This is a quick list to help with the many, many yoga accessories out there. The below yoga supplies have many benefits and can be a great help/addition to the yoga lifestyle and practice.
Practising yoga sometimes leads to acrobatic yoga postures and often stretching, but always in a smooth and gentle way.
Like any industry, the yoga world has TONS of options to choose from when it comes to accessories, supplies, equipment, etc. Choosing what to buy can be overwhelming at times, especially if this whole yoga thing is new to you.
Below is a list of yoga accessories to help narrow down the options and make the shopping process easier and enjoyable
This a yoga necessity. Trust me.
Most yoga mats lack a sticky quality which makes it VERY easy to slip-n-slide once the heart starts pumping and the heat starts building. A yoga class can quickly go from awesome and exhilarating to slippery and stressful without one of these babies. If hot yoga classes or vinyasa/ power flow classes are typical for you, then this is, even more, a necessity.
I highly recommend the below yoga towels. The towels are eco-friendly, durable & lightweight, easy to care for, and the price point is awesome! I’ve personally used this towel, multiple times, and had a great experience with it!
This one is a given but let’s touch on it anyway. A great place to start the yoga mat search is any major retailer, here you can find loads of inexpensive yoga mats that will get the job done. I recommend this if new to yoga and unsure of what type of classes and the frequency at which you’ll attend.
When not if, yoga becomes a part of your weekly or daily routine – a more durable, high-quality mat is a better option. These yoga mats run a bit pricey but are totally worth it. If needing to justify the cost, simply take the price and divide it by how many times you do yoga in one month… this should help change that perspective.
3. Yoga bag
Now that we all own a yoga mat, how does a yogi properly carry it around?
A yoga bag is the answer.
The bag is basically a yoga purse which makes the carrying process much, much easier – especially for the heavier duty yoga mats mentioned above.
Yoga bags come in all shapes & sizes and can be found at festivals, yoga studios, online, or at major retailers. I had the opportunity to test and this deserves a big thumbs up. The bag is gorgeous, eye-catching, and high-quality fabric!
4. Yoga strap(to hold the mat)
Another option to hold and transport a yoga mat is a strap. This is a simple strap contraption that is best for day-to-day use. Mats can be unruly creatures, unrolling all over the place and whatnot, so this is a simple way to tame them.
Oh blocks you make my heart sing! A block is my number one yoga prop and always a part of my practice. It’s the peanut butter to my jelly, the dough to my pizza, or the chocolate to my cookie. Okay, you get the picture!
Yoga blocks are a great prop to keep at home and incorporate into personal practice or to use at the yoga studio. Wherever they are being used, be sure to keep them close by to help lengthen, extend, deepen, and soften.
6. Yoga blanket
A blanket is a wonderful yoga accessory to create comfort, support, and to curl up with on the couch. It’s another one of my favourites.
7. Yoga bolster
And last but not least in the yoga prop category – a bolster.
A bolster is typically used in restorative, prenatal, and yin yoga classes. It’s basically a big side body pillow that’s true purpose is to provide comfort. Again, it’s a great yoga accessory to utilize in-home practice or at the studio.