Cleaning your Manduka yoga mat is important to maintain its longevity and ensure it remains hygienic for use. Here are some steps to properly clean your Manduka yoga mat:
How to clean Manduka Yoga Mat
- Spot Clean: First, remove any surface debris or sweat from your mat with a damp cloth or baby wipe.
- Dilute a mild detergent: in a spray bottle, mix a small amount of mild detergent (such as dish soap) with water. Shake it well.
- Spray the solution: Lightly spray the solution over the entire surface of your mat and use a damp cloth or sponge to gently scrub the mat, paying special attention to any areas that are particularly dirty or stained.
- Rinse thoroughly: Rinse the mat thoroughly with water, making sure to remove all traces of detergent.
- Hang or lay flat to dry: Hang your mat or lay it flat in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight to dry. Do not use a dryer or put it in the sun, as this can damage the mat.
Note: For best results, clean your Manduka yoga mat regularly and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to clean it.
Also, Manduka suggest not to use any cleaning products that contain vinegar, citrus, or bleach.
How to roll up a Manduka yoga mat
Rolling up your Manduka yoga mat properly can help prolong its lifespan and make it easier to transport. Here are the steps to correctly roll up your Manduka yoga mat:
- Start by wiping down your mat with a damp cloth or towel to remove any surface debris or sweat.
- Fold the mat in half lengthwise, aligning the top and bottom edges.
- Starting at one end, roll the mat tightly towards the opposite end, using your hands to press out any air bubbles as you roll.
- Once the mat is fully rolled, use the attached strap or a separate yoga mat strap to secure the roll in place. This will help keep the mat rolled up tight and make it easier to carry.
- When you’re ready to use your mat again, simply unroll it and let it lie flat on the ground. Give it a few minutes to fully unroll and adjust to its natural shape before starting your practice.
Note: Avoiding storing your mat rolled up for a long period of time, as this can cause the mat to lose its shape and become less durable over time.
By following these steps, you should have a properly rolled and stored Manduka yoga mat that will last for a long time.