New-Fangled Yoga Gadgets: Gimmick or Useful?

We all know the first yogis did not have stretchy pants to highlight their, um, alignment. They didn't have yoga mats, props, or hardwood floors either. In the beginning, yoga was not about the stuff. Fast forward a few...
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We all know the first yogis did not have stretchy pants to highlight their, um, alignment. They didn't have yoga mats, props, or hardwood floors either. In the beginning, yoga was not about the stuff. Fast forward a few...

We all know the first yogis did not have stretchy pants to highlight their, um, alignment. They didn't have yoga mats, props, or hardwood floors either. In the beginning, yoga was not about the stuff. Fast forward a few thousand years and what's the first thing you see when you walk into a yoga studio? Stuff. Lots of expensive yoga stuff.

Today's yoga students purchase things that seem practical--maybe that cute top will motivate you to practice more or a new mat will help with your Down Dog. But there's no denying that many of the modern yoga gadgets we buy have more to do with identifying ourselves as yogis. I, for one, have bought many useless yoga gadgets in my post-yoga bliss that I later regretted. (Yes, a new yoga mat might be useful, but nobody needs five!)

Today's Huffington Post blog post asks you to help sort out the gimmicky yoga products from the useful ones.

Have you ever bought a yoga product that wasn't quite as useful as you initially thought?

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