Whether you are an experienced yoga practitioner or a beginner, there are many accessories available to enhance your yoga. Here are some of the most popular and useful:
Yoga Bags & Totes
If you are going to a yoga class or a yoga studio for your yoga, you will probably want a yoga bag to carry your yoga mat. A yoga bag will carry and protect your yoga mat as well as provide you with an elegant accessory. Many yoga bags or yoga totes also come with inner or outer pockets to carry a water bottle, yoga props, clothing or other yoga accessories.
A yoga mat is one of the most important accessories you should have for your yoga. A quality yoga mat will have some thickness to it, so that it grips the floor and does not slide. A yoga mat protects you from the hardness, harshness, and coldness of the floor while doing your yoga. A yoga mat is essential for yoga practitioners.
Many designers now have lines of clothing specially designed for yoga. Yoga clothing tends to be lightweight, soft, and comfortable but shaped so that the clothes do not interfere with your postures. Typical yoga clothing includes tank tops, long sleeves, shorts, leggings, and sweat pants and sweatshirt-type clothing. Special yoga clothing is available for men and women and often comes with colors or symbols that represent meanings in the practice of yoga.
There are many yoga props available to help or improve your yoga practices. These include yoga blocks, yoga straps, yoga bolsters, yoga pillows, and yoga blankets. Yoga blocks are used to support yourself, they help to reduce the risk of over-extension and a resulting injury. Yoga straps are ideal for beginners and people who can’t stretch very far, a yoga strap enables them to stretch further or hold poses they wouldn’t have been able without strap. Yoga straps are useful for many poses. Yoga bolsters, yoga straps, or yoga pillows in addition can also be used to support yourself during certain poses or provide comfort during awkward poses or allow you to deepen or extend certain poses.
Yoga Blankets & Rugs
Yoga blankets are one of the most versatile accessories of yoga you can buy. A yoga blanket can be a mat for the shoulders stand, stand in for yoga pillows, blocks or bolsters, and can even provide extra warmth under your body while you do your poses for more relaxation.
More Yoga Accessories
Additional yoga accessories are also available, which include yoga sandbags, benches, balls, aromatherapy accessories, and much more.
There are also all-in-one yoga kits available for purchase, where a mat, bag, blocks, pillows, straps, and other accessories are included in a one package. These yoga kits can also include a book or video about yoga. Whatever yoga accessories you decide on, you are sure to enhance and strengthen your yoga experience.