Cleaning the yoga mat properly: Here’s how!
How often do you clean your yoga mat? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably: not very often. And that’s a problem, because if you don’t clean your yoga mat regularly, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and other nasty things. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to clean your yoga mat to keep it bacteria-free and looking like new.
Shake out the dirt and debris on the surface of your yoga mat
Before you start cleaning your yoga mat, you should shake out all the dirt and debris on the surface. This makes cleaning much easier and also helps to prevent the accumulation of bacteria.
Clean them with a mild soap and water solution
Cleaning your yoga mat with a mild soap and water solution is the best way to eliminate bacteria and dirt buildup. Simply mix a small amount of soap in water and gently clean the surface of your yoga mat with a cloth or sponge. Afterwards, rinse them thoroughly and let them air dry before you use them again
Rinse them thoroughly
It is important to rinse your yoga mat thoroughly to remove all soap and dirt residue. You can use a hose or simply rinse it in the sink. After you have rinsed it, let the mat air dry before you use it again.>Write about air drying
Let it air dry before you use it again
It’s important to let your yoga mat air dry before using it again, as this will prevent bacteria and dirt from accumulating. If you clean your yoga mat regularly, it will last longer and look like new. We hope you found this blog post helpful!
This is what happened to me:
I was in the middle of my yoga practice when I noticed my mat was dirty. I had used it a few times before and didn’t worry about it, but now that I was trying to focus on my poses, the dirt was really getting in the way.
I thought for a minute about just cleaning the mat and returning to my practice, but then decided that I should at least try to get rid of the dirt. So I got up and went to the kitchen to get some soap.
I quickly discovered that using soap on a yoga mat is not always easy. In fact, it proved to be quite a challenge. The soap did not rinse off properly and left a film that made the mat slippery.
I tried a few more times, but finally gave up and let the mat air dry. It wasn’t until later that I realized I should have just cleaned the mat with a mild soap solution instead of using dishwashing liquid.
If you ever find yourself in that situation, we hope you remember this blog post and don’t make the same mistake I did!
Now that you know how to clean your yoga mat, you should do it regularly to keep your practice safe and bacteria-free. And if you have any other questions or tips, please leave us a comment. We would love to hear from you!