Posts Tagged ‘yoga towel’

Yoga Equipment For The Complete Yoga Experience!

Posted on: July 16th, 2013 by

Yoga Equipment Makes Yoga More Fun!For those of you who are considering setting up your own Yoga Studio, you may want to include in your list of necessary pieces of yoga equipment, the humble micro fiber towels. Besides the usual suspects of a yoga mat, bolster, pillow, wedge and a stretching strap, I would venture to say that the yoga towel is one of the most frequently overlooked prop.

I know that when I exercise, I perspire a great deal. When said perspiration drips into my eyes, blinding me or making it impossible to see through my now drippy glasses, I have a tendency to shout, “AUGH! I’M DONE” as I walk away. In the past this has worked on my wife and she reluctantly allows me to wander off to get the sweat out of my eyes and/or clean my spectacles.

However, came the day when I started the usual whining, “I’M BLIND! I’M BLIND!”, when I was smacked in the face with a soft, waffle weave, yoga towel.

“Holy Crap on a cracker man, you whine more than a three year old multiplied by Morrisey!” my wife observed.

Discounting the fact that I had to Google who the heck Morrisey was, I was fairly certain that I had been insulted.

“How do you expect me to yoga-ize when I can’t see and my eyes are all stingy?”

“Use the towel, crybaby”. (My wife considers calling me a crybaby the end of any discussion.)

I found out that these towels are available at MatsMatsMats.com in a face towel of full yoga mat size. It’s washable, absorbs tons of sweat and provides superior traction when your hands get sweaty.

So, if you are making a check list of supplies tools and props for your clientele or if you want a towel that is made specifically for use on a yoga mat, consider a hot yoga towel an essential yoga tool rather than an optional luxury.


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!


Finding The Right Yoga Mat For You

Posted on: July 17th, 2010 by
Find A Yoga Mat That's Right For YouThere are so many yoga mats available today.  How do you choose the right yoga mat for you? Yoga mats can prevent injuries that can occur while practicing yoga.  The flooring is typically a slippery surface (e.g. wood floor) . Yoga Mats will cushion the floor and provide support, which is needed for improving balance and coordination and provide better overall health. Purchasing your own yoga mat will limit the exposure to bacteria and germs and you are only exposed to your own germs. You are responsible for your own mat and you can clean it with a disinfectant spray or yoga mat cleaning wipes anytime.

People want different things from their yoga mat.  Some people care mainly about the color, some want a thick yoga mat, while others prefer a thin mat and some want an extra long mat, while others want a shorter mat.  Most people want the mat to be non-slip or skid resistant (a sticky mat), while others don’t care because they are putting something (e.g. a yoga blanket or yoga towel) on top of the mat.  Determine what features are most important for you in a yoga mat before you begin your search.  A well chosen Yoga MAT will help you create a yoga space which is relaxing to you and your body.