When Jackie heard about Bikram yoga, she knew that she just had to take the class. It sounded like a lot of fun being in a hot room with a bunch of sweaty people, and doing yoga in the heat meant that she might even lose a few pounds, too. The only problem was that she didn’t know where to buy a Bikram yoga mat. When Jackie went to her local sporting goods store, they had no idea what she was talking about, and they certainly didn’t have in any in stock. So where can you get a Bikram yoga mat and make sure that you aren’t paying top dollar?
– You can now buy an Ashtanga yoga mat, or a sticky mat, almost anywhere (sporting goods store, yoga studio or even a discount clothing store), but finding a Bikram yoga mat can be a little more difficult. Not every city has a Bikram studio, so don’t be surprised if there is nowhere to buy one of these mats where you live.
– Bikram mats are usually fairly cheap because they are made from a natural material like jute, hemp or cotton. They are designed in natural fibers so that they can soak up all of the sweat, be put in the washer and not pick up a lot of germs. The best yoga mat for Bikram is one that is made of cotton, for most people.
– Bikram yoga, which is also known as hot yoga, is done in a very hot yoga studio where everyone sweats a lot. All in all, the main difference between a Bikram mat and one that is designed for normal yoga is that it really is there to mop up the sweat and keep it from landing on the floor. It will also prevent you from slipping in your own sweat.
– The best place to get yoga mats of any kind, Bikram or not, is online. Jackie did her research and found that there are several very good websites that have a variety of mats, for both Bikram and Ashtanga yoga, at good prices and in fun designs and colors.
When Jackie went to her Bikram yoga class, she was a little surprised at how much she was sweating, even with very little effort. It was a good thing that she bought that Bikram yoga mat before she went to class instead of waiting until she got there and found she had no mat.