Yoga Mat buying guide
I remember when I first started practicing. I was using a $10 pilates mat that was too cooshy and too small for my practice. For my birthday I asked DH for my Jade Yoga mat. A little on the pricier side, but the mat makes all the difference!
Jade was recomended by a friend who is also an instructor. I bought it on faith and LOVE it.
I saw this on the Gaiam Twitter and thought it was not only cute, but helpful too!
How to buy a yoga mat (a Yoga mat(ch)!
Now it is of course geared toward Gaiam. But it explains why a mat is important, what stickyness you might need for your practice, what mats are best for indoor vs outdoor practices, etc. So take what you've learned and do some research.
The mat can make all the difference in practice!