The best yoga mats and accessories 2020

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By Stephanie Mansour and Camryn La Sala

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Like many people, your New Year's resolution may be to hit the gym. If you're not totally enthusiastic about lifting weights or running on the treadmill, try yoga! We’ve compiled a list of must-have equipment, workout clothing and accessories. No matter what your level, you'll look and feel like an experienced yogi!

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Best yoga mats for beginners

1. Gaiam 2-Color Yoga Mat

If you’re just starting out and looking for a regular yoga mat, look no further than this basic sticky mat. Its non-slip surface ensures you won’t slide out of place in poses, and it’s reversible — that way if you become so experienced that you wear out one side, you can just flip it over!

2. Hugger Mugger Nature Collection Ultra Mat

This mat is known for its non-slip surface, which will help stabilize beginners as they are learning new poses.

Best yoga mats for those with injuries

1. Aurorae Extra Thick and Long Yoga Mat

If you experience discomfort when you put pressure on one knee for a low lunge, or even while on your hands and knees for a cat-cow pose, a mat with more padding may help. This mat by Aurorae is double the thickness of a regular mat, and it’s great for a restorative yoga practice that includes more lying and seated poses.

2. Gaiam Thick Non-Slip Yoga Mat

This Gaiam yoga mat is extra thick for the additional cushioning your joints may need during any yoga routine. It also has over 2,500 positive reviews on Amazon, so you know it's well-loved!

Best travel yoga mat

1. Clever Yoga Travel Yoga Mat

If you’re so dedicated that you don't skip your practice even while traveling, check out this mat that's designed to be folded up into your carry-on. It’s lightweight, so it won’t cause your suitcase to be too heavy — and it’s machine washable!

Best outdoor yoga mat

1. Jade Harmony Yoga Mat

If you don't live in a cold climate during the winter and enjoy breaking a sweat outdoors, this may be the mat for you. This Jade Harmony mat has traction, cushion and weight, making it easy to participate in all of the outdoor yoga you could ever want.

Best yoga mat straps

1. Gaiam Easy-Cinch Yoga Sling

While you may enjoy carrying your mat by hand, try going hands-free! This holder is easy to strap around your body like a crossbody bag, or even to sling over your shoulder.

2. Tumaz Yoga Mat Strap

This Tumaz yoga mat strap is also a great option! It's less than $10 and has over 700 rave reviews on Amazon.

Best yoga mat cleaners and towels

1. Asutra Organic Mat Cleaner

Whether your mat travels with you in a suitcase or across your body, it’s likely that you’re using it often ... and therefore it needs to be cleaned often! This cleaning solution is natural and organic, and can be used on all mats. It smells like citrus and completely disinfects your mat.

2. Lululemon's The Towel

If you want a top layer for your mat but don’t have the time or space to clean or store your own, try this yoga towel from Lululemon out. It can be used to mop up excess sweat without the bulk.

3. Shandali GoSweat Non-Slip Hot Yoga Towel

This Shandali GoSweat towel is another great affordable option.

Best yoga outfits

1. 90 Degree by Reflex Women's Power Flex Yoga Pants

These leggings by Reflex have over 8,000 reviews on Amazon and are less than $50. TODAY Style editors loved them so much they wrote an entire article about them! If you're thinking about taking up yoga, you'll need a pair (or four) of nice-fitting leggings.

2. Lululemon Ebb To Street Bra II

This racerback bra is chic yet supportive with moisture-wicking fabric. The Lululemon Ebb To Street Bra II is lightweight and will quickly become your favorite workout bra.

3. Fabletics Monet V-Back Tie Tank

This top is from Kate Hudson's workout line Fabletics. It's lightweight, comfortable and comes in six different colors.

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