Yoga is a popular fitness exercise, but the cleanliness of yoga mats has become an easy to forget corner of yoga lovers. To ensure hygiene, it is best to clean the yoga mat every other week.
Commonly used yoga mats are made of PVC foam. The chemical name of this material is polyvinyl chloride, which is similar to the smell of rubber. If the yoga mat is not cleaned for a long time, it is likely to contain bacteria, fungi and dust mites. The bacteria can cause folliculitis. The fungus can easily cause tinea corporis and athlete’s foot. The biggest threat to people with allergic physique is to induce allergies. Dermatitis and asthma. Especially people who have only done yoga for a long time or have just started using public mats are most susceptible to infections and many skin diseases.
The best way to prevent infection is to bring your own yoga mat. For ordinary simple cleaning, you can use two cups of water and a few drops of detergent into the sprayer, spray the yoga mat, and then dry it with a dry cloth. If the mat is very dirty, fill the bathtub with cold water, add washing powder, then wipe the mat with a damp cloth, and then rinse it clean. Finally, roll up the yoga mat with a large dry towel, soak up the excess water, and unfold it to dry.
In addition, it needs to be reminded that after doing yoga exercises, it is best to take a bath with a shower gel containing bacteriostatic ingredients, while fitness clothing should be soaked in disinfectant or washed and left to dry in the sun for a long time.