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I need a new yoga mat. What kind do you use, and why?
My yoga mat sucks. I mean, my hands stick to it for the most part (just kidding, I slide around)... Which is something that I can handle; I bought no-slip gloves specifically for that problem. However, now that I have the hands and feet not moving, my yoga mat ITSELF moves - it stretches. When I go from plank into downward dog, my hands move away from my feet. They stay in perfect placement on the mat, but the mat stretches between my hands & feet, sometimes as far as a full foot. Then when I lift my feet or hands to reposition them on the new elongated mat, it flexes straight back to where it was, making all yoga positions difficult, frustrating, and [when I give up on the mat and just do them on the concrete floor] painful.

So, back to the main subject. What kind of mat do you use, and what do you like/dislike about it? I need something cushion-y so that I can use it on my concrete floor without hurting my knees, but strong so that it doesn't do this stupid stretching thing. Sigh.
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RE: I need a new yoga mat. What kind do you use, and why?
11/28/12 5:38 PM as a reply to Razzers.
Manduka Pro Yoga Mat, it's expensive but it lasts forever.
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RE: I need a new yoga mat. What kind do you use, and why?
11/29/12 5:15 AM as a reply to Razzers.
Oh dear.. It looks like those run around $80 to $100 each! I don't have that kind of money to spend on a mat emoticon I was thinking around $20 xD
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RE: I need a new yoga mat. What kind do you use, and why?
11/29/12 12:31 PM as a reply to Razzers.
I have a couple of good yoga mats. The best is the Manduka pro, which is the one that Beachbody sells as a plyometrics mat. It's expensive, sure, but all Manduka mats come with a lifetime warranty and they have great customer service. I learned recently that the material Manduka mats are manufactured from is based on the stuff they put the artificial turf on top of in NFL stadiums.

A less expensive mat that I like is the Black Mountain Products yoga mat. It's about $30 from Amazon. Gaiam also makes good stuff. Your very unlikely to get what you want for under $20, though.
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RE: I need a new yoga mat. What kind do you use, and why?
11/30/12 11:41 AM as a reply to Razzers.
I use the manduka mat. It's phenomenal. If you can come up with the money I'd say that's the best route to take since it should really last you forever.
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