The 3 Best Cotton Yoga Mats and Yoga Rugs In 2022
Are you looking to try something different in your yoga practice?
Traditionally, mats made from cotton have been used for 1000’s of years - especially in the Mysore region of India.
If you are looking for a truly grounding and eco-friendly option when you practice yoga then going with a cotton yoga mat is your best choice.
Let’s explore a few options and considerations…
Ekaminhale has gone the extra mile to ensure its products are of the highest quality before each mat is handcrafted. Every mat is a handcrafted artisanal masterpiece made in India.
You can see and feel the difference in each of these mats.
What About The Grip?
Most mats made from cotton have problems with slipping when your hands are dry. Because of the textured feel to this mat you’ll find yourself with more to hold on to. Yes, cotton mats tend to perform a bit better when damp, but it’s nice to have a mat that helps when it’s dry too.
This mat also boasts a large surface area - 75” x 28”. This is the best choice if you are planning to put a cotton rug down over your yoga mat. This is because of shrinkage when you wash it.
Washing A Cotton Mat And Shrinkage
Most mats will shrink down about 4 inches. This means a mat that is 75” x 28” will go down to 71” x 24”. This is important to keep in mind if you are planning to use a yoga rug on top of your existing yoga mat.
The standard yoga mat size is 68” x 24”. If you do have a “standard” size of mat and would like to use a cotton rug over it this would be your best option.
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