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9 essentials to pack for your yoga class

Whether you’re an experienced yogi looking to refresh your practice kit or a newbie with no idea where to start or what you need when you get on the mat, we’ve got you sorted…

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A HAND TOWEL
For fans of Bikram yoga, hot yoga and vinyasa flow, a hand towel is an essential tool when your heart rate gets up. Yes, even a Missoni one.
Missoni Home Hand Towel, $49

A MAT STRAP
So you can leave your yoga mat safely stored in your car (where we’re pretty sure most yoga mats live), hall cupboard or under the bed post-workout without it unrolling and taking up space.
Lululemon Loop It Up Mat Strap, $29

A FUNCTIONAL YET FASHIONABLE PAIR OF LEGGINGS
Beautiful gear that you’re excited to wear is a key motivator, no matter where or how you  choose to work out. While we love an eye-catching pattern, we’ve noticed a real trend towards mesh panelling – which seems like the perfect combination of comfort (hello, air flow) and style.
Lululemon High Times Pant Tech Mesh, $135

A SIPPER TOP WATER BOTTLE
You can work up just as much sweat during a power vinyasa session as you can during HIIT training, so having easy access to water is a no-brainer.
Reebok Sport Essentials Water Bottle, $14.99 

A YOGA BLOCK
If you’re new to yoga or lack flexibility, having blocks to assist during your practice can help provide support, balance and help you hold positions longer and more comfortably. These are especially great for deep practises like Yin.
TRIBE Cork Block, $26

A LIGHT JACKET
It’s a good idea to always have a piece of outerwear on hand both during savasana (corpse pose) and post-practise to help keep warmth and energy in the body.
Adidas by Stella McCartney The Performance Jacket, $260

A TINTED MOISTURISER WITH SPF
Outdoor yoga is an amazing way to practice when the weather gets warmer. Make sure you remember to wear an SPF sunscreen on your face – bonus points if it also contains a light complexion-perfecting tint.
Mecca Cosmetica In a Good Light Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30, $54

A YOGA STRAP
Yoga straps are another great tool for newbies and experienced yogis alike which can be helpful when with poses such as binds, arm balances, balancing poses and seated poses.
Nike Yoga Strap, $19.99

A COMFORTABLE BRA
There’s nothing we find less zen that underwire digging into our ribs as we downward dog. Wear a soft, wire-free but supportive bra that keeps everything in place while you do your inversions.
WE’AR Lotus Bra, $65

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