If you're looking to up the calm in your life, practicing yoga is one of the best ways to relax, stretch out your muscles, increase mindfulness, and deepen your breathing. Not to mention, it can be a great workout, too.
To get your om on, you don’t need a lot — but some essentials like a yoga mat and yoga blocks, cushions, and bolsters can help. That's why we've turned to an expert.
Esther Ekhart is the founder of EkhartYoga. She spoke to Healthline about her favorite yoga essentials.
Esther Ekhart’s Favorite Yoga Finds
1. Halfmoon silk yoga eye pillow
My eye pillow, for going inward on and off the mat — in Savasana, at night, on the plane ... anytime I need to find a little peace. Darkness calms down the adrenal glands.
2. Yogamatters bolster
This bolster helps me sink into and find relaxation.
3. My laptop
I use my laptop for online yoga anywhere and anytime, with the best teachers on EkhartYoga.com!
4. Good organic oils
In the winter, I warm up with sesame seed oil and put it on my skin in the morning. In the summer, I use coconut oil.
Esther Ekhart is the owner of EkhartYoga.com. EkhartYoga.com provides over 2,500 online yoga and meditation videos from renowned international yoga teachers, plus specially designed programs for a guided practice. EkhartYoga.com has something for everyone. Are you a beginner? This is the place to start! Are you an experienced yoga teacher? You'll find tons of inspiration for your next yoga class! Join us now for just $1 for the first month at www.ekhartyoga.com.