As I was lying in Savasana last week, I could not help but think about how much dirt and how many germs there must be on my mat. Yup not so namaste. Not to worry though, I found the easiest and most efficient way to clean a yoga mat and I had to share it with you.
Easiest and most efficient way to clean a yoga mat
So sure, I wipe my mat down with a disinfectant wipe after class and sometimes I even give it a secondary wipe at home. Even the cleanest yoga studio cannot possibly have time to mop and sterilize the floors between each class. That means, all of that sweat from your fellow yogis is on the floor right where you place your mat. Rolling up your mat after class then puts all those germs right into your mat.
What’s a yogi to do?
When you get home and hit the shower, take that yoga mat right in there with you. What? That’s right, take your yoga mat right into the shower with you. Lay it right down on the shower on bath tub floor. While you wash and clean yourself with shampoo and soap, your yoga mat gets a shower too.
Take a wash cloth and gently go over your mat. Rinse with clean water. Finally, hang your mat over the side of the shower door or bath tub and air dry. Within a few hours, your mat is sparkly clean and ready to go again for your down dog. I suggest doing this periodically to keep you and your mat germ free.
Crazy easy way to clean a yoga mat, don’t you think? Tell me have you ever thought about how dirty your mat is? What do you think about my easy and efficient way to clean your mat? Namaste 🙂