September 30 2017 – Hana Difrawy
Beyond a color and pattern that suits your style, your yoga mat towel needs to keep you stable in your poses; it needs to be storable and portable, yet comfy, cushy and compact.
Use these helpful tips to find a yoga mat towel you can be blissfully happy with — one that suits your practice, priorities, lifestyle, values, and budget.
When looking for a yoga mat towel it’s important to check the material and fabric. Make sure it's a grippy but fast drying fabric. Suede Microfiber is too slippy on the hands, Terry cloth normal towel doesn't dry well so you'd end up with a moldy towel! The silicone dots on the bottom are uncomfortable and disturb the grip of your hands.
We’ve found that Premium Microfiber Sandwash fabric solves all of these problems with its specially designed grippy fabric that is easy to wash, dries fast and is nice and compact!
The size of the towel must be mat sized so that it doesn't spill over or isn't too short. Choose a mat towel with a standard size, we’ve found that the ideal measurements are 24 x 72 inches or 61 x 183 CM.
Check for extra features – how will it pack into your yoga bag? It’s definitely useful to have something to keep it compact like a strap or an attached elastic loop!
Why it’s important? Check the quality of the stitching, it must have a high wash count. You want your yoga towel to last you through many, many washes because it will get very sweaty with your daily practice as it is going to act as a hygienic layer between you and your yoga mat.
Just as your clothing expresses who you are, even more so you want what you see when you're practicing to be a color or pattern that speaks to you. Visuals are very powerful in energizing and calming the mind so you want your first line of sight to be a color or pattern that excites you, keeps you zen and accesses your passion!
Another TIP: Choose a Yoga Mat Towel that would provide a moisture wicking protective layer to reduce risk of germs and bacteria! This way you save more by extending the life of your yoga mat!!!
Go ahead and pick your favorite color, pattern, or print. After all, you'll be seeing a lot of it in downward dog!