A Well Equipped Yogi Is Three Steps Ahead of Everyone Else
Dark, cold, and empty was the place where my soul dwelt only a couple of years ago. Believe me, I am not exaggerating – somehow, without even realizing it, I began trading the things that bring me joy and peace for my everyday work-related activities. The time came when I simply couldn’t ignore that little voice of wisdom inside me any longer, begging me to say ‘yes’ to life, to finally put my well-being first. So, after a long and tiring battle between my head and my heart, I decided to find a way to recreate my shattered world, a way to connect with my true self once again. I chose the miraculous practice of yoga to be my saviour.
Now, let me assure you that I didn’t write this article with the intention to convince you that yoga is exactly what you need (as was and still is the case with me). Not at all. However, I do think that you should know that it is a workout (both physical and mental) that can help you awaken the very essence of your being and truly heal your body, mind and spirit. You can see why it’s no wonder so many individuals of all ages and both sexes sought and found salvation in yoga.
If you, too, want to experience the wonders of yoga, then I advise you to gather some basic information about the preparations you need to make before you start your practice. First of all, you need to become fully aware of the fact that you must be present and devoted to the yoga tradition and philosophy if you wish to allow yoga to transform your life. You should never forget this.
Another important piece of the puzzle is the yoga equipment. There are plenty of reputable stores for high-quality yoga equipment Australia wide, so looking for every single one of the yoga props you need should be a real pleasure. “Yoga equipment? Doesn’t the practice of yoga call only for a yoga mat?”, you may stop to ask yourself. Well, my dear yoga beginners, your opinion might change after learning that the right equipment can get you three steps ahead of every other yoga novice.
Yes, it’s true – the yoga mat is the paramount part of every yogi’s gear, as it is precisely where the yoga workout begins. Your yoga mat should be comfortable and long enough to make your practice both successful and enjoyable. It is literally the basis for every one of your yoga poses. Despite its undeniable usefulness, a yoga mat can only help you make the first step. If you are eager to take your yoga performance to a much higher level, then I am more than sure that yoga bolsters and cushions, as well as some classic yoga books will aid you in achieving this, especially when performing advanced and super challenging yoga poses, such as the pigeon pose or the fish one.
Trust me, spending money on certain yoga props can never turn out to be a foolish investment, at least not for a person that is truly passionate about yoga. Don’t worry, there are a lot of online and physical shops for yoga equipment Australia wide, so your search won’t last long.