The popularly known physical activity, Yoga, originated years back. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. Practising Yoga helps in the reunion of physical, mental and spiritual health.
Practised on a flat surface, people often perform Yoga on the floor which tends to bruise knees and elbows which is why the importance of Yoga mats cannot be ignored.
A lot of consideration goes under the buying of Yoga mats. If you're thinking of buying one, below shared are a few tips to keep in mind:
Thickness: Being a beginner it takes time to develop strength. A thick, well-padded yoga mat is a must to prevent injuries, providing enough cushioning for knees and wrists. A standard yoga mat is 3.2 millimetres thick.
Eco yoga mats: Always opt for non-toxic, PVC-free yoga mats made from a natural plant-based material like rubber or jute.
Lightweight: With good padding, it is also important to have a lightweight yoga mat which is easy to carry around.
Color: Go for a colorful, funky, printed yoga mat as it's more appealing and makes your session more fun.
Now that you know what to keep in mind before buying a good Yoga mat, let's tell you about how to keep it clean.
Cleaning Your Yoga Mats:
1. An easy two-ingredient solution of vinegar and water is a good option to keep your yoga mats clean and odour free.
2. Always air dry your mats.
3. You can always add some tea tree oil or lavender oil to the solution to keep it smelling fresh and clean for your next yoga sesh!
Since we’ve told you everything about yoga mats, what are you waiting for? Let the session begin!
By Nupur Rathore
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