Yoga has been a part of Indian life since the beginning of time. But, like every other thing, we started valuing it more, only when it gained popularity in the west. Now that our Prime Minister has been successful in declaring an international celebration of this ancient form of exercising, more and more Indians have taken a liking to it.
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Things To Carry In Your Yoga Bag
If you are also a beginner in yoga, there are certain accessories that you need to hoard your wardrobe with. We have listed these yoga essentials for you below. Yeah, you are welcome!
Manduka Yoga Mat
One of the first yoga supplies you need, as a yoga starter is a Manduka mat. They have a very lasting shelf life and practitioners use one mat for about 4 to 5 years at a stretch. Because it lasts so long, it is advisable to make a good investment out of it. Avoid going for the cheaper alternatives that might fall apart in a few months. You may pick from a variety of fun colors.
Yoga Mat Towel
Yoga towel mats are one of the yoga accessories that you must buy along with your yoga mat. As many yogis experience the yoga mat sliding on a polished wooden or marble floor, a good towel will eliminate this discomfort. These absorbent towels are as large as the mats and would keep the mat from wetting due to perspiration.
Your collection of yoga supplies must also contain Yoga Bolsters. Whatever be the goal you aim at achieving through yoga, it will be within your reach by the use of an appropriate bolster. Specially, for beginners, who need support while performing certain postures, a bolster comes to rescue. But while you shop for a yoga bolster, consider its fitment for the exercise you need help with.
Yet another accessory that needs to be present in your yoga bag are the yoga straps. Like the bolster, the straps are accessories that assist you to form certain positions that you are still in the process of mastering. Natarajasana, which most beginners choose to skip, due to the strain and difficulty can be easily formed by the use of a yoga strap.
The next tool which is a must, just like the two above are yoga blocks. By using yoga blocks, you, even as a beginner, can bring depth to your poses. The blocks help you to achieve and maintain balance in different postures. Get yourself one made out of EVA foam that has a closed cell construction which doesn’t catch moisture. These blocks could be cleaned with ease.
Yoga capris are one of the most popular yoga wears. These babies are so comfortable, they will spoil you and get you addicted. The fabric is so designed as to keep moisture away from your body and yet allows your skin to breathe. Thus, even on hot summer days, you can keep your cool while partaking in the most intense of yoga sessions.
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Yoga Toe Socks
You will put even in the toughest of yoga poses as long as you have these socks on. These non-slip socks are made up of material that indulges in some high friction thus increasing your stability and balance. Apparently, you may try some complicated positions, even you have your mat missing, as long as you got these ten-toed socks on. I’d rather you buy at least half a dozen of these in all the funky colors and while you have a pair on your feet, keep a spare fresh pair in your yoga bag
Now out of all the things to carry in your yoga bag, tank tops are the musts. No yogi wardrobe is complete without a couple of bright tank tops. The feature that these tops don’t restrict the movement of your arms, makes it easier for you to perfect the sun salutation. During hot yoga sessions, one will sweat most definitely, in such situations tank tops made out of top quality cotton will allow your skin to breathe and air to circulate better. Pick a tank top that has a lotus graffiti or ‘Om’ sign on it. These cool yoga clothes will add to the inner calm one strives to achieve through these asanas.
Yoga is a form of exercise that aims at the overall well-being of the performer. It not only looks to give you the perfect abs and waist, but infuses the kind of inner peace you might have been chasing all your life. With performing it regularly, you will meet your revived self again.