The Best Travel Yoga Mats

One thing that came out of my fabulous California Spirit Festival experience was how beneficial it really is to have lightweight travel yoga mat.

My travel yoga mat had been through some serious, loving abuse, so I took my regular yoga mat with me to the festival. It was big, chunky, and heavy. At one point late in the day I watched enviously as someone folded up their little travel yoga mat and popped it into their bag while I lumbered around trying to get mine put away. After a long day at the festival I was starting to feel it’s weight.

I love having a big, comfortable yoga mat for my at home practice, but having a portable, small, and lightweight travel yoga mat is a must have for any wandering yogi! There are just too many yoga festivals, yoga retreats, far away beaches, and quiet hotel rooms to not be practicing yoga while journeying around unencumbered!

The Yoga of Travel has some recommendations for your new yoga travel mat:

Manduka eKO Superlite Travel Mat

Exceptional for traveling .

Folds to fit in any travel space or purse

Surface texture offers superior grip, even with light perspiration

Tightly woven scrim resists tearing or stretching

Closed cell design will not absorb bacteria

Made from non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber – No PVC, toxic plasticizers or harmful dyes


Gaiam Travel Yoga Mat, Purple

Gaiam’s Travel Mat can be folded or rolled into your carry-on so you’re ready for yoga wherever you land. The surface is a comfortable and slightly sticky blend of microfiber and natural rubber.
On a buget? 

YogaAccessories (TM) Travel Yoga Mat

Want something even MORE portable?

Gaiam Grippy Yoga Sock and Glove Set


Yoga Paws: Mini Yoga Mats for Your Hands and Feet

How cool are those? Looks like freedom to me…



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