To get better on the trail, you’re going to have to get off it. You might as well be comfortable when you do. Yoga can do wonders for runners, from helping to calm the mind to assisting with stretching tight hamstrings. A consistent yoga practice can help strengthen your core muscles to better support your spine during long runs, essential for better form. If you’re not dedicating some quality time in Downward Dog, now is as good of a time as any to start. Bur first, you’re going to need a mat. Not just any mat, either. The right equipment is worth the investment, as it can help stave off injury by preventing slipping during sweaty sessions and provide a cushioned surface that will protect your joints. Plus, it’s nice to know you’re on a sanitary surface (that’s housing only your sweat). Runners require a special set of requirements in a yoga mat. Portability, for one—you’ll want to be able to carry your mat with you when you head to a studio. Also, affordability—you already spend every cent on extra gear. And, since runners are most likely not yoga experts, we looked at mats that offer tools and features to help beginners. Between several rounds of early morning flows and...