If you are an avid yoga fan and practice regularly at home, chances are you have your own mat. When you settle down into child’s pose and take a deep cleansing breath in – do you ever smell something a little… off? That’ll be your yoga mat.
Without regular cleaning, your mat gets imbedded with dirt, oils and (if you’re working hard) sweat. Many of us simply unroll our mat, practice and then roll it back up until our next session. Over time this can lead to our mat becoming riddled with bacteria. To keep your mat clean, hygienic and generally a much nicer place to be, take a look at the following tips.
Clean your mat weekly
If you practice regularly, a weekly wash will keep your mat squeaky clean. If you practice Bikram yoga or take your practice outside a lot, you may want to consider cleaning it after every session.
Use a natural cleanser
A water-based, organic cleanser is…