Yoga mats are a necessity for anyone who’s making plans of living a healthier lifestyle by regularly doing yoga. There are several different types of yoga mats out there, which are made from a variety of materials, such as polyvinyl chloride or PVC, biodegradable bamboo, natural rubber, and other materials. If you’re wondering what makes these yoga mats different from one another, it’s actually in the quality, particularly the level of traction they provide. To avoid any types of injury, you should equip yourself with an anti-slip yoga mat and a skidless yoga towel.
If you’re bothered by the fact that your yoga mat is too slippery, there are a couple of things you can do:
- Wash your mat with apple cider vinegar. To keep your yoga mat free from bacteria and germs, it is recommended that you wash it after every use, or at least once a week. Use a liquid soap instead so that it would be easier to rinse it off. Once you have rinsed the soap off, get some diluted apple cider vinegar to wash it for the second time. Rinse it off once again and let it dry in open air. What the apple cider vinegar will do is make the mat less slick and tackier.
- Use a thin cotton yoga mat on top of the rubber mat. If your sticky mat doesn’t seem to be sticky enough, try topping it with a thin cotton mat to give you traction while you do yoga. This is a common practice even in yoga studios.
- Go for a double-sided yoga mat. If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your old yoga mat, the next one you could buy is a double-sided one. This type of mat has one side that is slick, and the other side being made of cotton cloth.
- Use a microfiber towel for added traction. Aside from yoga towel mats, you may also use your hot yoga towel to be placed on top of your sticky rubber mat. Now Athletics yoga towels, for instance, are made from microfiber, so they are more lightweight and much thinner than an ordinary bath towel. Also, these towels dry very quickly, so there is less risk of it becoming smelly due to the growth of bacteria on it.
When it comes to high quality yoga towels, Now Athletics skidless yoga towel is what you need. It is microfiber and extra long, so you may also use it to prevent you yoga mat from becoming very slippery. What you will love about Now Athletics yoga towel is that it’s ultra absorbent and very easy to clean, so you can rest assured that you’re using a germ-free yoga mat.