Get Your Exercise On With These Great Yoga Starter Sets
I’m not one who loves to exercise, preferring a nice vodka and club at 5 pm to trudging to the gym. But, I do certainly recognize the importance of staying in some sort of shape (mine adheres to the sofa….).
When I do manage to drag myself to the gym, I like to take a class and Yoga or Pilates classes are top on my list.
I like Yoga as it increases flexibility and, when done with some effort, it increases muscle mass also. A longer, leaner torso is my goal – I just appear to be stuck being short and squat…
Regardless, when I do manage to join a class, I wipe down the communal mat within an inch of its life with antibiotic swipes, towels – basically anything I can find to disinfect the yoga mat.
I pick up a small towel that has been soaked in other people’s sweat at the front desk of the gym. That can’t be good, right?!
With flu season gaining speed this year, I decided to take the plunge and buy my own yoga starter set. That way, I’m only on a mat that previously has held just my own bodily fluids. And, that sweaty towel? It’s never touched another dewy brow beside my own.
So, I took the plunge and bought a good quality Yoga starter set. Yoga starter sets come with a few different items to help you in your yoga session:
- Mat. Make no bones about it; Yoga mats come in vastly different qualities. I prefer a 1/2″ mat or otherwise, my knees kill me when doing some of the floor yoga exercises.
- Towel. A good towel is essential to cushion the head when working on floor exercises. It’s also great to wipe away the sweat at the end of a good yoga session.
- Strap. Instead of using one of my husband’s good neckties to pull my leg a fraction of an inch closer to my torso, a yoga strap works perfectly. If it’s a good stretch you want, a yoga strap is the implement you want to grab.
- Foam Blocks. I’ll admit it…I rarely use these although they make a pretty good elevation spot to put Dash The Basset’s food bowl on….
Yoga Or Pilates Starter Sets On Amazon.com
All of the below sets are highly rated on Amazon.com – they garnish least 4 out of 5 star reviews from yoga followers. These also are among the better sets on the market with 1/2″ mats.
Yes4All Yoga Starter Kit – Include: 2 Blocks, Strap, Yoga Towel & Exercise Mat (NBR or PVC Material)Reehut Yoga Starter Kit 6-Piece Set – Includes 1/2″ Thick NBR Exercise Mat, 2 Foam Blocks, 1 Hot Yoga Mat Towel, 1 Hand Towel & 1 StrapSivan Health and Fitness Yoga Set 6-Piece– Includes 1/2″ Ultra Thick NBR Exercise Mat, 2 Blocks, 1 Yoga Mat Towel, 1 Hand Towel and a Yoga Strap
Bare feet are always welcomed in a Yoga studio but I prefer to wear Yoga socks – I tend to slip less that way. My love of being barefoot and my need for grip are both accommodated a pair of toeless Yoga socks like some of those below.
ToeSox Womens Full Toe Bellarina Grip Non-Slip Yoga Socks 2 PackBest Non -Slip Skid Yoga Pilates Socks with Grips Cotton for Women (4 Packs)Hylaea Women’s Yoga Pilates Socks with Non-Slip Grip Toeless Sock for Ballet, Aerobic 2 Pairs Black BlueNon Slip Socks Cotton Yoga Socks Pilates Ballet Socks Dance for Women Men 2 Pack(Black & Grey)Gaiam 05-59203 Grippy Toeless Yoga Socks, Small/Medium, Heather GreyEllaste Non Slip Yoga Socks – Open Toe and Closed Toe Anti Skid Grip Sock for Yoga Pilates Barre – for Women Girls Men Boys