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Essential gear for your yoga practice
Ready to dive into your yoga practice? As you develop your craft, you may want to start investing in some gear to make it that much better -- and even fashionable while you're at it.
71-inch eKO Mat
That $15 mat you picked up from Target isn't going to cut it once you start doing yoga a few times a week. Invest in sturdier stock like this eco-friendly mat, which cushions while also offering grip when you're at your sweatiest. $88 at Manduka, Manduka.com (Credit: Manduka / Josh Withers)
Go Ready tote bag
Carry all your class essentials, and then some, in this convenient, roomy tote. There's space for your mat, gear and even a laptop, as well as a removable pouch for toiletries and wet clothes. $90 at Manduka, Manduka.com (Credit: Manduka / Josh Withers)
Loop It Up Strap
Don't fumble with a rolled-up mat. Just throw your mat over your shoulder as you go to and from class. $18 at Lululemon, Lululemon.com
Ladies (and some men!), keep your hair out of your face while you're doing your downward dog with this braided, moisture-wicking stretchy headband. $20 at Lolë, Lolewomen.com
You're going to be barefoot anyway, so why not make it easier to get into your sukhasana? Wear these stylish flip flops to and from your class, or keep them in your bag to throw on after. $22 at Yogasmoga, Yogasmoga.com (Credit: Yogasmoga)
Dense foam block
If you're practicing at home, you may benefit from having a couple of these foam blocks lying around to give you that extra support and balance. $12 at Lululemon, Lululemon.com