Posted on May 19, 2011
To beginning yoga students, the yoga kit serves as a welcome package to the new and exciting world of health and well-being that awaits them. Your basic yoga kit often consists of the essential supplies and equipment that you need in beginning your practice of yoga. Yoga kits differ from one supplier to another, but they do provide a great way for the yoga enthusiast to have an all-in-one solution when they don't know where to start in purchasing the needed yoga props.
Usually, yoga students will be instructed before the start of class which on yoga prop is needed. For those starting the practice on their own - starter yoga kits can provide them with the needed essentials. Starter yoga kits usually contain your basic non-slip sticky mat, two foam yoga blocks and a yoga strap.
With a non-slip sticky mat from the starter yoga kit, practitioners are given the safety and stability to perfectly execute their yoga poses. Foam yoga blocks are provided for those who lack the range and flexibility, allowing them to do the poses without any strain. Yoga straps assist in maintaining alignment, especially when flexibility is also limited.
Some yoga kits come with a matching yoga mat bag to easily store rolled up yoga mats. This provides a practical solution for individuals on the go, or for those travelling. If purchasing a yoga mat bag along with a yoga kit, you may have some limited options - so for the design conscious, or the avid yoga practitioners, you can purchase a yoga mat bag separately. Yoga mat bags come in different styles and sizes which includes oversized yoga mat bags for those wanting to fit other items in.
Starter yoga kits may also contain yoga blankets such in leiu of yoga blocks which serve as a versatile yoga prop for the yoga practitioner. Rolling Sands Harmony (http://www.rollingsandsharmony.com/) provides such yoga kits with Mexican yoga blankets - an ideal yoga blanket that has a firm and tightly woven quality that most yoga practitioners prefer.
For the environment conscious, the Rolling Sands Harmony store also offers eco-friendly yoga kits which includes the yoga mat, yoga blocks, straps along with a handy yoga mat bag. What makes this different from the usual items from your basic yoga kit is that, eco-friendly kits are made from sustainable materials.
Rolling Sands Harmony's Ultimate Eco Friendly Yoga Kit includes a yoga mat that is made from latex free, open cell, natural dry rubber that was sustainably harvested from rubber trees. The yoga blocks found in the yoga kit are made from a renewable source which is cork. Cork is an eco-friendly alternative to the foam that regular yoga blocks are made from. The yoga strap is made from woven natural hemp which is a popular eco-friendly, biodegradable resource.
Some starter yoga kits also offer a yoga poses posters for easy reference to beginning yoga students. The Rolling Sands Harmony store offers such in their Deluxe Yoga Starter Kit, which contains your yoga essentials (mat, blocks and straps) as well as a handy yoga mat bag and yoga posture poster.
Whatever your choice may be, there are different options of yoga kits that you can select from. From simple to environment friendly - what's important is that you've got the essentials down, and you're on your way to the healthy and harmonious lifestyle that yoga offers.