Best non toxic yoga mat

How to Choose a Yoga Mat with Lindsey | Best Yoga Mats? Rubber, Suede, Non-Toxic

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hi it’s Lindsay and I’m going to talk to

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you for a moment about yoga mats and how

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to choose one for your practice with so

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many yoga mats on the market it can be

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overwhelming to know which one is right

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for you so hopefully I can clarify a few

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things for you today so when thinking

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about which Goga mat to choose try to

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take into consideration what kind of

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yoga are you going to be doing are you

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going to be doing power yoga fast paced

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yoga hot yoga gentle or restorative

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because that’s going to play into which

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mat design is going to be best for you

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also some special considerations are do

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you really need a lot of extra padding

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and support for your knees and your

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joints so I’ll start first by on the

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higher end of quality yoga mat and one

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that I have just been introduced to that

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I really really love is nirvana yoga mat

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and it is an all-natural eco-friendly

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tree rubber which is my favorite and

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it’s actually latex free so a lot of

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rubber mats out there have latex in them

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so if you have a latex allergy you have

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to go with something else it’s also on

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the top surface its micro suede so it’s

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really really really soft it feels

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wonderful it’s got some good traction

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this mat is really great for just about

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any kind of yoga practice that you have

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especially if you’re going to be

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sweating at all if your palms get kind

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of sweaty this will be good traction for

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you I also like the fact that it’s got a

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good amount of cushion but it still

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maintains a good contact with the ground

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it doesn’t slip around so when you’re

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doing standing poses or balancing poses

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your foot maintains a really good

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connection with the ground so you’re

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definitely going to see that there and

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this one here that I’m on has nice lines

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for alignment so when you’re first

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starting out it’s great to be able to

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tell where your body is in space where

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your feet should be if your hips are

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lined up

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and one of the coolest things is that

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there’s some awesome awesome designs and

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colors so you’ll definitely have the

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most unique yoga mat in the room there’s

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also on the higher end of the scale Maps

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like Jade yoga which is natural true

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rubber as well has excellent traction

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and it’s similar it’s going to be closer

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to the ground you’re not going to move

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anywhere in downward-facing dog which is

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great you’ve also got Manduca mats so if

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you do have a latex allergy man Duke is

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really great because they’re made with a

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non-toxic PVC and they’re most known for

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their durability they’ve got a lifetime

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guarantee they will last you forever so

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you’ve got that and but those qualities

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are also in nirvana which is why I’m

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really kind of sold on this mat now it’s

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got the no PVC it’s got the natural

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latex our natural rubber no latex it’s

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got all the great qualities lifetime

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guarantee as well plus it’s the only one

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that I know of that includes a wonderful

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yoga tote bag with your purchase but if

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you’re not quite ready to make that

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investment in a high-quality yoga mat

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there are a lot of other affordable

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options on the market so you’ve got your

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typical sticky mat here this non-slip

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mat you can find these in most stores

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and it is made with PVC so I would

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highly recommend you do your research

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and make sure you get one of these mats

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that says it’s non-toxic PVC gyeom does

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a non-toxic PVC mat super affordable

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they have it on Amazon I’ve got it in

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some stores so that’s always a really

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great option when you’re starting out

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not really sure if you’re going to stick

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with yoga or not you’ve also got these

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really thick foamy kind of Pilates mat

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exercise mat and those are going to be

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good for support and cushion for your

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joints and your knees and things like

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that but they don’t stick to the ground

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very well so if you’re doing

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a lot of transitioning like from down

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dog to a standing pose like a vinyasa

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class or a power yoga class that Matt’s

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going to slide around a lot but if

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you’re just doing beginner classes

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gentle classes that’s a great way to go

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it’s going to give you a lot of really

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wonderful cushion so there’s a lot of

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options out there that are more

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affordable however I do have to say that

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your yoga practice is going to feel so

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much different when you invest in a high

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quality yoga mat so a final selling

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point for me with this mat was when I

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realized how wide it is it’s actually a

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lot wider than just about any other mat

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that I’ve ever seen

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so it may not look like that much to you

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but when you’re practicing on your mat

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it feels a lot different you’ve all of a

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sudden got a little bit more space I

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hope this video was helpful for you I

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have helped a lot of people choose their

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mats over the years if you have any

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questions for me please feel free to

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leave those in the comments below and I

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hope to see you on your new mat soon

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