Yoga can be enjoyable, relaxing and beneficial and if you’re taking up this ancient practice at home, an important decision is whether to use a cork or rubber yoga mat. Although rubber provides you with an anti slip surface and provides plenty of cushioning, most experts will tell you a cork mat is preferable. Cork is an environmentally friendly material, and it’s also extremely light, which is handy if you need to transport your mat anywhere, or put it way after a session. Cork mats also offer plenty pf grip and give you great traction; cork mats are also extremely durable and should last you for years. And cork is a naturally antimicrobial material, which means less bacteria and an overall healthier yoga workout. Expect to pay between $30 and $100 for a cork yoga mat, with pricier ones having a thicker layer of cork.