If you haven't hopped on the yoga train yet, when's a better time to start than now? Whether you're a total beginner or you've been practicing yoga for years, though, there are tons of products out there to help you enhance your current practice. For advice, we sought out the wisdom of certified yoga teacher Julia Izquierdo (@juliaizyoga). Here's what she had to say:
Yoga is one physical activity that doesn't necessarily require a lot of equipment. All you really need is a mat and you can start to practice yoga. Although, there are many accessories and props that can improve your personal practice.
Many studios may offer props like a yoga strap and blocks, to assist you in certain poses. Yoga is an ancient practice of many different styles, and physical asana is only one aspect of yoga. Here is a list of some of the best accessories for your practice, at home or in a studio.
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Realistically, you don't need a lot of equipment for your yoga practice. All you really need is a mat, yourself, patience and an open mind. However, there are many tools and resources that exist to help you deepen and enhance your practice.
The greatest benefit of a consistent practice is the peace of mind that you receive from it. Over time, you will begin to reap the benefits of your yoga practice, and this may prompt you to explore deeper into the philosophy or the many different styles of yoga.
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