How to prevent/stop slipping on your yoga mat?

Many students ask this question :

How to prevent/stop slipping on your yoga mat?

If this is you and you are always slipping on your yoga mat in Down- Dog , then here are some helpful tips. If you have just purchased a brand new yoga mat from the store or online and you find it is slippy, then the first thing you need to do is give it a wash. If the mat is not to thick and can be folded easily then you can put it into your washing machine. I do not recommend this for thick and very dense mats like the Manduka Black Mat, but for tapa mats this works well. Add cold water, very little detergent (1 tsp eco- friendly detergent), 1/2 cup of vinegar and place it on a short gentle cycle. Once complete let it hang to dry. This will help break the yoga mat in so it grips well. If you still find you are slipping then take a brush and brush the top and bottom of your mat were your hands and feet will be going. This will help remove some of the slippery finish on the yoga mat.
Some other suggestions like using a hot yoga towel,  are suggested  in the video, so feel free to check them out as well. A yoga rug can also be a good option.