I've been sharing private yoga sessions thru ZOOM (which makes me miss human in person yoga time but something is better than nothing so I'll take it). I thought I'd share some of my favorite yoga things, especially for restorative yoga.
Now, it shouldn't ever be about spending money on something that can be done anywhere, freely, with whatever one has. So, these are some fun tools and things that bring me joy and some are super affordable, some are things I budgeted and saved for over time, to invest for long-term use. (I receive no kickbacks for sharing them, these are just me sharing some cool things).
I love several mats, these are a few of my favorites:
If you need a non-rubber mat, I also love my Manduka Pro-Yoga Mat
You can get lovely bolsters from so many places. Hugger Mugger makes some lovely ones and mine have held up well for many years:
Straps can be a lovely tool to help you deepen stretching, hold your body into fun shapes, and also secure you into longer and supportive poses. I personally find ring straps a bit distracting and LOVE this awesome buckle strap:
I'm really loving this sandbag for a wonderful way to rest sand weight and raise awareness of breathing in the diaphragm
There are many restorative style yoga blankets out there. I tell folks to check in with what textures they like touching their body and also to utilize what great blankets they have lying around. I have a few of these:
Hopefully, this list was not overwhelming but a sharing of some of my favorite things. Wish you nice times as you journey in movement and stillness.