Yoga Material

To practice Yoga you only need your body and mind. Nothing more. Which doesn't mean that you cannot equip yourself to make life easier and your practice more enjoyable. Here you find recommendations for material that helps us in our daily Yoga practice.

Mats

There are a lot of sustainable choices for Yoga mats on the market. Just search the Internet for "environmentally friendly Yoga mat" and you will find product reviews as well as vendors. For spontaneous outdoor-practice and students without mats we use mats by Manduka. They offer mats out of natural rubber, harvested in non-rainforest areas. That way you stay free of unwanted additives and still get a good grip. And they come in beautiful colours which makes a difference if you look at it every day... 

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Blocks

The blocks we use are also made by Manduka. They consist of cork, a natural alternative to synthetic blocks, though Manduka also offers recycled foam blocks. Of course you can use anything that elevates you: A thick book, an upside down bucket or a stack of anything that gets you high enough to lift your practice to the next level. But we do see the advantage of Yoga blocks that have the right grip and are easy to travel with. To find the blocks we have, click here:

Straps

Yoga straps are very useful for many poses. We admit: At the moment we use old belts that can be adjusted freely (without holes). If we get ourselves some real Yoga straps, we will let you know.

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Miscellaneous

Book recommendations


Yoga books:

  • Yoga Beyond Belief by Ganga White
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika (e.g. by Swami Muktibodhananda)
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

Spirituality books:

  • The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

Video recommendations


Yoga Videos:

  • The Science of Yoga for some very interesting ideas (free to watch here)
  • all videos by Paul Grilley (just search his name on YouTube) about Yoga Anatomy and Yin Yoga
  • in many of his videos Sadhguru talks about the basics of awareness, yoga, life and more - always worth watching!

 

Other Videos:

  • A bit lengthy at times, but with lots of interesting insights especially in the second half: THRIVE - What on Earth will it take? (free to watch here)

Recommendations of Places


Places that we can recommend you to visit on your spiritual journey:

  • Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  • Dharamshala, India
  • our retreat in Campoli Appennino, Italy ;-)

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