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Pose with poise: 9 best yoga mats

Perfect your moves in comfort with one of these hard-wearing bits of kit
  • @siobhan_norton1

It’s the thing you sit/stand/desperately contort on in yoga class. But does it make a difference which one you choose?

It seems so. The yoga mat market is increasingly crammed with huge varieties of colour, pattern, size, shape, thickness and portability. And the type of yoga you practice, the amount of cushioning you need and (sorry, it has to be said), how sweaty and slippy your hands and feet will all have an influence in the type of mat you buy.

We've tried and tested a range on the market; from Nike's good-value basic one to Liforme's innovative version, we hope there's something to suit all budgets and levels of experience.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys  


For a great all-rounder, the Yogamatters sticky yoga mat is reliable and good value. The Liforme mat is a fantastic gift for the yogi who has it all. And the Lululemon Hot (Towel) mat will prove to be a valuable purchase time and time again.

Buy now

1. Nike Yoga Mat, £15.39

2. Liforme Yoga Mat, £100

3. Lululemon The Hot (Towel) Mat, £53

4. SureGrip Natural Latex Mat, £49.99

5. Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Mat, £35

6. Yogamatters sticky yoga mat, £17

7. prAna henna E.C.O yoga mat, Pink, £37

8. Bodhi Yoga Mat, £39.99

9. Gaiam Prosperity mat, £19.99


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