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Tip on Cleaning Yoga Mat

Fit Tip: Keep Wipes in Your Mat Bag

When I envision practicing yoga, I think of deep breathing, calmness, melting tension, and an open body and mind. All those good things can quickly turn bad if you lower your face to your mat in Child's Pose and get a whiff of funkiness. Then when you realize the horrid aroma is emanating from your own mat, you may want to roll it up and head out the door. This is the whole reason you bought your own mat in the first place — to avoid contact with germs, bacteria, dirt, and overall stinkiness. If you have a hard time remembering to air out your mat at home, here's an easy solution. Get in the habit of keeping a package of all natural wipes in your mat bag. I like these lavender scented surface wipes from Mrs. Meyers ($4 for 24). They don't take up much room in your mat bag, and it only takes one minute to wipe down your mat to get rid of the sweat, dust, dead skins cells, and germs that can make your mat smell or make you sick. Let it air dry while you change into your clothes. Then roll your mat up, slip it into your mat bag, and your it will be fresh and clean for your next yoga or Pilates class.

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esmerb esmerb 8 years
Amazing tip! =D
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I love Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Surface Wipes. Great tip, Fit!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good idea!
kia kia 8 years
I have been using my homemade vinegar, borax, water, lemon juice concoction that I use on a lot of stuff in my home via a spray bottle. Spray, wipe down with cloth, let dry.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Great tip, I always clean my yoga mat after every use.
Janegreenrrr Janegreenrrr 8 years
you can also wash your mat on the gentle cycle in cold water.
syako syako 8 years
Great idea Fit!
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
Dust, dead skin cells, hair...yuck! I do yoga at 24 Hour fitness and their floors are not the cleanest. This is a good tip, thanks!
methodgirl26 methodgirl26 8 years
I would rather use a method wipe! Scent and efficacy is much better. www.methodhome.com
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