People who do Yoga say that it makes them feel better, practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes them feel healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga enables you to gain focus, relax and stay in shape and work out at the same time. The correct postures are crucial to obtaining the best frame of mind, as is the equipment you use, the right yoga mat and bag will make all the difference.
Yoga mats can be cumbersome. Generally speaking, the heavier your yoga mat is, the more durable it should be. Ensuring that both the thickness and the length is just right for you are really important, it will need to withstand the regular use that you give it as well as be easy to roll up after you’ve finished your exercise. Even a lightweight mat must be held together or it will unravel as you carry it, along with your water and anything else you need to and from your exercise spot. That brings us onto yoga mat bags and how important the right choice is.
Over the shoulder it goes
A yoga mat bag is just as important as the mat you intend to use. It will enable you to carry, a perhaps cumbersome yoga mat, concealed, neatly, along with the rest of your equipment or supplies over your shoulder leaving your hands to be free. Mats usually come with rope straps, but they just don’t offer the same in terms of practicality or looks as does a yoga mat bag and, if you want to feel the part you probably want to look the part as well. Fortunately, there is a whole host of offerings with an almost endless choice of colour and design.
Anything but materialistic
Some people might think that the colour and design are the most important thing for them which is fine, but if you want your bag to last then the most important thing to consider should be the material that it is made from. You want something that will protect the mat itself from any natural elements, cotton, linen are good choices as is canvass as you can machine wash it if required. There isn’t much on the market that will compete with the overall strength and durability that these materials offer, look for a company with good reviews and really cool designs and you shouldn’t go too far wrong.
Spend what you can afford on your equipment, the old saying “You get what you pay for” couldn’t be any truer and if you buy quality, it is likely to last you as long as you want.