When the temperature rises during Bikram yoga, the sweat can turn your mat into a slip 'n slide. Putting a towel on top of your yoga mat before class is an easy fix. Yoga towels are designed to be more grippy the wetter they get so they can handle even the hottest classes.
If you're not already familiar with yoga towels, here are some It absorbs your sweat and increases in grip so you don't slide on your mat, risking injury. Yoga towels can also prevent your mat from moving because it prevents sweat from seeping within. Plus, a yoga towel can protect you from a dirty mat if you are using one from the studio.
A regular towel will not increase grip with sweat like a yoga towel does. If you don't want to commit to a full size yoga towel, try one just for your hands. If you spray your yoga towel with a little water before class, you can start your practice with increased grip instead of having to build up a sweat first.
You can also look yoga towels that have no-slip backing such as silicone nubs or rubber to keep the towel in place.The Good Housekeeping Textiles Lab and Wellness Lab found the best yoga mats by conducting lab testing as well as working with yoga instructors and everyday enthusiasts. We then surveyed our panel of testers to find their favorite yoga towels. These picks were popular among our testers, include unique features, or are from brands we love. And don't forget to check out our top yoga bags!