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How to Select Yoga Props

Choosing the right yoga props can make the difference between uncomfortable and fully engaged practice sessions. Props are very important for practitioners, who may hold the posture for minutes at a time, in the best alignment.

For those students who are less flexible, use props to make sure the correct, safe position. Although a lot of special props available, the most commonly used props are mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters. You can buy extra wide yoga mat from various online stores.

Those who practice Hatha Yoga seriously have to buy their own props; and teachers, who provide props for students to use, it may take a wide variety of them will use it for themselves. Here are some tips to get the most out of your equipment.

Mat: Yoga mat Most often 68 “long, which is a good size for people under 6 feet tall If you are taller, consider buying a 72″mat. Mats come in various thicknesses. While it is easier to balance on a thin mat, thick mats provide more knee and hip support.

PVC is the most common material for yoga mats, and also the cheapest. However, PVC is not very environmentally friendly and biodegradable.

Environmentally friendly alternatives, with recycled materials, and even cotton mats are available. For personal use, the question that should be considered during the selection mat is heavy to carry comfortably, the stickiness of the surface for the feet slip, and ease of cleaning.