If you have a yoga mat that you use all the time, consider giving it a good cleaning so your healthy routine keeps you healthy. First, yoga mats are machine washable. Wash them alone with very little soap in cold water and tumble dry on medium or high heat until dry. You can also spritz mats with a mixture of water and white vinegar, and wipe them down with a terry towel between uses to clean and disinfect. But one thing to never do: Don’t let them dry out in the sun. It may sound like a good idea to let the UV rays disinfect, but it can dry out the mat and make the material crumble.
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