Beginners can choose a yoga mat with a thickness of 6 to 8 mm. The thicker the yoga mat is, the better. Too thick a yoga mat will easily cause the practitioner to stand unsteadily. Choose the size according to your body type.
It is best to buy a yoga mat made of thermoplastic elastomer material (TPE), which does not contain chlorides, metal elements, is antistatic, soft, fits, and has strong grip. It is the same as a yoga mat made of polystyrene (PVC) Compared with the weight of about 300 grams, it is more convenient to carry around.
PVC mat is the most commonly used type of yoga mat. Although the price is low, polystyrene products generally need to add plasticizers, anti-aging agents, and other auxiliary materials, and in the case of water and sweat, the non-slip performance is not so good. Playing is also slower.