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Do You Need a Yoga Mat?

Do You Need a Yoga Mat?

Yoga, Yoga Accessories, Yoga Mats
Broadly, we can describe yoga as a bridge between us and the natural world, fostering a deep connection with our own bodies and the universe at large. But beyond its spiritual benefits, yoga is also an effective form of physical exercise. Because of this, it's essential to practice the poses correctly; otherwise, you risk straining your body and even sustaining injuries. Today, we’ll focus on the importance of the yoga mat and find out if you need one. Spoiler alert: You can do yoga without a mat, but it’s recommended to use one in most cases, and here’s why! Why Do You Need a Yoga Mat? Yoga mats are a fundamental part of most if not all, yoga sessions. They will help you keep your balance and correct posture as you progress through different poses during your yoga training. ...
How to Use a Yoga Bolster?

How to Use a Yoga Bolster?

Teaching Yoga, Yoga Accessories, Yoga Poses
Yoga bolsters are a great prop, along with blocks, and can make doing yoga poses easier and less stressful on your knees, joints, and back. They are great for beginners and people who are less flexible. But, before we start talking about how to use a yoga bolster, let’s ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to what a yoga bolster actually is. What Is a Yoga Bolster? A yoga bolster is a special pillow designed to be placed underneath the body and help with a wide variety of yoga poses. It can be used both horizontally and vertically and is most often utilized during restorative or gentle yoga sessions. Yoga bolsters can also be useful for any other type of yoga, meaning there are no restrictions when it comes to using one. Yoga bolsters are most commonly filled with a ...
How to Use Yoga Blocks

How to Use Yoga Blocks

Yoga, Yoga Accessories, Yoga Gifts
If you’ve been to your first yoga class, you may have noticed that people use some colorful blocks while performing certain poses, and now you’re at home wondering how to use a yoga block in your own yoga practice. Many yoga students refrain from using yoga blocks because they can achieve a pose without them, and they see this kind of help as a sign of weakness. Yoga blocks, however, are just tools, and even experienced yogis use them to improve their flexibility, strength, or sensations while performing different poses. Using blocks doesn’t mean that you are unable to perform a pose. It allows you to unlock new sensations and deepen the experience of a pose thanks to the support they provide. What Are Yoga Blocks? Yoga blocks are the most common props used for yoga practice. T...
How to Clean Yoga Mats?

How to Clean Yoga Mats?

Yoga Accessories, Yoga Mats
Bare feet and sweat, what more do I need to say? Your yoga mat is going to need a clean. The type of mat you have and how often you practice yoga will be crucial when deciding on the best method to clean your yoga mat. In particular, whether your mat is closed-cell or open-cell. From spot clean to disinfection, we’ll explore different ways of cleaning yoga mats and will also give you a step-by-step guide on how to do it. Let’s begin! How to Spot Clean a Yoga Mat? Depending on how often you practice yoga and which version of it, you’ll undoubtedly have to deep clean your yoga mat at some point (once every month, or every couple of months). So, what to do in the meantime? Do you just not clean it? Well no. You can spot-clean your yoga mat after each session. Here’s how you do ...