These five yoga secrets will make it easier for you to get your om on.
By Kristin McGee
Nowadays it seems everywhere you turn there's a yoga studio or someone walking down the street carrying a yoga mat. That's really no surprise, considering the many amazing benefits of yoga. If you've decided it's time to get in on the craze, here are five secrets that will make it easier to get your om on.
The benefits of yoga
1. Wash your mat first.
While most studios and gyms have yoga mats you can use, there's a good chance you'll want to buy your own, especially if you're a little germ-phobic. But you may not know that new mats are often a bit slippery at first. Before you use yours, wash it by hand or in a front-loading washer with a mild detergent, then hang it dry. No time? Bring a towel with you to place on the front of the mat in case your hands start sliding.
2. Tuck in your shirt.
You know you should wear clothes that are loose enough to move around in easily, but here's something you may not have thought of: That roominess can cause a