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How to become a true yogi

Essential elements to be a true yogi
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How to become a true yogi

How to become a true yogi; About 5000 years ago in India, this discipline was born that promotes the achievement of mental, spiritual and physical harmony. Over time, yoga has evolved and incorporated new elements, without losing its original essence. Within this context, what are the essential accessories that must be taken into account for a current yoga session? Don’t worry, because in this Superprof article, we’ll tell you how to equip yourself to relax by practicing yoga.

What are the essential accessories for practicing yoga?

Due to the rise of yoga classes, there is a wide variety of elements and at different prices. So that you have a general notion about yoga work accessories, then we will explain them to you. Keep in mind that some are basic and others will depend on the type of yoga you practice and the specific instructions of your teacher. 

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The yoga mat or mat

This is the basic object that every yoga practitioner should bring to classes. On the market, there is a wide variety of yoga mats, in different colors, sizes and materials. However, when choosing yours, keep the following elements in mind:

  • The thickness: in order not to be in contact with the ground, the mat must be of adequate thickness.
  • The lightness: it must be possible to move easily. Therefore, it is recommended that it be lightweight.
  • The material: there are yoga mats of various materials, depending on the yoga class you want to practice. It is important that it is an easy-to-wash material that absorbs perspiration.
  • The price: Sometimes you get the idea that yoga accessories are expensive. But this is not so. Nowadays, doing yoga is also a trend. And for that reason, you will find mats and other materials of variable prices. We advise you to carry out market analysis and, at the same time, consult your teacher and/or colleagues about inexpensive stores where you can buy the best mat for you.

Yoga belt or strap

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The main function of the yoga straps or belt is to maintain the postures with a higher level of firmness. In addition, you can practice other specific exercises, depending on the educational preferences of your teacher. In case you need to purchase them, remember that they come in different sizes, colors, materials and buckles. 

The yoga block

This yoga accessory also allows you to optimize your balance during your yoga postures and, depending on the teaching instructions, perform different exercises. Some practitioners, at the same time, use it as a substitute for the cushion when performing meditations.

Inside the market, you will find yoga blocks made of different materials, such as cork, wood, foam, etc. And on the other hand, you will find divergent models and colors. Choose the most appropriate for you and do not hesitate to seek advice from your teacher and/or the store where you buy it. 

Yoga towel

Contrary to what is commonly believed, throughout the yoga sessions, you perspire like in any other sport. To be able to solve the problems related to sweat, it is essential that you bring at least one towel to class.

Running and yoga
Running and yoga

Depending on personal preferences, some students decide to attend classes with more than one towel and of different sizes. Indeed, they usually place a larger one on the mat and another use it to dry perspiration. Be careful anyway because by placing it on the rug, it will limit your movements. You must take all the necessary measures to feel as free as possible (How to become a true yogi) at home yoga session.

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Yoga attire

Regardless of whether you are a woman and you want to know  how to dress to go to yoga classes  or if you are a man, and you want to know what is the perfect male clothing to practice yoga , this section will be very useful. It is that beyond sex, yoga clothing must be comfortable and encourage free movement, both in the case of women, as well as in men. In addition, it should be easy to wash, soft and absorb perspiration. 

Try to wear sportswear and leave out the classic long pants or jogging shorts , as they could hinder your movements and show parts of the body that you do not want.

On the other hand, put aside the classic wide shell t-shirt and replace it with clothes made with suitable materials that are responsible for absorbing sweat.

In relation to underwear , wear the one that is most comfortable for you. At the same time, we advise you to buy those garments that do not have seams , since they can be an excellent alternative to perform all kinds of exercises.

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Practice yoga through Superprof’s private classes

So that you can practice yoga from the comfort of your home, we recommend that you take private classes through the Superprof digital platform . To enjoy the benefits associated with the practice of this ancient discipline, all you have to do is go to the web and carry out an advanced search for the ideal teacher for you. Did you know that you can also take yoga classes online ?

When you do, keep the following elements in mind :

  • Geographical area in which you will take your classes.
  • Price for the educational service.
  • Teacher training and experience.
  • Comments left by other students on the Superprof profile.
  • Whether or not you offer initial trial classes, etc.
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In conclusion, go to the Superprof website right now and start enjoying the physical and spiritual harmony that the practice of yoga offers you!

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Anna Andersonne
Anna is a mother, yoga teacher, and psychologist. At YOGA LOAD she is the heart of the editorial team and writes about yoga, true happiness, and sustainability. Her articles are published in the Yoga Journal, Happy Way and GingerMag.