Yoga mats are often the necessary yoga equipment for many yoga lovers. But you should pay attention to the choice of yoga mats, and you must refuse to use toxic and smelly yoga mats. Because when practicing yoga, the yoga mat is in direct contact with our body and even our skin.
Yoga mats are generally made of chemicals. During the production process, as long as they are non-toxic and odorless, we can use them with confidence. Those yoga mats that have not been treated with non-toxic and odorless not only smell pungent when they are first used, but also make our eyes feel uncomfortable. Some practitioners believe that such a yoga mat can be used after washing and drying. In fact, these methods are useless, the pungent smell will not be eliminated, and the toxins will still exist. If such a yoga mat is used for a long time, it will not only fail to achieve the expected effect of yoga practice, but may even cause adverse symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, and fatigue.
What material yoga mat to choose?
The yoga mats that appear on the market are mainly made of TPE, NBR, PVC, rubber, suede, linen, cork, etc. These are relatively environmentally friendly materials. Now most people choose TPE yoga mats, because this material The high-end yoga mat is not only moderately priced, environmentally friendly and non-toxic, but also has good slip resistance, is not easy to deform and is durable.
How to tell if a yoga mat is poisonous?
The easiest and easiest way to judge whether a yoga mat is safe and non-toxic is to smell it. Roll the yoga mat you just bought into a barrel shape, and smell it with your nose close to one end of the barrel about one centimeter. If there is a pungent smell, lay the yoga mat flat for a few days, and smell it again in the same way. If there is still a smell, it means that the yoga mat is unqualified.
How to choose a qualified yoga mat?
First, look at the material, TPE, NBR, PVC, rubber, suede, linen, cork and other materials are safe and environmentally friendly materials, generally non-toxic. Second, check whether the manufacturer that sells the product has a relevant quality inspection report, such as: SGS inspection report, ISO.