Best Yoga Equipment and Apparel

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Yoga has become an increasing way of life for many people. It is a great form of exercise that promotes almost every muscle in your body. This promotes your flexibility and the oxygen flowing to your different muscle groups.

It has been to help with arthritis, back pain, sleep disorders, and mental and physical ailments. Having the right equipment and wearing the right clothing not only makes you comfortable in your practices but eventually, yoga will become a part of your life.

Yoga and meditation date back centuries. Within the past eight years, it has become a part of treating certain physical and mental medical, within the profession. The popularity of videos, the amazing outfits, and the equipment you should incorporate into this practice have gained significant popularity.

Improper ways of doing yoga can bring negative effects to the mind and body. Hence proper equipment and accessories are necessary to do tough poses in a comfortable manner. Here, we have listed out the important yoga equipment and accessories for studios and learners.

  • A yoga mat: This needs to be stretchy, and comfortable but also reasonably sticky, so you don’t slip while stretching.
  • A yoga mat bag: for carrying your mat around without it losing shape.
  • A water flask (you will get thirsty during your workouts and it’s essential to stay hydrated), is ideal for keeping your supply of fresh water or even lemon water on hand.
  • A yoga towel: No matter the type of yoga you practice or how peaceful it looks from afar, yoga is still a workout, and I can promise you will sweat, especially if you sign up for hot yoga.
  • A yoga strap: This is a piece of equipment you will use for wrapping yourself up tightly in order to deepen the effect of some of the stretches, or you will use it as a prop for certain exercises in order to make them a bit more challenging, and so on.

Extras to consider:

  • A yoga DVD: If you’re not attending classes on the regular (though, as a beginner, you definitely should do that), a DVD can help you practice yoga at home instead of missing sessions because you can’t make it to class.
  • A yoga blanket: It’s not mandatory but it will help you relax better towards the end of your training sessions.
  • A yoga brick or yoga block: is especially useful for home practice but not only, but a good block can also help yogis better position themselves.
  • during asanas, and also provides better comfort and relaxation during the less challenging parts of your yoga workout.

This is what you will need to be equipped for yoga classes:

  • A pair of yoga pants (these need to be tight but comfortable, to allow you to push the limits of your flexibility further)
  • yoga tank top (and, depending on your bust size if you’re a lady, also a sturdy sports bra)
  • A pair of comfy sneakers that you should only keep for indoor use and that should have really light and flexible soles:

If you just started out doing yoga and don’t want to go broke buying everything you need at once, I suggest you wear some other comfortable shoes or sneakers for a while. You don’t absolutely need specialized yoga sneakers, but you do need special clothing for yogis, so you should make that your priority if you need to choose.

As we all know if we want to achieve the best results, we should use the best equipment to make our goals a little bit easier and with less effort to be the best we can be. Thank you, be safe, and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

There seem to be a few men out there who feel yoga is something only for women. Yoga was introduced by men, mostly from India. Today everyone is realizing the incredible benefits of yoga, physically and mentally.

Here are some links that will take you to some yoga images, and training videos.

Yoga poses images and videos. please click on the link.

Yoga pose 5

kundalini yoga poses yin yoga sequence2

GAIAM Shopping. Please click the links below:

Yoga Collection for Kids

Yoga Apparel via Amazon

Comments are always welcome.

Thank you,


12 thoughts on “Best Yoga Equipment and Apparel”

  1. Hello! Thank you for that recommendations. Personally, I think the yoga mat is very important, so it’s the best to get the one, that is really of a good quality. It should be comfortable and stick to the floor well. To correct the mat every time is very annoying, and just to grab any mat can end up this way. I would say, you don’t want to save on it!

    • Hi Dario,

      Thank you for your comments. You are absolutely right a good mat sure helps. It is a great starting platform. Sounds like you do yoga, and I think that is awesome.

      Best wishes,


  2. Great post and very simply laid out and easy to understand thank you.

    I like the way you point out that improper ways of doing yoga can bring negative effects to the mind and body. I think it’s important for beginners to realise that improper ways can actually cause serious injury, so its always worth enursing they research the methods properly before starting and are using the right equipment.

    You especially peaked my interest when you mentioned Yoga blankets??  I had never heard of these before, can you please explain more about them and their benefits etc?

    • Hi Lawrence,

      Thank you for your comments. I do think using the proper equipment in any situation is important. You are absolutely right, injury can occur when things are not done the right way. I have several articles on yoga on my site but I can not list it here. Something about rules. 

      A yoga blanket is a prop used in some styles of yoga to support the body. They can help the yoga practitioner to find better or more comfortable alignment in the posture. Yoga is all about posture and flexibility and good health.

      All the best,


  3. I have been participating in two disciplines primarily for flexibility.  They are Yoga and Tai Chi.  For the last ten days here, we have been asked to stay at home so I have missed several sessions.  Your suggestion about getting a Yoga DVD is a good one.  Do you have a program recommendation?  When I went online, there were dozens of them.  As well, the suggestion about shoes was very helpful.  At this stage of my life, I am going much more for comfort that looks.  Thanks for your article.  Its a help in times like these.

    • Hi Anastazja,

      Thank you for your comments. I have several articles on my site on yoga, some do relate to Tai Chi. There are videos there, and as you mentioned videos online too. YouTube is one of them. Unfortunately, I can not list my site here. Being comfortable in whatever situation you are in makes things a lot better. I am impressed by you when you say you practice Yoga and Tai Chi. There are so many benefits. With the outbreak of this virus and isolation, these are great ways to stay healthy.

      All the best,


  4. I have a friend that practice Yoga and she’s really very healthy and she has been encouraging me to start as well but it does not looks like it is a unisex Activity however it is very interesting to know now that Yoga can help with arthritis, back pain, sleep disorders, mental and physical ailments. The Equipment doesn’t seems to be very costly, but can Men also practice Yoga?

    • Hi Kingsking,

      I belong to a gym and where there are just as many men as there are women that practice yoga. The amount of flexibility and the benefits are amazing. I should have posted some images of men doing yoga. I will correct that. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. It all started with the Chinese monks. You will get to love it.

      Best wishes,


  5. I have a lot friends that practice Yoga and they are very healthy, so i joined them as well but it does not looks like it is a unisex Activity however it is very interesting to know now that Yoga can help with arthritis, back pain, sleep disorders, mental and physical ailments. The Equipment doesn’t seems to be very costly, but
    can Men also practice Yoga?

    • Hi Juliet,

      Thank you for your comments. Yoga is a great way to stay physically and mentally healthy. You are absolutely right, yoga does help with sleep disorders, depression, and several other ailments. You are the second person that asked me about men and yoga. It is believed that the origin of yoga is from India and practiced by Hindu and Buddhist monks. I belong at a gym that does practice yoga and there are just as many men as women.

      All the best,


  6. I have been purchasing some things for my classes. I’m excited because I started about a month ago. Classes are suspended right now, but hopefully they’ll be restored soon. I want to purchase a yoga mat and a towel! Yeah every body in class must take a towel! That’s good practice!

    Thanks for this brief and nice post!

    • Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear you are into yoga. It all starts of with a good yoga mat. I have three different sources so you can conveniently browse around, and pick the best price and best quality. No, I am not trying to be a salesman, just offering you several online catalogs.

      All the best,



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