Our natural yoga mats are non toxic, eco-friendly and have superb grip, ensuring stability while practicing your yoga asanas. Open cell mats are often more grippy and better if you tend to perspire during your yoga session, closed cell mats are more suited to those who do not perspire. Available wholesale and retail.
What yoga mat is right for me? Before you purchase a yoga mat take a look at our article "Choosing a Yoga Mat" to help you find the mat most suitable for you. All the mats we have at Stretch Now have good grip, are non-toxic and also bio-degradable—that is they are designed to decompose quickly.
4mm vs 6mm vs 8mm
Okay, what is the best thickness for a mat? 4mm is by far the most popular. It gives an adequate amount of comfort and enables the most stability. If you want more comfort or you practice yoga on uneven or hard surfaces then you may prefer a thicker mat like a 6 or 8mm. The trade-off with a thicker mat is they don’t offer as much stability—but those of you who like more of a challenge, this can actually be a good thing.
Open-cell yoga mat are porous and therefore absorb more moisture. These kinds of mats like our Earth Flow Rubber mats are a great option for yoga practiced in hot/humid climates or heated studios that make you perspire more when practicing yoga–they also maintain better grip in these situations than closed cell mats. However they do take a bit more effort to clean because of their absorption properties.
Closed-cell mats such as the Earth Fusion Jute mats and Eco mats are denser than open-cell mats and easier to clean. They are considered to be more hygienic because they don’t absorb perspiration like open cell mats. However, the surface of a closed-cell mat is not quite as grippy when there is surface moisture as a result of perspiration. Closed-cell mats however have great traction when their surface is dry and are a good choice for those who don't perspire much during practice.