Cotton yoga rugs have been used for centuries for Hatha Yoga and are considered to be the first mats ever used for Yoga practice in Mysore, India. Our 100% cotton rugs (competitor rugs are mostly acrylic/polyester blends) are one of the most eco-conscious yoga mats available as they are biodegradable and PVC free. The rug will absorb your perspiration and help you maintain your poses without slipping. These rugs are popular for Ashtanga, Hatha Flow, Power Yoga, and Bikram hot yoga. These yoga mat rugs are excellent for hot yoga as the tightly-woven thick weave cotton fibers readily absorb perspiration.
We recommend lightly misting the entire rug surface before laying on a wood floor to reduce slipping, or the rug can be used on top of your favorite yoga mat for extra padding and to keep the rug firmly in place. Each rug is 72'' long by 24'' wide, the size of a standard yoga mat. We recommend you wash your rug in cold water and hang it to dry. Please do NOT put it in the dryer, as the heat of the dryer will cause the rug to shrink. Your rug may tighten up after air drying but won't shrink. It will loosen again with repeated use.