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Yoga for Beginners
If you're new to yoga and wondering what you'll need, then we can help. There are a myriad of yoga mats offering different properties for different styles of yoga, different advice about what equipment you'll need, what clothing to wear and so on. The reality is that all you need to start you on your personal Yoga journey is a good teacher. However, to encourage your personal practice, and for hygiene reasons, it is advisable to have your own Yoga mat so that you can develop your practice at home. Listed below are also other yoga products that we sell at Yoga Bliss and some information about them that may help you to chose what you want or need. If you have any further questions or need further advice about what you will need for your Yoga practice, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Often, this will depend on what style of Yoga you have chosen to practice. Many people are not sure what style of Yoga they are about to embark upon so we often advise them to purchase a good, all round mat that will be suitable for most types of Yoga. A good choice of yoga mat, suitable for most types of yoga would be the Asana Yoga Mat. This yoga mat is durable, has great grip, offers good cushioning, is machine washable and great value. We have many other yoga mats available that you may prefer as your mat is a very personal choice. Call us for yoga mat advice, or ask your teacher. You can view our full range of yoga mats here. . .
You will find having a yoga mat bag extremely useful. Not only does it protect your mat and make it easier to carry, it is also useful for storing your valuables during your yoga class. Some of our mat bags are suitable for carrying just your yoga mat and your valuables but others are larger and will carry two mats, a change of clothing, perhaps some blocks or bricks (yoga props) or a blanket, it just depends on your personal taste and practice. Make sure you look at the dimensions of the bag to give you an idea or the bag's capacity. All of our bags will carry a standard yoga mat.
The Street Yoga Mat Bag is a great choice if you walk or cycle to your class as it is compact, weather-proof and stylish. You can view our full range of yoga mat bags here. . .
Like most forms of exercise, you need clothing that will allow you to move and stretch easily without 'riding up' to reveal your tummy or other bits of you that you'd rather keep fully clothed! Some styles of yoga make you sweat more than others which is why people tend to wear a vest or camisole style top. Generally, people prefer to be able to move their arms and legs freely without excess fabric getting in the way. Natural fabrics or clothing made up of mainly natural fabrics with just a little bit of elasticity seems to work the best as they allow your body to breathe. Man made fibres tend to be 'slippery' and are not always ideal, particularly if your teacher is trying to adjust you in a pose. We have chosen our range of yoga clothing with all of the above in mind and have tried and tested all of our clothing both for men and women. You can see our range of yoga clothing for men and women here. . .
There are many other pieces of equipment available that may be useful and may support you in your yoga journey. For example, some teachers may advise the use of props, blocks or bricks to help you to achieve a pose or straps to help you 'bind' in a pose. There are blankets which are useful for relaxation after your yoga practice, for mediation or for rollling or folding to use as a soft 'bolster'. As your yoga progresses, you may well find out for yourself what type of equipment and clothing you prefer, so over the years your choices will change. Don't forget, if you'd like some advice about any of our products, you can either email or telephone us and someone will be always happy to help you.