Choosing your Yoga Mat

PVC

(Polyvinyl Chloride)

The most common man-made plastic. They are not Eco-friendly and can be hazardous to our health.

They do have the sticky factor, but might lose stickiness and break down/peel after several washes.

Usual price range: Php 500 to Php 1500.

TPE

(Thermoplastic Elastomer)

Made from synthetic rubber. They can be recycled and are 90% biodegradable. They are lightweight, chlorine free, latex free, and have non-slip properties.

Ideal for Entry Level use. 

Usual price range: Php 500 to Php 1500.

PU/Natural Rubber

Higher Durability compared to PVC  & TPE. Their High traction doesn’t seem to diminish over time. They are much heavier as compared to PVC. It has a slight rubbery smell but will be faded over time.

Mostly used by most yoga studios uses this as they are sturdy and easy to clean.

 

Usual Prices range from Php 4000 or more

Cork

A sustainable and Eco-friendly material, with a welcoming “leathery” feel.

 

It's traction is form by "Suberin", a naturally occurring waxy substance found in cork’s cell walls.

It also the reason why cork is impermeable to moisture, and commonly hailed as anti-microbial.

 

This material is easy to maintain. Great for both studio and home use.

 

Usual Prices range from Php 3500 or more.

Reminder: Never judge a mat by looking at it’s price. ALWAYS take a closer look into the composition before purchasing*

Materials
Thickness

1. Standard Yoga Mat

 

- Approximately 0.5 - 0.6mm thick

- Strongly recommended if you do inversion poses

- Provide great cushion for head, elbow, necks and knees.

 

2. Travel Mat             

 

– Approximately for 0.15mm & light weight.

-  Ideal for Traveling use.

-  Extremely portable & compact.

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