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The Best Yoga Gear of 2021

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The Avocado Meditation Pillow | $79

Off-white meditation pillow

A comfy, supportive seat can be the difference between fidgeting for ten minutes and getting deep into your breathing for an hour. Avocado’s pillow is stuffed with buckwheat hulls for a beanbag-like firmness that won’t make your butt go numb. Bonus: the tweedy organic-cotton cover repels floor fuzz.

Garmin Venu Sq Smartwatch | $200

Garmin smartwatch with white band

The Venu Sq works with you on the mat. Ayoga-specific interval timer helps you hold poses longer, while guided breathing, heart-rate tracking, and activity logging encourage you to stick with your practice. And unlike traditional circular faces, its sleek square profile doesn’t dig into your wrist during planks and down dogs.

Athleta Elation 7/8 Tights | $89
Warrior Longline Bra | $54

Navy blue bra and tights

Your leggings and bra should stay comfy from morning sun salutations to lunchtime power yoga to bedtime meditation. This set provides the support you need without digging into your skin, and the nylon-Lycra blend is silky, not stifling.

Prana Epiquator Tank | $49

Dirty pink string tank

For a little more coverage up top, reach for this dreamy high-neck tank. Its extra-soft Tencel jersey feels cozy during warm-up and breathes when you sweat. Knot the dovetail back hem at the waist or leave it flowing loose.

Bennd Yoga Chakra Ayurvedic Mat | $180

Rainbow yoga mat

Bennd’s gorgeous sweat-absorbing, woven-cotton Ayurvedic mat is beautifully dyed with herbs like madder root, indigo, and turmeric. Ridges at the ends provide grip during wheels and warriors. Layer it over a foam or rubber mat for extra cush.

Patagonia Capilene Cool Merino Shirt | $59

Men's gray t-shirt

Patagonia’s Capilene Cool tee has long been our favorite for hot practices, and the brand’s new featherlight merino-blend iteration is even better. Like the original, it wicks sweat with ease, but the wool and recycled-polyester fabric means you’ll end your practice without smelling like a studio.

Manduka Agility Shorts | $68

Black loose shorts

Baggy shorts sag during inversions, but a too-svelte fit can make lunges awkward. Manduka’s four-way-stretch Agility nails the balance, with a nine-inch inseam and 22- inch leg opening that feel just right. The flat drawstring waistband makes it look polished enough to run errands in.

See also: 

The Best Yoga Gear Under $20

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