Yoga Success Starts With Equipment
Posted by Administrator on 4/1/2011
As most of us have heard, yoga is a mind and body freeing exercise routine that is put in place to help keep you fit, relaxed, and in-tune with your mind and body. Through doing yoga, many people realize many things and most people gain a better sense of self awareness and even some valuable coping skills that can help in the fire and noise of the real world.
You Feel What You Wear
A good yoga session begins with good clothing. The cloths that you wear should be reflective of what you are trying to accomplish. Tight and pinched clothing that makes you itch and feel uncomfortable only serves as a distraction when it comes to yoga and the best solution is to wear something comfortable yet form fitting. Yoga clothing can be purchased specially at sports stores as well as some brand name stores, you should find something useful with a little research. What is best varies for each individual person. You will want to steer clear of anything that makes you self conscious, uncomfortable, itchy, or painful as these will distract you from the mind-freeing experience that yoga can offer with the right yoga equipment. Shoes, most often arenít used during yoga as they add weight to the body and make things uncomfortable, so sporting some comfortable socks can help add to the experience as well.
Placement on a Mat
Perhaps one of the most commonly known pieces of equipment in most gyms that feature yoga or even Pilateís work outs is the floor mat. The floor mat not only serves as a great way to designate your space, but also serves as a form of friction. This helps especially as your palms and feet begin to sweat. You wouldnít want to slip, right? A mat can help by creating a sticking surface that gives you more lee-way so you donít slip and can firmly hold each pose. Yoga mats can be found at various sports stores and gyms, and can be easily cleaned most often.
To buy or not To Buy, That is the Question
There are some other props that can be used during yoga that while they arenít necessary, they can help make the process more comfortable for you, and eliminate certain distractions. Blankets are a great prop in this category and serve as a pillow, or comfort item when doing laying down position. Blocks are another great optional piece of yoga equipment as they provide balance when doing standing poses, especially if your hands donít all the way reach the ground.
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