by: Leslie Garrett
A new yoga mat is full of promise and excitement to revitalize your practice. But along with promise, a new mat offers up something less appealing: new-mat smell.
Whether your mat is made of rubber, jute, bamboo, or the more common and affordable PVC, it will release an odor that alerts all around you to its newness.
What’s a concerned yogi — one who doesn’t want to subject herself or her fellow downward doggers to headache-inducing off-gassing — to do?
Well, while you likely won’t eliminate the smell completely (only time can do that!), you can certainly reduce its assault on your nose. Here's how:
Share your own mat-cleaning suggestions below.