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7 Yoga Essentials

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If you’re looking for a few tools to have some fun with on your mind body journey I’ve got you covered in today’s blog!

I’ve been practicing pretty regularly for ten years now. I started getting more serious about my yoga practice throughout this past year. I enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training back in September and have definitely found a few props and accessories that I love bringing into my practice.

Now, granted, you can get your yoga on with nothing but your heart and soul. You don’t need a mat, a class, a teacher, or any props. Yoga can be done anywhere, at anytime, simply by getting quiet with yourself and focusing on the breath. Getting present with ourselves is truly what it’s all about.

Some of these items might seem a bit pricey but when it comes to things like your yoga mat you really do get what you pay for. I buckled down and dropped about $70 on the mat listed below and I LOVE IT. I have no doubt it will last me many many years. I asked a friend to test drive hers out one day during class and was sold within five minutes. No slip. No slide. If you’re just getting started with yoga and want to get a feel for it first you can also find decent yoga mats at Ross, Target, or any local sporting good store.

For everything else, I’d say shop around, read reviews, and ask your yogi lover friends what props they use. These items make an AWESOME gift for your yogi loving mom, friend or, sister!

  1. A yoga mat is nice to have. Bonus if you can get a carrying bag or strap.
  2. A nice firm cork yoga block, as seen on my Friday Favorite’s list, is a definite bonus if you’re tall or if you need more flexibility, assistance with balance, and also makes for a nice meditation spot.
  3. Yoga straps are great for stretching and assisting with reach. There are a ton of Youtube videos for how to use a yoga strap too!
  4. Mat spray is great to have in your bag or with your mat. Spray down your mat after each practice to keep it fresh and disinfected.
  5. A foam roller is a must for pretty much everyone not just yogis.
  6. Yoga socks help you from slipping and sliding on your mat.
  7. Yoga blankets rock! I keep one in my car at all times. You never know when you’ll bust out a picnic but these are also great for shoulder stands, savasana, and under the knees.

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These are just a few of my favorites. What are yours?¬†Comment below and let’s discuss!