Buying a good extra-long yoga mat
July 20, 2014 8:01 AM Subscribe
So I'm just starting Yoga and I have a problem: I'm too tall for standard mats. I'm 6'4" (76 inches, 193 cm). How do I find a long mat that I know is good quality? And how long is long enough, anyway?
posted by nickhb to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I bought a standard Gaiam mat at target before my first class, and I think it's great in terms of comfort and non-slip, but it's just too short (68") for me to do lunges or downward dogs and stay on the mat.
How do I find a good extra-long mat while staying with good quality? Googling leads me to a lot of "yoga wearhouse" type places, where quality seems to be dubious. For that matter, how long is long enough? Do I need to be able to lie down on it? This
one seems great, and is six inches longer than the gaiam, but still two inches shorter than my lying down.
I'm a complete yoga newbie. Help please?