA material
EVA belongs to hard foam, most of which are used to make soles, and the smell is heavy. For example, the thick soled muffin shoes are made of that material. The current yoga brick also belongs to this material, but it is not very good for yoga mat. Its elasticity is poor and its anti-skid effect is poor, but because of its low price.
3.2. Middle end PVC foam material
The yoga mat made of PVC foam material is a common yoga mat material at present. The chemical name of PVC is polyvinyl chloride, which is commonly used in the manufacture of daily necessities such as bags and wires. The PVC material has no special chemical smell, and even if it does, it is similar to the smell of rubber.
3.3. High grade TPE material
TPE material is an environmental friendly material, which can be recycled and reused to reduce pollution. TPE yoga mat is characterized by good elasticity, good anti-skid effect, good toughness and strong tension. However, its material price is high, and it is mainly used for high consumption groups in the European and American markets or the Chinese market.
General knowledge of yoga for beginners
1. Mentality is the most important
Compared with a set of yoga practice clothes and a professional mat, the most important thing is to have an open and peaceful mind. When practicing, you should be free of distractions.
2. Find the type of yoga that suits you
There are many kinds of yoga, and not every kind of yoga is suitable for you. Each yoga studio provides certain free experience courses. You can experience it before making a decision.
3. Don’t be shy about your body
The people who practice yoga in the advertisement are slim, but no matter what one’s waist circumference is, they can practice yoga well. In fact, research shows that yoga can help people lose weight and avoid gaining weight.
4. Don’t pursue the extreme
You may have seen yogis twist their bodies like noodles, but this is just the best way to practice. Even if you are born stiff, your body will become flexible through practice. In addition, you should know that yoga is not only about posing, but also about adjusting your breathing and relaxing your mood.
5. Don’t be misled
In order to prevent potential physical injury and being misled, teachers with professional qualifications and rich experience should be selected
Yoga moves for beginners
Method: stand upright with your feet together. Put your hands together on your chest. Relax. Adjust your breathing.
Benefits: establish a state of concentration and tranquility, and prepare for the exercises to be done.
2. Spread arm type
How to do it: raise your upper arm above your head and keep your arms shoulder width apart. Turn your head and upper body back slightly.
Breathing: inhale while raising your arms.
Benefits: stretch abdominal organs, thus eliminating excessive fat and improving digestion. Exercise arm and shoulder muscles. Strengthen spinal nerves and open lung lobes.
3. Forward bending
Method: bend your body forward until your hands or fingers touch either side of your feet or the ground in front of your feet. Use your forehead to touch your legs, but do not strain them. Keep your knees straight.
Breathing: exhale while bending forward. In the final position, try to contract the abdomen and exhale as much as possible.
Benefits: it helps to eliminate or prevent stomach or abdominal diseases and reduce excess abdominal fat. Improve digestion. It helps to eliminate constipation, soften the spine and strengthen the spinal nerve.