Yoga Mats Rockford IL

Local resource for Yoga Mats in Rockford. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to yoga mats and yoga supplies, as well as advice and content on yoga accessories and retailer locations.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 397-7115
Rockford Crossings
Rockford, IL
 
Gander Mountain
(815) 637-9600
3068 Mcfarland Rd Gander Mountain #280
Rockford, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 802-0565
2054 N. State Route 50
Bourbonnais, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(630) 548-1476
Springbrook Prairie Pavillion
Naperville, IL
 
Northwestern Boys Soccer Camp
2230 Harrison St.
Evanston, IL
 
Dicks Sporting Goods #50
(815) 397-7115
6380 E State St Rockford
Rockford, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 397-7115
Rockford Crossings
Rockford, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(309) 454-1602
200 North Greenbriar Drive
Normal, IL
 
Heartland Community College Boy's Summer Soccer Camp
Nord Fields on Rabbit Hill Rd. @ E.1200 North Rd.
Bloomington, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(847) 779-8800
Village Crossing
Niles, IL
 

How To Choose The Perfect Yoga Mat

A comfortable Yoga mat can help you achieve a successful yoga practice.

Yoga can be practiced almost anywhere, without special equipment, and by people of all ages. You basically do not need anything to practice Yoga. The most basic equipment for yoga is the yoga mat. Using a mat will provide support and added comfort when you do lying or sitting positions.  Since Yoga mat is a personal accessory, it is important that when we buy one, it must meet our requirements.

Essential Features:
Length: Choose an ideal size suitable for you. Length of the yoga mats range between 62 to 75 inches.
Thickness: Thickness should not be less than 4 mm. Cushioning is important for injury prevention.
Durability: Check for durability of yoga mats, keeping in mind their eco-friendliness
Portable: Yoga mats should preferably be light weight and portable, so that they can be carried even while you are traveling.

Here are some tips on how to choose yours:
Plastic Yoga Mats:
Plastic yoga mats are cheap and are available in a whole lot of colors. These are worst kind of mats to buy. Though they are cheap, they do not last long. Another drawback is the obnoxious smell of chemicals which might just turn you away from Yoga. They are thin and hence might pose problem while practicing certain yoga postures. If you are concerned of environment, steer clear of these plastic mats.

Jute Yoga Mats
Jute mats are made of natural fibre and are thus environment friendly. However, due to their porous nature, they absorb your sweat and with time will start smelling. These mats do not last long and might show signs of detoriation very soon.

Rubber Yoga Mats:
Rubber mats are the best kind of mats to opt for. They do not pinch your pocket and are environent friendly too. However, people who are allergic to latex should not use rubber mats, unless you want your allergy to flare up. Latex-free mats are available in the market at a higher price. Rubber mats are way better than plastic mats laden with chemicals. They also provide apt cushioning for your yoga practice.

Pilates Mats
Pilates marts can double up as your yoga mat. However, pilates mats are much thicker than a typical yoga mat.  However it helps prevent injuries to knees, hips, elbows etc. If you practice both pilates and yoga, go for a pilates mat. Just take care that the pilates mats has a non-slip surface.

Hence if you are new to Yoga or an experienced practioner, it is important to keep in mind the requirements and needs of the yoga practitioner. Hope these above tips on how to choose a yoga mat can help you make a decision.

Yoga can be practiced almost anywhere, without special equipment, and by people of all ages. You basically do not need anything to practice Yoga. The most basic equipment for yoga  is the yoga mat. Using a mat will provide support and added comfort when you do lying or sitting positions.  Since Yoga mat is a personal accessory, it is important that w...

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