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Purchase and maintenance of environmentally friendly yoga mats

Eco-friendly yoga mats are made of natural latex, hemp and other natural materials. They are PVC-free and have no odor.

Taiwan’s senior yoga instructor Lan Li suggested that the material is the most important thing that everyone should pay attention to when buying a yoga mat, and it is also the key to determining the price of the mat. Don’t be blinded by the beautiful colors and ignore the quality.

Before you buy a yoga mat, you should consider the following 7 points: 1.

Is it properly cleaned?

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When laying on the ground, is it easy to spread and not wrinkle?

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Is it sticky?

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Does it slip after sweating?

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Is it easy to carry?

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Is there a “use period”?

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Is the material environmentally friendly, can it improve the environment and cause harm to the body?

  Based on the above points, Coach Lanli has provided 4 selection tips for your reference: 1.

Use your thumb and forefinger to pinch the yoga mat to see how pressure-resistant it is.

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Wet a small piece of yoga mat to imitate the situation after sweating to see if it will slip.

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With an eraser yoga mat, try if the material breaks easily?

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Pay attention to the material of the yoga mats and choose environmentally friendly ones.

Traditional yoga mats are made of PVC, which is a long-term source of plastic pollution and causes environmental pollution.

And the smell of plastic will also affect the effectiveness of the exercise.

Eco-friendly yoga mats are made of natural latex, hemp and other natural materials. They are PVC-free and have no odor.

  After you have your own yoga mat, you need to take good care of it and wash it frequently.

Xia Baisi, founder of Hange Mogg Yoga Products in the United States, suggested in an interview with The Yoga Journal that it is best to clean it every other week to ensure hygiene.

  For ordinary simple cleaning, you can use two cups of water and 4 drops of dishwashing detergent for dishwashing in a sprayer, spray the yoga mat, and then wipe it with a dry cloth.

  If the mat is very dirty, wash it with washing powder.

Washing powder should be adjusted less, because any residue will make the yoga mat slippery in the future.

Use a cloth dipped in washing powder water to gently scrub the mat, rinse it with water, and finally roll up the yoga mat with a dry towel, soak up the excess water and dry it.