I’m forever reading about or hearing people speak of their slippery yoga mats. I understand why yoga mats get slippery and how to remedy that, but I’ve been thinking a lot about yoga mats lately and wanted to put forth a little theory.
Any thoughts on the idea that if you are slipping on your yoga mat, you’re doing the pose wrong? If we’re slipping, that means we’re putting enough force in one direction where it’s not our musculature that is keeping us steady, it’s friction. In my opinion, a few of the most important points of even doing asana are to strengthen, release, and promote steadiness/stabilization and if we’re counting on friction to not move, then we’re not cultivating any of those as much as we could be.