Yoga gloves are gloves specifically designed to reduce hand and foot slippage while participating in yoga. They are made for both hands and feet. The ‘foot glove’ has cutout for the big toe and other toes are grouped together.

Yoga gloves are hypoallergenic. They are made out of a lightweight, breathable cotton, and lycra. Lycra allows the glove to stretch.

If used properly, yoga gloves can be a vital tool to help reduce serious injury.

Benefits of using yoga gloves

  • they will help keep your hands and feet from sliding when doing poses like the Downward Facing Dog pose.
  • gloves are designed to work with yoga mats, carpet, and rugs to stop slipping.
  • gloves will also help warm up the body before practice.
    • this is especially beneficial during cold winter workouts.
  • yoga gloves will provide a barrier between germs and bacteria

Yoga Mats

Yoga mats are available in a variety of sizes, colors and thicknesses.

How do I clean my Yoga mat?

Although there are now a large variety of yoga sticky mats on the market most are still comprised of a pvc vinyl material. These yoga mats can/should be cleaned by using warm water and a grease cutting soap. The mat can then be towel dried or air dried. Yoga mats should be cleaned prior to initial use and then every so often – depending on use. Mat disinfectant sprays can also be used and are strongly recommended if multiple people are using the same yoga mat.

Features to Look for

  • smooth surfaceProvides extra stickiness and grip.
  • internal, center threading gives this mat exceptional strength and durability against tearing.
  • fabric
    • PVC: Most entry-level mats are made of polyvinyl chloride, aka PVC. PVC gives the mat a soft cushion feel, and offers good durability, stickiness, and comfort. Despite its proven performance as a yoga mat material, PVC is not the most environmentally friendly material.
    • Foam: Much more environmentally friendly than PVC and similar performance characteristics. However, mats made of foam contain latex which can be problematic for some yogis with latex allergies.
    • Rubber: Rubber mats contain latex and are great alternatives to PVC mat. Like foam yoga mats, rubber mats contains latex.
    • Cotton: Often referred to as”traditional yoga mats,” are thin and eco-friendly. Cotton absorbs sweat very well and increases grip when wet. Given their thinness, they are commonly used on top of other yoga mats to provide the support and comfort.
    • Jute: Jute mats are very sustainable and resilient but absorb less moisture than cotton mats. Similar to cotton mats, jute yoga mats are normally used over another yoga mat for comfort and support.
  • hand washable.
  • size
  • thickness
    • if the mat is too thick, it will be difficult to maintain your balance and hold a pose.
  • colors
  • weight
  • built in carrying handles