Since I have another 3.5 weeks until potentially getting cleared for exercise, I thought it was the perfect time to give my yoga mat a bath. I can’t even tell you the last time I gave it a good hosing and soak. A wipe down, sure. But a full on bath? Probably when I first bought the mat to get rid of the rubber smell.
There’s a 70% chance of rain today, so an indoor bath was in order. I used baby shampoo, figuring it would be gentle enough to not damage the material. Also, it’ll have a nice lavender smell so it’ll be clean AND calming.
As for drying the mat, I don’t have a good indoor option. Lululemon’s The Mat is HEAVY and thick and would break our shower curtain rod or towel rack when soaking wet. So I have it draped across our patio furniture – at least until the rain starts. Then, I’ll bring it inside and lay it on some towels. (I’ve been hinting at my husband that I need a clothes line installed in our backyard. Just another item on my honey-do list.)
Yoga mats take a while to air dry, so it’s a good thing I’m not in any kind of hurry. Taking naps on the couch with the baby is a pretty nice way to wait out the 6 week postpartum healing period.