Recommended Yoga Props
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I just love these two yoga blocks, the fact they come as a pair and they're so affordable makes them the perfect buy.
They're made of foam so they're soft enough to rest your weight on when you need support for difficult those Yoga poses, especially at the beginning of your Yoga journey. They will also help get you deeper into stretches as your flexibility starts to improve.
A Yoga Mat is the one thing I would recommend spending a little more on as quality and grip really does make a difference. However, if you don't have the funds right now, this affordable Yogamatters Sticky Yoga Mat is a great option, especially for someone just starting out on their Yoga Journey. It’s very light, weighing only 1.2kg, and comes in a variety of great colours to choose from.
If you travel abroad a lot I could not recommend this Manduka eKO Superlight Travel Yoga mat more! You can literally fold it and put it in your suitcase. My husband and I traveled the world for a year during our honeymoon & I have no idea what I would have done without this yoga mat. I actually still use it on top of my pro mat as the grip is just so good! Although it provides no padding what so ever, you can always improvise as I did and use a folded towel for knee support while on the road. What a godsend this yoga mat is for travelers! Definitely get one if you're going to be living out of a suitcase for a while.
I wouldn't recommend spending a fortune on Yoga straps. So these guys are perfect they're really affordable & I like that they're made from soft cotton so they won't dig into the skin too much. Yoga straps are used to help get you into stretching postures that could be particularly difficult at the beginning of your practice, helping you to build on and achieve some of those more challenging yoga poses over time. The metal d-rings are handy too as they provide antislip and they're really easy to adjust.
The Manduka PRO Yoga Mat is hands down one of my favorite mats to practice on at home. It is a little on the heavy side for travel abroad but it is perfect for it's cushioning non-slip qualities. If you use a mat strap to carry it, it will become a great Yoga mat to take with you down to your local studio or even to your local park for some free flow. Plus these mats are such good quality, they never seem to peel, flake or fade, they're Nontoxic and 100% latex free, what could be better?!
For those that like to take their own mat to Yoga classes, to the park, to the beach, you name it, then you're going to need a Yoga mat carrier, it just makes your life that much easier. They're great because it allows you to go hands free, it's affordable and it fits all mat sizes.