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Yoga

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 Round Chakra Zafu Cushion

Yoga-Mad Mandala Patterned Buckwheat Yoga Bolster

Yoga Mad Mandala Patterned Buckwheat Yoga BolsterA 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.

Key Features

  • Ideal for meditation and yoga styles such as Yin, Iyengar and Restorative
  • Eco-friendly buckwheat filling moulds to body shape for optimum support
  • Made of jute and cotton blend for soft feel and added comfort

Yoga-Mad OM Shingle Yoga Sandbag

Yoga Mad OM Shingle Yoga Sand BagSandbags 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.

Key Features

  • Filled with pea shingle instead of sand for even weight distribution
  • Enhances restorative postures and helps to deepen stretches
  • Doesn't feel as cold to the skin or damp during winter

Yoga-Mad Cork Yoga Brick

Yoga Mad Cork Yoga BrickIf 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.

Key Features

  • Provides optimal grip and excellent comfort due to its soft texture
  • Made from sustainable sources that are fully biodegradable
  • Lightweight yet sturdy enough not to distort under body weight

Yoga-Mad Pink Cotton Yoga and Pilates Mat Carry Bag

Yoga Mad Cotton Yoga and Pilates Mat Carry BagIf 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.

Key Features

  • Suitable for yoga or Pilates mats up to 15mm thick
  • Four internal and external pockets to store essentials
  • Made with high quality 100% cotton fabric

Yoga-Mad Organic Cotton Yoga Strap Belt

Yoga Mad Organic Cotton Yoga Strap BeltIdeal 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.

Key Features

  • Ideal for binding poses at 2.5m length to go deeper into asanas
  •  Acts as an extension of arm/hand to extend reach
  • Increases flexibility and muscle strength while reducing tension

Yoga-Mad Round Patterned Zafu Meditation Cushion

Yoga Mad Round Patterned Zafu Meditation CushionPeople 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.

Key Features

  • Ideal for meditation to help straighten the spine and pull back shoulders
  • Eco-friendly buckwheat filling can be removed or topped up as desired
  • Looks great as a decorative cushion when not in use

Yoga-Mad Deluxe Yoga and Pilates Prop Bag

Yoga Mad Deluxe Yoga and Pilates Prop BagNow that you're familiar with all the tools you need to enhance your asanas and go deeper with your meditation, you'll need a bag that's big enough to keep them safe and easy to carry around.

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!

Key Features

  • Accommodates most standard yoga and Pilates mats with other props
  • Features multiple zipped pockets to keep mat and valuables safe
  • Spacious enough to hold 4 yoga blocks, 2 yoga bricks, a belt and a blanket

 

Looking For More Props to Shop?

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!

We want to accompany you on your journey and would love to see your progress so why not share photos or comments on Facebook and Twitter about your favourite yoga tools and latest asanas?

Tags: Exercise, Fitness, Sports Equipment, Back Pain