3. It Keeps You In Place: Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how attractive your yoga mat is if it doesn’t get the job done. From Warrior II to Downward Dog, the ideal mat should hold you perfectly in place so your body and mind get the most out of your yoga practice.
Since most yoga injuries are caused by slipping, it’s essential to find a mat with grip that safely holds even in your sweatiest moments.
4. It Supports You: The perfect mat will support you when you’re kneeling or lying down just as much as when you’re standing. It should support your joints and body in any position. For the most comfortable workout, it’s ideal to use a mat that’s at least 4mm thick with a solid cushion.
5. It Gives You Space: When you’re spreading out along the floor or stretching your arms out as far as they’ll go, it's common to need more space than the standard 68”-long mat. An extended mat with a length of 72”, or 6ft, seems to be ideal for performing any asana without limits. Bonus: A longer mat helps keep people out of your personal space!