How to pick the best yoga mat for you. recently conducted over 50 hours of research atop dozens of different yoga mats to determine the best buy for traction, cushioning, budget, environmental conscious and more.

The 9 Overall Best Yoga Mats

  1. Manduka PROlite ($74.18)
  2. Lululemon “The Mat” ($68.00)
  3. Jade Harmony Professional Mat ($59.95 – $217.14)
  4. Manduka Black Mat Pro ($98.00 – $283.36)
  5. Hugger Mugger Para Rubber ($83.52)
  6. PrAna Revolutionary Sticky Mat ($90.00)
  7. Kharma Khare ($70.00)
  8. PrAna E.C.O ($28.80 – $48.00)
  9. Gaiam Print Premium ($29.98)

Having spent thousands of hours atop my yoga mats over the years, I can attest that my top two line up with their #3 and #1 respectively. I’m a Jade girl, through and through, but love the Manduka PROlite as well – so much so that we carry it at my studio, Yoga Heights. Why do I prefer my Jade though? First, the Jade Harmony Professional Mat offers excellent traction and support and it only gets better with time. The best part about this mat however is that it’s made from all-natural rubber, making it environmentally friendly. As a bonus, JadeYoga also plants a tree for every mat that’s purchased – so far that’s a whopping 1,099,000 trees! I love that this mat got’s “Best Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat.” 

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