YOGA-PILATES : HOW TO CHOOSE A FLOOR MAT

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To comfortably practise yoga or pilates, it is recommended to use a calm room and a good floor mat. This will protect your back and your joints by absorbing impacts; a must have element for practising zen activities. To choose a floor mat, identify these different aspects: the size, thickness and resistance to wear.

 

Wellness, practised on the ground

Stretching, yoga, fitness… all of these activities are considered to be wellness practices. Disciplines that unite form and relaxation.

 

For all of your movements, whether you are sitting or laying down, it is recommended to use a floor mat. This will protect your back and your joints by absorbing impacts, and it will provide optimum comfort, a necessary element for practising zen activities.

 

What size, thickness and durability to choose for my floor mat?

To correctly choose your floor mat, pay attention to

 

the mat dimensions

To avoid practising your exercise directly on the ground, choose a mat that is bigger than you are.

 

thickness

The thickness of your mat is essential.

During relaxation sessions (yoga), opt for a thick floor mat to protect you from heat, coolness or humidity on the ground.

During dynamic sessions, opt for a floor mat that is thick enough to absorb impact.

In general, avoid mats that are too soft and too thick, on which you risk twisting your ankle, wrist or other joint.

 

its resistance to wear

A floor mat is not very expensive. But watch out for the entry price ones. Above all, choose a floor mat that withstands repetition from the exercises. 

 

Final word of advice: choose a non-slip material

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