3 Reasons You Need to Disinfect Your Yoga Mat This Summer

Germs spread like wildfire in hot yoga studios. 

By Clear Gear Sports Spray

Hot yoga is all the craze among yogis this year. Not only is it an amazing workout, but it is a great way to totally cleanse your body. However, hot yoga studios are among the most germ ridden places you could possibly expose yourself. Not only are you in a very hot and humid room in close proximity with other people, but you are also practicing your flow in low proximity to the ground. In hot and humid conditions, all of the germs in the room are pushed to the floor. This means that when you are doing your hot yoga practice, as you are lying in a lot of germs and bacteria from those around you- you are at risk for dangerous infection, including MRSA.

Here are the 5 C’s of MRSA Transmission: 

  1. Crowding
  2. Contact
  3. Compromised skin (even minor cuts and scrapes, shaved legs)
  4. Contaminated items and surfaces (towels, band aids, tissues)
  5. Lack of Cleanliness

I for one know these are all things I have seen in hot yoga studios. This is not to turn you away from practicing, but to encourage you to take the proper precautions before and after your practice. The best precaution is DISINFECTION. A spray like Clear Gear Sports Spray kills bacteria and viruses, including MRSA, leaving you and those around you protected during your hot yoga practice. 

Two Words: Communal. Mats. 

If you read our article “What’s Growing on Your Yoga Mat?” then you know that communal mats are not a great idea. At any yoga studio or gym, there is always the pile of mats there waiting for you. While it might seem enticing to not have to buy your own and bring it along with you, you are taking a huge risk by using the communal mats. They are often not disinfected, and leave you exposed to the fungi and bacteria left by the person to use the mat before you. 

However, if you do yourself a service and bring along your own disinfectant spray, you are significantly reducing your risk for infection. Clear Gear Sports Spray has all of the disinfectant properties of a traditional cleaner, but it is also completely safe on skin and EPA approved. Spray Clear Gear on your mat before using it and wipe with a clean paper towel. Repeat after your practice before returning the mat. 

Getting Sick Will Not Help You Maintain that Summer Bod. 

Let’s be real, the last thing anyone wants to do when they are sick is workout, let alone take a hot yoga class in the summer. Getting sick puts a damper on your whole workout routine, making it difficult to fall back in to your routine once you do feel better. So, why not avoid getting sick all together, or at least do your best to avoid it?

Disinfection is the number one tool you can utilize to avoid picking up bacteria and germs at your yoga studio. With Clear Gear, spray your entire area including your mat and the floor around you before you start. Wipe it clean with a paper towel and then practice as you normally would.  When using Clear Gear, you don’t have to worry about it irritating your skin, and you won’t have to worry about picking up the gross bacteria of the person who had class before you! 

Stay healthy all summer long by keeping up with your hot yoga classes and know you are doing your part to protect your body against bacteria and infection with Clear Gear Sports Spray.