“The Yoga for Healthy Aging” addresses the importance of using props as we age. While Kundalini Yoga rarely calls for props, as we explore postures, many may find it helpful to incorporate them into their practice.
This list of basics includes wonderful props to have available for your home practice:
Yoga Mat – I have heard good feedback on the Manduka “PROlite” 71 inch mat. The Jade “Harmony Mat has good grip if you tend to sweat a bit more than average. If you are looking for a more cost-effective option, I hear that a great starter mat is the Jade “Level 1 Yoga mat.” Want something with some extra padding? Manduka “PRO” 71 inch. Or super lightweight? Jade “Travel Yoga Mat.” You can find these mats via REI, Amazon, or Jade – pricing can vary site to site. A good yoga mat is a worthwhile investment.
TWO Yoga Blocks – Cork, wood, or foam – There are many kinds of blocks. Some are too light and some are heavy and slick like my wood blocks pictured here. One brand of cork blocks that are particularly good are “Hugger Mugger.” Available on Amazon Prime or from Yoga Outlet.
Yoga Strap/Belt – Similar to the one pictured here (some prefer using a rubber band in lieu of a strap).
Yoga Blankets – Dense, natural fiber, woven blankets for padding under the body or weight and warmth during Shavasana.
Bolster – This is a large, densely-filled pillow. Sit atop, recline over, or use it to support your body as needed.
There are many choices for these products through the Amazon Yoga page and Yoga Outlet. Remember to have a look at what users have to say in the product reviews on these websites before you buy. As I have suggestions for specific products that my students prefer, I will make sure to add them here.