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5 Yoga Gear Essentials for Beginning Yogis

Check out some of the fun items we discovered while making this issue that are now our everyday go-tos.

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Check out some of the fun items we discovered while making this issue that are now our everyday go-tos.

Hydro Flask 12 oz Standard Mouth bottle

Hydro Flask 12 oz Standard Mouth bottle

It’s the perfect size for a midday green tea boost, holding just enough for a pick-me-up but not so much that it chases away sleep at night ($22, hydroflask.com).

See also 5 Essentials for the Traveling Yogi

Sanuk Bianca shoes in Charcoal

Sanuk Bianca shoes in Charcoal

These shoes have it all—comfort, support, and style—with inserts made from yoga-mat material for extra cushioning all day long ($80, sanuk.com).

See also Gear to Keep You Cool in Hot Yoga

Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginners Gaiam DVD

Rodney Yee’s Yoga for Beginners Gaiam DVD

Start the year on the right foot with one of our fave master teachers. Yee’s expertly sequenced DVD can help new (and new-again) beginners establish a consistent practice ($15, gaiam.com).

See also Yoga: The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow

Indie Lee Vanilla Citrus Moisturizing Oil

Indie Lee Vanilla Citrus Moisturizing Oil

A handful of simple, plant-based ingredients packs a powerful one-two punch: aromatherapy bliss (think vanilla and sweet orange for a restor- ative reboot) plus deep hydration for thirsty winter skin ($36, indielee.com).

See also 5 Therapeutic Beauty Products To Relieve Sore Spots

Affirmats Yoga Mat

Affirmats Yoga Mat

These eco-friendly mats, made from a biodegradable jute blend, deliver spot-on affirma- tions like “breathe in love” and “i am enough” to a receptive audience ($66–86, affirmats.com).

See also 5 Beautiful Yoga Mats to Enhance Your Practice