A yoga mat is one of the most important items for practicing yoga. However, it may become dirty or emit an odor during use. So this time, I will introduce you to how to maintain the yoga mat.
- How to take care of your yoga mat There are two ways to take care of your yoga mat. One method is to use alcohol or wet wipes. Another way is to use a spray.
[How to use alcohol or wet wipes]
Using alcohol or wet wipes is a quick and easy method. If you use alcohol, just apply it to the entire yoga mat and wipe it off. If you use wet wipes, just wipe the entire yoga mat. However, if alcohol is used, it may cause discoloration depending on the material of the yoga mat, so it is necessary to check in advance.
[How to use the spray]
If using a spray, spray it directly onto your yoga mat and then wipe it off with a cloth. There are sprays specifically for yoga mats. I recommend the Manduka yoga mat spray.
- How to remove stains from yoga mats Yoga mats are prone to stains. The method of removing stains depends on the material of the yoga mat. Here, we will introduce how to remove dirt from yoga mats made of PVC and TPE materials.
[How to remove dirt from a PVC yoga mat]
To clean a yoga mat made of PVC material, it is a good idea to mix water with a neutral detergent, soak it in a cloth, and wipe it off. Alternatively, you can use a special cleaner. Manduka's " Mat Wash Spray Refresh & Restore" is recommended as a cleaner for PVC yoga mats. These sprays are antibacterial, smell good, and keep your yoga mat clean.
It is also important not to bring food or drink onto the yoga mat so as not to contaminate it. In the unlikely event that something is spilled, we recommend that you immediately wipe it off with a wet tissue and then clean it with a spray.
Depending on the material of the yoga mat, the maintenance method differs. Yoga mats made of PVC may be washed with water, but may become moldy or dirty after long-term use. Therefore, we recommend that you clean it regularly with Manduka Yoga Mat Cleaner.
On the other hand, yoga mats made of TPE material are vulnerable to moisture, so care should be taken not to wash them with water. Also, avoid using alcohol, oil, etc., as the material may deteriorate. We recommend using a special cleaner for cleaning.
After using the yoga mat, it is important to dry it thoroughly before storing it. Storing them while they are still damp will allow mold and bacteria to grow. Wipe off with a dry cloth before storing.
Here are the basics of yoga mat maintenance. With regular maintenance, your yoga mat will stay clean and last longer.
Lastly, yoga mats are used on a daily basis, so it's important to take good care of them. If you leave the dirt attached to the yoga mat, bacteria and mold may grow. Therefore, be sure to wipe it down after each use and clean it regularly.
Here are some tips on how to care for your yoga mat. Let's take care of it regularly and live a healthy yoga life both physically and mentally with a clean yoga mat.