It is wise to have a microfiber yoga towel. Yoga towels changed my life. I’m not joking. A yoga towel is a sheet of microfiber that is used to drape over your yoga mat.

From the first moment I started using a yoga towel, my yoga practice was changed for the better. I no longer stressed over slipping in postures and I was able to focus on the important stuff: alignment, breath, and remaining centered. Yoga towels improved my practice so much that I refuse to practice yoga without one. This simple blessing in disguise is considered a must-have prop that will vastly enhance your yoga practice.

Prevent Slippage

The yoga towel aids me the most by preventing against slippage. My hands and feet tend to get sweaty. I would come into a down dog and immediately struggle, having to draw my hands towards my feet so they don’t fly out in front of me. This muscle action is counter-productive against the goals of the posture. In down dog, we’re supposed to be pushing our hands away from our bodies to elongate the spine.

When I purchased a yoga mat towel with 4 corner pockets, everything changed. The towels grip allowed me to focus instead on alignment. Everyone always said to me that “Down dog is a resting pose” and I finally knew what they were talking about.

yoga towel with 4 corner pockets

Cushion

Yoga towels serve to provide an extra layer of cushion to add to your mat. If you’re knees get sore in kneeling-lunges then a yoga towel will certainly feel more comfortable. I find that the extra cushioning adds a level of comfort to any yoga pose, whether it be to protect your skull in a headstand, or just to feel supportive under your feet in mountain.

Hygienic

A good waffle yoga mat towel also serves as a hygienic absorbent towel for sweaty sessions of hot yoga. The nice is that they can be cleaned in a washing machine, unlike your mat, making it more convenient. Yoga mats are made of materials that deteriorate from contact with sweat. A yoga towel acts as a protective covering.

Convenience

Yoga towels are also a travel-friendly alternative to a bulky yoga mat. It can be folded up nicely and fit just about anywhere. I a lot and a yoga mat is simply too awkward and inconvenient to lug around. A yoga towel folds up nicely and the weight is unnoticeable.

If you don’t already have a yoga towel, get one now, you won’t be sorry. Click buy-yoga to visit the yoga website for more yoga products.