My name is Rob. I am the owner of #Tomuno. As crazy as this sounds, I have literally spoken with EVERY single #yoga studio with 3 or more classes per day from the top of Maine as far south as South Carolina.
I personally recommend the combination of a hot yoga towel with a cheap plastic PVC mat. Why?
1) Some cheaper plastic mats can be slippery BUT in hot yoga that’s a good thing? Your towel won’t bunch up on you which is a pet peeve I hear over and over and over again.
2) They are durable and can stand up to salt from sweat better than natural rubber. Also many hot yoga towels act like sandpaper on yoga mats so you want a very tough mat?
3) They are cheap. Teachers tell me they grind through yoga mats in hot yoga because of the salt from sweat. If you are using a hot yoga towel and hiding the mat underneath, why spend money on a good mat?
I’d love to hear from you? I know this sounds goofy but yoga mats excite me ha ha. What do you use for #hotyoga?