Collection: How to Make Your Mat Lay Flat and Not Curl Up
There are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your yoga mat lays flat on the floor.
1. unroll and straighten
First, make sure that you unroll and straighten out the mat as soon as possible after taking it out of its packaging or storage area.
This will help prevent permanent creases from forming in the material.
2. store out of direct heat or sunlight
You should also store your yoga mat in an area where it won't be exposed to too much sunlight or heat. Direct sunlight is one of the biggest causes of curling mats and fading colors, so try to avoid leaving your mat rolled up in direct sun for long periods of time. If possible, store your mat indoors at room temperature instead.
Why Do Yoga Mats Curl Up?
Yoga mats curl up when they are exposed to humidity and heat. The moisture in the air affects the material that the mat is made of, resulting in a curling effect.
Simple Tricks to Flatten Your Yoga Mat
Finally, if you find that your yoga mat has already begun to curl, you can use some simple tricks to help flatten it out.
Start by laying the mat on a flat surface and placing something heavy, like a pile of books, on top of it.
Let the weight rest on the mat for several hours or overnight; when you come back, your mat should be much flatter and easier to practice yoga on. If this doesn't work for your mat, consider using a spray bottle of water mixed with a few drops of essential oil to lightly dampen it before practicing yoga.
With these tips in mind, you'll never have to worry about an unruly yoga mat again! Enjoy your practice!