Carefully curated selection of eco mats to improve your Yoga practice.
At Shala Movement we want to our knowledge and advice to help you choose the right yoga mat in Australia, that suits your needs and commitment to the environment. Our range is chosen to suit the Australian climate, and to have minimal impact on our local environment. We have partnered with Create Flow (Mukti Grounded Yoga Mat), and Yoga Design Labs (Combo and Cork Yoga Mats), as they hold true to our vision.
As Certified Yoga instructors ourselves, we have seen almost every mat out there! From our experience, and the feedback from our Yoga students, these are our best value and highest reviewed Yoga Mats available in Australia.
Thinner vs. Thicker Mats
Thinner mats can help increase stability for styles of yoga with more active poses or balanced, focused poses. Look for mats with textured surfaces to maintain better grip when the poses get more strenuous.
Thicker mats provide extra cushioning and are best for more therapeutic practices. If you enjoy restorative yoga, a style with fewer poses that you hold longer, for example, you may prefer a softer, more cushioned mat.
Thicker mats are also more comfortable for forearm and kneeling poses and for yogis with tender knees or achy joints. But they can be more difficult to balance on during standing poses.