It is said that the earliest Indians who practiced yoga did not use yoga mats. They communicated in the easiest place, physically and mentally, and between people and the universe. However, the practice of yoga by modern people is completely different from that of ancient Indians. Yoga mats have also become an indispensable aid. Because yoga mats are made of special materials, unlike ordinary mats or carpets, they can play a non-slip role and prevent injuries to the spine, ankles, hip bones, and knee joints. There is also a more mysterious statement: yoga mats can provide insulation and prevent the energy accumulated in the body from being taken away by the ground air during practice.
After buying a yoga mat, you must first check the quality of the yoga mat before using it. Here are some methods of quality testing for yoga mats:
1. Do not open a yoga mat made of PVC before smelling the top of the yoga mat. If it has a pungent taste, it is likely to be a sign of poor quality.
2. Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the yoga mat to see how pressure-resistant it is.
3. Wipe the yoga mat with an eraser to see if the material is easy to crack.
4. Gently push the surface of the mat with your palm to have a dry feeling.
After using the yoga mat, pay attention to the cleaning of the yoga mat. To ensure hygiene, it is best to clean it every other week. The easiest way to wash is to mix two drops of dishwashing liquid with four bowls of water, spray it on a yoga mat, and wipe it with a dry cloth. If the yoga mat is already dirty, you can also use a cloth dipped in washing powder to gently wipe the yoga mat, rinse it with water, and then roll up the yoga mat with a dry towel to absorb excess water. Finally, just dry the yoga mat.
It should be noted that the amount of washing powder is as small as possible, because once the washing powder remains on the yoga mat, the yoga mat may become slippery. In addition, when drying the yoga mat, remember not to expose it to the sun.