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Old 02-06-2009, 04:35 AM   #1  
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Default brand name of a good yoga mat?


I need to buy a good yoga mat in order to start doing floor exercises.

Anyone have suggestions for a good THICK yoga mat? (what is considered thick and comfortable by mat standards?)

*brand names and/or links would be great!*

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Old 03-03-2009, 09:03 PM   #2  
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tea, you need a pilates mat, not yoga. Pilates is twice the thickness. You can still use it for yoga or any other floor exercises.
My husband just got a stott pilates mat, and it rolls easy and has straps attached. I tried it at yoga last night and it was fine.
I have a lulu lemon pilates mat. The two sides have different traction, depending on your needs. I roll and store it in a mat bag, (not to convenient, but I like the covering for the mat) or you can buy straps at the lulu store as well.
Until I got the thicker mat, I used to just use two yoga mats at a time, and that worked ok for the most part too.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:06 AM   #3  
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i recently started doing Winsor pilates DVD but i do them on a regular little carpet.Do i have to buy a mat is it really more comfortable????
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I have an Aeromat. It is SO comfortable!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:34 PM   #5  
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there are thick, eco friendly yoga mats. the ashtanga yoga mats are thicker than regular ones. i have the manduka mat, and love it.

i think they also sell them on amazon.

lasts forever, and is good for the planet and yourself, since you will spend a lot of time on it...,)

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:28 PM   #6  
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I also use an Aeromat and I love it. They are studio quality and work well for aerobics and crunches, too.
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