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Caring For And Selecting A Machine Washable Yoga Mat The great thing about yoga is that you don't need much equipment. Basically a yoga mat, a towel, and some water and you're off to the races. Of course if you've been to a yoga class or two you'll notice that people spend a lot of money on this equipment if they truly love to do yoga. This is really not necessary. Just buy the best quality that you can afford and spend your time and effort focusing on the exercise. The main thing you want to consider a course is your yoga mat since this is the only thing between you and the hard surface you're working on. Many people choose machine washable yoga mats simply because they are very easy to take care of but they also tend to be the highest quality mats as well. But even given that information it still may be difficult to pick the perfect one for you. Why? Because this is going to be the one piece of equipment the associate with the practice of yoga. You'll become intimately familiar with this piece of equipment and hopefully you'll be spending a lot of time together. Types of machine washable yoga mats There are many different types of yoga mats that are machine washable. When go to your class today you mostly see the thin roll up types of yoga mats. These come in many assorted colors and sizes but keep in mind that not all of them can be washed in the washing machine. You want it a close look at the label before you purchase any of these mats. You also want to keep in mind the stickiness of the mat. Some of the cheaper machine washable yoga mats tended to be less sticky than their non-washable counterparts. Stickiness as you can imagine is quite important when you're doing intricate yoga poses. Take a moment to search on the Internet and see what other yoga practitioners recommend. At the end of this article will give you a few links a machine washable yoga mats that we like. Another type of yoga mat that you don't see quite as often but can be cleaned just as easily is a cotton yoga mat. These yoga mats are a bit more bulky than the more modern and yoga mats but for those who need a bit more cushion they are a great solution. Again there is quite a wide array of cotton yoga mats available in all colors. Traditionally these types of mats were used for Astanga-style yoga but we are seeing them more and more in all types of York practices. Cotton yoga mats were popular way before sticky mats were even thought of so they are certainly part of it is history. Be sure to look around and if you can try to find a cotton yoga mat that is made of 100% organic cotton. As long as you're buying a yoga mat you might as well take care of the environment too. Lastly, although not technically a yoga mat is the yoga towel. This piece equipment is relatively new and is designed specifically to keep you from sliding on your mat. These are very thin towels they can be put in the washing machine just like any other machine washable yoga mat. The difference with these towels over ordinary towels is twofold. They are cut to the same with as a traditional yoga mat and they come with small sticky beads that helps take one side to your mat and the other side to your feet. These are great if you can do sweat a lot or simply want more control over your yoga poses and more security that you won't lose your grip. As mentioned before if your resources for purchasing machine washable yoga mats: Yoga towel: http://www.santosha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3167 this brand of you ever tell was the first on the market in our mind still the best available. Cotton yoga mat: http://www.santosha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=3113 these cotton yoga mats are quite simple and easy to take care of yet they come in many beautiful colors and are of high quality. Machine washable yoga mat: http://www.santosha.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2187 this is a very basic role of yoga mat. Combine this with the other towel and when you're done with your your workout stick them both in the washing machine for easy cleanup. Yogi Ashanti is a world traveling yoga instructor. He has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and perfecting his own yoga practice for many more than that. To learn all about things likeyoga poses, yoga equipment, types of yoga, and much more, visit his blog at http://www.myyogaresource.com.
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