Yoga continues to be one of the fastest growing health, fitness, and spiritual trends all over the world. And it’s no wonder that so many people are still discovering yoga: it’s relatively affordable to get into, you don’t need much to get started, and you can get over the learning curve of it pretty quickly. When you are ready to get your downward dog on, consider investing in these must have yoga accessories to help you get the most out of yoga and a mindfulness journey.
Sure, you could do yoga on the cold, hard floor, but why bother when there are so many beautiful and useful yoga mats on the market today. A good yoga mat will support your movements and help you avoid injury. Investing in a yoga mat will cost you about $50USD.
If you think there’s no way you are going to break a sweat during yoga, we dare you to give it a try. You’ll need a towel, trust us. Yoga challenges your body while helping you clear your mind to focus on what your body needs to do. You’ll be sweating, friend. Get a towel. You can get special yoga towels that retail for about $25USD.
In addition to that towel, you’re going to want to have a water bottle handy. Any reusable water bottle will do, but make sure you take one alone when you heading out to do Yoga. You’ll want to replenish your body when you’ve been sweating for a while. You can grab an old water bottle from the pantry cupboard, or you can get a new one for about $12USD at any department store or yoga studio.
When you start to get into more advanced yoga, you’ll want to invest in a yoga block. These small blocks are meant to help yogis manipulate their body in different ways to get the most effective posture and positioning on the mats. You might be able to find a yoga block at higher end department stores, but you’ll want to check out your local yoga studio to get a good quality yoga block. They might even give you a few free tips on how to use it when you purchase it from a studio!
Yoga Mat Cleaner
When your yoga session is over, you’ll want to take a few minutes to clean your yoga mat before rolling it up to put it away. Cleaning your mat will help it to last longer, keep it from becoming smelly and help to maintain it over time.