Traditionally yoga was once practised by only a few, in ancient India as a sacred ritual. Now, it has gained much attention in the Western world for its renowned health benefits. With known support for flexibility, strengthening muscle tone and mental health, the benefits can be profound. A unique quality of yoga is its ability to be personalized for each individual’s practice — everyone can take it at their own pace. With that comes preferences to style and equipment.
The question isn’t necessarily what makes a good yoga mat, but what qualities in a yoga mat make you feel good in a practice designed to make you feel good. A good yoga mat is relative to the individual.