A yoga towel is specially designed for use during yoga in combination with a yoga mat. Yoga towels are hygienic and super absorbent. If during your yoga exercises your hand palms and feet often slip on your yoga mat, then a yoga towel is a good solution to prevent this. Yoga towels are often used in active forms of yoga, where you sweat a lot like Bikram, Ashtanga, Power or Hot Yoga. Of course a towel is also useful to use in the traditional forms of yoga, even if it is only used for reasons of comfort or hygiene.
A yoga towel should have the same size as the underlying yoga mat. This prevents slipping. A good yoga towel gives you confidence in the focused and relaxed performance of your yoga exercises, without having to worry about possible slipping.
Yoga towels are available in many different colours and designs. So you can choose a towel based on personal preferences, such as a design that motivates you while practicing a difficult asana, or a soothing colour that better suits your needs. Because of the specific functions and quality, yoga towels are certainly worthwhile.