If you tend to sweat during your yoga practice, you have probably slipped on (or off!) your mat at some point. And if you sweat a lot (like me), a regular towel doesn’t offer much help — usually soaking up sweat like a sponge, only to then serve as a Slip ‘n Slide.
Like so many things, I accepted this as part of my practice: I would sweat – and I would often slip.
While I was initially a bit skeptical, I purchased a yogitoes Skidless Mat Size Yoga Towel. What I immediately liked was the simple fact that the towel covered my entire mat, leaving no room for error to end up at the back of a towel-less sweaty mat and slip off.
And even though I was dripping at the end of my practice, to my surprise, my yogitoes towel was not.
Yogitoes has also cleverly added a dot (which on my towel is a peace symbol) at the top of the towel, serving as a drishti or “gazing point” (in Sanskrit, drishti means sight). Directing your gaze towards this point helps with balance, focus, and guides one’s attention inward.
So now that I have incorporated a yogitoes mat towel as a regular part of my practice, I also appreciate the wide variety of subtle hues and shimmering metallic trims – suiting just about any yogi personality.
But what I appreciate even more is that each towel is made using eight recycled plastic bottles. To date, yogitoes has repurposed 3.5 million recycled plastic bottles into their product line.2