Spring is coming and the flowers are blooming. Time to brighten up your yoga practice with a bunch of colorful yoga props. What better way of inspiring your practice than a vibrant new accessory.
Take a look at these jewel bright goodies with useful links to creative ideas for making use of each and every one of your props.
You’ve got to have a yoga mat for a good grippy surface to support your downward dogs.
Also a rolled mat is super useful in many ways. Take a peak at this article with examples of how to use a rolled up mat as a prop.
Great for bringing the floor to your hands in a number of the standing poses.
Yoga Journal explores some creative uses for your blocks here
Why shouldn’t your strap be a fun color instead of beige? A boon to any yoga with tight shoulders and a great shoulderstand assist to stop the elbows splaying.
For a small prop, a strap has a bunch of uses. Take a look at Yoga International’s inspired uses
Support the knees, relax the spine, open the collarbones. A bolster is a great prop for relaxation and resting poses. Don’t forget about the challenging poses though. A bolster under the torso to assist the lift in chaturanga dandasana is a great help. Give it a try!
If you haven’t invested in a bolster yet then the time has come! Just look at these dreamy restorative poses
Make the most of your props to enhance and support your yoga practice
Woollen, thick blankets have a number of uses in our practice not least of all, keeping us warm in savasana.
Try using the folded blankets wedged beneath the thighs for support in baddha konasana.
Lavender Eye Pillow
Obviously dreamy in savasana.
Great for relaxation, meditation and headache relief.
Take a look at the many benefits of lavender
Very useful if you’re a hot yoga type of yogi.
Also doubles up as a coverup in savasana or neck support if lightly rolled. Extend the edge of the towel over your eyes if you’ve forgotten your eye pillow!
Although not strictly a prop, this is still a great accessory. A funky, bright yoga tote for class that easily fits your mat, towel and water bottle. A little zipped internal pocket is perfect for keys & cards.
This soft fabric tote can roll up super flat and would make a great sightseeing bag or beach holdall too for your yoga retreat travels. Available in a bunch of great colors, too
Embrace Spring and brighten up your yoga practice!
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