2) Get Essential Gear
Sure, you could strike a few poses on your bare living room floor, but it’s in your best interest to pick up a few essentials (plus, it’s fun!).
“You definitely need a mat,” says Bolen. “It doesn’t need to be expensive – you can pick one up for under $20 – especially if you’re just starting out.”
Bolen, who practices every day, does have some favourites. “I really love Manduka mats. I use them exclusively for home practice. Lululemon has some great ones as well, which are good for an everyday practice.”
Don’t stop at just a mat though. To help with poses and make your practice more comfortable, you’ll need a few other essentials. Bolen recommends getting a yoga block, yoga strap and pillows or bolsters.
Another tip? “Get yourself some great workout clothes,” says Bolen. “Treat yourself to something you feel good in.”