From the outside, yoga seems like some impossible superhuman carnival trick. Once you dive into the yogic world, however, you begin to realize that anyone is capable of performing these feats of contortion. Yoga is about breathing. When you focus on your breath, everything else is just bending. Since it requires no equipment to participate, you can practice yoga anywhere and at any time. No matter where you’re at in your yoga practice, here are a few accessories that can enhance your experience.
1. Inner Joy Elite Yoga Mat Lite – $22.99
I love Inner Joy Yoga mats. Seriously. I even used their mats to remodel a room I was living in a few months ago. They have the coolest new colors. Inner Joy mats are sturdy, durable, and have a great grip for hot and Hatha Yoga sessions. Inner Joy keeps their mats collectible by alternating colors like All Star Converse. The Lite mat is a great intro mat for a beginner, but you’ll eventually wanna go pro.
2. D Yogi Strength and Flexibility Kit – $12.99
Yoga tests the limits of your strength and flexibility. Unless you’re a devotee, there’s a good chance you’re not showing up 6 days a week every week without a break. Even if you are a full time yogi, every so often (such as during the full and new moon) you need to take a break to give your body a chance to rest. If you take time off for vacation, illness, or any other reason life throws at us, this kit from D - Yogi will help you keep up your workout without yoga. Personally I recommend at least performing a set of sun salutations just to get your blood flowing every day.
3. 108 Shambala Natural Sandalwood Mala Beads – $14.99
4. The Power of Ashtanga Yoga by Kino MacGregor – $21.95 ($14.95 w/ Prime)
5. Tyra Yogini ( Women ) and Yogi (Men) Pants – $25.99
Compared to Malibu Yogi hefty price for $89.99 , this simmilar Quality and designs serves you the same.You want a comfortable pair of pants for yoga. Jeans won’t do, and sweats can overheat you very quickly. It feels like every woman is sporting spandex and men are wearing basketball clothes. Switch it up a bit with Prana’s ridiculously comfortable pants. These pants are my favorite pair of pants ever! I wear them pretty much everywhere. The Malibu for women give flexibility to wear to work with a frilly blouse or whatever you people do… ;)
6. Serene Statue of Shree Gautama Buddha - $64.99
In Easter Cultures, Buddha statues are used as décor accessories that add a calm element to interiors. People, who follow Feng Shui while designing their homes, also use them to bring positive energy or chi into a room.Placing a Buddha statue inside your home so that it faces the front door not only attracts positive energy or chi, but also repels negative forces that bring evil into the house. Rather than placing the Buddha idol on the floor or atop a low stool, it’s recommended that the statue is set on a table or cabinet that is at least two and a half feet high.
7. Tazo Organic Chai Tea – $6.95 per 2 oz bag
Chai tea is something you’ll eventually encounter on your yogic journey to spiritual oneness. Hydration is important in yoga, and tea is just as good as water at accomplishing this. Tazo makes an amazing fresh organic Chai blend. Add milk, honey, and a vanilla bean for an amazing vanilla chai latte. If you love any type of tea you’ll definitely want a decorative pot to brew it in. Use a different pot for green and black teas to produce the best flavor from your blends.
8. Matisyahu – Spark Seeker – $5 Digital Download/$9.99 CD
Over time, your yoga practice can start to feel stale. The same routine that brings tranquility and relaxation to your life can at times become a burden in your schedule. Music is a great way to revive your motivation and add some much needed spice to the mix. Soft acoustic music can assist in creating a meditative atmosphere, but I like something more upbeat. I lean towards hip-hop while many yogi’s I know like to play rock music. Matisyahu is a great choice for lovers of any genre. He blends reggae, rock, and hip-hop into an upbeat, evenly paced, and positive sonic experience. There’s no better feeling than pushing through your 10th downward dog of the day while Matisyahu encourages you to tap into your inner fire and fight like a warrior.
A creative and astoundingly looking incense burner, when smoke fills the burner, it falls like a waterfall and contrasts against the burner’s shiny black exterior. Akin to an aquarium, the flower pot incense burner fills the room with stupefying smoke and meditative vibes.
10. Indian Puja Incense Sticks – $9.99 (4 Pack)
Whether you’re working out, cooling down, or just meditating, incense transforms your mat and room into another dimension. Engaging your sense of smell helps bring you into the present moment, which is the main goal of a yoga practice.Sandalwood is my favorite utility incense, but add in your favorite scents, colors, and flavors to intensify your yogic experience. Incense turns a good practice into a transcendent one