Okay, any yogis out there. I'm in need of some upgraded yoga equipment.
I got a mat from Target about 2 years ago, but it sucks. I don't even know what brand it is. I've also been using a terrycloth hand towel to keep my hands from slipping, but lately I've been getting rugburn on my palms from it.
My cousin, a yoga instructor, recommended Manduka brand anything/everything (which is what my yoga studio uses and sells), but if someone has another suggestion, I will look into it. Here are the details about my practice so far:
I do hot vinyasa power yoga exclusively, so I need something ultra grippy so I don't fall on my face. I also need something with the tiniest bit of extra padding because I have some kind of weird sensitivity in my left arm where if there's too much harsh pressure on my elbow joint, I lose feeling in my pinky finger and half of my ring finger on that side for several days. I'm also kiiiiind of on a budget, but because yoga is important to my mental and physical health right now, I'm willing to stretch my budget just a bit for this. If I get a grippy and absorbent enough mat, I don't need a towel, but if you have a good mat/towel combo recommendation, I'd happily look into both.
Any recommendations? Amazon has been most unhelpful in terms of customer satisfaction with products lol.