I need a new yoga mat. I thought they were essentially all the same except for the pattern on them, but they’re not. I’m seeing everything from 4mm to 7 or 8 mm thick. A millimeter is tiny, isn’t it? Does it make that much of a difference? How much do I really need?
If you’re doing your yoga on carpet, 4mm is good. If you want just a regular workout on say wood floor, 5mm. If you have sore knees or are doing your yoga on concrete or ceramic tile, go for one of the thicker ones. Keep in mind that the thicker you go the more you’ll sink in a bit, so it could affect your balance. I think the average yoga mat you’d find in most stores is 5mm