A Yoga Equipment Buying Guide

Posted: July 22, 2012 in health
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The popularity of yoga has increased for the last few years. Whether you have seen yoga classes being advertised in your neighborhood or have passed by yoga DVDs in the supermarket, yoga is slowly becoming a popular exercise and relaxation activity in the world today. Although there are many fitness equipment you can have for yoga, you only need a few to get started.

Yoga clothing

Comfortable clothing is crucial when you are doing yoga because of all the stretching performed in the routine. Yoga is also performed barefoot, so you don’t need to invest in footwear. Find stretch, elastic clothes for your yoga classes. Stretchy pants or loose fitting pants will let you stretch your legs easily. Find yoga pants that are made from cotton or spandex blend. Find shirts that are comfortable to wear even when you are sweating.

Yoga mats

Yoga mats or sticky mats are helpful for enhancing your workout’s stability. Made from thin materials, yoga mats make your steps stay in place and gives you padding from the floor. You can find sticky mats that are up to 72 inches long. These mats are made from synthetic materials to provide higher traction. If you are planning to take your yoga mat to a studio, you might need a yoga bag.

Yoga ball

Popularly known as the stability ball, a yoga ball is used in performing seated yoga poses. Yoga balls come in different sizes and you can select a ball based on your own height.

Yoga block

There are yoga poses where you need to reach your hand on the floor. But if you are unable to do this, you can always use a yoga block. With yoga blocks, you will have a sturdy spot to place your hands until you are flexible enough.

 

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