Posted on May 19, 2011
The yoga mat is one essential yoga prop that a regular yoga enthusiast typically owns. Not only does the no-slip rubber mat give offer safety in doing yoga poses, but it also provides an extra padded comfort, which protects the body from the cold hard floor. It may not be easy to lug around, as a rolled yoga mat can be bulky and big - this is why most yoga enthusiasts carry this ever-so important yoga accessory - the yoga mat bag.
Yoga Mat Bags are great for the easy transport of yoga mats and other yoga props. They come in different designs and sizes, and depending on one's needs there is a wide variety to choose from.
The most common yoga mat bags are the ones that fit your yoga mat snugly, with straps that go along the width of the yoga mat bag to sling around your back. Typically, zippered openings are found along the length of the bag but some designs also offer openings at top, tied with a drawstring - which lets you easily slip in a rolled yoga mat.
Although most yoga mat bags are designed to fit in one yoga mat - there are also ones that are the duffel bag type, which can carry more yoga props needed.
Yoga mat bags also come in different materials which range from cotton, nylon, silk, suede and canvas. For the ecologically conscious, hemp yoga mat bags are also offered. At the Rolling Sands Harmony site for example, there are these stylish Over-sized Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat Bags that are made from natural hemp fibre. Not only are they environment friendly, they're also stylish too - and sized to be roomier than the usual yoga mat bag to fit in more yoga props and essentials.
For the professional yoga teachers, there are also yoga mat bags that are not just your typical yoga mat bags - but more for carrying their full gear from one location to another. The Yoga Pro Duffel is one such, which is not only a duffel bag that can be carried by hand, it also doubles as a backpack for the yoga teacher on the go. This is ideal for those who want more luggage room for yoga props such as blocks, blankets and bolsters. Another unique thing about this pro yoga mat bag is the waist strap feature which provides added stability when being used as a backpack.
In contrast, for the minimalist types, there's the yoga mat bag that's not a yoga mat bag. The Tapas Harness is a harness that goes around your rolled up yoga mat for easy transportation. It's designed with two adjustable loops to easily fit any size of mat. This versatile yoga mat carrier can also be used to bring your blanket or bolster. Simple roll it around the yoga mat and fasten the straps - and you're good to go.
Which ever way you wish to carry your yoga mats or accessories - there is a yoga mat bag that will be right for you. If you're looking for great choices in yoga accessories, and the different types of yoga mat bags to carry these along with, Rolling Sands Harmony definitely has the right one in store for you. To check out their wide range of yoga supplies, you can visit their store online at www.rollingsandsharmony.com or call them toll free at 1-800-899-6851.