Kate's Top Tips for your Yoga / Pilates Kit Bag....
KIT LIST - essential
Mat – buying a good quality mat is a great
investment, choose ethical / eco friendly if possible without nasty
chemicals. Yoga mats are usually 3 - 5mm thick and work for Fitness,
Yoga & Pilates. Pilates mats tend to be 10mm thick and are not great
Yoga Blocks bring the ground up to you, making it
easier to sit upright, reach the floor, or support a limb. So one at
least is essential for regular classes.
Blanket – get cosy at the best bit of every class... Relaxation!
Strap – a yoga belt with D-ring, or my softer cotton straps are used for leg and shoulder stretches.
A Resistance band for Pilates & Female Fitness Classes or 1.5 metre length of stretchy material.
KIT LIST - optional
Yoga Bolster – great for under knees in Relaxation and essential for Yin Yoga.
Knee Pads – for delicate knees while in Cat type poses.
Yoga Bricks are useful as they can turn on any edge for different heights. I like having two of these to hand.
Cushions – Bring a couple from your sofa for relaxation or sitting on your mat in Meditation.
Spiky Pilates Ball / Tennis Ball – we don’t use these often but we occasionally get them out for a good hip opening ouch.
Eye Pillow / Scarf to shut out the light in relaxation makes a big difference to getting into the best chill-out zone.
You’ll need a bag to keep and carry your kit as well!