Things to Consider When Buying a Large Yoga Mat for Plus Size People
What is the Best Large Yoga Mat for Plus Size People?
The best large yoga mat for heavier people should be long and wide enough to fit comfortably on the mat in any yoga pose. The mat should be thick to provide quality support to your knees and joints, but it shouldn’t be too thick (or too foamy) to make you lose balance in balancing poses. A good yoga mat should make you feel safe, and it shouldn’t slip no matter what surface you place it on. Lastly, it should be lightweight, easy to clean, and easy to roll and carry. Most yoga mats have a carrying strap for convenient transport.
How to Choose a Large Yoga Mat for Big and Tall People?
Plus-size people need to consider certain factors when buying a large yoga mat. You have to consider the size of the mat, in terms of length, you need it to be at least 72 inches long. When it comes to width, most mats come in the size of 25 inches, which is okay. If you need a wider mat, you have products available in 36 inches. Other considerations depend mostly on your personal taste and style. I would recommend not purchasing something heavy because it will be uncomfortable to carry it around.
What is the Best Thickness for a Yoga Mat?
A regular yoga mat will be 1/8 inches thick, and oversized mats are usually ¼ inches thick. A 1/4-inch yoga mat is considered thick and comfortable enough for heavier folk who need extra support for postures that cause your bones to dig into the ground. A thickness of 1/3 inches is also a good option, but these yoga mats are rare, and some users find them too foamy and impact their balance during certain yoga poses.
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