GREAT!, so you have been reading about the HEALTH benefits of practising YOGA and now you are curious and ready to give yoga a try. Perhaps you already signed up for a class in the neighbourhood. Next, you need to see what equipment is required for yoga. This article will help you choose the right accessories for beginners. What equipment do you need for yoga?
Basically, if you are attending a Yoga class you don´t need to take any equipment with you. Usually, yoga studios provide you with any props required during the class.
Unless it is an outdoor yoga class, where no equipment is available and you will have to bring your own. At the very least you would need a mat and a bottle of water.
In time, if you enjoy the class it is more likely you would want to continue practising, then perhaps it is wise to have some yoga accessories of your own.
Yoga lovers tend to dedicate a room or space at home for yoga practice.
Below you will find some Yoga Essentials that you may like to have, as well as a nice selection of Yoga Wear.
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EQUIPMENT FOR YOGA
1. Dralegend Non-slip Yoga Mat
An important feature to look for when buying a yoga mat is that it is anti-slippery. You do not want to be sliding along with your mat whilst you are changing posture during your exercise.
- Eco and skin-friendly material
- Non-slip design
- Lightweight to carry around
- Measures: 72 x 26 cm x 5 mm.
2. Teeyar Cotton Yoga Strap
The beauty of Asanas or Yoga Poses is they are ideal for every level. As a beginner or if you haven´t been practising for a while, your muscles won´t be so flexible. Then, you need some extra help to reach your toes in a sitting forward bend or to lift both your legs up when lying on your back. The yoga strap will come in very handy.
- Material: 91% Natural Cotton + Polyester
- Measures: 6, 8, or 10 feet
- Machine washable
- Soft but sturdy
3. Manduka Yoga Cork Block
Some Asanas may be challenging when you are a beginner, however, there is no need to stress yourself as you can use blocks, also called bricks, as an extension or for support.
- Made of sustainable cork.
- Round non-sharp edges.
- Lightweight and sturdy
- Measures: 9 x 6 x 4 inches
4. Soft Wool from the Kashmir Region in North India
It is common at the end of a Yoga class; 5 minutes are dedicated to relaxation and 5 minutes to meditation. This may vary depending on the type of class. When you are active during the practice of exercises you are warm, but when you are lying down inactive your body temperature drops.
This is when a blanket or shawl is useful to cover yourself to keep warm and enjoy the unwinding and relaxation time.
- Material: Soft, high-quality wool
- Measures: approx 100 x 200 cm.
5. Fitdom Yoga Bag with Multiple Pockets and Storage Space
It is practical to have a good yoga bag to organise your accessories and be able to carry them along to your class.
- Material: 100% Nylon
- Measures: 25 x 10 x 8 inches
- Sturdy material
WHAT TO WEAR FOR A YOGA CLASS
Comfortable clothing is a must for a yoga class; a pair of loose cotton trousers, a cotton T-Shirt or top, socks and comfortable underwear including a sports bra.
1. 100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt
A comfortable V-neck T-Shirt with an imprinted flower of harmony symbol. It is made of durable cotton that will last for years.
Material: 100% Cotton
Sizes: For Females. Comes in 4 sizes; S, M, L & XL
2. Treelance Organic Cotton Yoga Tank Top for Women
Very nice Tank Top with an imprinted lunar cycle. It is made of durable cotton that will last and fits well.
- Material: 95% Cotton 5% Spandex
- Sizes: For Females. Comes in sizes XL, S, M, L & XL, XXL. Choose a larger size if you prefer loose fit.
- Ideal as gift to yoga instructors and yoga lovers.
3. Lightweight Breathable Tank Top for Men
A stylish loose fitting men´s Tank Top. Absorbs the sweat and prevents odour.
- Mix Material: 50% Cotton, 25% Polyester 25% Rayon
- Absorbs Moisture
4. Cotton & Elastane
This is a comfortable and practical pair of trousers, ideal for both men and women.
Mix Material: 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane
The Cotton is 100% certified organic
Sizes: Unisex. Comes in 5 sizes; S, M, L, XL & XXL
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