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Setting the mood and having the right props can make or break your yoga practice. When you’re a block or bolster short, it’s frustrating. But we’ve got you covered. Here, our favorite yoga props and accessories that help us get in shape, de-stress, and fine-tune our practice.
The Plexus Yoga Wheel is key to helping your body work toward all things flexibiltiy. Use this prop for assistance in inversions, as a center for your backbends, a balance booster or even a core strengthener. The eco-friendly plastic and PVC pipe frame won’t break or bend when you put all of your weight on it, so feel free to explore your limits.
We love the new Vapur Eclipse one-liter wide mouth waterbottle in BlackOut. It’s unlike any waterbottle you’ve used. Fold it, freeze it, reuse it, attatch it to your yoga bag—basically you can use it for anything. Plus, it lays flat when empty and doesn’t take up space annoyingly like other rigid bottles. And of course, it’s BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and sustainable.
Let’s face it, meditation is hard. Trying to quiet the monkey mind can often be a brutal task, but Hugger Mugger’s handmade V-Shaped Meditation Cushion makes it much easier. Simply sit cross-legged and breathe. The organic buckwheat stuffing is comfy on the tush, and its sloping design promotes proper posture while you sit. Oh, and there’s a handle to make carrying the cushion a piece of cake.
If you’re new to yoga and need a one-stop shop for a prop starter set, then Clever Yoga’s 7-Piece Yoga Kit is for you. It comes armed with a no-slip, lightweight yoga mat, two EVA foam blocks, an 8ft cotton strap, and two handmade towels—face + mat—all bundled up in a black, easy-carry duffle. Just snag those yoga pants and you’re well on your way to a fulfilling flow. Need we say more?
It’s tough to find a versatile, cute, and big (but not too big) yoga bag. You know what we’re talking about: the kind that carries your mat, but can’t fit the kitchen sink. Enter the Lole Lily Tote. This sporty bag is equipped with a variety of pockets, a zippered section to slot your mat, and it’s big enough to fit your laptop. The top zip closure keeps it secure, and the convertible backpack straps make it great for traveling.