Just like every piece of equipment out there, different mats have different uses for different users. Don't get too bogged down in the details when trying to find your first mat. Be humble in your beginnings, take a mat that will support you in your early progression.

Manduka was founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference. And that the joy of yoga can encourage a more positive world. What started as one mat evolved into a collection of equipment designed to meet you at any point in your journey and make it distraction-free – so you can focus on your practice, not your products.

For almost 30 years we’ve watched the practice of yoga – and those who choose to practice it – evolve. We’ve learned that no matter why people initially choose to try it – for fitness, flexibility, stress-relief, strength – often the reason they enter isn’t the reason they choose to stay. Because the beauty of yoga is that it is a never- ending journey to find your balance… both literally and figuratively.

Not quite sure which mat is best for you?