posted by freebean
so…it’s been several years of yoga & one day you finally look down at your beloved mat as if it was the first time & discover that those flip-flop treks (aka black feet) to your fave studio have left their mark (or rather marks) all over your supportive friend who has cushioned your falls in attempted bakasana & allowed you to sweat all over him without any apologies required or even expected. (ok,yes i have just personified the yoga mat, so roll with it & we’ll call my friend ‘mat’ for the rest of this post). now it’s time to give back.
show ‘mat’ some respect & commit to a cleanliness routine, after all it is a basic yoga sutra.
here are some options (now you have no excuse):
- diy -you dirtied it, now clean it – you’ll need a spray bottle, water, & a few drops of the essential oil tea tree & lavender.
- dwell smartly on the go – not feeling crafty? get samatharoma yoga mat cleaner. it’s all natural so you can use it to spritz your mat (& yourself) after a sweaty practice. it kills the nasties with essential oils of tea tree, lavender, pine, eucalyptus & geranium.
- the mat-er cleanse – cleansing is good for the body & the mat. when do you need more than just a spritz to wipe off the yoga wounds you inflicted on dear ‘mat’ try kulae organic yoga mat cleaner it’s natural cleansing powers & citrus scent get you back to sauchat. hey, if ‘twisty twin‘ can do it, so can you!
now fess up & cast your vote: how often do you wash your yoga mat?