Here in the cold and dry Rocky Mountains we have static electricity this time of year. Children come to school with their hair standing straight up! I actually fear moving some of my mats because I know I will get a little shock! Thanks to a little bit of fabric softener static electricity can be a thing of the past. I mix Downey fabric softener with water 1/5 in a spray bottle. I give the mats a little misting, and the carpet outside the gym doors a little misting when I notice the static electricity building.