If you're into doing some yoga stretching exercises, chances are you've probably looked into getting some of the usual accoutrements – special shirts, leggings, socks or mats. While it's fine to be interested in such things, it is also important to be aware ahead of time that none of them is necessary.
Mats in particular have no real place in Dahn Yoga exercises. This isn't a reaction to current yoga culture – instead, Dahn Yoga simply pre-dates the use of mats or any other sort of specialty yoga product.
If you use a mat, you may have already noticed that they have certain limitations. For instance, FitSugar recently listed three things that you absolutely can't do with a mat: You can't clean it with soap (which can cling to the plastic), you can't roll it up immediately after a class and you can't loan it to others.
All three of these limitations have to do with sweat, which makes yoga mats unbearably dirty sometimes. Dahn Yoga has the perfect remedy for this: Ditch the mat.
Yoga is best performed on the floor. To avoid getting overheated, you can wear loose, long-sleeved shirts and pants, which cool the body and wick away sweat.