The cushioning effect of your yoga mat can prevent aching knees, spine, hips and elbows and give your bones and joints support for proper alignment. The mat also helps with balance and poses by preventing slipping thus preventing injuries. Many mats are reversible, giving your yoga mat a longer life span. New technology is bringing us antimicrobial mats that will stay fresh and control odors.
Cleaning Yoga Mats
One simple way to clean your yoga mat is to hose it off outside or soak it in the bathtub and then allow it to dry completely. Another method is to fill a spray bottle with one of the following suggestions and give the mat a good spray. Wipe the mat dry with a soft cloth.
1) equal parts water and white vinegar
2) water combined with a couple of drops of tea tree oil
3) mild dish soap on a sponge.