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How Not To Slip From Your Yoga Mat

July 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment ·
 
 

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If you often slip from your yoga poses, check out this article for the top 5 tips to prevent the slipping:

Yoga mat is used to prevent you from slipping out while you are practicing the various poses, especially when sweat may build up on hands and feet.  However, after using your new yoga mat for the first time, you may wonder your new shiny clean mat is not as good as the well worn version provided by your gym or your old mat.  I mean, you realized that you slipped easily on your mat.   Here are few tips on how to take care of your mat:

  1. Wash your new yoga mat with hot water and mild soap or yoga mat wash.  Doing this will stretch the mat.  After washing it, let it air dry.  Do not dry it in the dryer.  You also need to wash your old yoga mat often because as it accumulate dust or gets dirtier, it gets stickier.  Dirt and dust are less sticky than the plastic.  Do not use scotch guard to wash it.  You can use washing machine.
  2. Store your yoga mat in an airtight bag as this will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface.
    Alternatively, instead of washing the new mat, you can spray rubbing alcohol on that mat.  Let it dry for an hour before using it.  Alcohol hardens the tiny ridges on the yoga mat, allowing you to have better grip.
  3. Third option is to soak the mat in a large basin filled with water and a cup of apple cider vinegar for an hour.  The high acidity of the vinegar will make the mat surface feel rugged.

Put a towel on the mat.  I recommend anti slip towel such as Yogitoes Skidless towel or ToeSox which provide additional traction.  When you sweat, you can use that towel to wipe away any perspiration.

Before attending the class, wash your hands with soap and water to reduce the natural oils in your hands that may cause slipping.  Do not use creams on your hands or feet before your yoga practice.


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  • Fitness Trackers // Oct 7, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Something as simple as a yoga mat really helps. Even if it is just to give you the same workout surface regardless of where you end up (hard floor, carpet, whatever).

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