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The Mat That Keeps You Zen (and Catches Your Sweat)

Fungus and bacteria are just a few of the living things you may find on yoga mats. Even if you only use your own mat (and not a borrowed one at a studio), you'll still want to be diligent about maintaining its cleanliness. Whiting and Boyd recommend wiping yours down with a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar and 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray both sides of the mat, wipe dry with a cloth and allow to dry completely before rolling it up for storage.