The best yoga mats are like a quality pair of shoes – they come in a wide variety of sizes, materials, colors, thickness, weights, styles, and textures and can last a lifetime! While there are plenty of yoga mat brands – I have been a Manduka yoga mat girl from day numero uno. My Manduka yoga mats (and shoes) each have a story to tell and the good thing is that they are guaranteed to last a lifetime. I'm here to help you choose the best yoga mat available. Since there are tons to choose from, it’s easy to get sucked into the hype and end up selecting the wrong one.