One of the most frequently asked questions from students are how to find good quality yoga products. Although you don't need yoga gear to be able to practice, investing in them is worthwhile if you want to practice yoga regularly. Props are a useful way to enhance your practice, make it more comfortable and open doorways to postures that may otherwise be inaccessible. Here are my tried and true favorite essential products and where you can purchase them! I am in no way affiliated with or benefitting from suggesting the yoga products listed below.
My Top Favorite Yoga Mat is the Manduka Pro Lite Mat. This mat is incredibly durable, including a lifetime guarantee, is thick enough to provide the support your body needs and isn't too heavy to tote around town. If you practice a lot of hot yoga I recommend purchasing a Yoga towel for the top like Yogitoes. $100.
My top pick for blankets is the Traditional Mexican Yoga Blankets from Yoga Accessories. $17/blanket
My top picks for blocks are:
Manduka Recycled Foam Yoga Blocks. $20/block.
Gaiam Foam Yoga Blocks. $10/block.
My top pick for Straps are any strap with a metal D-ring! I've not found that certain brands are better than others. If you want a beautiful strap go for this one!
My top picks for bolsters are:
Inner Space Yoga for a local option made regionally in NC. These come in a variety of beautiful patterns and are very durable. $120.
Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster. These are firm, long-lasting bolsters that come in plain colors and patterns. A yoga studio favorite. $89-99.
Other yoga props that I love and use are: Eye Pillows, Sandbags and Three Minute Eggs. Happy Practicing y'all!
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