If you're a new to yoga, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the different yoga accessories on the market now, but the great thing is, with yoga becoming increasingly popular, there are more styles, varieties, and colors of yoga accessories than ever before. Here are some of the most common yoga accessories that are a good investment for anyone from a novice yogini to an advanced practitioner:
Yoga mat. Before you attempt yoga poses, make sure you've purchased a yoga mat or are going to a yoga studio such as DeeVine Studio, where you can borrow one. The no-slip surface will help to prevent injuries while you're holding poses. Depending on the type of yoga you practice, you may opt for an extra thick mat or, if you're especially tall, an extra long variety of mat. Take advantage of the wide variety of yoga mats on the market to choose the color and style that suits you best.
Yoga block. Made of foam, wood, cork, or bamboo, yoga blocks bolster your hands when you're not flexible enough to touch the floor. The blocks we use at DeeVine Studio are foam. Arms not long enough or flexible enough to reach the floor in triangle pose? Here's where a yoga block comes in handy. They also come in handy for arm balances and restorative backbends, and much more!
Yoga straps. Yoga straps are a wonderful way of increasing resistance, and also for assisting you in poses. For example, you can use the strap to help your hands reach toward your feet in a forward bend, if your fingers can’t reach your toes without assistance. The strap will increase resistance in stronger poses and allow you to challenge yourself without losing your form.
Yoga blankets. Soft and nurturing, blankets are used to lend support in yoga positions, and add extra comfort and warmth during final relaxation. Choose a high quality yoga blanket that will stand up to repeated washing.
Yoga bags. These are usually available in a zippered or drawstring style and are designed to hold your rolled up yoga mat, any props you wish to use, and a number of other personal belongings. Yoga bags are a convenient way to pack up all the things you need so all you have to do on your way out to class is grab your yoga bag.
So that is just a quick run-down of the most simple yoga props. All of these items except the bags, are available at our online shop at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=155655