Seven Essential Yoga Accessories by Yoga-Mad
Monday, 22 November 2021 | Tenzin
Yoga is an ancient practice developed thousands of years ago in India which has now become one of the most popular forms of exercises all over the world. It offers numerous benefits such as improving flexibility, reducing stress, increasing mindfulness, developing strength and better posture, as well as alleviating back pain.
So whether you're a novice wishing to step up a gear or an advanced yogi seeking to enhance your practice, there are lots of tools besides a yoga mat that allow you to strike your poses with ease by improving your comfort and alignment without risking injury. Below are our selection of Seven Essential Yoga Accessories by Yoga-Mad, who have over 20 years of experience in everything yoga related so you can be assured of superb quality and style!
Yoga-Mad Mandala Patterned Buckwheat Yoga Bolster
A yoga bolster is a versatile tool that looks like a firm cushion which is commonly used in restorative yoga and prenatal classes. It's great for holding poses in place to get the maximum benefit, and helps you to stretch your muscles without straining them.
The Yoga-Mad Mandala Patterned Buckwheat Yoga Bolster is also ideal for meditation where it can be placed under the hips to support poses such as the Easy Pose and the Lotus Pose for better alignment.
Yoga-Mad OM Shingle Yoga Sandbag
Sandbags are one of the most underrated yoga props, as they can be beneficial for so many asanas, particularly in Yin and Restorative yoga. The weight of the sandbag allows you to sink deeper into poses, increase stamina and tone your muscles.
The Yoga-Mad OM Shingle Yoga Sandbag is available in three colours and is filled with pea shingle instead of sand which conforms to your body shape to optimise your practice.
Yoga-Mad Cork Yoga Brick
If you're still developing your flexibility and find it hard to achieve some poses, a yoga brick is the tool you need. It will help bring the floor closer to you in standing poses and provide additional support in seated and reclined poses.
The Yoga-Mad Cork Yoga Brick is much lighter than wooden bricks so it's easier to carry around and won't damage the floor at home or in the studio. They're eco-friendly and provides excellent grip for maximum support and stability.
Yoga-Mad Pink Cotton Yoga and Pilates Mat Carry Bag
If you love all things pink, bright and cheerful then this Yoga-Mad Pink Cotton Yoga and Pilates Mat Carry Bag will be right up your street and motivate you to not miss any class!
Designed to suit the fashion conscious yet practical user, it comes with two shoulder straps to carry it around with ease. It features multiple pockets to store all your essentials such as a phone, tablet, book, deodorant, socks and gloves.
Yoga-Mad Organic Cotton Yoga Strap Belt
Ideal for the conscientious yoga practitioner, the Yoga-Mad Organic Cotton Yoga Strap Belt is longer than the standard length at 2.5m making more poses accessible and opens your body to achieve depth, endurance and mobility.
It can help yogis of any level with their flexibility and are perfect for stretching tight hamstrings after a long run. The extra length makes it perfect for binding postures and helps to extend your reach in poses such as the Seated Forward Fold and the Reclining Hand-to-Big Toe.
Yoga-Mad Round Patterned Zafu Meditation Cushion
People often meditate at the end of a yoga practice to relax their mind and improve concentration. Meditation helps you to pay attention to your breath and thoughts while emphasising on being present with your mind and body.
The Yoga-Mad Round Patterned Zafu Meditation Cushion features a beautiful design of the seven chakras to enhance your practice. It is filled with 100% natural and eco-friendly buckwheat that conforms to your body shape for ultimate comfort and stability.
Yoga-Mad Deluxe Yoga and Pilates Prop Bag
The Yoga-Mad Deluxe Yoga and Pilates Prop Bag is the perfect solution to easily carry your mat and accessories with four pockets and double straps. It's made with high quality cotton and jute fabric and comes in two stunning colours so you and your bestie can rock up to class in matching bags and throw poses together in style!
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Props are great at encouraging people to become more flexible and creative with their experience whatever their ability. With the above yoga tools and accessories in your kit, you will be able to practise and achieve new poses more easily without risking injury. There's never been a better time to calm your mind and stretch your muscles so grab your favourite zafu, belt or bolster, and start practising those poses!