5 Yoga Class Essentials
Here's a List of 5 Essentials You'll Need for Your Next Yoga Class
Choosing the right essentials for yoga class are important not only to keep you comfortable but more importantly to help you be the best yogi you can be. Yoga is much more than stretching. Yoga refers to the practice of physical postures or poses, incorporating one’s mental and spiritual well-being. There are many different types of yoga so you may want to do your own research and try different classes to see what is best for you. Are you a beginner yogi? Before you go to your first yoga class, make sure you are prepared with all of the essentials. Yama Yoga Store has listed some of our favorite products that we use and love.
Headbands are known for many things including keeping sweat at bay and holding hair back out of your eyes. They also have a deeper meaning in yoga. Wearing a turban makes you more mindful of your 6th Chakra while meditating and practicing yoga. Yama Yoga Store has a variety of headbands that can be worn for all occasions from a fashion statement piece to your next yoga practice. Find what fits your style and check them out here.
Mat & Bag
Do you actually need a yoga mat? Yes, you do! As Very Well Fit explains, "The mat helps define your personal space, and, more importantly, it creates traction for your hands and feet so you don’t slip, especially as you get a little sweaty. The mat also provides a bit of cushioning on a hard floor." Yoga mats range from the super-thin travel variety that roll up tightly to take up little room in your suitcase to plush versions that cushion you during a soothing restorative practice. Which one is right for you depends on the type of yoga you plan to practice. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing a mat:
- Thickness Options
- Practice Style
- Body Tolerance (joint health)
We have many different mats to choose from, so be sure to browse our options to choose the one that is perfect for you.
A yoga mat can be a bit cumbersome so it is essential you do not forget to grab a mat bag too! They are essential when carrying your mat to your next yoga class. They are the perfect accessory to keep you organized. Whether you are headed to class on foot, in your car or shuttle having a bag to carry your mat will help you to feel a little more zen and a little less stressed on your way!
Choosing the appropriate apparel can make or break your yoga experience. You want to make sure that your yoga attire is comfortable but you need it to be tight enough that it does not compromise your poses. One of our absolute favorites is the harem pants. Although we love to wear them to yoga class, these pants are versatile and you can wear them just about anywhere. Maybe you’re looking for more traditional yoga attire. If so, take a look at our complete assortment of apparel to add to your wardrobe.
Yoga blocks are a necessity when practicing yoga regardless if you are a beginner or an old pro. Blocks can help beginners hold poses longer and for seasoned yogis, it can provide a deeper stretch while practicing the appropriate alignment. We have tried different blocks and we have found the bamboo 3.5” block to be the best choice for us. Everyone’s different so we suggest trying different options to see what works best for you. Visit our store for a full range of yoga gear to enhance your life in and out of the studio.
Having a yoga strap in class will ensure you are keeping your posture properly aligned while they can help you ease into poses. Yoga straps are especially helpful to use when your muscles are tense or if you are recovering from an injury. Straps also allow you to completely experience your poses while maintaining the alignment of your body.These are just a few of the essentials you will need for yoga class. If you are interested in learning more about yoga or meditation, check out our books and music selection or our course offerings. Here’s to you finding your own zen!
To your health!
Sat Nam ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ
The Yama Yoga Store