Yoga Mat Bags
The yoga mat is probably the most used item of equipment when practising yoga, so you’re going to be using it a lot. Therefore, it is quite a certainty that you’ll need some sort of transportation device to help you carry your yoga mat around between classes – plastic supermarket carrier bags just won’t help very much! Luckily, if your yoga mat didn’t already come with one, you can buy a yoga mat bag to help you carry your yoga mat about.
So, it’s fairly straight forward really, a yoga mat bag is used for carrying yoga mats around. Your yoga mat bag will help you fold or roll your yoga mat away neatly and will allow you to easily carry it around or store it away neatly, especially if you aren’t going to be using it for a few days/weeks/months/years. Let’s hope you only need to store it for days at a time though – don’t be naughty now! Either way, your mat will be kept clean and protected and ready for it’s next use.
Yoga mat bags can even be very stylish looking, if you’re fashion conscious, and are perfect if you’ll be taking your mat on holiday or will be travelling with it. They come in a wide range of styles and designs to suit everyone’s tastes.
You might want to consider the material the yoga mat bag is made from also. Cotton bags can be very sturdy, and fairly waterproof, but there are also velvet and silk bags available which tend to feature an extra lining of thick cotton for the same reasons. You can, of course, get the bags in many different colours, styles, textures and patterns to suit most people.
Another consideration is the amount of extra storage space your yoga mat bag will give you for items other than the mat itself. Things such as a water bottle, towel, or other yoga props, equipment, or clothing that you might need for your yoga session. You will also want to make sure you get the right size of bag for obvious reasons. You might find sizes such as ‘regular’, ‘large’, or ‘XL’, but you’ll probably want to mostly just make sure the size of your mat will fit in – after all that’s the main reason for having the bag in the first place.
Yoga mat bags can generally be washed at home if needed, although if you wish to make sure the colours don’t run too much, then dry cleaning might be beneficial if you want to keep the bag looking nice. Of course the type of cleaning required will depend on the materials used so always check any labels before washing/drying.
The price for a yoga mat bag can set you back anywhere between about £10-£20 depending on design and materials used. It might be a better option to look out for an included mat bag when buying your actual yoga mat so you get a better deal.
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