Since many of use are getting our movement and exercise in at home a lot more these days, I wanted to share a few things that I’ve added to my fitness space over the years. These are six of my favorite yoga props for an at-home practice.
Back in 2019, which feels like a LONG time ago, I finished my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and began teaching yoga at my home studio here in town. Yoga props are fantastic tools, and I believe that even more now that I’m an instructor. They can make so many poses and variations of poses more accessible in your body…and they can also just make a pose feel really nice. And as a yoga teacher, I highly encourage students to use props in class! It doesn’t mean you’re not as “good at yoga” or anything like that. But everyone’s body is unique and props are perfect for making your practice just right for your body.
This post has been at the back of my mind for a while know, and I’m so excited to share my favorite yoga props with you. I hope that these will help you enjoy your at-home yoga practice even more!
My Favorite Yoga Props to Use at Home
- A Great Yoga Mat – This one is kind of obvious, but it’s so important! At the studio I use an extra sticky, thick mat, but I use the Ritual Rug (c/o) for my at-home practice. I love the challenge of practicing on my Ritual Rug, because I find that I have to be more mindful of my muscle engagement in each pose. I also notice where I’m dumping weight or might be depending on my mat more than I should. (Also, you might remember this mat from my Holiday Gift Guide for the Yoga Lover. ) I have the grey version and it sure doesn’t hurt that it’s a pretty mat, too. (Use code MOLLYMOON for 10% off!)
- Yoga Blocks – Blocks are probably my number one recommendation to anyone who’s getting into practicing yoga. I have a set of cork blocks and a set of foam blocks—if I had to choose one it would be the cork set. They are excellent for modifying poses to fit your body and finding your alignment. And they’re great for more restorative, supported postures (I love using them for supported bridge and waterfall.)
- Yoga Wheel – If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me use my yoga wheel. And while it is technically a prop for yoga, anyone can use it. It’s hard to describe how good it feels to stretch out on my yoga wheel after a long work day. Ah-ma-zing.
- Strap – A strap is another easy way to modify poses for your body. They are also great for stretching and warming up. You can use them in a lot of ways,
- An Inversion Trainer – Ok, obviously these are not completely necessary, but I really enjoy my inversion trainer. I have the FeetUp trainer (c/o), love using it to strengthen my core and work on alignment. These are a lot of fun, and a great way to get upside down safely! I love working on inversions, so I get a lot of use out of mine.
So there they are. Five props for practicing yoga at home, from your friendly blogging yoga teacher. Let me know if you try any of these, or if you incorporate any other props that you love into your home practice!