10 Yoga Mats to Kickstart Your Summer Health Kick

10 Yoga Mats to Kickstart Your Summer Health Kick
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Really, choosing a new yoga mat should be an easy task, but when you start considering all of the options, the decision can become harder, fast. Will this mat hold it’s grip while you’re stretching through downward dog? Is that fabric eco-friendly? Will it become slippery during Bikram? These are the important questions that need answering before you commit. With this in mind, we’re spotlighting the best 10 yoga mats to shop online right now, no matter what your budget or your yoga style. Namaste!

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Lightweight, durable, nonslip--this mat is a good option for all levels and is available in blue and pink.

MNB Exercise Mat, $59.99; at Lorna Jane

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Jade mats have an eco-friendly reputation and are good for all styles of yoga. The brand uses tree rubber and plants a tree with every purchase. The stability and stickiness of this mat are hard to fault.

Harmony Mat, $89.95; at Jade Yoga

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Manuka is also an eco-friendly brand, and this is their less expensive "Prolite" version. Some reviews say the cheaper iteration isn't sticky enough for hot yoga (hello, sweat!), so if you're a fan of Bikrim it might be worth just investing in the regular mat.

Prolite mat, $80; at Manduka

 

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Gaiam's premium mat is much more affordable than the equivalent versions at other brands, but it has a great no-slip feel. Plus, it's reversible so you can choose between the colorful pink or neutral black. It's free of latex and harmful phthalates.

Premium Palm Beach Yoga Mat, $29.98; at Gaiam

This super lightweight, reversible mat is convenient for people who walk to and from their yoga class, and need something that's easy to carry.

The Reversible (Un) Mat, $48; at Lululemon

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New York brand Mokuyobi uses an odor-resistant nylon. The bag has an internal zip pocket for stashing cards and keys and adjustable rainbow strap.

Mokuyobi, Blue Yoga Mat, $50; at Urban Outfitters

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Ideal for Bikram, the No Ka'oi mat has a non-slip base and can be machine washed--convenient.

No Ka'oi Quilted Microfiber and Sponge Yoga Mat, $195; at Net-a-Porter

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The Stella McCartney x Adidas yoga mat has an embossed patter, and a handy carrying strap.

Adidas by Stella McCartney Embossed Yoga Mat, $59; at Shopbop

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This mat is made from the brand's signature faux-suede and biodegradable tree rubber fabric.

Yogi Peace Club Majestic Way Yoga Mat, $101; at Matches Fashion

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Magic Carpet mats are made in California with sustainable printing technologies, and each mat is tested latex, phthalate, lead free, and child safe.

Deco Magic Carpet Yoga Mat, $75; at Magic Carpet Yoga Mats

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