The modern yoga community gives a lot of importance to yoga mat. Your yoga mat is like your silent partner when you are first starting off with the asanas. It is important for you to choose the right mat and you can read the GSI Guide to Choose the Right Yoga Mat.
Benefits of using yoga mat:
1. Yoga mat provides you support and padding. Many people find pressing their palms, knees, elbows on the ground or floor painful. Yoga mat provides additional support to the practitioner so that he or she can perform the pose comfortably. Also, many find practicing yoga on bare ground unhygienic and prefer to use yoga mats as barriers. Sticky mats help the practitioners to hold their positions and move safely between poses.
2. Yoga mat helps in the absorption of sweat. If you practice yoga on floor, you might slip because of sweating. For instance in hot yoga classes, the room is heated and it is essential to perform on a yoga mat.
3. A yoga mat transforms the place of practice into a “sacred” one. There is a difference when you practice on the floor and on the yoga mat. When you practice on a yoga mat, it becomes your place to practice, this is essential if practice with other people in a studio or a yoga facility.
When spend more time on your mat, you understand the nature of it. You feel the texture and slowly your body responds to the mat. It becomes your yoga partner in a way. The more time you spend on the mat the more get attached to it, spiritually. As soon as you step onto your yoga mat you enter into an altered realm.
You can visit Garg Sports International’s website and learn more about the yoga mats.