Yoga Tools To Help You Practise At Home

Written by

Update Date 21/11/2019
Share now

Yoga is a physical activity that is very practical and does not require complex or rigid equipment. This is especially true if you practice yoga regularly in a studio that usually provide all the fixtures and fittings. However, there is nothing wrong if you want to start practicing yoga at home while improving the quality of your self-practice. Here is a list of important yoga tools that can help with your home yoga practice.

Yoga tools to help you at home

Yoga mat

This is probably the most basic yoga tools in existence. When practicing in the studio, you just come and use the mat that is available in the classroom. But if you practice at home, then the yoga mat is the main gear that you must have. A yoga mat helps you practice yoga safer and more comfortable. When buying a yoga mat, pay attention to the thickness of the mat. Get ones that are not too thin unless you are planning to travel with it. Typically, the thickness of 5mm up is best for daily use. People tend to choose mats with 3mm of thickness as most precise and light for traveling.

Besides that, the base-material of the mat is also noteworthy. Make sure the material easily absorbs sweat, not slippery, and strong because when you start practicing regularly at home, then the mattress will be the one the most important yoga tools for your home practice.

Obviously, you want to buy a mat that is durable to save your money from repeatedly buying the new one. If you feel the price is quite expensive, imagine that the mattress is usable for 5 years, at least. In the long run, it is actually more value for money. In taking care of your mat, apply wet cloth or spray cleaners to your mat and hang it to keep the mat clean, free from mold, and always hygienic. Do it every after each practice.

Yoga blocks

Second in our list of yoga tools is the yoga blocks. The first time you practice yoga, many postures may seem difficult to do. Using yoga blocks can help you in a variety of yoga poses that you have not yet mastered. Compare the material and weight, usually a block is made out of thick foam, cork, or wood. The material affect the weight of the yoga block. The more weight in a yoga block, the more effective and stable the yoga block is, allowing it to better support your exercise.

Yoga straps

Yoga straps will help you when you feel less flexible in a sitting pose in particular. Use this support straps to enhance your posture, because the strap can hold the position of the hands and feet, so they cannot move. Make sure the material is made of thick fabric that does not scratch your skin.

Gadgets and electronic devices

Not that I advise you to stay online or busy with your electronic devices while practicing yoga, but I know our lives are often inseparable from electronic devices and gadgets. They can actually be very beneficial when used appropriately. I suggest you to turn off the call and messaging apps so that you are not disturbed with phone calls or chats. Yes, I know, these aren’t yoga tools per se but they do help you when practicing at home.

If you have a tablet, this electronic device will be more useful because it has a larger screen. You may use it to guide you for yoga poses. Even better, you can access online yoga videos from famous yoga teachers in the world, and just like practicing in a studio, you can let the teacher guide through the screen.

In addition, if you connect your phone or tablet with a mini speaker, you can also add soundtrack music that fits your practice and suits your mood. For example, if you start with breathing exercises or meditation, you can plug the easy listening music playlist that helps relaxation. Alternatively, if you are intending to train core muscles for your yoga practice, just plug in some upbeat music. Music also makes your yoga practice not monotonous.

Bottled water

Yes, this is the last item in our yoga tools list. Bottled water is important for you to have a good time practicing yoga at home or in the studio. Beyond avoiding dehydration after practicing yoga, a bottle or tumbler makes you to live go green. This is one of the ways to reduce plastic waste.

Getting used to drinking from your own bottled water is also good for overall health, because it means you will always remember to refill your tumbler. The more you refill, the more you increase the intake of water in your body. The target of 2 liters of water per day is no longer a problem. This way, practicing yoga also helps you improve good habits for your health.

Now that you have jotted down the items in this list, you are ready to embark on your own home yoga routine. Make sure you have all the yoga tools you need so your session can be an effective and invigorating one.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnose or treatment.

msBahasa Malaysia

Read also:

    Sources

    5 Essential Yoga Tools for Beginners http://www.active.com/health/articles/5-essential-yoga-tools-for-beginners. Accessed August 24, 2016.

    Things You Need for Yoga https://www.yogaoutlet.com/guides/things-you-need-for-yoga. Accessed August 24, 2016.

    Dian Sonnerstedt is a yoga practitioner since 2016. Her love of yoga turned her from working as a Marketing executive in huge corporation, to a life as ...

    FROM EXPERT Dian Sonnerstedt

    Swollen Feet during Pregnancy

    When you approach the second trimester of pregnancy, your shoes will start to feel a little tighter because of your swollen feet.

    Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
    Written by Phuong Tran
    Swollen Feet during Pregnancy

    Going For A C-Section? Here’s What You Need To Know

    A C-section is now the most common childbirth operation in many developed countries. If you choose to have a C-section, here's what you should prepare:

    Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
    Written by Phuong Tran
    Going For A C-Section? Here’s What You Need To Know

    What Happens to Your Body After An Abortion

    People believe that abortion doesn't threaten your fertility or cause any complications related to subsequent pregnancies. But that may not be totally true.

    Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
    Written by Phuong Tran
    What Happens to Your Body After An Abortion
    READ MORE FROM Dian Sonnerstedt

    You might also like

    5 Easy Tips That You Can Adopt to Avoid Migraine Attacks

    Millions across the world suffer from migraines daily. For that reason, here are five easy fixes to help you keep migraine attacks at bay.

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Joseph Tan
    Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria

    How to Relax Your Muscles After Yoga

    Muscle soreness is common after any type of exercise. Even when you are familiar with one type of exercise, you can still feel soreness when you change to another type of exercise. After your first yoga section ...

    Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor
    Written by Tran Pham

    5 Best Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps

    Muscle cramps can be really painful and constantly occurred if we do not find alternatives to get rid of it. It can be happened not just towards a certain group of people yet to all category of age. Just the frequency ...

    Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
    Written by Muhammad Wa'iz

    Exercises for Tailbone Pain

    Traditional medical coccygodynia treatment can alleviate the pain but daily tender pelvic exercises and stretching can solve the origination of the problem.

    Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
    Written by Tung Hoang
    Dian Sonnerstedt is a yoga practitioner since 2016. Her love of yoga turned her from working as a Marketing executive in huge corporation, to a life as ...

    Recommended for you

    Every 1 in 3 Psoriasis Patients Develops Arthritis

    Every 1 in 3 Psoriasis Patients Develops Arthritis

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Joseph Tan
    Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
    Published on 09/04/2020
    Lifestyle Changes to Make in the Fight Against Psoriasis

    Lifestyle Changes to Make in the Fight Against Psoriasis

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Joseph Tan
    Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
    Published on 08/04/2020
    5 Ways to Stay in Control Over Migraines

    5 Ways to Stay in Control Over Migraines

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Joseph Tan
    Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
    Published on 07/04/2020
    5 Easy Tips to Avoid Migraine Attacks

    5 Easy Tips to Avoid Migraine Attacks

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Joseph Tan
    Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
    Published on 06/04/2020