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Guide to Purchasing Yoga Props Online

Updated: Jan 29, 2022



A Yoga practice can easily be enhanced with the use of simple props to bring greater ease and accessibility to each individual. Here you will find many props that will do just that. From yoga mats to Tune Up balls, straps, blocks, and blankets too, I hope this guide brings ease in making your choices!






 

Yoga Mats


Looking for a good Yoga mat? Mats come in a variety of sizes, densities and prices. Your yoga mat is very much like a best friend and can last a lifetime. Two of my favorites are down below**


Let's start here:


The Hugger Mugger Tapas original 74" yoga mat

@ $39.95 was my first yoga mat and lasted many years. I changed mats when I realized I wanted to practice more, and I wanted to increase the padding under my knees. I got a lot of use out of my Hugger Mugger mat. It's very light weight, which makes it easy to travel with from home to...anywhere!



The eKO Manduka Yoga Mat Travel Superlite

@ $38,39 is a well priced light weight mat that will travel well since it folds up and can be stowed in your carry-on. I have a colleague that loves this mat.




The Manduka Pro Yoga mat

@ $120 is a thicker mat offering more padding for

sensitive knees, wrists and other boney parts.

It's by no means a light weight

mat but in my opinion, it's worth

the effort to carry.

I have recommended this mat to many happy yogis!

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**The Lifeforme yoga mat

@ $169 this is the mat I am currently using. It is lighter in weight at 5.5 lbs. than my Manduka Pro, yet it still offers lots

of padding for my elder bones.

I like the alignment guides marked on the mat as well as the earth friendly materials. It's got great grip, the best of any mat I've used!



As you can see, there is a range of prices when choosing a mat, but you do get what you pay for...a mat can be a one time investment. Take care of your mat and it may last the rest of your life! A nice firm mat with adequate density will help protect wrists and boney parts, will remain flat on the surface it lies upon, and will ultimately serve you well, giving you more ease in your practice.

 


Yoga Blocks


Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block (Set Of 2)


@ $12.78 for two, it's a deal!

These blocks are lightweight and easy to use. These 9x6x4" blocks are the correct size, and size will make a difference. If you purchase elsewhere please note the size. These blocks are also available in black, grey, and turquoise. If you are leaning toward a Restorative Yoga practice, please consider getting two sets...you will find it well worth it.



 


Yoga Wedges


Gaiam Yoga Wedge


@$14.98 each


A wedge might be useful to relieve wrist flexion in certain

postures such as Table, Plank, Cobra or Upward Facing Dog.

I am ordering this wedge for my own current wrist issue.

With this new prop, I am looking forward to poses I've been

missing so much such as one of my very favorites, Downward

Facing Dog and especially more Planks and Cobras to keep

building core, back, and arm strength.

Missing those Vinyasas!!!!

 

Yoga Straps


Hugger Mugger Strap

@ $13.95


Straps are an essential part of my yoga practice, and I think you will also find that to be true for you.

I've been enjoying using my Hugger Mugger strap for around 30 years and it's still like new!

These are $13.95 and you only need one. I recommend the 8' strap for the variations it offers compared to the shorter ones. The straps with D-rings are easiest to work with, in my opinion. These come in a few color choices.







We will be using blocks and straps, so it would be very nice for you to have them both.



 

Yoga Blankets


If you don't already have a good blanket to practice with or want another one here's a good economical choice:


Classic Mexican Yoga Blankets

@$19.99/each


This blanket is what I use for my home practice. It's easy to wash and they come in a variety of nice colors. They are great as restorative props too! Outside of using them for our classes, these can also be used at the beach or campground too.

One will do, two is even better...