A yoga towel is usually the same size as a yoga mat, and is recommended by most Yoga Teachers.
You may enter a yoga studio and see people using a large beach towel instead of a proper yoga towel. This can be a problem when the beach towel is placed over the yoga mat. A large percentage of yoga teachers, use the edge of a student’s yoga mat as a reference point.
Using a beach towel, may cause a student to over-extend and possibly injure themselves. The best idea is to buy a yoga towel that is the same size as your yoga mat.
A yoga towel has two main purposes.
- All styles of yoga will cause you to sweat. Hot yoga will really have the perspiration pouring off your body. A great yoga towel will absorb that sweat. With just a yoga mat, you may find the surface becoming slippery.
- Another great function of the yoga towel, is extra cushioning. This is very helpful if you have painful joints or perhaps a touch of bursitis in your hip area.