So you're starting yoga. Congratulations! Whether you've joined a class at a local community center or purchased a DVD for at-home use, expect good things from this ancient mind-body regimen. For millennia, yoga meditation for beginners has been helping people relax, unwind and center themselves.
Where do you get started? Here's a list of yoga meditation supplies that you may consider collecting prior to getting underway.
1. A mat. While padding is not required, you may find that sitting on a hard floor hurts your backside a bit. Yoga mats come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Don't spend more than you have to on one. Remember: it's padding only.
2. A uniform. Believe it or not, clingy yoga pants and tops can hinder your ability to relax and stay cool during meditation. It's best to stick with a uniform-like set of long pants and a loose, long-sleeved shirt or wrap. Preferably, these should be dyed white and fashioned from light, all-natural fabrics.
3. Initiative. It costs and weighs nothing, but it's essential for success. You'll need more than the right clothes to succeed in yoga. Half the battle is being open to change and transformation – physically, mentally and spiritually.