Circular yoga mat “slipperiness”

Diver782

Active Member
I love, love, love my Cathe circular yoga mat. So nice to not scoot off the mat when doing 90-90’s anymore! Question though. When doing some moves, such as the standing wide straddle stretch in the Mobility workout, I find my feet ever so slowly slipping. Similar issue when doing down dogs. The mat is certainly not oily or anything but I do need to use a towel on some moves to provide stability. Is this normal and will it dissipate with use? Was I suppose to clean/prep the mat somehow before first use? Again, it is minor and I would absolutely recommend this mat to anyone, but wanted to ask. As always, thank you, Cathe, for keeping me healthy and motivated for more than 20 years.
 

firemedic

Cathlete
I don't have Cathe's circular mat or her other mats, but I did recently purchase a new mat. I have had the same issues with it and other mats I've gotten over the years. I cleaned mine in my tub with mild dish soap ( I use seventh generation) and warm water. I soaked my mat in the soapy water and used a wash cloth to clean it. I hung it outside to dry. I also use a yoga mat cleaner weekly just to keep it clean. Mine is still a little "slippery" at times, but it is much better now. With your circular mat being so big, I'm not sure it you have the ability to soak it. Maybe just clean it a few times with mild soap and water and see if that helps. Maybe someone else will answer with a better solution. Best of luck.
 

Diver782

Active Member
I don't have Cathe's circular mat or her other mats, but I did recently purchase a new mat. I have had the same issues with it and other mats I've gotten over the years. I cleaned mine in my tub with mild dish soap ( I use seventh generation) and warm water. I soaked my mat in the soapy water and used a wash cloth to clean it. I hung it outside to dry. I also use a yoga mat cleaner weekly just to keep it clean. Mine is still a little "slippery" at times, but it is much better now. With your circular mat being so big, I'm not sure it you have the ability to soak it. Maybe just clean it a few times with mild soap and water and see if that helps. Maybe someone else will answer with a better solution. Best of luck.
Thanks so much!
 

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