Everything You Will Want and Need for Yoga

Everything You Will Want and Need for Yoga

So now that we have gone over a lot of resources and ways to do yoga, I want to go over some key accessories and some not so necessary but wonderful equipment as well.

There are a lot of places where you can buy yoga equipment and the price range of all equipment varies so much!

There’s the high range lululemon gear, to lower range amazon equipment, your choices are endless.

It does not matter so much where you buy your yoga equipment from as much as it matters that you are getting on your mat and committing to your practice. I will have some discounts and coupons listed below as well for your convenience.

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Yoga Accessories - Everything You Will Want and Need for Yoga

If that photo isn’t the full deal then what is?

Don’t be overwhelmed when you look at that photo. You do NOT need all of those things to do an hour yoga class. A lot of them will come in handy though!

Yoga Equipment Essentials – What You Will Want To Have.


Let’s start with a yoga mat.

I get this question all the time, what is the best yoga mat?

That’s a tough question to answer for me. It’s so easy to associate price with quality, and most times that is correct. You could go to lululemon, who live, speaks and breathes yoga and workout attire and drop eighty bucks on a mat. Or you could go to a local department store and spend maybe twenty on a yoga mat.

It’s what works for you.

Here are some things you want to look for when purchasing a yoga mat.

  • Look for a non-slip mat. I’ve described this feeling before in other blogs but the last thing you want is for your hands or feet to start slipping in downward dog. A non-slip yoga mat is critical.
  • If you have knee / back problems – get a thicker mat.
  • A personal thing – I like my mat to have patterns. Gaiam.com has some best yoga mats.
    • You can check out Gaiam HERE.
  • How much are you planning on using your mat? If you want to be an everyday yogi (and you totally should it’s awesome) then spending a couple more bucks initially is the way to go. I wasn’t sure when I started so I ended up spending more money on a couple lower quality mats than just buying a nicer one to begin with.

Yoga Gear

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It’s really all about the clothes isn’t it?

Get those stretchy pants on!

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Firstly, I love me a good deal. What you want for yoga equipment is lightweight, stretchy material clothing.

You move your body into a whole variety of poses and you need your clothes to move with you, not against you.

I recommend a tighter fitting shirt as the last thing you want is to have it covering your eyes in certain poses – which does happen and will happen!


The Extras

Now these can be just as important as the essentials. These will be all the tools that enhance your yoga experience or take it to the next level.

Hot Yoga Accessories

  • A water bottle – See I debated with myself whether this was an essential or extra, but you’re definitely going to want one for hot yoga.
    • Amazon has great choices and basically every single thing you’re looking for. I tagged ‘amazon’ in a link for my favorite water bottle.
  • A towel. You NEED a yoga towel for hot yoga. It is an extra in the yoga accessories category but, you certainly want one for hot yoga. In hot yoga, you SWEAT like, a lot. Bring a microfiber yoga towel with you, I like to have one that is the size of my mat to lay over my mat.
    • Check out Gaiam for some quality towels.

The Others

  • A Yoga Block. This is a really great piece of yoga equipment for beginners. The yoga block helps a beginner relax in a hard pose, they’re great for sitting on and making sure your posture is good as well.
  • A Strap. I could call it a yoga strap and if you are looking to buy one online then yes you would search ‘yoga strap’ but honestly, any strap will do. You can get so much more, usually in your legs, when you use a strap. One of my favorite poses using a yoga strap is when you’re sitting on your bum with your feet touching, wrap the strap around the top of your feet and under your ankles, lie down on your back and pull up on the strap as much as your body will allow. It feels great on your inner thighs.
    • You can check some out here!
  • Lastly, Yoga Socks! They are toe socks pretty much and are meant for extra grip during your poses. I have a pair myself and they work great. I don’t wear them every time I do yoga but do certainly enjoy having them!

Yoga Accessories - Everything You Will Want and Need for Yoga


As always, I hope to have been some inspiration for you to get on your mat.

 

Please feel free to leave me a comment or if you have any questions, ask away!

 

Happy yoga days,

Kahlua

kgordin@thealldayyoga.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Responses

  1. carmen says:

    Hi Kahlua,

    Great post, I really enjoy the energy you brought into this article. Those yoga socks seem like a must for me. In the winter I tend to wear more socks, the only problem is that when I do yoga I can’t use my toes as much, so I end up taking them off. The socks that you show here seem to be the best solution for my problem.

    I wanted to ask you, how do you clean your yoga mat. My is getting icky, and I think it’s time for a clean up. Any suggestions?

    Thanks so much! Have a great day. 🙂

    • admin says:

      Hey Carmen,

      Thank you for taking the time to read this post! Happy you like the socks, and yes like I said they do work well. I find most of the time I need that extra grip as well.

      As far as cleaning your mat goes, you want to use as little product on it as possible. The chemicals could interfere with the integrity of the material of your mat. Try to use warm water and let it air dry. Of course, if not head over to Amazon and check out the things they have for cleaners.

      Thanks again,
      Kahlua

  2. Gary says:

    I’m starting to seize up in my middle age! I’ve never been interested in high-impact exercise like running or jogging. I’ve been lookign for something that’s low impact but will keep my muscles supple while providing some much-needed exercise. It came down to Tai-Chi or Yoga. Both seem to have a meditative aspect to them as well. Given that I’m an overweight 50-something who works from home so gets little to no exercise, do you think I’d be a good candidate for Yoga? Seems most workout programs have their own special gear and accessories!

    • admin says:

      Well, being a person who loves yoga I would definitely recommend it for you!

      Yoga has so many benefits for your body it’s great!

      Start with a beginner class and give it a try. I have a feeling you will like it and want to continue doing yoga.

      As far as equipment goes, all you will really need as a beginner is a mat. If I were you I would get a thicker mat. It will give you more support that you will need. Once you start trying out different classes a few other pieces, mentioned in my article, will give you that extra that your body will crave. Just start trying out new classes and see what works best for you!

      Hopefully, I have been of some help to you and thank you for taking the time to read my article.

      Cheers,
      Kahlua

  3. Mitala says:

    Thanks for this post Kahlua. My sister has been looking for some yoga essentials and I am gong to forward her this link , I hope it provides her the value she needs.

    • admin says:

      That’s great news!

      I am happy I could be of assistance to your sister in that way.

      Hope you have a great day!
      Kahlua

  4. Elena Filip says:

    Thanks for this post! In any exercising we do, we need proper equipment otherwise is not the same and we wonder why we don’t enjoy it. With so many options out there we do need such an article.
    I love those socks you recommended.

    • admin says:

      That’s so true!

      You have to make sure you have the proper equipment for whatever you are doing.

      Happy you liked one of my recommendations! Let me know if you end up getting them!

      Have a great day!
      Kahlua

  5. EmmaJ says:

    My friend convinced me to go to a yoga class with, I loved it! I was looking for a website to help me understand where to start and I found it! Thanks for sharing this, It’s very helpful, ill definitely visit again.

    • admin says:

      That’s so great to hear Emma!

      Right, isn’t yoga awesome! Please keep me updated on your journey and what has been working for you being a new yogi!

      Cheers,
      Kahlua

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