Yoga studio equipment

YOGA TOOLS EQUIPMENT

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namaste I am anita guha today I’m going

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to share with you five yoga tools that I

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think are really helpful for a yoga

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practice no matter what activity we do

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the equipment that we use and the tools

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that we have to our disposal can really

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make a huge difference in how we improve

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and how we enjoy really our practice and

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it’s exactly the same for our yoga if

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you practice at home I think it’s very

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important that you try to over time

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gather what it is that I am suggesting

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in this video today it’s not a whole lot

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but I think these really are the

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essential tools that you will need to at

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least practice with my videos so let me

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get started on my five tools that I

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highly recommend for a yoga practice the

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first tool is the yoga mat of course I

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have three different yoga mats and I’m

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going to show them to you

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what is important for me in a yoga mat

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is that it has a nice grip to it so when

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I’m practicing I want to make sure that

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it doesn’t slip and slide around the

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floor and also I don’t want to be

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slipping and sliding with my hands

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particularly when I get sweaty so for me

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that is really important there are so

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many different yoga mats on the market

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different colors different patterns

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different textures different thicknesses

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as well and everyone is going to really

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have their preference but one company

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that I really like and all my yoga mats

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are from them is Manduca I’m not

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sponsored by Manduca I’ve bought these

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with my own money and I’ve had these

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mats for years and years and years

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seriously the one mat that I have

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home practice this is a home practicing

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mat it’s called the black mat it’s that

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very thick super sturdy and it weighs

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five pounds so you can’t possibly take

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this one with you to the yoga studio if

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you go out unless you have a car but I

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think I’ve literally had this one for

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ten years now we have two so I have one

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my husband has one when we rotate

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between them but I’ve used it a lot and

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you can barely see that it’s been used

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they say that it lasts a lifetime and I

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believe them the step below that I have

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below this black mat is a traveling Mac

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I use this one a lot at home but if I go

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to take a class I will take this one

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with me it’s much thinner although it

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has that same feel as the black mat and

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it’s much lighter this one I can either

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roll up like this and take with me or I

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can even fold it I’ve done that I’ve

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taken it with me on vacation in my

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suitcase and even in my backpack I

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really love this one

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the third yoga mat that I have is a

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superlight this one is called a

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traveling yoga mat as well it’s very

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light it had it’s very thin and it has

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an incredible traction to it both in the

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back as well as in the front this one is

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great for doing the standing poses when

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you’re on a wood floor but for the

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seated poses it’s okay but for the

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reclined poses it might feel a little

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hard against the wood floor so this one

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I think is great if you have a carpet

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and if you maybe in a hotel room

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sometimes if I have

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serving by New York clients visiting in

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London and they live in a hotel I will

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take this one with me and put it on at

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the carpet and that works out really

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fine it doesn’t slip and slide at all

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when it comes to washing the yoga mats

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there are some yoga mats that you can

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put in the washing machine and an air

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dry them I have had those yoga mats but

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with these yoga mats except for this one

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I can’t put them in the washing machine

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they’re too sturdy for that so I just

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washed them with hand and if you’re

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interested in knowing how I wash my yoga

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mats let me know and I’ll make a video

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on that the second tool that I recommend

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are yoga blocks get yourself a set of

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yoga blocks it makes a huge difference

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these are made out of foam they are

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really sturdy so they’re not going to

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slip and slide all over the place there

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are different levels to them depending

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on how much leverage you need they are

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also sometimes made out of wood or cork

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I personally prefer these because

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they’re much more lightweight so if I

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take them with me it doesn’t weigh a ton

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the cork and the wood ones sometimes

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weigh a little bit too much I think and

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sometimes especially the wood ones might

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slide a little bit all over the place

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and feel too hard so these are you know

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nice around the edges and feel good even

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if you have to rest over them in a

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restorative yoga pose so get yourself a

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set of yoga blocks the third tool that I

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suggest is a yoga strap yes this one

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will help you to stretch out your

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hamstrings whether it’s reclined or

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seeded it’s wonderful for opening up the

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shoulders and also help you to get into

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binding positions and you can also use

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it for restorative poses

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the length of the yoga strap also

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sometimes can make a huge difference so

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if you get yourself a yoga strap get

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yourself the one that is the longest the

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fourth tool I suggest is a yoga blanket

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I use the Mexican blanket this one has a

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very tight knit weave to it the benefit

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of that is that when you need to roll it

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up or put it into a particular shape it

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will stay in that shape you know for

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some blankets that are too soft and

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they’re too slippery and it’s going to

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be a little bit hard to work with them

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but this kind of blanket really is very

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helpful

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you can also drape it over you and use

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it for shavasana so that you are nice

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and warm and cozy this is a blanket that

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really will stay in place wherever it is

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that you put it the fifth and last yoga

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tool I suggest is a yoga bolster I

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personally didn’t own a yoga bolster for

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a really long time it wasn’t until I

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started to practice more restorative

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yoga at home and also offer restorative

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yoga videos here on YouTube but once I

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had this bolster then the bolster kept

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sneaking into my practice in so many

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many different ways and definitely I

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find that for the restorative yoga poses

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it it just feels so much better to rest

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over a bolster you’ll be able to breathe

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more fully and really luxuriate yourself

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in the moment if you have one of these

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so I highly recommend it so that was it

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five tools that I find super helpful for

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a yoga practice did you feel inspired

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maybe to get a few of these tools of

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your own or maybe do you have all of

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them I’d love to hear about it so let me

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know in the comment box below if there

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are

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yoga poses that you would like to

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integrate tools into but you’re not

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quite sure how to do that also please

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share that with me in the comment box

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below and I’ll make a tutorial on it

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ok and if you liked this video give it a

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thumbs up and please subscribe to my

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channel it helps me out a lot so that I

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can continue to make videos for you and

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help you out along on your path it’s

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been a long day I can’t even talk

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anymore

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I hope you well I’ll talk to you soon

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bye

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