What you take away from yoga has a lot to do with what you put into it. For some it’s a way to relax both the body and the mind, focusing on inner peace and restoration. Others view it as a way to challenge their body, practicing new ways to bend and contort while becoming physically stronger. Wherever you are in your practice, and whatever your intention might be today, tomorrow, or a year from now, there is some fantastic gear on the market to help you reach your goals.
Take a deep yogic breath and dive into your practice with this six-piece set that includes an ultra thick exercise mat, two yoga blocks, a mat towel, a hand towel, and a yoga strap. It’s basically everything you need to get started as a student, or a great kit to keep in your car when you’re hoping to squeeze in a session on the go.
ELENTURE Full-Zip Exercise Yoga Mat Carry Bag with Multi-Functional Storage Pockets
Perfect for carrying your mat in style, this bag comes in a variety of prints and colors to suit your personality. It zips fully, ensuring your mat isn’t going anywhere as you head in and out of class. Plus, extra pockets are ideal for stowing a yoga strap, keys, and other accoutrements. Constructed with durable canvas material, you’re likely to have this bag by your side for years to come.
Even in yoga, sometimes you need to get a grip—a grip of the yoga mat, that is. These grippy fitness socks are ideal for keeping you in place as you work to perfect your pose. The toe-free design allows your little piggies to articulate as you flow through your practice. And don’t be afraid to throw these socks in your gym bag for other workouts, like Pilates and barre classes.
Get deeper into poses with the help of this yoga strap featuring loops that are ideal for hands and feet. The material, a cotton blend, has a touch of elasticity to it so that you can explore stretches without injury. Yoga straps are among the easiest of accessories to tote around (not bulky like blocks) and likely to fit in most matt carriers with ease.