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Sweat Baby Sweat!

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by

I was going to do a follow up regarding a blog I posted a couple of weeks back,  but my customer has yet to put his prototype drum together and send me pics. Naturally, I was sweating what I was going to write about so I decided be literal and write about… sweat!

Be aware that I’ve NEVER done HOT YOGA, so I’m mainly referring to what I would call “normal yoga” although I’m sure the same applies.  In any case… It’s well known that individuals’ body chemistry varies greatly.  One of the common issues we run into as a result is that some of our yoga mats are stickier than others… depending on who uses them. My personal favorite mat is the Natural Fitness Elite Yoga Mat.  It’s made of natural rubber so not only is it not filled with chemical softeners like most vinyl, but it just grips.  Being a very, very sweaty individual (ALBEITN CLEAN AND HYGENIC I SWEARTOGOD DON’T JUDGE ME!) at my extremities made me assume that the best option for all sweaty guys and gals would be a natural rubber yoga mat.

WRONG! Something people don’t take into consideration is that everyone’s skin has natural oils that excrete at different levels based on sex, diet, and genetics.  As a result, a person who sweats a lot and very easily yet doesn’t have very oily skin, can benefit from a mat such as the rubber ones.  However, someone who sweats a lot and has oilier (is that a word) skin will most likely need to lay a Yoga Towel on any mat regardless to maintain their grip and comfort on the mat.  Other alternatives for varying body chemistries would be something like Mexican Blankets (we called them “sarapes” when I was growing up).

Well, happy sweating!


 



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