瑜伽墊衛生易被忽略 教你挑選及消毒要點

LINE TODAY 發布於 2020年02月18日10:31 • 邱家雪

武漢肺炎疫情持續,接連令渣打馬拉松取消、體育館關閉,如果想做運動,最好就是躲在家中做瑜伽,只要有一張瑜伽墊就能開始練習,不過市面上的瑜伽墊多不勝數,消委會日前測試過30款瑜伽墊,發現逾9成含有毒物質。究竟買瑜伽墊有甚麼要注意?平日消毒清潔和保養又有甚麼貼士呢?各位Yoga愛好者要留意喇。

市面上的瑜伽墊價錢由幾十蚊到幾百蚊不等,最便宜和最貴的隨時相差10倍,到底應該點揀好呢?

不同厚薄、軟度和材質要點揀?

如果要挑選一張適合自己的瑜伽墊,可以由不同厚薄、軟硬度和材質入手。市面上最常見的瑜伽墊厚度約4至6mm,厚身瑜伽墊的承托力一般較高,觸感較軟,對初學者來說較舒適;薄身的瑜伽墊則較易平衡,而且便攜,帶去旅行或到Yoga Studio上課時,鋪在公用瑜伽墊上亦很方便。

厚身瑜伽墊承托力較高,觸感柔軟,初學者較易適應。
厚身瑜伽墊承托力較高,觸感柔軟,初學者較易適應。

很多瑜伽墊亦是採用PVC材質,它價錢便宜但彈性較差,亦容易變型,防水性也欠佳。貴價品牌的瑜伽墊則多數由天然橡膠製造,物料環保自然且耐用,排放有毒物的機會較低。還有一款毛巾質地的瑜伽鋪布,多數和軟墊一起使用,加強吸汗防滑效果。即使是同一材質的瑜伽墊,它的軟度、防滑力和手感也有分別,因此建議用家親身試過再入手,才能買到最適合自己的瑜伽墊。

同一材質的瑜伽墊也有不同軟度和質感,入手前建議先試用再作決定。
同一材質的瑜伽墊也有不同軟度和質感,入手前建議先試用再作決定。

保持清潔要注意甚麼?

瑜伽墊易於收藏,亦很容易成為暗藏細菌污垢的熱點,想保持清潔衛生,必須留意以下幾點:

1. 每次使用前要先清潔好雙手和腳

2. 練習前後亦要用消毒酒精噴霧或濕紙巾,將墊的正反兩面抹好

3. 瑜伽墊不宜共用,到Yoga studio上課時可攜帶自己的瑜伽墊,更方便的做法是自帶鋪布鋪在公家瑜伽墊上,每次用完後可放入洗衣機清洗,除了乾淨衛生外,練習時也能安心貼近地面

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浸洗後記緊要風乾

除了用消毒濕紙巾或濕布抹,消委會亦建議要定期用水浸洗,沖洗好之後,可將乾毛巾放上瑜伽墊,一併捲起,擠出多餘水分,然後放置在乾爽地方風乾,避免陽光曝曬,有助延長瑜伽墊的壽命。平日亦可不時將瑜伽墊打開風乾,消除濕氣和異味,保持乾爽潔淨。

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以下推介3款有不少瑜伽導師好評的瑜伽墊及鋪布,全部都是由天然橡膠製造,不用擔心會釋放有毒物。如果你心思思想入手一張,不妨參考一下。

1. Manduka

德國品牌Manduka的瑜伽墊是消委會最近的測試樣本之一,整體達4分,是測試中評分最高的產品。它的款式多,色彩繽紛的設計搶眼,非常有特色。(約$500港元起)

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At home yoga with @janiceliou

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2. Liforme

英國頂級瑜伽墊品牌Liforme一直深受不少專業瑜伽導師喜愛,它的墊上有一正位系統壓紋,能讓用家練習時更準確地進入各種體式。(約$700港元起)

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Which colour to practice on? The struggle is real… ​​.. Three cheers for three of our favourite natural mood elevators: sunshine, bright colours, and, of course, yoga. Since it’s the dead of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere the first is hard to come by but we are amply supplied in the last two. Get on your Liforme Yoga Mat for some practice time to see what we mean. ❤️ ​​.. Thank you to Liforme ambassador @ninayoganow for elevating our mood with this bright and striking shot! ❤️🙏🏼 .. ​​#feelgoodfriday #splits #weekend #mood #colour #red #pink #orange #sunshine #happiness #gratitude #yoga #liforme #liformeyogamat

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💥 EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK 👀💥 + GRATEFUL GIVEAWAY! OUR LATEST SPECIAL EDITION MAT ❤️🙏 (swipe across) .. We’re excited to give all you good Yogis out there an exclusive preview of our brand NEW Liforme Gratitude Mat - launching soon! ❤️🙏 Practice with an attitude of gratitude on our bright new ‘grateful pink’ Yoga Mat, shown here with our dear friend danielrama_. Coming soon to our website, this mat features Liforme’s usual unrivalled grip, a design embellishment inspired by the theme of ‘Gratitude’ consisting of prayer hands and blossoming lotus flowers at the centre of the alignment guide and is, as with everything we make here at Liforme, truly planet friendly and body kind. We’ll also be donating 5% of all sales of this new mat during its initial launch period to our official charity partner, hat you’re grateful for, in terms of what Yoga has brought into your life. .. 3.Tag a friend (or as many as possible, up to 20 max please) to help spread word of this giveaway and our exciting new mat! .. 4. Stay tuned for the exciting upcoming launch - watch this space!! .. Wishing you all good luck, and we look forward to reading your comments dear Yogi friends – 2 winners will be announced on Wednesday (‪‪12 June‬‬).‬🤞❤️ .. Winners chosen: @natashacocco and Lloyd Matias M. Arbiol (who commented on our Facebook post). ❤️🙏 .. 📸❤️ @sigismondiphotography #grateful #thankyou #liformegratitudemat #yogagivesback #gratitude #attitudeofgratitude #liforme #giveaway #yogainspiration #yogacommunity #ecofriendlyyogamat #nonslipyogamat #yoga #asana #yogapractice #loveyoga #yogaanywhere #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #liformetravelmat #liformeyogamat #liveformore

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3. Clesign

同樣來自英國的還有Clesign,它的瑜伽墊採用天然橡膠和碳纖維等混合表面,另外也有不同款式的瑜伽鋪布,設計時尚新潮。(瑜伽墊約$1200港元起)