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Best Yoga Towels for Heated Vinyasa Yoga (as opposed to Bikram) | Manduka Skidless YogiToes Towel

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hi I’m Brett Larkin and in this video

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we’re talking about yoga towels I’m

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surrounded by so many yoga towels and I

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tried out so many every single brand out

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there when making this video in this

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video specifically we’re going to be

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talking about the best yoga towel for

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heated vinyasa yoga if you are a Bikram

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yogi and you are just doing Bikram style

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hot yoga I have a different video right

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here so you can go check that out where

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I review the best hot yoga towels for

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Bikram but this video is focused on the

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best hot yoga towels for heated vinyasa

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and when we talk about towels for heated

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vinyasa yoga this is where I really

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wanted to put these towels to the sweat

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test because unlike Bikram we’re likely

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it’s going to be very sweaty from the

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get-go and you’re not doing down dog and

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stuff at the beginning and Bikram you

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know the sequencing is not like that

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you’re standing at the beginning and by

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the time you do things on the floor your

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towel will be soaked I’m just because

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the room is also so hot in vinyasa it is

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different right you if you’re going to

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do a vinyasa class with a towel on your

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mat the whole time that towel needs to

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be appropriate for when you just start

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class and for later when it’s sweaty so

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the towel actually needs to work and be

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you know tractioning and giving you the

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grip and support you need both when it’s

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not wet and when it’s wet so it’s a much

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bigger challenge to find one that’s

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going to work but I have three that I’m

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going to suggest to you so number one

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and this was by far my favorite by a

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landslide is the yogi toes skinless

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towel by Manduca cool fact number one is

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that this mat is made from eight

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recycled plastic bottles which is pretty

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cool the top side is smooth and I found

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that the top had traction even when it

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wasn’t soaking wet and for me if I’m

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doing hot vinyasa this was really

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important because I’m probably not going

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to stop in the middle of class and put

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my towel down right I’m going to put my

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towel down and be using it all of the

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class and so vinyasa classes are a

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continuous flow so I need a mat that’s

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going to work both dry

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wet and this one passed my test for both

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it was the only towel that passed my

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test for being grippy when dry as well

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as when wet the reason it’s so grippy

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even when it’s not wet is because on the

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back it has these little rubber bubbles

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that are really gripping to the mat so

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you don’t slip and slide Manduca calls

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these skid las’ dots and they work

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incredibly well you could do a whole

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vinyasa class including Serio Namaskar

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with this towel on top of your mat and a

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great point here that Manduca makes is

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that you could take this and use it as a

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travel mat when you are away from your

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house or you’re renting a mat at a

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studio to just provide a hygienic

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barrier between you and a foreign mat

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pros or that it’s the only towel that I

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can really wholeheartedly recommend for

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being safe when dry and wet cons are

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that it is expensive at 64 dollars

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although you can get it at 50 dollars at

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yoga outlet calm which has your low

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price guarantee next up is the sporty

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studio waffle grip towel this towel is

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$26 so definitely better if you are a

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little more budget conscious and you can

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actually get it for $19

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incredibly lightweight and unlike a lot

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of the towels that I looked at that had

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very thick rubber backing making it

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difficult to really fold up or they just

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feel really big and awkward this sporty

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towel the rubber back is blended almost

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into the fabric so Wow

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the man Duca yogi chose had those tiny

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little bumps here there’s no bumps but

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there’s not this weird rubber backing

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either it’s almost as if the backside

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has rubber somehow again blended into

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the fabric so it’s sticky but while

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still feeling like a lightweight towel

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that I’d also want to just use after

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class perhaps if I just wanted to use it

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actually on my body I found this one was

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also one of the safer towels I tested

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when dry which made me choose it as a

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recommendation for heated vinyasa yoga

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of

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course it also passed my sweat test with

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flying colors so this is a great option

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if you’re looking for something that’s

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more affordable than the yogi toes

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Manduca option number three is the prana

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synergy yoga mat towel this one is $49

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on yoga outlet so we’re getting a little

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bit back up there in terms of price this

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one doesn’t have those little rubber

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bumps or rubber into the fabric it

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really has a whole almost rubber back

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here the whole back of the towel is

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rubber so it’s secure and stays in place

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the patterned absorbent top improves

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traction it’s not safe when dry as you

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can see but it is absolutely fantastic

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when wet so if you’re going to use this

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for hot vinyasa yoga my suggestion might

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be to actually spritz down the mat under

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your hands and feet to get it wet

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preemptively so you can have a safe

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practice I hope you liked this review of

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my three favorite yoga towels for a

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heated vinyasa practice make sure to

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check out my review of my five favorite

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yoga towels if you are a Bikram yogi at

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this other video right over here give

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this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it

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that will really help me a lot there’s

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links to all the towels that I talked

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