mats

Yoga and Pilates mats - what's the difference?

You might think that shops sell Pilates and Yoga mats to get you to buy two different mats and spend more money but there is actually a difference.

Yoga Mats -

yogamat

You should pick a mat that is:

thin - so you can feel the floor and it doesn't stretch around when you're pulling it in different directions

sticky - so you don't slip around

long - so you don't have to shift your position, especially if you're long!

Pilates Mats -

pilatesmat

You should pick a mat that is:

thick - so when you're rolling around on your spine or lying on your side there is enough squishiness to support you. 5mm or more. 

long and wide: so you don't have to shift your position when you move from one position to the next