Yoga Mat for Prenatal Yoga?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would consider a pilates mat.  I prefer them, as I bruise easily, and I believe pregnancy increases the risk of bruising too?

The are thicker and better padded.  I had tried rolling like a ball (pilates not yoga) once on a yoga mat and never again!  They are so much more comfortable if you’re on a hip, elbow, knee etc.

I’ve never actually done prenatal yoga or been pregnant.


Post # 5
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got a cheap mat from Target.  For prenatal, I took a pillow as well just in case I needed any extra padding.

Post # 6
1147 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PlusOne:  I use my normal yoga mat that I picked up at target a couple of years ago. In my prenatal yoga class the teacher provides us with extra “scraps” of yoga mat for poses that require us to be on our knees so we can “pad up” and have extra cushioning. I also do pilates & agree with the other poster that the pilates mat is SUPER soft & might be a good option for yoga as well.

Post # 7
1689 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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