What mat do I need to do Pilates?

Jan 19, 2024

¿Qué esterilla necesito para hacer Pilates?

Pilates is a type of exercise that improves muscle tone, flexibility, mobility and posture, and in which breathing is connected to the body at all times. Pilates sessions usually consist of very low-impact exercises and long posture maintenance.

All the yoga mats They are an essential tool for Pilates as they provide a stable and comfortable surface for any type of Pilates exercise such as planks, push-ups or core work.

Choosing the best Pilates mat for your sessions can make a big difference in the experience and comfort of your practice.

The first thing that should be noted in a Pilates mat is that it has to have a good thickness since it must sufficiently cushion the spine, knees, wrists and basically any bony part. Using a thick yoga mat reduces the impact on your joints and will allow you to hold positions for longer. In addition, the extra sponginess and density will provide more comfort, relaxation and therefore a better body-breath connection.

Find one Pilates mat that provides you with sufficient padding but at the same time gives you the necessary firmness to feel stability in your support joints such as wrists and ankles.
On the market you can find a wide variety of thicknesses, from very thin with 1,5 mm to 10 mm, but generally the thickest ones are designed for more meditative practices, for more restorative types of yoga or for people with joint difficulties and/or more serious bones.
La Ganges Pilates Mat At 6 mm it offers the perfect thickness to practice Pilates comfortably and effectively.

The material your Pilates mat is made of does not play a very important role in practice but its elasticity must be taken into account. A mat that is too elastic can make your practice a rather unstable and uncomfortable experience since you will be slipping more, tenseing your body and putting your good alignment at risk.
From YogaYe We recommend purchasing a mat made of high-quality material that has good grip. And if you can add a good degree of “eco-friendliness” to this, even better.

The embossed texture of our Yoga and Pilates mat Ganges It creates a good non-slip effect and is made of PVC free of toxic substances.

Finally, we think that color and design are an important point when choosing your Pilates mat. The beauty that each person sees in things greatly influences their experience with that object, since it creates a feeling of pleasure and good energy; In this case we are talking about today, like when you practice Pilates on a mat that you love, don't you think?

In conclusion, whether you are a beginner or advanced in Pilates, having the right equipment can make all the difference. So if you want to take your Pilates practice to the next level or renew material, we encourage you to take a look at our Ganges Yoga and Pilates Mat 6 mm, available in six beautiful colors with ethereal print.

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