Yoga Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Will Elevate Your Practice)

When we say yoga accessories, you probably think of leggings. Or a fancy mat. Both are definitely high on the list of must-have yoga accessories, but chances are — especially if you’re a novice yogi — you’re missing a few key items. See, yoga is a meditative practice, but it’s also a form of exercise. You don’t need anywhere near a gymnasium’s worth of high end equipment to elevate your performance, but there are some essentials you’ll want to add to your cart.

Let’s be honest, one of the best parts about starting a yoga practice (or any fitness program, really), is treating yourself to some new gear. Of course, finding the perfect pair of leggings and the best sports bra for your boob size are crucial components to feeling comfortable in your flow, however, there’s more to yoga than an Instagram-worthy outfit. For example, if you aren’t super flexible (yet), a yoga block made of bamboo, cork, foam, or wood can act as an extension of the arms, legs, or offer support for different body parts during a variety of poses. Yoga straps can help you stretch deeper, while yoga wheels assist during tricky back bends. You’ll also want to invest in an aromatic spray to detox your mat after a few particularly sweaty sessions.

Whether you’ve been devoted to the practice for years or are just starting out on this exciting journey, there is always room for improvement on the mat. To enhance your mind-body connection even further, we’ve rounded up some of the best yoga accessories to take your practice to the next level.

Our mission at SheKnows is to empower and inspire women, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.