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Do you want to buy a new yoga mat and preferably one that is not harmful to the environment? Yoga is not just about the physical aspect, but the mental side and how you look at the world also play a major role. It is therefore not surprising that the eco yoga mats are becoming increasingly popular. Because if you care about the environment and our planet, you naturally want an eco-friendly yoga mat.
But what is an eco yoga mat, also called an environmentally friendly yoga mat? And in what respect are these yoga mats environmentally friendly? We sell three types of eco yoga mats: the first type of eco yoga mat is made from responsibly harvested tree rubber that is fully biodegradable. The second type of eco yoga mat is made from the TPE material, which is an eco-certified biodegradable material. The third type of eco yoga mat is made from 100% organic cotton.
Then of course the big question is when you are going to buy a new yoga mat, which type of eco yoga mat you choose. This depends on your own preference and yoga style. The eco yoga mat from responsibly harvested rubber, also called yoga mat from natural rubber, gives a good grip and is a bit heavier and sturdier. The eco yoga mat from TPE has one of the best grip of all yoga mats due to the open cell structure of the yoga mat. This yoga mat is extra flexible and outstanding light weight.
Do you want to practice yoga as they did before modern times? Then a 100% cotton yoga mat fits you well. A cotton "yoga rug" is extra stiff and is therefore recommended for yoga styles where you sweat a lot such as Poweryoga, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga. Because this cotton yoga mat is very thin, it is nowadays mainly laid over another yoga mat. But just practicing yoga with this yoga mat on the floor as they used to do is of course also possible ;-)
If you want to know more and read more about other materials of yoga mats, we have listed and worked out the materials for you.