While Yoga is hardly ever thought of as a cardiac work-out, the new alternative adaptations of this centuries-old practice has been brought right up to our current interpretations of 21st century work-outs.
These modern interpretations of yoga, designed to suit the times of our modern living include hot yoga, alongside the more physical interpretations of yoga, Bikram and Ashtanga, which widely appeal to those of us needing a more physical workout.
Along with the more demanding physical nature of these types of yoga practices, we also come to require a different type of yoga mat to support the practise. No longer will the standard yoga mat with a towel on top, do. The need for a combo yoga mat with a comfortable water-absorbent surface that is also easy to wash and clean has become a necessity for fans of these yoga forms.
Top 5 Best Combination Yoga Mats
In this post, we look at the best combination yoga mats, perfect for the more physically demanding yoga forms such as Hot, Bikram and Ashtanga Yoga.
- Aurorae Synergy 5 mm Thick Yoga Mat with Integrated Microfiber Towel
- The Combo Yoga Mat by Yoga Design Lab
- Union Yoga Mat by Free Thirty Three Yoga Design Co
- NIRVANA Pro YOGA MAT
- PeaceLoveYoga Mat Luxurious Pro Yoga Mat
Not the most exciting in terms of design but one of the thickest at 5mm
- Thickness: 5mm
- Material: Integrated microfiber towel – patented PER bottom bonded with lush non-slip microfiber towel top with stitched border. 5mm thick, 72-inch long and 24-inch wide.
- Colour options available as above.
A slim and lightweight yoga mat, the combo yoga mat by Yoga Design Lab has a luxurious feel with non-slip design that offers better grip.
- Thickness: 1.5mm
- Material: Luxurious, non-slip mat designed for better grip, machine washable, eco-friendly. Ideal for hot yoga, bikram or ashtanga.
- Various colour and design choices, see below for some of these
Lightweight and durable, the Union Yoga Mat is thin and therefore can be rolled into a more compact cylinder for carrying and packing. Feeling more like a towel, it has high absorbent microfiber layer that reduce risks of slipping as it takes away sweat from rigorous yoga moves.
- Thickness: 1.5mm
- Material: Natural tree rubber with bonded ultra-absorbent microfiber towel layer. A combination towel and mat in one. Lightweight yet durable and offers just enough cushion for comfort. Machine washable and foldable.
- Other designs and colours are also available.
Thicker than average, the Nirvana Pro measures 4.5mm. While it is available in one size, like most of the yoga mats featured here, you can choose from a range of different beautiful designs.
- Thickness: 4.5mm
- Material: Large Yoga Mat made from Non Slip Natural Rubber Yoga Mat with Beautiful Design. 72-inch long x 26-inch wide
- Different designs and colours available.
PeaceLoveYoga offers a reasonably thick yoga mat, measuring 3.5mm. To give you an idea the thickest on our list is 6.4mm and 5mm while the thinnest measures 1.5mm. 3.5mm is a comfortable size with sufficient material to offer the right support.
- Thickness: 3.5mm
- Material: Eco-friendly natural rubber for non-slip topped with towel for increased grip. Non-slip towel combo designed to increase grip with sweat.
Even thicker than the Nirvana Pro and Aurorae is the SnapMat Hot Yoga Mat measuring approximately 6.4mm.
- Thickness: Extra Thick 1/4” (6.4mm)
- Material: High Density, Non Slip Exercise Mat with Detachable Microfiber Yoga Towel – Patent Pending. Size: 24” x 72”
Another reasonably thick mat, the Aozora measure 3.5mm which is the average thinkness in our list that ranges from 1.5mm to 6.4mm.
- Thickness: 3.5mm
- Material: Luxurious, ultra-absorbent microfiber top layer bonded with 3.5mm naturally biodegradable tree rubber bottom for lightweight, extra durable and cushion support.Non-slip, Grips More With Sweat. Ideal for Bikram, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Pilates, or Sweaty Practice. Foldable, Reversible, Eco-Friendly. Machine washable.
- Other colours and designs are also available.
This article for adapted for Colour My Health. The original article was posted on our sister site, Colour My Living.