When I started practicing hot yoga, I found my inexpensive mat didn’t stand a chance against my pools of sweat — dampness lingered for days and the moisture started to wear on its durability
I never gave much thought to yoga mat towels and was skeptical they’d make much of a difference; then I used these yoga mat towels from Leus and now I don’t do yoga without one.
These soft, grippy mat towels absorb every drop of sweat to ensure a slip-free practice — plus, they come in eye-catching designs.
After growing up in hot and humid Florida, I still equate sweat with a solid workout. To be honest, exercise without sweat just doesn’t deliver the same mental or physical benefits for me. So, when I moved to a ski town right before a brutally cold winter last year, I immediately sought out the best hot yoga studio in town.
That studio quickly became my sanctuary during winter. The hot yoga classes left me feeling refreshed, revitalized, and stronger in body and mind. I especially enjoyed their heated power sculpt classes with weights — basically, yoga on steroids — that made me sweat more than I ever have in my life.
The only problem? My inexpensive yoga mat quickly started to show signs of wear, with tears and dampness that lingered for days. After just a few classes, I got seriously grossed out. Luckily, that’s when I discovered Leus yoga towels.
Leus yoga towels saved my yoga mat
The best part of using Leus yoga towels was that I didn’t have to invest in a new, pricier yoga mat. I could just lay a towel on top of my inexpensive mat to protect against sweat as well as wear and tear. Before this, I’d never given much thought to yoga mat towels. Sometimes I’d grab one of the little ones yoga studios provide but if they weren’t free, I’d usually practice without one altogether.
Looking back, I now see how wrong that was. Using these towels in my practice provides unparalleled grip, stability, and a soft, absorbent surface I can use to wipe off face sweat. The only issue that I’ve run into is that there’s a bit of a scrunching issue, especially in yoga sculpt classes when I’m jumping around a lot. But in any regular vinyasa flow classes, they stay put nicely.
Leus towels are made with an antimicrobial, highly absorbent microfiber with a soft touch and rounded edges. At 68 inches by 24 inches, they fit most standard yoga mats, although they probably wouldn’t fit oversized versions. Leus also offers matching towels in smaller sizes, perfect for those who sweat heavily from their face (ahem, like me.)
These towels are a bit flatter and less plush than other yoga towels I’ve tried but to me, that’s an advantage. Not only does this make them easier to fold …read more
Source:: Business Insider