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The Guide to Yoga Equipment for Beginners

2022-07-12

Are you just starting to learn yoga and wondering where to begin? Practicing yoga is an effective way to keep yourself healthy, and it may even become a lifelong hobby. The only small downside is that it can be hard to know what you really need to buy when you start doing yoga. While it can be difficult to start practicing yoga at home, having the right yoga workout equipment and workout space can take you to the next level. The good news is that you actually need very little to get started. This is a guide to an essential yoga equipment list that can help you enhance your yoga practice.

Yoga essential equipment

Yoga Clothing

It's important to note that you don't necessarily need designer, fashionable prints or expensive yoga clothes to start yoga. Start with breathable and comfortable yoga clothes, like the yoga pants you have on hand.

 ● Yoga Pants/Shorts: "Yoga pants" may be form-fitting leggings or loose pants, but almost all yoga pants have some stretch to them. Many contain materials that absorb moisture from the body and promote airflow. Moisture wicking technology can help prevent overheating by keeping your body temperature stable during exercise, while breathable fabrics increase airflow.

 ● Yoga Tops/Sports Bras: Lightweight, breathable and moisture wicking fabrics are ideal for yoga tops. It's a good idea to choose a slightly fitted yoga shirt that will prevent them from moving or riding in any inverted positions. Yoga tops also come in many styles, from yoga belly button tops to yoga short sleeves to tank tops. The right yoga top won't move around during downward dog, and you'll be more comfortable wearing a loose fitting top that flows with each movement.

 ● Hair Ties/Headbands:If you have long hair, please secure it in place before class to prevent loose hair from falling into your eyes and face. A basic hair tie or headband should do the trick.

Yoga Mat

Yoga mats, also known as sticky mats, help create your personal space and provide traction on the surface to help keep you in place while doing yoga poses to prevent slipping.Depending on your budget, you will need to decide whether you want an advanced or entry-level yoga mat. If you choose to purchase a beginner yoga mat, you may need to replace it the more it is used. Other essential features to consider include thickness, durability, traction, length, material and comfort. 

yoga clothing

Optional Yoga Equipment

Yoga accessories will take your practice to a whole new level. Some yoga props may help you achieve a pose, while others will simply make you feel more comfortable.

Yoga Brick

Yoga bricks are aids for beginners and practitioners with poor flexibility to help adjust postures and assist the body to achieve some movements. The wall and floor tiles can help us support different parts of the body to avoid tension in other parts of the body due to poor flexibility or lack of muscle strength for beginners.

Yoga ball

Yoga ball exercises help train the body's balance. Sitting on the ball is a balancing exercise. Lifting one leg makes balancing a little more difficult. A slight movement of the lifted leg will make it more difficult. The main benefit of exercising with a yoga ball is that the body responds to the instability of the ball to maintain balance, which leads to greater activation of the core muscles, which trains the body to balance, improves sitting posture, and increases blood circulation.

Non-slip socks

Socks during yoga are considered optional and people are often encouraged to do yoga barefoot. However, non-slip socks can still provide a great deal of support and traction in the Pilates/yoga studio.

yoga mat

Conclusion 

When acquiring yoga essentials, you need to consider your safety, comfort, stability and cushioning. In addition, getting quality yoga tools will provide you with the confidence you need to start yoga. Now that you know all the necessary accessories included in your yoga equipment list, you're ready to start exercising! Shop our wide variety of quality yoga equipment today. 


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