Basic Things Needed to Do Yoga

by Edwin Rosenthal

Yoga has been defined as the simple way of attaining a state of peace. Following few Yoga techniques creates a lot of difference in our life style. Yoga became so popular because of its numerous health benefits attained by performing with lesser effort.

Apart from yoga other fitness related things which people would follow are, doing exercises or regular workouts. Both of them require expensive equipment and professional trainers who charge us in a more costly way. But yoga can be done by less effort, minimum equipment which is easily available at a very low cost and a trainer who is more interested to teach his yogic education rather than concentrating on money.

Let us check few things which are needed but not a compulsion for doing yoga.

Clothing: This is the basic thing for doing any yoga. It does not require any professional suits or track suits but gives more priority to the clothes of comfort. You can wear any clothing which you may feel comfortable in while doing all the yoga postures. It is usually performed bare foot and hence it does not require any special shoes.

Mat: Mats are the things which were laid on the place where you want to do yoga. They provide friction and grip while doing certain postures. They are usually available as sticky mats. It doesn’t have too much cushioning but provides good grounding when laid on a proper surface.

Blocks: Yoga Blocks are used in special occasions where you need to do some postures with the help of this blocks. They are mainly used to support your hand and neck. They are either made of wood or foam and should support your full height.

Belt: These yoga belts are used to give support to the back while performing yogic asanas. They are used in seated positions to help you stretch your hamstring. By using these belts it is easy to do certain postures and to keep the limbs and hands in certain position for a longer time.

Blanket: Yoga blanket or towel is an optional one again. Certain postures do require them. They provide additional warmth and support.

Chair: The usage of chair is meant for particular yoga postures. But the chair needs to be placed on the yoga mat so that it stands firm and gives good support to perform yoga.

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