You don’t have to practice yoga to use a yoga mat. They’re also a great surface for push ups, planks, abdominal exercises, and stretching after a run. They also help dampen noise when you do burpees or jumping jacks. To pick the perfect one for your workouts, consider how much cushioning you need, whether you’ll be carrying it back and forth to the gym or yoga studio, and if you’ll be practicing in very hot temperatures. These are our top picks for everyone from beginners rocking child’s pose to practitioners who can do handstands and backbends with ease.