Yoga Equipment & Props
You can use household items to support your practice, such as books instead of blocks, towels can be used for mats, dressing gown cords make great belts, and you can use cushions and duvets to substitute bolsters.
For those of you who are ready to invest, I've put together a list of tried and trusted products to get you started.
Core Balance Yoga Blocks Set Of 2 High Density EVA Foam with Adjustable Metal D Ring Cotton Strap
Yoga Blocks (also known as Yoga Bricks) have many useful functions. Their purpose is to fill spaces, to cushion your postures and to bring the floor up to you, instead of straining yourself. Blocks come in different sizes - the larger they are, the more space they fill and the more support they can provide.
Jevalma Cork Yoga Blocks Set of 2 - Natural Cork Pair of Bricks for Yoga or Pilates Perfect for Holding Poses, Improving Flexibility and Wellbeing
I also highly recommend Jevalma, which offers beautiful gifts including Cork Blocks, such as this one
2-3 KG Prime Quality 100% Original Himalayan Crystal Rock Salt Lamp Natural from the foothills of the Himalayas
Salt sourced from the Himalayas are millions of years old. Their negatively charged ions neutralise the air around us, cleaning our environment and purifying the air - making them very beneficial for Yoga practice.
I highly recommend Salt Lamps for their healing qualities and the calming atmosphere they create.
You can find Salt Lamps in varying sizes -
Gaiam Yoga Mat - Premium 5mm Solid Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Workouts (68" x 24" x 5mm)
The first Yoga Mat I bought for myself was a Gaiam Yoga Mat, which are now available on Amazon. The thicker the mat, the more support it offers, so do bear this in mind if your knees, hips and wrists like to be cushioned. I highly recommend non-slip mats.
The Yoga Studio Store Grip Alignment Mat - My most trusted mat.
p.s - these make great presents!